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    Stupid, Stupid, Stupid...

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    The novelty has worn off and reality has set in. A month ago you were
    socializing in intro week and today you're in survival mode.

    Everyone else seems to have it together but you wonder if you're
    doing this right. You feel insecure. You ask yourself, "am I smart enough
    for this?" In your off time you find yourself doing other quasi justifiable
    activities like working out, cooking or cleaning to delay your studies
    because the thought of that stack of notes on your desk makes your
    heart skip a beat.

    You wish eternal damnation upon the inventor of Microsoft PowerPoint.
    You've been so frustrated with biochem or anatomy that at some
    point you actually shed a tear. Who knows, maybe you walked out of your
    last test with a new orifice in your hindquarters; or maybe you haven't
    had a test yet but you feel like you couldn't possibly be ready for one yet.

    And to think, you've only got 4 more academic years of this to go.

    You Need Crisis Control

    If not even one of these points hit home, then you're either a stone cold
    liar or you've got gonads of steel and I applaud you. If any of this does
    sound familiar, then you need crisis control.

    I'm an idiot (hence the title of this thread). I should have anticipated that
    a bunch of new medical students would have tons of pressing questions
    they'd need answers to but would never dare ask for fear of looking weak.
    This happens every September.

    For weeks now, I've been answering PMs, e-mails and even talking on the
    phone with people who are a bit... shall we say confused about this whole
    medical school thing. For the sake of my time and your sanity I'm thinking
    of putting on a live event called Crisis Control. There's no charge to
    attend of course.

    Here's how it's gonna work: you post a reply to this thread with your most
    burning questions and pressing issues and I'll answer them during a live
    webinar that I'll be hosting this Tuesday, October 6th in the evening.

    "Why would you do such a thing?" you ask. Simple. Because most of the
    advice going around out there is worth about as much as a bucket of
    warm spit, and probably does more harm than good. I'd bet dollars to
    donuts that you're just a few simple tweaks away from becoming a very
    successful medical student though you might not feel like it right now.

    68 MDs and PhDs can't be wrong.

    "What qualifies you to give advice?" you ask. 68 MDs and PhDs can't be
    wrong. That's the number of docs who've scrutinized my performance in
    my last three years of medical school. They've all given me an A in their
    coursework. That wasn't very modest, but I think it's a better answer
    than saying, "trust me."

    To start with, here are just 2 secrets I'm thinking of revealing to you at
    Crisis Control:

    1. A recent Japanese discovery that makes studying so easy it's
    laughable.

    2. A little known website no medical student can afford to be without. You
    can get it for the price of nada and I'll show you how. By the way, it's not
    Wikipedia.

    I'll think of some more really interesting topics to add to the pot in the
    coming days.

    Your job right now is to think of at least one question you want me to
    answer, or one topic you want me to discuss this weekend and post it
    here.

    Your interaction is mandatory. If response is poor, then this event is not
    happening. That's a promise.

    Join us for a Webinar on October 6

    Space is limited.
    Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/376621048


    Happy posting.

    Cesar.
    Last edited by utorontograd; 10-03-2009 at 03:19 PM. Reason: Added registration info

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    Topic 3.

    3. At Crisis Control this Tuesday I'm going to reveal a trick that's taken
    me 7 years of higher education to realize.

    This one little adjustment will make even your most intense classes about
    as intimidating as my new puppy. Classes that were once frustrating
    will now become fascinating, so they'll be way easier to deal with.

    Remember this seminar is tentative. You've got to respond to this thread
    to let me know that you're interested.
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    Event Date Change.

    The tentative date for Crisis Control is this Tuesday October, 6th. I changed
    it earlier today.

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    Topic 4.

    4. This Tuesday, you'll get my multiple choice test taking formula that will
    guarantee you the most points on any test. Including shelf exams and
    USMLE Step 1.

    It's uber intuitive and you'll wonder why you hadn't done this all along.

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    Topic 5.

    5. I'll reveal the truth about PBL in the medical school curriculum. Does it
    hinder us or help? The answer may surprise you.

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    gah annA and cesar

    i'm a MERPER and im having a mini2 on thursday!! how long will it take on tuesday??

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    I'm planning on going for about an hour.

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    Topics 6 and 7.

    6. I'll show you the best way to approach new, unfamiliar information. I'd
    bet not even 1% of students does this.

    7. Professors...friends or foes? You'll learn what I call the professor's
    paradox. Dr. E. Goljan agrees with me on this one.

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    Maybe some Ross specific strategies would be good! Also, how to catch up once you've fallen behind and a mini is looming.

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    Topic 8.

    8. What to do when you get get behind and an exam is looming.
    Last edited by utorontograd; 10-03-2009 at 03:09 PM. Reason: Edited topic number.

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