Study Tips from an R5: 5 tips for 5 years
Dr. Tina Allibhai, PGY-5
1. Read around cases. I know, I know, the last thing that you want to do after a long day is go home and read, but a quick 5-10 minute read around a cool case that you saw that day can really make all the difference.
2. Know your criteria early on. The DSM 5 app can be your new bestfriend! Get in the habit of writing down DSM 5 diagnoses WITH specifiers.
3. Guidelines. Get familiar with the Canadian recommendations for first line options.
4. Academic Days. Try to review the lecture(s) the night before so new information becomes recalled information. The more you see something, the easier it will be to relearn and memorize in R5.
5. The days are long but the years are short so don’t forget to have fun, especially in R1! Go out and see the city, meet new people, attend resident socials, spend time with loved ones, friends and family. Residency is a golden opportunity, don’t forget to live it up!