- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1519302347
- ISBN-13: 978-1519302342
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Medical School 2.0: An Unconventional Guide to Learn Faster, Ace the USMLE, and Get Into Your Top Choice Residency Paperback – December 17, 2015
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David Larson, M.D. is an integrative medicine physician, leadership seminar facilitator, and life hacker. He studied business at Brown University before spending a year in Spain on a Fulbright Fellowship and then working in rural India in the public health sector. He then attended USC School of Medicine and graduated with highest distinction, earning the Alpha Omega Alpha merit scholarship. He is currently in his final year of postgraduate medical training at UCSD, pursuing 3 residencies in Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine.
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One thing I constantly stress to younger co-workers (and David's book agrees I think) is the insurmountable importance of the sleep-diet-exercise triad. If you get enough sleep, eat healthy, and get a good blast of exercise each day, you should feel great, be mentally sharp, and have the means to excel in med school or whatever else. In particular I see students and young knowledge workers shortchanging sleep--and then they wonder why they can't retain material or get tricky concepts to "click." Please, please, kids, prioritize 8 hours of sleep. I mean that as a parental figure with your success and happiness in mind.
Anyway, good book, I recommend for anyone in a knowledge profession, along with the works of Barbara Oakley and Cal Newport. Even if you're a high school student, I would recommend reading. The sooner the better.
While I find the book's tips to be useful, I think it could use some editing to have better organization and flow. There are also many grammatical errors throughout (your vs. you're, its vs it's, than vs. then, etc.).