Life in Medical school (3rd Year Med Student) | VLOGMAS 1

Life in Medical school (3rd Year Med Student) | VLOGMAS 1

good morning everyone on this is how I really look like in the morning and it’s day one of vlogmas! I’m gonna shower so if you guys saw my last video you guys know I’m launching my blog and my web store so I sent out some samples for people to try out and just to hear their thoughts and I just want to thank the people who have agreed to try to stuff out so thank you Jenny Le, many of you know her- also thank you Jand & Jady Thank you Tommy Martin and his soon to be wife Phoebe and thank you Iyanu, KC from Medumentary thank you for trying to stuff out thank you Jenny from Jentle Strength she’s been with us since like day one pretty much so thank you for trying to stuff out and i’m also waiting to hear back from some of the other channels and also thank you teawithmd from Instagram she has a blog check her out she’s a dermatologist and I think that’s it for now. I’m super excited for the store but there’s lots of kinks to work out like all the shipping and just like minor details. Stressing out a little bit over it but i’m trying to get it done in time for hopefully hopefully today’s launch so we’ll see so it’s 7:30 i’m going to make some oatmeal as my breakfast so I didn’t mention this before but actually have work today so I’m eating breakfast and I’m gonna answer some snapchat questions maybe just like one question and I’m gonna get ready to head out Hi I’m from the Dominican Republic I love you and I want to ask you if your study space is in your bedroom or another place beside your home. It’s usually right here and you guys know I have a desk with a dedicated study space that I used during Step time but just for a regular everyday studying i like to be like more out in the open so i’m usually in my living room I like that’s like right next to the kitchen and usually there’s a little more light in here so this is usually where i study yeah i’m gonna try to answer more snapchat questions throughout the day so you guys can just keep an eye out for that actually I’m gonna answer a few more since i’m just eating and sitting here. Alright, next question hey Jamie I know you’re in your third year right now and I’m wondering if you have a medical specialty you’re wanting to pursue at this point thanks! I’m only halfway through my third year so I can’t say that I have my mind made up exactly I kind of came into third year thing that I wanted to do emergency medicine so the thinking is I wanted to do something a little more procedural but I’ve done my OBGYN and you guys saw I had a really good time during my rotation so OBGYN is definitely in the running I haven’t done my surgery rotation yet and that’s definitely very hands-on so i’m also looking forward to that and I think I have a better idea after I’ve done my surgery rotation, medicine rotation and my emergency medicine rotation so pretty much what i’m done with third year I think hopefully I’ll have a better idea what I’m going to do those are the ones i’m considering next question Hi Jamie I was wondering what modifications have been made your class schedule now that you’re doing rotations and how that looks Thank You God Bless! so you guys know M1/M2 year is a lot of like lecture and just like a lot of books studying. 3rd year/4th year your schedules a little different because you’re going to the hospital or going to a clinic or a private practice almost every day and compared to my first and second year where the lectures are recorded and it was optional to just watch the lectures at home going to the hospital is obviously not optional so my schedule right now it’s a little more stringent than the first two years of med school but you do a lot of learning with real patient and just doing things hands-on so it’s a different way to learn and I want to say it’s a lot more fun than just like sitting at a desk and learning but I i liked the first two years my school too and I like 3rd year too so just different. I will do one more hi Jamie what would you suggest is the best subject to take pre-med and what you take pre-med? I’m thinking of taking biological sciences but not entirely sure. I don’t think that there’s like best major per se for pre-med. I majored in neuroscience and behavior but you can really major in anything you want as long as you get all the prerequisite classes in. So you can do history, literature, anything really. Anything that interests you if anything I think if you do something totally not science-related it would probably help you stand out a little more because that shows that you have other interests outside of science but you do have to get those prerequisite classes in so you can either do that during your college years or you can do like a post-bacc a lot of people do post-bacc after getting their bachelor’s degree so you can also do that to get your prerequisites in so I’m gonna have to eat and get ready hello! Alright guys, I’m ready to go to work it’s gonna be a short day probably from about nine to three and then i’ll be back to do my usual Saturday stuff! i just got home from work and saw something really cool i saw scarlet fever in a 12 year old child which I guess it doesn’t happen that often. His rapid strep was positive and he had the sandpaper rash that all the textbooks talk about so it was really cool to see. So I’m home. Actually I was done with work and I want to go eat but i didn’t have my memory card with me so I couldn’t film anything. I’m still learning I’m getting used to vlogging thing and now I’m home and Candy’s really hungry ok so planned for rest of today: I’m going to do a little bit of studying and I’m gonna go to the gym, go grocery shopping and then back home and a little more study and that’s the plan for today! So I’m finally heading to the gym I actually fell asleep for a little bit I meant to take like a 10-minute nap but it was like 40 minutes i’m headed to the gym now and then going to go grocery shopping and I’m going to come back and actually I’m definitely going to study after that I just got out of the gym I’m gonna do some grocery shopping I have my list here: going to get some chicken breast, yogurt, some fruits, cottage cheese, and some other stuff. So I’m back home having some dinner. I have some chicken and broccoli stir-fry some leftovers like the stuffing and the mac and cheese and as a side, we have a we have some potatoes here. so I’m gonna have some dinner and get started on my studies so I just finished dinner i’m going to be studying some health maintenance stuff today so that means i’m looking at how often to screen for hypertension hyperlipidemia colon cancer breast cancer, things like that and this is important because when patients come in we have to ask them: have you gotten your colonoscopy and depending on their risk factors we have to know how often they should get it and you have to be able to recommend that type of stuff so I’m studying that. Just want to show you guys my to-do list for today. let’s see how much of it I’ve done so I’ve gotten my grocery shopping done today, I’ve written my thank-you cards, I’ve checked the order status. I’m going to be reading Step Up Step Up to Medicine and that’s my textbook right now I did my research on scarlet fever because i saw that patient today. already went to the gym so few things left here to do. Oh and I mailed out samples. so I still have to make packages, order mailers, do some questions and read my textbooks so that’s on my to-do list for tonight ok so let’s get started so I’m gonna finish up studying before i close the vlog for today i wanted to answer a few more questions from snapchat. Good evening from Michigan so my question is how do not let the stress bog you down like how do you stay positive and not get caught up in all the worries i think a good rule of thumb in regards to dealing with stress is if there is something you can do about it then do that to reduce your stress and anxiety but if it’s something totally out of your control then just get it out of your mind and not worry about it there’s no use in wasting your energy on worrying about things you can’t change for example being stuck in traffic there’s nothing you can do about that you can choose to not travel during rush hour but once you’re stuck in traffic there’s nothing you can do so just not worrying about things like that also a lot of people have anxiety about studying or taking an exam so you can actually take steps to better prepare yourself so you’re less anxious for a test that’s coming up so you can either use anxiety or the stress to study to motivate yourself to study or if you’re not going to do anything about it then it’s not even worth thinking about so just and that’s sort of my rule of thumb in how I deal with stress and anxiety Hi Jamie so if you had a chance to go back in time what would you have done differently and why thank you very much and keep up the good work I don’t necessarily have any regrets in terms of how i got to med school and you know the way i’m studying and all that but if there is something that if I could go back in time and do a little differently that will be definitely paying more attention in my Spanish class and trying to master Spanish a little better because I’m i realized that at least I’m where I’m at there’s a lot of spanish-speaking patients and speaking Spanish and being fluent Spanish is a very important skill i’m sure it’s true in a lot of different parts of the United States so that’s one thing that I would like to worked on a little more before coming from at school Hi I’m Kylie and I’m a pre-med at Nazareth I was wondering if you listen to any music while you study and if you think that it helps you to study better for me personally I don’t listen to music when I studied because I tend to get distracted very easily I’m but I know that people I’m do listen to music when they study especially if you’re studying i’m in public spaces like the library or cafe it’s nice to have some music in your ears so you’re not listening to people talk around you all the time in those cases i’ll listen to some study music playlists that are on Spotify that’s usually my go-to for study music also in all the music that I tend to listen to are almost always lyrics free because if there’s any lyrics in my mind/going into my ears then it tends to distract me even more alright so that’s all the questions I’m going to answer for today I’m hope you guys enjoyed the first episode of vlogmas and i will see you guys tomorrow in episode 2 of vlogmas. BYE!


  1. Katrina Jose says:

    Hey, Jamie! I was wondering if you could tell me where you get your journals to write your study notes in? I've been meaning to find a non-spiral bound notebook that can be easily taken and studied from when I commute to campus.

    Although I am in graduate school pursuing a different field, I really enjoy watching your videos! You give me great motivation to continue on with my studies – thank you!

  2. ChloeNicole says:

    Yayyyy vlogmas

  3. Bouchra says:

    Are the multi-pens on your online store gel based? Love everything that you're up to and such a great video!!

  4. thegirlwithivorylove says:

    I'm so excited for the upcoming vlogmas videos! Also, I have a question for you: what medical books do you recommend for a student who's interested in applying for medicine?

  5. Kevser r says:

    ugh love these types of videos!

  6. Kimberly Faith says:

    so excited that you're doing vlogmas! Going to look forward to these videos to motivate me during exam season

  7. Michelle Choi says:

    Im so excited that you're doing vlogmas, Jamie! I love your channel and you're so amazing & inspiring 🙂

  8. Kemal Berk says:


  9. ricebowlbaby says:

    Hi I love your vids, thanks for doing Vlogmas! Where did you get your phone case?

  10. Nathan Huhta says:

    I'm a music major while I'm pursuing my pre-medical studies. It will eventually take me five years to graduate instead of 4, so it's good to keep in mind how "opposite" your intended major is. Many of the sciences have the pre-med requirements built in to the major, but music obviously doesn't. Just something to be aware of 🙂

  11. Josephine [txp87] says:

    I'm so glad you're going to be doing Vlogmas!! Your videos has always inspired me, and it's nice to have daily vlogs during my exam time (not to procrastinate but to be inspired, of course!) because Lord knows I need some motivation right now!

  12. zee ask says:

    Love this!

  13. Jessica Carpenter says:

    I'm so so happy you're doing Vlogmas this year! 🙂 I love your channel so much, and I want to thank you tons for your videos; you keep me motivated as a bio undergrad who so badly wants to get to med school. You're the best <3

  14. Afghan Girl says:

    When you say you're studying, what exactly are you studying? Could you explain more? Is it the exam you have after a rotation? How do you study for it? Thanks!

  15. Marika says:

    I'm here EARLY!!!…. yessssss

  16. Kathleen Joy Capulong says:

    Yay! Haven't even started the video but i'm already so stoked!

  17. Newroz Saribas says:

    I know it may be to personal but I am very interested in going to Medical school in NY, could you tell us what school you attend? or maybe just let us know which ones have the best ratings? Thank you!

  18. Siw ar says:

    omg so happy

  19. lookingforsure says:

    love that you're doing vlogmas. don't mean to be rude, but can you please edit out the "uhmm" and "eeeh" of your videos ? it's not a big deal but it's just a pet peeves of mine…

  20. Alhanoof S says:

    hi jamie , i'm a med student from Saudi Arabia and i guess iam the only arab subscriber ?.. anyway i just want you to know i really love your videos and whenever i'm feeling like burnout i go and watch them again to get motivated. . really love you you are so inspiring. .
    oo and by the way i really like your stationery really cute ;xx

  21. Krissy Bomkamp says:

    What a good cat.

  22. elisa S says:

    this was great

  23. Monique Griffin says:

    do you get paid during your rotations, if not how do you have time for a job ?

  24. MissArBell says:

    It would be great if you could say the time when you are doing what!:D

  25. Patricia Lopez says:

    Hey Jamie! I was wondering, what do you do for work and how many hours do you usually work considering you are a 3rd year med student? Thank you!

  26. Sophie Haas says:

    Loved this video! You're so inspiring. Also thanks for answering my question ?☺️

  27. Edward Gonzales says:

    I am looking into getting a new camera and I was wondering what kind of camera do you use? Please and thank you! 🙂

  28. Joana says:

    i'm so happy to get a new video from you everyday! <3

  29. kakakaylee says:

    Jamie, can you make a video on fitness tips? Also, Im new to the gym life, and I don't go as often because of my anxiety. I've been followed, and get stared at quite often so it's scary. Thanks in advanced!

    Also, download Duolingo! I'm currently using it to improve my Spanish.

  30. timmy turner says:

    It's cool how you let your cat walk all over your textbook and work area. I freak out when my dog does that. I'm scared she'll step on my laptop, press a key, and delete everything hah

  31. Udo Ka says:

    Wtf? A youtube a store and med school? I think ur just super woman :/

  32. SoraShh says:

    I usually never post on videos but I'm so happy you'll be posting more. Your vlogs kept me from completely burning out.

  33. Romana Omar says:

    I'm a first year medical student from the Philippines . are my inspiration . .so keep it up …love u

  34. Melissa-ly mathurin says:

    Cheer up don't give up I love you and your vids. Much love super woman love youuuu ❤️❤️???.

  35. Ellie Chen says:

    Hi Jamie!! I was super inspired by you after I saw a few of your videos!! Love your cat!! Just a quick question, do you use your cell phone to film all these videos? Maybe it's been answered already, can someone else help me here?

  36. amanda bekka says:

    could you make some fitness/nutrition videos? I would love to see some of your workouts and some healthy meals that you eat throughout the week! thank you ?

  37. Taiel G says:

    can we talk about the huge elefant here? i mean … Cristina Yang? just kidding lol

  38. HomeClaire says:

    Jamie you are so so impressive and I really look up to you! I definitely struggle with time management and anxiety with study and exams and I just hope that someday I'll be able to have a study life as well-managed as yours! God Bless you xx

  39. Karen Trejo says:

    What pens do you use for making notes??

  40. K Z says:

    ?❤️? Giving love to your cat! ??

  41. Carol Baez says:

    your vlogs usually calm me down haha watching during my break for my finals

  42. Morgan E. says:

    Are you only 20 or 21?

  43. cherry Nfina says:

    Omg shes doing vlogmas basically my Christmas wish!! love your videos!!! 🙂

  44. fluffy pillows says:

    How do you have such neat handwriting for a doctor?  🙂

  45. Nikki P says:

    You're doing vlogmas!! Yay!!

  46. Crystal Pascual says:

    I always get so excited when you upload! I am currently a sophomore studying biology and watching your videos get me super excited for the future. Also, where did you get your phone case? It's so cute!

  47. Nina Sowah says:

    Are you able to work in medical school?

  48. Deseventeen Fitria says:

    The cat tho..?

  49. Desiree Tupas says:

    Your vlogs are always such great quality thank you for taking the time to do vlogmas!

  50. Sabella Tran says:

    Hi Jamie! I was wondering what specific career job are you looking into?

  51. Jenny says:

    I'm exactly the same with the music thing!
    I go on spotify and listen to all the study music they offer, and then I eventually add my favorites into a playlist.

  52. Aleah Appling says:

    Loved this and you!! You inspire me to work towards med school! Keep up the good work!

  53. Sara Kabaam says:

    yes yes yeSSS YEEESSSSS for Jamie's vlogmas!!!!!! you cannot possibly understand just how happy I am! <3

  54. African Babe says:

    How do you record Snapchat on your phone? I know androids can but I didn't know apple devices could.

  55. Jorge De la garza says:

    Jane and Jady & Thestrivetofit collaboration please?

  56. Yin Ying19 says:

    Hey. How do you manage your time between social activities and studies? Hoping for a study room tour video! Love ya.

  57. Eye LoveMom says:

    like the edit of the video! nicely done… who takes the video for you?

  58. ZoobaAruba says:

    I have a question, in the US you need to get a bachelor's degree before applying to medical school right? So is that a 4 year bachelor's program followed by a 4 year medical program? 8 years total?

  59. fadhsky vet says:

    the most neat vlog ive ever watch! reallyyyy love itttt!! nice shot even its a vlog. love it!

  60. Betty Van says:

    Taking a break from studying for finals. Almost done with first semester with occupational therapy school. You're super inspiring!

  61. Azra Sabiha says:

    obsessed with Your vlogs Jamie! and the musics You use ??? ???

  62. Clariza Borile says:

    I love your mug!!

  63. Cole Thrasher says:

    Hey Jaime! I love your videos so much! I know there isn't a go-to major for premeds, although many premed advisors tell me that I have a better chance of getting into med school if I am a science major. I really want to be a fashion merchandising major before med school, should I take the risk and just do it?! Thanks, much love.

  64. Jasmineeee22 says:

    You seem like you definitely have your life put together. Your really inspiring:)

  65. Bea Veronica says:

    vlogmas ❤❤❤

  66. Paul Grey says:


  67. Elisa Estrada says:

    I love your handwriting so much

  68. Berlian Lie says:

    im on my exam week right now. youre really motivate me to study 🙂 thankyou for being so inspiring

  69. Dajana D says:

    Hi! ?
    I'm new member on your youtube chanel, and I already saw a lot of videos – because you are so good.. I'm 5th year of Medical university, and it's interesting to watch you..
    Are you in high school or college?
    A lot of greetings and good luck in future! ?

  70. hanan abdalla says:

    You seem to have it all figured out and it makes me feel bad haha! I am a fifth year graduated UC Davis with a biology degree and I have no idea how I will get into med school. wahhhhh

  71. lovemafiax says:

    The kitten looks lonely! Pet him :'(

  72. BoBana98 says:

    So would you say that it is still possible to have a social life while in med school?

  73. fety ly says:

    how old are you ?

  74. Sarah Hill says:

    I have a hard time getting myself to sit down and study everyday…I need to find a way to motivate myself and not get distracted.

  75. Yasmin Rain says:

    Hi. I came across your channel today and I immediately subscribed. I am a freshman in college and I decided to pursue medical school. You are doing everything I dream of doing and this helps me a lot! There are a lot of good habits you do that I struggle with (using a planner, going to the gym) but I will start being more serious about these habits because it's very helpful. Keep up the great work. I am really inspired. I have been using YouTube for a while (wasting time) but in less than 15 minutes I learned so many things from you. It's also cool that you saw scarlet fever after seeing it in the textbook.

  76. Sonia Yoo says:

    언니 너무 예쁘고 멋있고 사랑스러워요…?????

  77. o_o says:

    I think you're so beautiful.

  78. Ines Zarrouk says:


  79. Amanda Cooper says:

    Can you put time stamps on the videos? Just to get an idea of the time of day and how long each task takes!

  80. Dk Udensi says:

    Oh shit. Shoutout to Iyanu and Jenny le, love their content.

  81. Courtney k says:

    What classes did you take as pre med? xox

  82. L Lindsey says:

    i'm not part of a pre-med program but I am taking my prerequisites. Is this bad? i'm confused

  83. jdream 992 says:

    Jamie. . though it might not be perfect place for asking .. but i need the information about something. . if i buy windows operating laptop would it help me to access medical apps like anki ?
    sorry i don't know much about these ?

  84. Lovely Genise says:

    your cat is so cute!

  85. Rock’s World says:

    Can you use notes on college exams?

  86. MedJourney says:

    I love your videos!!?

  87. MissionToMedicine says:

    I Just wanted to tell you, I binged watched most your VLOGMAS videos during my winter break and they were amazing! Like always, I am impressed by the quality and effort you put into your channel. Keep up the awesome job Jamie!

  88. DaWay Of Des says:

    How do you make money and go to med school?

  89. dr pretty jojoo says:

    oh Allah you are so motivated me thanks ??? I have a biology exam and am going to read it

  90. clare ortaliz says:

    it's my first time watching any of your videos! and you give me inspiration to study harder and move on to 3rd yr med school ?

  91. Jay Bertain says:

    Could you do a had written notes video?

  92. Pangna Thy says:

    Nice Work! I'am now in my 1st year as a residency cardiac surgeon. Just completed my intern medicine last year and it was insane hard!

  93. S swasn says:

    great quality!!

  94. JewelMckelvin says:

    You look like Lucy Lu!

  95. Asher Albert says:


  96. Nida Akhtar says:

    The only word which pops in my head whenever I watch you is "INSPIRATION "
    sky is ur limit girl… God bless!

  97. Camisha M says:

    How do you afford to live on your own while going to school.

  98. Bochra Mokhtari says:

    A love uuuuuu and a want to ve like uuu

  99. Huệ Ngọc says:

    Subtitles vietnam plz! ??

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