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What if you had the skills of a Memory Champion? What if you could remember more, quicker, and retain information for a longer time? How much easier would the USMLE Step or COMLEX Level exams be? The Medical Mnemonist Podcast is a journey into the top techniques for medical mnemonics, study skills, board exam tips, and accelerated learning training. With expert interviews, study hacks, and training tips to make YOU the next Medical Mnemonist.

Building off of the InsideTheBoards platform, FreeMedEd uses expert interviews from the leaders in medical education, cognitive psychology, and mnemonic training to bring you Medical/Nursing/Physician Assistant School training to improve your Board Exams and reduce burnout. From increased Efficiency and Productivity to better Work-Life Balance, these tips and exercises can impact every aspect of the learning, teaching, and clinical experiences. Reach us at medicalmnemonist@gmail.com or find us on social media!

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What if you had the skills of a Memory Champion? What if you could remember more, quicker, and retain information for a longer time? How much easier would the USMLE Step or COMLEX Level exams be? The Medical Mnemonist Podcast is a journey into the top techniques for medical mnemonics, study skills, board exam tips, and accelerated learning training. With expert interviews, study hacks, and training tips to make YOU the next Medical Mnemonist.

Building off of the InsideTheBoards platform, FreeMedEd uses expert interviews from the leaders in medical education, cognitive psychology, and mnemonic training to bring you Medical/Nursing/Physician Assistant School training to improve your Board Exams and reduce burnout. From increased Efficiency and Productivity to better Work-Life Balance, these tips and exercises can impact every aspect of the learning, teaching, and clinical experiences. Reach us at medicalmnemonist@gmail.com or find us on social media!

    51 Medical Mnemonics Masterclass for Medical Students

    51 Medical Mnemonics Masterclass for Medical Students

    This is our FINAL recap for medical mnemonics as we finish off the best practices for memory palaces and mistakes to be aware of. With an organized structure, we can create very elaborate and dense palaces. Alternatively, with less structure, we can create visual mnemonic associations more quickly.
    There are many strategies to utilize when it comes to creating our own personalized visual markers. As it is a creative process, there is no right or wrong answer. Similar to much of learning, it all comes down to what works best for you. This comes from experimentation, education, and consistency. So study smart and remember longer with these key points of memory palace creation for medical students!

    Key Episode Points!
    1:45 Begin at the Beginning- Organizing and Structuring Your Memory Palace
    14:30 Using Spaced-repetition & Adding Linking Markers to Visual Mnemonics
    19:50 Advanced Techniques- Hyperlinking, PAO, Memory Cities, Mind Forests
    23:26 Avoid Pitfalls- Negative Self Talk, Density of Visuals, Limited Memory Palaces, and MORE!
    38:08 To Tech or Not to Tech & Information Overload

    For a complete list of episodes, visit our Podcast page. The interviews mentioned in this episode include:
    2. Memory Palaces basics w/ Mullen Memory’s Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen
    3. Advanced Memory Techniques with Mullen Memory
    6. Memory Training and Emotional Intelligence for Test Preparation with Howard Berg- Part 2
    8. Memory and Mental Health with the Magnetic Memory Method's Dr. Anthony Metivier
    9. Guide to Memory Palaces with the Magnetic Memory Method & Anthony Metivier- Part 2
    12. Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao
    19. Memory Palaces, Spaced Repetition, and Yoda from Ryan Orwig of STATmed Learning Part 2
    20. Themes and Organization of Medical Memory Palaces with a Master of Memory Timothy Moser
    26. School Success and Productivity with Memory Athlete Brad Zupp
    30. Atomic Memory Techniques from Memory Athlete Daniel Kilov
    33. Developing Advanced Memory Techniques with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy (Part 1)

    Join our next Medical Mnemonist Meetup (the page will be updated when the new meetup is scheduled)! Also, keep track of our Online Medical Education Summit page. When it is finalized this is where you will be able to register for your FREE ticket!
    If you would like to learn more about these topics, check out Read This Before Medical School or sign up for a Consultation/Tutoring session with Chase DiMarco!
    Like our sister organization, FindARotation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Save FindARotation.com to your browser and check back every few weeks for the platform launch!

    • 54 min
    50 Why You Should Use Visual Mnemonics for Medicine NOW! Recap Part 4

    50 Why You Should Use Visual Mnemonics for Medicine NOW! Recap Part 4

    Here is our second part of the accelerated learning and mnemonics recap of all 2019 highlights! You will get a much more succinct view of how to create visual mnemonics, how to create dynamic stories and an introduction in adding these into a memory palace. The third part of the accelerated learning recap will finalize this part of the mini-series by condensing a year of great memory palace techniques, mistakes, and more into one informative episode!

    Key Episode Points!
    2:42 Creating Visualizations- Visual Aids for Memory Techniques
    5:40 Peg System Example with Howard Berg
    11:29 Using Associations to Create Dynamic Visuals
    16:53 The Story/Linking Method
    22:50 An Intro to Memory Palaces
    39:53 You are Invited! Check out our first Meetup and Other Events to Come

    For a complete list of episodes, visit our Podcast page. The interviews mentioned in this episode include:
    2. Memory Palaces basics w/ Mullen Memory’s Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen
    3. Advanced Memory Techniques with Mullen Memory
    4. Visual Marker Creation & Journey Method w/ Nelson Dellis: Climb4Memory, 4x US Memory Champion, and Author
    6. Memory Training and Emotional Intelligence for Test Preparation with Howard Berg- Part 2
    8. Memory and Mental Health with the Magnetic Memory Method's Dr. Anthony Metivier
    9. Guide to Memory Palaces with the Magnetic Memory Method & Anthony Metivier- Part 2
    12. Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao
    17. Creating Visual Mnemonics with Sketchy Medical Drs. Bryan and Aaron Lemieux
    23. Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic
    26. School Success and Productivity with Memory Athlete Brad Zupp
    30. Atomic Memory Techniques from Memory Athlete Daniel Kilov
    33. Developing Advanced Memory Techniques with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy (Part 1)
     
    If you would like to learn more about these topics, check out Read This Before Medical School or sign up for a Consultation/Tutoring session with Chase DiMarco!
    Like our sister organization, FindARotation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Save FindARotation.com to your browser and check back every few weeks for the platform launch!

    • 44 min
    49 How Small Consistent Changes Create BIG Results with Ian Gibbs

    49 How Small Consistent Changes Create BIG Results with Ian Gibbs

    In this episode, we have Ian Gibbs, speaker on academic learning and author of multiple books including 23 Tips to Learn Stuff Better. Ian was able to 4x his learning speed when he learned how to implement a few simple study methods. Today, we will learn how to "learn stuff better” and become more productive in our academic and clinical lives.
     
    Intro
    5:15 How Learning About Learning Techniques Can Lead to 4x Faster Learning
    9:10 The Benefits of Learning Out Loud & Peer Mentorship for Rehearsal Practice
    13:56 How to Implement Better Learning Strategies as Medical & Healthcare Students
    20:23 The Challenges With Pre-made and Self-made Flashcards
    29:47 Why Making Mistakes and Mindset are So Powerful For Learning
     
    Find more about Ian and his great material on his website and YouTube Channel!
    Interested in the Medical Mnemonist Meetup? Please see the Registration Page. There are only 25 free spots available!
     
    For other episodes regarding expertise and study skills, consider checking out
    Episode 21 with Anders Ericcson and Deliberate Practice
    Episode 7 with Megan Sumaracki and Effective Learning Strategies
     
    If you would like to learn more about these topics, check out Read This Before Medical School or sign up for a Consultation/Tutoring session with Chase DiMarco!

    • 45 min
    48 Learn Faster with Accelerated Learning in Medicine! Recap Part 3

    48 Learn Faster with Accelerated Learning in Medicine! Recap Part 3

    In this episode, we will take our first recap look at accelerated learning techniques. Here, we focus on the limitations of our brain and our memory. With a deeper understanding of these limitations, we can plan to fight against the Forgetting Curve and succeed at learning quicker.
    We will also take a broader view of speed reading and mind maps for medical students and give examples of how to use these in our current studies. Those who seek more direct advice on these topics can reach out to Chase, or visit FindARotation on the social media links below.
    Key Episode Points!
    2:50 Intro to Mnemonics for Med School
    24:20 Speed Reading Tutorials and Mistakes
    37:40 Mind Maps as Medical Mnemonics
     
    For a complete list of episodes, visit our Podcast page. The interviews mentioned in this episode include:
    2. Memory Palaces basics w/ Mullen Memory’s Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen
    4. Visual Marker Creation & Journey Method w/ Nelson Dellis: Climb4Memory, 4x US Memory Champion, and Author
    5. Speed Learning with Guinness World Speed Reading Record Holder Howard Berg
    10. Overcoming Learning Challenges in Medicine from Dr. Barbara Oakley
    26. School Success and Productivity with Memory Athlete Brad Zupp
    28. Meta-cognition for Studying and Changing Our Brains With Thought by Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath
    30. Atomic Memory Techniques from Memory Athlete Daniel Kilov
    31. WOOP and Evidence-Based Study Techniques with Dr. Daniel Saddawi-Konefka
    35. How to Memorize 1 MILLION Items with Memory Cities and Mind Forests with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy (Part 2)
    37. Using Design Thinking and Challenge-based Learning with the Center for Learning and Teaching Director Dr. Hoda Mostafa
    40. Mind Map Mastery for Medical Students with Barry Mapp
    41. Using Visualizations and Mental Imagery for Increased Memory with Kam Knight
     
    If you would like to learn more about these topics, check out Read This Before Medical School or sign up for a Consultation/Tutoring session with Chase DiMarco!
    Like our sister organization, FindARotation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Save FindARotation.com to your browser and check back every few weeks for the platform launch!

    • 48 min
    47 The Premed & Med Student Guide to Effective Learning, Recap Part 2

    47 The Premed & Med Student Guide to Effective Learning, Recap Part 2

    In Episode 47 we finish off the evidence-based study skills and spaced-repetition techniques we eluded to in Part 1 (Episode 46) of this mini-series. Much of the research conducted by the Institute of Education Sciences suggests that certain learning methods, such as spacing and rehearsal practice, provide strong evidence to their effectiveness. This should be no surprise to frequent listeners to this podcast as these topics are mentioned in a majority of interviews conducted!
    On top of these skills, how to perform them, and mistakes to be aware of, the topic of mentorship arises later in the episode. What are some of the benefits of having a mentor and how can you search for clinical experiences earlier on in your education? Those who seek more direct advice on these topics can reach out to Chase, or visit FindARotation on the social media links below.
    Key Episode Points!
    2:50 Evidence-based Learning Strategies for Medical Students
    1335 Durable Learning?
    12:10 How to use Spaced Repetition and Rehearsal Practice for Medical Students
    24:05 Common Spaced Repetition Mistakes to Avoid
    30:17 Get a Mentor! Use FindARotation!
     
    For a complete list of episode, visit our Podcast page. The interviews mentioned in this episode include:
    1. Flashcards and Study Hacks with Medical School 2.0 author Dr. David Larson
    7. The Six Strategies of Effective Learning with Learning Scientist, Dr. Megan Sumeracki
    10. Overcoming Learning Challenges in Medicine from Dr. Barbara Oakley
    11. Durable Learning Strategies with the Learning Geek's Jake Gittleson
    16. Efficient Learning Strategies from Dr. Wendell Cole of The Medical School Survival Kit and Convos with Cole
    17. Creating Visual Mnemonics with Sketchy Medical Drs. Bryan and Aaron Lemieux
    31. WOOP and Evidence-Based Study Techniques with Dr. Daniel Saddawi-Konefka
    37. Using Design Thinking and Challenge-based Learning with the Center for Learning and Teaching Director Dr. Hoda Mostafa
    If you would like to learn more about these topics, check out Read This Before Medical School or sign up for a Consultation/Tutoring session with Chase DiMarco!
    Like our sister organization, FindARotation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Save FindARotation.com to your browser and check back every few weeks for the platform launch!

    • 36 min
    46 Best Study Efficiency, Note Taking, and Flashcard Techniques in Medicine for 2020, Recap Part 1

    46 Best Study Efficiency, Note Taking, and Flashcard Techniques in Medicine for 2020, Recap Part 1

    In part 1 of our 2019 Best Episodes Recap, we will review some of the highlights from our expert interviews. Part 1 will cover study efficiency, time management in medical school, group studying, note-taking techniques, and even a brief overview of flashcard techniques.
    Exploring the techniques that work for us, personally, will greatly reduce the weekly effort and time it requires to cover all of the material required for your studies. Knowing your purpose in studying this material (short vs long-term) can also determine what techniques are going to be more beneficial. We may wish to stick with regular notes for less important material, make graphic Mind Maps for outlines, or move tricky material into our spaced repetition flashcard decks.
    Key Episode Points!1:50 Efficient Study Planning & Student Time Management8:45 Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance!20:10 Be Nice: Tips to Working in Groups 25:58 Note-taking Success with the Cornell Method & Minds Maps 30:27 How to Create Medical Flashcard Decks
    For a complete list of episodes, visit our Podcast page. The interviews mentioned in this episode include:
    1. Flashcards and Study Hacks with Medical School 2.0 author Dr. David Larson
    3. Advanced Memory Techniques with Mullen Memory
    5. Memory Training and Emotional Intelligence for Test Preparation with Howard Berg- Part 2
    7. The Six Strategies of Effective Learning with Learning Scientist, Dr. Megan Sumeracki
    12. Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao
    16. Efficient Learning Strategies from Dr. Wendell Cole of The Medical School Survival Kit and Convos with Cole
    19. Memory Palaces, Spaced Repetition, and Yoda from Ryan Orwig of STATmed Learning Part 2
    27. The Best Note-Taking Methods and Increasing Your Reading Speed and Comprehension with Abby Marks Beale
    28. Meta-cognition for Studying and Changing Our Brains With Thought by Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath
    37. Using Design Thinking and Challenge-based Learning with the Center for Learning and Teaching Director Dr. Hoda Mostafa
    If you would like to learn more about these topics, check out Read This Before Medical School or sign up for a Consultation/Tutoring session with Chase DiMarco!

    • 44 min

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