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79 7 Habits of Highly Successful Medical Students
Chase DiMarco talks about 7 habits of highly successful medical students, a concept borrowed from Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He tries to dissect how the book's strategies can be applied to the medical world and explain why habits can make or break your medical journey.
[03:29] Be proactive [04:57] Begin with The End in Mind [06:23] Putting First Things First [07:34] The Win-Win Situation [08:53] Understand Before Understanding [10:30] Synergy [11:57] Sharpening Your Saw
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78 Student EQ, Group Study, and Card Games with Paulius Mui MD
Dr. Paulius Mui, a family medicine resident, discusses Table Rounds, the medical card game he co-created to help medical students learn medical terms and topics.
[02:25] Understanding Table Rounds and How You Can Benefit From it [06:31] Active Learning Through Gamification [11:07] Why Most Games Require Some Foundational Knowledge [12:58] The Future of Games in Medical Education [19:48] How Games Help in Group Study Settings [24:40] The Things Dr. Mui Could Change if He Could Go Back in Time
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Applying Spaced Repetition and Visual Mnemonics to Medical Study with Gabe Wyner (Ep. 55 Rebroadcast)
Gabe Wyner, author of Fluent Forever, is fluent in 8 languages and has developed multiple strategies for mnemonics-based learning. Today’s episode will cover how to apply those strategies to the medical field.
[2:20] Developing Initial Learning Strategies. [7:10] Implementing Memory Skills: Pre-packaged vs. Personalized Options [10:08] Levels of Processing [16:10] The Importance of the Personal Level of Processing [27:00] Topic Management [37:40] Repetition and Retention
Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) Flashcards with Brocencephalon (Ep. 61 Rebroadcast)
Dr. Amreet Sidhu is a Toronto-born Internal Medicine Resident based in Detroit. He is the creator of Brosencephalon, a comprehensive set of pre-clinical flashcards created for self-study that spread worldwide. Amreet’s cards have evolved into a community-driven project by medical students for medical students. Today’s episode will cover the inspiration behind the creation of Brosencephalon, the most useful aspects of Anki and how to create your own effective flashcards for retention.
[3:20] The Inspiration Behind the Creation of Brosencephalon [7:42] Evidence Based Cognitive Learning for Effective Retention [9:59] How COVID-19 is Facilitating Change for Brosencephalon and Learning Programs [13:59] Curricular Design and Application [15:31] Creating Effective and Efficient Flashcards [19:58] The Benefits of Cognitive Effort When Creating Flashcards [23:30] Digital Cards vs. Physical [25:50] Elaborative Interrogation and its Relevance to Flashcards. [30:45] How to Integrate Multiple Learning Strategies [34:19] Using Flashcards for Self-Assessment [37:53] The Need to Update Standard Western Learning Conventions [40:00] Amreet’s Favourite Anki Plugins [41:50] The Use of Mnemonics and Images in Flashcards [43:43] What Would Amreet Change if He Could go Back in Time? Resources
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Memory Palace Excuses/Solutions, Meditations & Habit Stacking with Anthony Metivier (Ep. 63 Rebroadcast)
Dr. Anthony Metivier is a prolific speaker, bestselling author, and creator of the Magnetic Memory Method. This is his third time guesting on the podcast and joins us today to discuss the Magnetic Memory Method, overcoming obstacles to retention and common memory misconceptions.
[2:15] About Anthony’s TEDx Talk and New Book ‘The Victorious Mind’ [4:13] Memory Palaces: Spatial Mnemonics to Promote Retention [6:45] Overcoming Excuses to Create Memory Technique [7:29] The Magnetic Method: Creating Reliable Retention and Repelling the Unnecessary [11:03] The ‘Bad Memory’ Misconception and How to Conquer it [12:15] The Benefits of Utilizing Memory Techniques Beyond Learning [13:00] Understanding That Fun Should not be a Requirement for Learning [16:08] Building Systems That Require Participation to Reach Your Goals [19:09] Creating Your Goals: Doing Due Diligence to Understand Your Path [22:20] Pre-Planning: Decreasing Cognitive Load by Creating Visual Dictionaries [24:35] Multi-Sensory Dictionary Creation [30:25] Re-visitation Pattern Retention [33:25] Space Repetition vs. Memory Palace Techniques: There is No Universal Tool [36:30] Meditations: Reducing the Self-Referential Inner Narrative
Tackling Medical Exams and Flashcards with Dr. Ali Abdaal (Ep. 69 Rebroadcast)
Dr. Ali Abdaal discusses evidence-based study methods for medical students, tips for using medical flashcards, and the role of fun in productivity.
[01:36] Evidence-Based Study Techniques [04:55] Anki and Other Flashcard Apps [06:35] Mnemonics and Memory Palaces [08:27] Tips for Using Flashcards [12:36] Defining Productivity & How to be Productive [14:44] How to Overcome Common Productivity Struggles [16:45] The Role of Fun in Learning & Productivity [21:00] Avoiding the Professional “Conveyor Belt” and Achieving Happiness
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