Realistic Expectations of Medical Training
This activity describes some of the challenges medical students typically face. In addition to being aware of the many rewards, developing realistic expectations of yourself and your medical training is important for well-being. For example, it helps to
- Set realistic, attainable goals for yourself, including the time a goal is likely to take.
- Be aware of what challenges you may face in medicine and medical training.
- Recognize the difference between what you can change and what you cannot change. Put your efforts into your responsibilities and what you can change.
Pre-Clinical challenges are considered first, followed by the challenges of clinical training.