Take in a huge deep breath and a long exhale. Finals are officially over and you made it through this wonderful semester. School is out for the winter break. No chemistry concepts, no biology note cards, no memorization, no scantons or bluebooks for the next couple weeks. It’s time to take a few days to enjoy life, get out of that stuffy room you’ve been in for months, and go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Catch up with family and friends, news articles, Youtube videos, exercise, sleep, and all the other stuff you said you would put off until now.
While the break’s main focus should be on textbook detoxing and stress relief, it should also be somewhat productive. Read that book you've wanted to the last few semesters, call a doctor and do a few days of shadowing after the holidays, or a few hours of volunteering. Take a few moments to get further along in your pre-med track with effective activities/extra curriculars.
On behalf of Pre-Med Hell, we would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, a wonderful Kwanza, an excellent new year, and happy Holidays. Take care this break and we’ll see you guys soon enough.
[To anyone studying for the MCAT, our hearts go out to you and good luck.]
We would love to hear what you’re going to do for the holidays and the break. If you have any great ways to spend the next few weeks, please let us know. Feel free to leave us a comment about what you’re doing or what we should be doing.