Well planned is almost done. This is most important part. You should clear your aims. After that you make plan how to do it.You need a to make a realistic plan and schedule with clear milestones. Without milestones this course is infinite and you will get lost. Believe in your ability and determination to get that residency spot and you'll be okay
As reading and learning you need to know which type you are. There are some basic advice you can get, but after that is all up to you.
1. The first thing you must do is to learn to read. This is that you learn to read in correct way. Maximizing your reading comfort you maximize your output.
2. One another thing that you shouldn't have anything important (excluding of course reading) in your mind. This is important.
3. Choose the best reading place. If you like library go library. If you lprefer home read in home. The best place is where you are comfort and where you can minimize distracting activities.
4. motivation - nobody can put it in you, this is one thing you must find by yourself. Dream, dream and dream. After dreaming put your thoughts in paper and ask how you can make your dreams come true. This is what works for me.