Morning Routine of a Medical Student
Get a glimpse of the morning in the life of a medical student.
Disclaimer: This is a typical life of a medical student, however variations exist.
Wake up around 5-7 am
Depending on your preference for the morning, you can expect to wake up between 5-7am to get your day started.
Early Study Session
Many medical students attempt a study session early in the morning usually running through flash cards like ANKI or simply preparing for the day's classes by watching lectures and reviewing content.
If they plan their morning right, many medical students have plenty of time to grab breakfast to fuel their morning. Considering many medical school classes run back to back until lunch, many students usually grab a small breakfast with their favorite tea or coffee.
A key part of a medical student's morning is choosing the outfit for the day. It might sound trivial, however, may schools stress professionalism from very early in their medical school curriculum. Some schools require business casual attire at all times, some allow casual with appropriate attire, others allow for scrubs. Regardless, attire is an important consideration for medical students.
Most medical students live in off campus housing, but plenty of schools have on campus options. Depending on where the students live, transport takes up a small portion of the morning.
Got To Class
Class times vary depending on the year of medical school but you can almost expect medical students to have atleast one or two 8am lectures per week. Classes vary in length but usually are between 1-2 hours depending on labs and other factors specific to certain topics.