Well I think that’s your problem right there; you’re comparing yourself to other students. I mean it’s human nature to do that, but if you go down that path it will eat you alive because inevitably there will always be people who are better than you, and because we’re our own worst critics we will always perceive other people to be better than us no matter what we do.
So first off, stop doing that to yourself! Secondly, yes, it’s so much info. It’s like trying to drink from a fire hydrant. But you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. No professional is going to remember everything they learned in their studies, it’s impossible. The very first day of med school they told us after Step 1 you’re only going to remember around 30% of the info because it’s just meant to be a foundation to build your skills on. The goal is to establish a familiarity with the concepts and information so that you know where to look when you’re confronted with it, not to become this flawless encyclopedia. So take a deep breath, enjoy all of the information, wade through it like an explorer stumbling through the jungle. The collective knowledge of the medical field is outstanding, and every morning I wake up and I’m thankful that I get to be part of it. Anyways, sorry for the rant, I hope that helps.
And random fact: everyone in my class thought I was some sort of super genius for some reason and I was the one everyone was comparing themselves to. I scream-laughed when I found this out. If only they knew…