45 - Freshmen Roadmap to Professional School: Finding Meaning through Personal Reflection
In the first episode of the Roadmap to Professional School series, Dr. Scott Wright (Executive Director of TMDSAS, JAMP, Texas Health Education Service - Research Center and Advising Network) discusses key areas freshmen should focus on mastering.
Here are some key points:
- The application to medical, dental, or veterinary school begins on Day 1 of college!
- During the transition from high school to college, you'll want to learn how to learn deeply. Making good grades does not equal learning.
- Take Gen Chem as soon as possible to stay in line with the sequence of courses.
- College is about growth and development. Reflect on why you're pursuing the activities you're doing, what you're getting out of the experiences, and how this will make you a better healthcare professional.
- Build your network. Engage with professors, TAs, peers, and health professions advisors.
- Keep a record of your activities and what you take away from these experiences.
- Think positively! You're on this road for the long haul.
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