Deeran Patel

Expected Graduation year: 2018
Hometown: Rincon, Georgia


University of Georgia, Biology

What did you think about the transition from undergrad to medical school? Any tips for prospective students?

Medical school isn't as bad as everyone says it is. It requires more studying to be successful, but I find it a lot more rewarding as well. Time management and finding the right balance between school and fun are very important for enjoying your time in medical school.

What is the best part of medical school (so far)?

Working through clinical cases in small groups is very rewarding. Seeing the diagnosis, treatment, and progress of patients throughout a week shows the clinical aspects of what we are learning and allows us to practice decision making and critical thinking.