If you find yourself wanting to do a group study session but want to bring some excitement and competition to the table, why not set up a game night for your friends?
For academic medical students, try a hand at adapting Jeopardy. It takes some time to build up enough cards and factoids to make a late night session worthwhile. Do it in teams or fly solo. Can you answer fast enough?
For clinical medical students, adapt a game of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Put yourself in the hot seat in the audience of your friends and try to rank up in a certain topic. Find help with the 50/50 option, poll your audience, or call a friend (e.g. a dermatology resident for a skin lesion question). Rewards can range from free meals to switching prized call shifts to just good old fashion prestige.
Have you ever played a study game? Share your ideas below.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
There are some days on the ward where I feel both. However, if I could go through a day feeling only one, I would choose being sleepy rather than hungry. I simply cannot stand not having food.
Which would you rather feel?