There are 2 months left to the entrance test for the Faculty of Medicine 2021 and thousands of kids will spend the summer on books. Registrations close on July 22nd and from today it is possible to register through the Universitaly portal. According to the ministerial announcement 14,020 places are available, provisional number awaiting confirmation. The legal and training network will be held on 12 July at 12 noon Consulcesi will organize a webinar to understand the announcement well. In fact, every year – explains Consulcesi in a note – due to an incorrect reading of the announcement, many run into even serious errors which sometimes even resulted in the cancellation of the test. It is possible to follow the webinar on the Consulcesi Club Facebook page.
Meanwhile, to support the children, Giorgio Nardone’s psychotherapist, neurologist Maria Cristina Gori and nutritionist Marika Picardi have created a support course that selects the best study tips, offers exercises on how to manage anxiety and information on the nutritional properties of foods to be consumed to be focused and sleep well. A team of specialists who responded to the Consulcesi call to create a useful tool for aspiring healthcare professionals to better manage their resources and pass the test, available on www.numerochiuso.info.
The first module deals with the ‘study tips‘and the indications suggest a modality based on the psychology of learning. Starting from the global reading to stimulate the overall cognitive perception. Then a second more analytical reading in which to read carefully, trying to fully understand the contents and highlight a few key lines per page, which lead back to the general topic. The last phase is defined as mnemonic anchoring and consists in rereading the highlighted lines for each chapter, verifying that the contents come back to mind. For subjects with many formulas and data, a schematic representation can also be made at the end of each chapter.
Then you will learn ‘how to manage anxiety‘. A completely normal feeling when we have to face important moments in our life, and which in the right doses can improve performance. If, on the other hand, it becomes pathological, the effect is decidedly negative. Experts propose the worst fantasy exercise: imagining a catastrophic situation brings the mind back to positive thoughts due to the effect called the transmarginal effect.
Also, for the experts it is important ‘do not underestimate sleep‘to preserve your cognitive functions. If you are rested, your mind will function much better and the time required for learning will be less. How to get restful sleep? The National Sleep Foundation has determined the appropriate number of hours based on the age group. Young adults between 18 and 25 years of age should sleep 7 to 9 hours a night, with an allowable range of 6 to 10.
Finally, ‘pay attention to the power supply‘. Emotions are related to intestinal functions and the stress response can lead to intestinal dysbiosis conditions, reducing the absorption of nutrients and promoting anxiety. In the long run, the search for food creates digestive discomfort, up to episodes of gastric reflux or irritable bowel syndrome, in a vicious circle of anxiety and stress. The advice is to eat slowly and at regular times, limit the consumption of fats and avoid alcohol, coffee, spicy spices and acidic foods. The course indicates 5 golden rules and the nutrients that must not be missing in the student’s diet.