How to prepare for MBBS as a first-year medical student?

Complete medical subjects video lectures for medical 1st year students


Since the subjects and the subject matter studied in MBBS is entirely different from the pre-university levels, students in the beginning may find difficulty to cope. Although every year matters, the first year in particular is very important to a student as it helps them figure out the teething problems in studying, introduces them to new technical terms, tests their fundamentals, what they studied in school, and enables in developing a strong understanding of the basics.

What are the subjects taught in MBBS first year?

Let us first look at the subjects that you will have to study in the first year. Although the reference books and some concepts could differ according to different colleges, the subjects for all will remain the same. The following are the subjects for first year MBBS course:

1. Anatomy

2. Osteology

3. Embryology

4. Physiology

5. Biochemistry

Tip 1: Be structured

Medical study is comparatively a massive course of study that proceeds and builds on complicated concepts. It is the best practice to take one general topic and list all its related topics beneath it. Keep diagrams compact, concise and short so that you would be able to review them easily and speedily for comparison and quick reference.

Tip 2: Go from whole to part

Comb roughly through the assigned unit or chapter in the beginning of your studies so that you get a rough idea of what you will be going to cover. This will keep you enlightened that what you must study, and you will have a clear picture in your mind about what you must study in that specific chapter.

Tip 3: Customize the notes into your own summarized, easy to go through version

This will help you to deal with the knowledge in an efficient way that you can access the knowledge easily and quickly. If you are unable to customize and summarize the notes, then it is a clear sign that either the information is not presented in an organized way or you are not understanding it well.

Tip 4: Use the power of visuals

Visuals help you learn and retain better. Therefore mind-maps, flow charts and videos help retain large information better. Coming to your rescue in this section is the MediMagic app, which has medical content curated just for you. Choose from subjects of Anatomy to physiology – this app truly covers it all.

The app helps you learn two times faster by helping you in depth perception and high-quality 3D medical videos. Not only is each section condensed to give you just the right information – all diagrams and graphs are animated to encourage better learning. Saving the best for the last, you can now access all of MediMagic’s content for free till 31st October 2020!


As far as MBBS is concerned, success is not defined by the marks you score because you will be evaluated on various factors such as presentation and writing skills apart from the knowledge you possess. Aiming for a distinction is not as important as thoroughly understanding and enjoying the subjects. Put in all your focus, passion and energy towards medicine but don't have high expectation with regards to marks. A successful MBBS student is one who has a deep understanding of the concepts in the syllabus, that’s helpful to treat patients after acquiring the degree.

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