MY MED SCHOOL NIGHT TIME ROUTINE: 3rd year of medical school (2017)


Hi guys! I just got back from the hospital. It’s about 8 o’clock. I mentioned this in a previous vlog I’m currently
doing my internal medicine rotation. Internal medicine if you guys don’t know is
a field of medicine that specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. I would probably add to that also management
of a lot of chronic adult diseases like diabetes, hypertension and things like that. So basically anything that’s not pediatrics,
ob-gyn or surgery pretty much falls under internal medicine and obviously from that
you can further specialize. So I’m back home and a lot of you guys have
been asking for a night time routine and I thought today might be a good time to that. So I just got back form the hospital so I’ll
show you guys what I do when I get home from work. So the first thing I do when I get home is
feed my cat, Candy. Next I prepare dinner for myself. So today’s dinner is couscous and some Korean
bbq short-ribs from Trader Joe’s and some spinach and cherry tomatoes. So usually I like to eat dinner and watch
a quick TV show so that I can decompress from the day. TV shows that I like to watch are usually
about 30 minutes long so that it’s not too long and I don’t get too comfortable. A TV show that I’ve been watching is Sex and
The City it’s about 20 years old. I think it started in ’98 it’s about four
girl friends living in NYC and I think it touches on a lot of subjects that I think
that are still relevant now like balancing work and family, relationship and friendships
and things like that. It’s actually one of the motivators of me
wanting to live in NYC. I watched it all through high school and I
really wanted to live in the city. So I’m gonna watch that and I’m gonna have
my dinner and I’m gonna take a shower and I will check in with you guys in a little
bit. So I’m done with my dinner and my TV show
and let me show you guys quickly what I’m wearing. I’m still wearing my outfit form the hospital. I’m wearing like a sleeveless shell from J.
Crew and just black pants. These are actually more like denim but the
pass as business-casual. Under the white coat everything looks a little
more business-y than they do in real life. So I can get away with wearing something that’s
comfortable to me. I like these shells because they’re really
comfortable and they’re high neck so I don’t have to worry about showing too much cleavage
or anything like that if I have to bend over–which you do a lot when you’re examining patients. I like that it’s sleeveless so it’s not as
bulky under the white coat. In Internal Medicine, unlike Surgery or Emergency
Medicine or Ob-gyn you have to wear business casual everyday. So that’s one the pro or cons depending how
you look at it. I guess pro because you get to look nice but
con because you have to think about what you’re gonna wear before you go to bed or in the
morning. This is what I’m wearing, I tend to stay in
my school clothes, or hospital clothes when I’m watching a TV show so I don’t get too
comfortable. If I change into my pajamas or whatever I’ll
never stop watching TV so that’s why I’m still wearing this. If you guys are interested, I have a business
casual outfits on a budget video that I’m going to link somewhere maybe up there so
you guys can check it out. So now I’m gonna take a shower and I’m gonna
get some studying done. So I wanted to quickly talk about some of
the night-time skin care products that I use. I don’t have a ton. I keep in pretty simple only because if I
keep it more than two or three steps I’ll just not do it. If I’m wearing make-up which I’m not on most
days that I go to the hospital but if I’m wearing make-up I use the Estee Lauder advanced
night micro cleansing balm to remove make-up. It’s sort of like a solid balm that when you
put it on your face it kinda feels like oil but I think it’s not technically oil. Then when you wash it off with water, everything
comes off really easily. I like to use this when I’m wearing something
on my face and my eye-makeup and things like that. If I’m not wearing make-up there are two cleansers
that I use I use this Cetaphil or I use this Glossier–the milky jelly cleanser. I’ll put all the product information in the
description box below. Basically Cetaphil I keep in the sink and
the Glossier I keep in the shower. Both of these you can use dry or wet so if
you have a little bit of makeup on you can use it dry without water on your face to take
off make-up and then you can wash it off. Or you can use it like a regular cleanser. For body lotion, I use this Aveeno Daily Moisturizing
Lotion that I got from Target or something like that. I use a serum from Glossier. This one is called Super Bounce. It has umm I’m not gonna be able to pronounce
this: Hyaluronic Acid. So Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5. It’s a serum for your face that you put on
before putting moisturizer and in the winter time I need a pretty thick moisturizer so
I use a Lamer Moisturizer that actually my mom bought but turns out she had an allergic
reaction to it so she gave it to me, so I have this. In the summer time I use a much lighter lotion
because if I use this in the summer it will make me break out. So, this is what I have. So these are all the skin care products that
I use at night time. So now that I’m all showered and in comfortable
clothes, now is the perfect time to start studying. Usually I check to see if there’s anything
I need to do for the next day for the hospital and I’ll do that and then I’ll do some questions. And for tonight specifically I have my forth
year scheduling tomorrow so I’m gonna be looking through some courses to make sure I have all
the course number and everything written down so I’ll be prepared for tomorrow. So tomorrow there’s a lunch lecture at noon
so I’m just gonna look over the cases that are being presented tomorrow and get some
studying done. So I’m done studying for the night it’s about
11pm so I’m gonna brush my teeth and head to bed soon. So for dental care or whatever, I use Philip
Sonicare toothbrush and for toothpaste I use Sensodyne. Another thing that I use that I really like
is this air-floss from also Sonicare. This thing is basically floss but you can
fill this up with either water or mouthwash and it basically goes between your teeth and
shoots out really high pressure streams so everything that’s between your teeth comes
out. I can’t tell you how many times I flossed,
brushed my teeth and then used it and more stuff came out. I highly recommend this Air Floss from Sonicare. So yeah, that’s my dental care routine. So that’s it for today! Thank you guys so much for watching. Hopefully you guys enjoyed my night-time routine
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favorite night time routine and I will see you guys in the next video. Bye!

100 thoughts on “MY MED SCHOOL NIGHT TIME ROUTINE: 3rd year of medical school (2017)

  1. Thanks for making this video? When do you workout (i.e. in the morning or afternoon)? And how many times per week do you workout? I'm in my very first rotation right now and I find it so hard to fit workout into my routine. Please answer. I'll really appreciate it. Thank you!

  2. What camera is that? Please lmk it looks great! And awesome video. Great quality, it kept me entertained the whole time

  3. its funny because as a nursing student (RN) the first thing i do is take off my scrubs before entering the house and throw them in the washer. maybe i'm being overly cautious with all the patient interactions ^^;

  4. I am in love with your channel! It really is one of the best motivational tools for studying. I will most definitely be recommending your videos to my subscribers :)xx

  5. I love your videos so much and you inspire me to go to med school one day. I'm going into my first year of university in the fall and I talked to a few doctors that will let me shadow them once I start university. I was wondering if you could do a video as to what to wear, what you should and should not be writing down while examining a doctor, what should I be doing while shadowing and anything I should buy such as a stethoscope and lab coat. That would be so helpful and thanks so much for taking the time to read my comment 😊

  6. Hey Jamie!! You r such a nice person.. Currently I'm preparing for my premed test called NEET-UG in India …. Thanks a lot …☺☺😊

  7. im a pre med student right now and i just feel so far behind as far as mcats and other like things i need to do to get ready to apply to med schools. did anyone else feel this way ? overwhelmed?

  8. I do not understand how you seem so put together while going through all these crazy schedules and intensive studying! WOW

  9. about how many epiaodes do you watch a night ? I struggle with this. alot of time I do study at night but then I need to decompress and relax and I struggle with that. And and then I end up staying up later than I should. do you have any advice?

  10. S&tC! When you said it was 20 years old, I felt really old bc I watched it in HS, early college. 😢 As a psych intern who gets out of group therapy late, my essential night time routine is cuddling with my German Shepherd. ❤️🐾

  11. Even though I am not a medical student and not really into the subject, I love watching your videos! They are so inspiring and motivating! Just wanted to say thank you for that.
    Greetings from Germany 🙂 <3

  12. if you feed your cat wet food daily it will start to decay their teeth it should be given as more of a treat! Hard food is alot healthier for them!

  13. Im having such a hard time on med school right now, how do you find motivation to keep going?? I just feel that im not good enough

  14. I didn't watch your vlogs for so long and now I know what was missing in my life hahaha and ohhhhhhhh I missed candy so much !! srsly your vlogs are the best cause they always motivate me to study … keep it up ! 😉

  15. Hey Jamie! Do you have a video on what resources and study plan you used for STEP 1? If not, could you possibly do one in the future 😊

  16. Hi Jamie! I really like your videos. I think they give us, aspiring med students, a good idea on what med school is like. Its just that I feel like your videos are a bit repeating, in a sense that the setting is almost always the same and it kind of gets boring over time (IMO). But other than that your videos are awesome and very inspirational! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  17. You motivate me Im a junior in high school and I look up to you as a Youtuber, I aspire to go to Med school!! Btw your so pretty!! God bless!!

  18. Hi, Im Ashly, are their any specific classes that I could take in high school?, since my plan is to go to med school.

  19. My question is why did you get home at 8:00 pm on medicine?!??? Most of my attendings are itching to get out of rounding early lol

  20. Hi Jamie! I'm only a college freshmen but plan to attend med school. Im just wondering if you listen to music when you study. And if you do, what kind of music do you listen to?

  21. What was you Undergrad GPA and what medical school are you currently attending? If you don't mind sharing ofc

  22. "Everything looks more business-y under a white coat." PREACH girl! I'm a third year too and enjoying following along with you. Though we got to wear scrubs for inpatient internal medicine, which was a nice bonus.

  23. Hey! 🙂 Can I know what of your application made you more likely to stand out and get into med school?

    I saw the other day a forum thread where people posted their stats and the result of their acceptance. It is very shocking to see that some people had 3.8 GPA and a lot of volunteer, shadowing, tutoring etc etc but who still got rejected…(not even into interviews) It seems crazy how amazing must be the people who get into med school and I respect you a lot. I still have two years before applying and much more to learn.

  24. I just love your vlogs! and got a slight infarction the other day when i saw you comment on one of my vlogs saying you love the videos. Literally nearly died LOL #fangirl

  25. First year dental student dinner-> a bag of chips, a diet coke, 2x girl scout cookies, and a banana. Hopefully dinners get better once I hit the clinic ;-p

  26. Jamie! How many videos do you come out per week? Looking at how busy your schedule is how to do manage? ! Also i was thinking about making a video on how to develop a passion for studying and make it more enjoyable! Because as a doc you will be studying lifelong! So by making it a passion studying will not be painful anymore but satisfying! DO you have any tips on this?

  27. how many hours of sleep do you get on average ?
    I watch friends when I'm eating, the best stress reliever, old but doens't age and makes u wanna live in NY even more)
    I can't get myself back on the desk after 8-9pm though.. just too tired to study after eating and after the night has come.., any advice ?

  28. hi jamie! i'm in medschool too in 3rd year from indonesia. i just wondering, do you use that skincare in the morning? thankyou hope you answer ❤

  29. Oh my God I don't know anyone else who eats couscous!!! It's the best and stable food of my diet! Yyyyyaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!!

  30. could you possibly do a video on how hard med school actually is? I know its a pretty obvious question but your videos make it seem so easy haha so im just curious like how many hours you devote to studying and how hard the material actually is (compared to highschool even) and if theres a GPA limit you would put to med school just stuff like that because even with my researching about med school ive never really had anyone say how difficult it really is and what its like other than rotations and stuff

    Thank you so much

  31. Pls don't buy products from estee lauder, they test on animals and support animal cruelty. 🐶🐰🐭😥

  32. how can you study and concentrate if you are in love with someone

  33. I'm in med school, and come from a middle-class family (i.e we're quite "well off"), and I can just about afford the required textbooks, a laptop, my school bills, and all the other essential requirements. Is it that every university gives a different residency salary? Or does it depend on the state you're in?

  34. I just love your videos , Im a third year med student and found your vlog a huge motivator during my own journey . So thank you <3

  35. Hi Jamie, I'm hoping you can answer a question of mine. How much work do you get done in one hour? You get home at 8pm, feed Candy, make yourself dinner, and eat it while watching a show. That should take about one hour? Then you shower, brush your teeth, etc., which takes maybe 30 minutes? That leaves you about 1.5 hours to work on your studies. How much material can you get through in that hour to an hour and a half? It's probably hard to quantify how much learning/reviewing has been done; perhaps let us know how many pages of text you absorbed or something?

  36. how do you manage to feed Candy when you're making rotations late at night? supposing you have to stay all night long at the hospital

  37. Your videos are incredible, thanks for sharing your life with us. Another thing that I would add in night time routine is just going through the previous chapters. I personally dedicate 30-60 minutes to go through the topics that I learnt previously to accelerate my memory recall. What I do is I just go to Lecturio and watch the videos in a quick pace, then I do the questions they give me in the end of every video and move on. I've been doing it for a longtime now and I highly recommend it.

  38. WIth every video Ive seen of yours, there’s a calm mood that comes along with it. I love it, thank you.

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