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    Separating the wheat from the chaff

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    What is the difference between a student that doesn't survive the first two semesters of Med school and those who graduate? What qualities do you believe a med student should possess when going through school.

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    All you have to do is care about passing. You'd be amazed how many people come here and don't care about passing all that much. So many people here care more about squeezing in that one extra night out even if they risk failing an exam. If you have your priorities straight here, there is very little way in which you can fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUCMD2013 View Post
    All you have to do is care about passing. You'd be amazed how many people come here and don't care about passing all that much. So many people here care more about squeezing in that one extra night out even if they risk failing an exam. If you have your priorities straight here, there is very little way in which you can fail.
    Tenacity seems to separate those who can from those who can't. And, maybe half the people who leave here do for reasons other than academic.

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    My thinking is that success in most areas of life comes down to three things: work ethic, natural talent, and luck. Natural talent is going to set your potential and work ethic will determine how much of that potential you fulfill. Luck is the X factor.

    By the time you get to med school, you're going to have a pretty good idea what your natural talent level is for academic learning and test taking. Also, if you get accepted you almost certainly have enough of it. At that point it's all about work ethic. If you're at the (relative) low end of the talent spectrum it will decide between passing and failing. If you're at the high end it will decide between just passing and being at the top of the heap.

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