The first weeks I was freaked out by the volume of everything that I need to learn, outline. The first 2 courses it happened that I slept only 4 hours a day in order to be in time for everything, because. in addition to studying, I was also engaged in creative activities. Time was catastrophically not enough for anything, even banal, to eat. While acquaintances from other universities were resting, letting in, not steaming, we jerked off like the damned. Dental faculty teaches not only what relates to dentistry, but all clinical subjects (surgery, therapy, dermatology, forensics , psychiatry, pediatrics, etc.). On the one hand, it's cool, you learn a lot, everything can be useful)) From the 3rd year everything became extremely easy, classes began in the form of cycles, which is much easier than learning several subjects by the next day. The main thing is to survive the general subjects, to learn all this and it will be easy in the future in clinical disciplines. By the 4th year, about 20 people were expelled from my course of my faculty. But they were completely like that.
In general, medicine is very interesting. In places it is difficult, but very interesting. You quickly get used to the frantic schedule. The main thing is to love what you are doing.
ps: now you need to be prepared for the fact that all non-medical acquaintances with their sores will begin to contact you, even if this is not included in the area you are studying, even if you just entered))
The robe is your new life partner. Sometimes a hat. Without a bathrobe, they may not be allowed to steam at all. Get ready for the fact that some teachers in certain departments find fault with the length of nails and nail polish, as well as uncollected hair (and sometimes the length of the robe, if it is painfully short, and the color, if it is not solid white, and the length of the sleeve etc.)
As already mentioned above, in the first year you really have to go through seemingly unnecessary subjects: history, physics, mathematics, economics. Moreover, it is not at all a fact that you will be allowed to score on these pairs. Just be patient, really.
Anatomy, histology, physiology are the most difficult and important disciplines of the first year, so for sure. Anatomy needs to be crammed just day and night, so that later it is normal to pass the exam without stress. (Although, of course, nobody does it and everybody suffers afterwards, heh). It is more difficult with physiology, because here you need logic and understanding in general. In general, this is the basis of the basics, so it's better not to joke with physical. Perhaps we should also mention the Latin language. You should not score on him either, because Latin is needed for anatomy (you will learn the terms both in Russian and Latin), it will also help later on the farm with the preparation of recipes.
Before you skip any pair, find out what it will be for you ;) Some of our departments require a handwritten abstract of 5 sheets, for example. Somewhere you need to come to the department to the teacher on duty and answer a missed topic or write a test. In general, be careful, you need to immediately be able to understand what you can safely skip, and what - only because of illness. (I think this, in principle, applies to any university, not only a medical one.)
Another, of course, important advice is to cover debts on time. Need to get a 1 semester anatomy credit? So get it without putting it off for the second semester, otherwise all this will accumulate, and then you will go to the exam without credits. Seriously, you need to try very hard to pass everything on time, because with each semester the program becomes more and more complicated, more and more information.
But in fact - studying in honey is incredibly interesting, especially if you came here of your own free will.
It's okay to study in medicine. Harder than in many other specialties, but, nevertheless, most of the horror stories, in my personal experience, are the authorship of those who like to accumulate debts and indulge their own laziness. If there is interest in the future profession, there is a desire to learn - these two components will overshadow the difficulties that any freshman may have. You need to be ready for large volumes of material just for cramming: first of all, anatomy, of course. And there will be many subjects that, it would seem, did not fall anywhere for the doctor (economics, for example, in the first semester, or the history of the fatherland, which you spent two rounds in school), you just have to endure them. I do not know about your honey, but we have a system of admissions, when each missed lesson must be closed with an admission with the seal of the dean's office. The queues for them are gigantic, the list is being written from eight in the morning, in general, it is not pleasant enough, and every pass and two must be closed. However, there are some reasons for admission from among the valid ones, which give the right to admission without working out - donor days, for example. You need to be able to study, to allocate your time. Close all debts at once, in no case save. But also do not take failure to heart. I am very grateful to my teacher of anatomy, who at the first lesson told us, the hysterical first, a very life-affirming phrase: "If you get a deuce, you leave the morphocorpus - but life goes on!"