Medical school is one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences you will have. The aim is to go from knowing nothing, to being capable of treating patients as an independent doctor. This involves understanding and memorising vast amounts of scientific knowledge, developing a broad range of skills and adopting attitudes that inspire trust in your patients and colleagues. Squeezing all of this in to 6 years or less is a serious challenge. Add the countless exams, portfolio and interview scenarios along the way and its easy to become overwhelmed.
This is where The Medicine Manual comes in. I worked with my close friend Dr Matthew Kimberley to write the exact book that we wish we had during medical school. Combining our deep interest and excitement about improving how we learn, we have create a manual to guide you through medical school.
It focuses on the four E’s:
- Exam Specific
These concepts are expanded and described in detail with loads of useful and practical information on tackling the challenging course. It covers many topics not addressed in Zero to Finals, such as “how to improve your OSCE score in 5 minutes or less” and “how to use body language to boost your confidence and reduce anxiety”.
Although this is certainly not necessary reading to gain all the benefits of the Zero to Finals program, it will help you to understand why things are done in a certain way on the website and how to get the most out of your time at Medical School.