First year students: Finish your course work as strongly as possible. Make sure you utilize any and all resources available to help you succeed. Just because you never needed tutoring or extra review in high school, doesn’t mean you don’t need it now and, as premedical and predental students, you need to be willing to seek out appropriate support and utilize it, not just tough it out on your own. Also be thinking about what extracurricular activities you have really enjoyed this first semester and begin to think how you could develop those interests further. Only take winter session courses if you absolutely have to for some reason. It is really important to avoid academic burnout and the winter break can be a great time to reflect, recharge, and do some out of the classroom learning.