5 Tips to Find USMLE Study Motivation
August 14, 2018|
By Bria Wright
Preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Exam® (USMLE) is one tough cookie. Between passing your medical school courses, working to pay your way through, and barely maintaining a social life, finding the motivation to study for the exam may seem impossible. But it’s not! Here’s a few tips from Becker to get you motivated to rock each step.
- Remind yourself of your goals!
Don’t forget why you chose to pursue a career in healthcare. This initial inspiration can be reason enough to hit the review books.
- Grab a study buddy.
Finding friends who share the same goals can be great motivation. While studying, it’s beneficial to have someone to help solve problems and explain review solutions. Work together!
- Organize your space.
A cluttered desk can make your brain feel cluttered, too. Some simple organization may help to prepare you for a few hours of focused time. Consider your clean workspace the first step towards many more accomplishments.
- Find the perfect playlist.
A list of inspiring songs could help your study session get started. Sometimes it also helps to have a steady flow of background noise. Share the love and post your favorite study playlist in the comments section!
- Take Regular Breaks
Breaks are scientifically proven to improve focus and productivity. The prize could be a small snack or even an episode of your favorite TV show, but short breaks are a great way to make studying seem not so bad after all.
Need some more study help? That’s what we’re here for! Visit www.becker.com/usmle to learn how Becker can help prepare you for the USMLE exams.