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Diary of an intern’s night shift

Diary of an Intern On Her First All Nighter Lauren photo

by Hope Olzewski

First Night Shift on Family Medicine Inpatient Rotation at Arrowhead RMC

(Note, not all nights have been this challenging, and this is an abbreviated form of the entire night.)
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5 Ways to Stay Focused

Stay focused.png5 Simple ways to stay focused on your goals

Do you struggle with reaching your goals? The reality is that most people do struggle. When you set goals for yourself, you undoubtedly have the very best of intentions. You want to succeed with your goals and reap the many benefits that come with making successful and important changes in your life. However, there is something that you may fail to account for in your goal planning i.e. life itself. Just when you are ready to take the necessary actions and make those vital changes; life gets in the way and you are unable to remain focused on your goals. If you cannot remain focused on your goals, you will lose momentum and fail to make the progress you desire. This soon leads to a loss of confidence and motivation.

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Why are we hungry when we study?

Why are we hungry when we study? Scientists at the University of Alabama found that intense mental activity, like studying for exams and boards, stimulates hunger. Click on the link for the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/well/eat/how-to-stop-your-food-cravings.html

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J&B: I’m nervous! How can I get a good start in grad school?

Dear J & B,

I’m not performing as well as I would like. I don’t attend lectures. I do spend 3 hours per hour of lecture watching media site. I’m a visual learner so I color code my notes. I then try to draw all the mechanisms. I’m studying all of the time, yet I never have time to do more than 1 pass through the material.

— Overwhelmed and Underperforming.

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Hot Link: Study Finds Studying a Big Appetite Stimulant

Why are we hungry when we study? Scientists at the University of Alabama found that intense mental activity, like studying for exams and boards, stimulates hunger more than physical exercise. Click on this link for the full article.

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J&J: I’m nervous! How can I get a good start in grad school?

7-Effective-Techniques-To-Overcome-Your-NervousnessJ&J are Touro California Director of Academic Support Dr. Jill Alban, Ed.D. and Learning Specialist Jennifer Pimentel, MAEd.  

Dear J&J,

School is starting just around the corner! I just received my orientation information and it’s starting to get overwhelming. Although I am excited for classes to start, I don’t know if the techniques that I used in undergrad and post–grad are good enough. Do you have any suggestions for me, or what services does campus provide?

— Nervous in the North Bay

Congratulations and welcome to Touro! We’re so excited for you to join our campus and look forward to welcoming you during the campus-wide orientation on July 29. In reading through this blog you will find tips and techniques that will allow you to be successful here at Touro.

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Hot Link: 13 Important Differences Between Learning In Undergrad Vs. Learning In Grad School

Kovie Biakolo at Thought Catalog put together this thought-provoking list of ways she observed grad school was fundamentally different than undergrad. (May apply more for the humanities than the hard sciences, though.)

 

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Design Thinking Promises Life-Changing Results

The New York Times recently published an article about a strategy that has been helping entrepreneurs and engineers develop successful new products and businesses. You’re probably wondering, Well, how does this help me as a student? Well, when used effectively, according to writer Tara Parker-Pope, design thinking can provide a solid foundation for understanding what is blocking you from forming positive habits and achieving your goals, whether academic, career or personal.

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