Recommendations for medical students of LSMU

Dear all students of Faculty of Medicine,

Two weeks have passed with LSMU distance learning. I have no doubt that you have gained new experiences in this short time, you have found yourself in a variety of unexpected situations and you are frustrated or scared that not everything is going as well as you would like to. No doubt, we as the teachers, feel the same way. Many of us (students and teachers) are using such a learning method, as the only one, for the first time. Thus:

1. At the beginning of the day focus on the subjects you are studying, do not start your day with surfing the internet pages and finding out what’s going on in the world. You can do this later or in the evening. The first hours after you wake up are the most productive ones. Start to study by tackling the hardest task first.

2. Think on how you can better plan your work day. Write down the agenda on the sheet of paper and try to follow it (for instance: you could decide that you will study every work day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. no matter what). If you struggle to motivate yourself and concentrate - try time management system named “Pomodoro Technique”. There are plenty explanations on YouTube how to use it.

3. Don’t forget to rest, because distance learning does not have any time limits.

4. Think on how you can unleash your creativity through distance learning (ingeniously prepare presentations, clinical situations, or other material that you can use for interviews, seminars or tutorials). Take this opportunity. This will help you uncover such of your own personality sides that you have not yet imagined or thought you have.

5. Let’s work in a team, let’s help each other orient ourselves in the complex world of “cloud”, “files” and “buttons”. Tell each other "Click here or that, etc.".

6. My best experience this week is your sincere support and 100% participation in the distance learning process.

I share my experiences and hope you can customize something for yourself, or find an idea to help you better plan your time and achieve better results. If you think that discussions, sharing experiences regarding on how to learn, better time management or avoidance of other triggers would be useful - we look forward to your feedback and suggestions. If you are interested, please fill in the registration form below, then we will create a Microsoft Teams where we will be able to discuss your concerns on Monday and Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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Edita Mašanauskienė