The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
School Success and Productivity with Memory Athlete Brad Zupp

School Success and Productivity with Memory Athlete Brad Zupp

July 16, 2019

Brad Zupp is a motivational speaker, memory improvement expert, memory coach, and author of Mastering Memory: 75 Memory Hacks for Success in School, Work, and Life, The Hack-Proof Password System and Unlock Your Amazing Memory who shows people how to supercharge their memories to improve their lives at work, school, and home.

He is also a record-setting memory athlete who participates in memory competitions worldwide. Today he joins us to apply mnemonic devices to medical and healthcare studies, covers recommended training resources, and

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0:45 Intro

4:00 Practice Memory Training on a Daily Basis with Apps and Websites and How it Effects Your Life

7:43 How to Learn to Train Your Memory- Memory Palace and Association Practice for Medical School

9:50 Recommended Mnemonic Tools for Healthcare Students- Using the Picture-Connect-Review Technique to Bridge Your Knowledge and Memory

13:27 DON’T WALK With Your Memory, Learn to FLY!

17:46 How to Jump Start Your Memory While Attending Graduate/Medical School in 15-Minutes per Day & Using STOMP (Self-improvment, Training...and the OMP to be released in Mr. Zupp’s future book!)

22:02 Mastering Your Learning Abilities- We NEVER Stop Learning!

24:04 Self-assessment for When You’ve Hit a Plateau & Using Memory-advocating Study Groups
28:02 Mind Maps for Medical School and Healthcare Education (Scheduling, Planning, Organizing Materials) & Avoiding Mind Map Software

30:23 Why We Don’t Implement Memory Techniques & Gaining Knowledge vs Implementing Training

34:00 Just Three Wishes

 

Recommended Resources

The Memory League

The E-Myth Revisited

 

For personal contact, you can reach Brad via his Email, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn accounts. You can find all of his resources at BradZupp.com and review his presentations for young students. You can download his FREE ebook: Tips to Help Your Child Improve Focus and Remember Better and 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Memory

How-to Memory Palaces for School Textbooks and Lectures

How-to Memory Palaces for School Textbooks and Lectures

July 9, 2019

How do I create memory palaces for school textbooks and lectures? 

In this episode, we cover some of the structural planning you should consider when covering large topics, textbooks, and your medical studies. Making a memory palace for your school materials don't need to be difficult, but there are some constraints to plan for in order to maximize your mnemonics. 

In today’s training session, memory palaces for integrated and clinical medical knowledge.

We still often learn discipline-based medicine during our first few years of school, but what is more clinically relevant is to integrate multiple factors across disciplines. Making a memory palace under this curriculum may look very different, but it doesn’t have to be threatening. We can reuse a lot of the visual markers we have used previously to make new palaces under a more integrative design.

Useful Tools:
Keep a Memory Palace List
Keep a Memory Journal
Practice Daily!

We will also cover an example of how to plan out your memory palace for your school textbooks and lecture notes and explain how Pre-meds can get a jump start on their medical memory palaces!

Link from previous episodes mentioned in this show:
Timothy Moser
Greg Rodden Episode
Anthony Metivier
Anders Ericsson

Common Retrieval Practice Mistakes and Solutions for your Medical Studies

Common Retrieval Practice Mistakes and Solutions for your Medical Studies

June 25, 2019

Today we cover how to set up your spaced repetition and retrieval practice for medical school. A deeper explanation of my 11311 Method is elaborated on as well as examples given. What happens if you run out of time? What happens if you remember material for a week or a month, but then lose it? These are common complaints from medical students, and are covered more in this episode. Also, how to utilize these same strategies for your memory palaces and other medical mnemonics will be explored in more detail.

Don’t forget to join our new ITB Community Slack Channel to discuss, share, and interact with all InsideTheBoards network members and podcasts hosts! You can also join the Medical Mnemonist Mastermind Group on Facebook for memory specific questions and comments.

Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic

Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic

June 18, 2019

When trying to create visual mnemonics for medicine, there are few places that students can go for comprehensive examples. But one of those places that needs no introduction is Picmonic. Since 2011, Picmonic has been bringing graphic representations of education related mnemonics to a variety of healthcare fields. Today, we have Ron Robertson, the co-founder and CEO of Picmonic here to help guide us in creating our medical mnemonics. Rob thank you for taking the time to come on the show today!

 

Intro 1:30

3:41 Why Visual Mnemonics?

7:13 You Don’t Need to be an Artist to Make Visual Markers!

8:21 How to Review your Visual Mnemonics and Tips to Create Your Own

11:05 Turning Every Word into a Character, Playing with Phonetics, Tie Characters Together, and Making Wacky Visuals

13:50 Learning, Quizzing, and Spaced Review of your Visual Mnemonics

17:17 Don’t Make Study Mistakes: Practice Active Recall and Elaboration!

19:20 Using Settings/Scenes/Themes as Memory Palaces and Using Picmonic Freemium Services

25:10 Common Pitfalls in Visual Mnemonic Creation

28:14 Just Three Wishes

32:05 Recommended Resources: FirstAid, Pathoma, Osmosis, Sketchy, UWorld, Kaplan, OnlineMedEd

 

For more information, visit Picmonic to view their full list of resources. Try out their Picmonic Generator to create your own visual mnemonics for FREE!

Don’t forget to join our new ITB Community Slack Channel to discuss, share, and interact with all InsideTheBoards network members and podcasts hosts! You can also join the Medical Mnemonist Mastermind Group on Facebook for memory specific questions and comments.

Deliberate Practice: Self-Assessment and Finding a Mentor in Medical Education - Dr Anders Ericsson Part 2

Deliberate Practice: Self-Assessment and Finding a Mentor in Medical Education - Dr Anders Ericsson Part 2

June 11, 2019

Here is Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Anders Ericsson. We discuss one of the important aspects of Deliberate Practice, namely how to self-assess and find mentors for assessment. Gaining mastery in a subject takes time, practice, and guidance. Here are some of the tips you can use to gain mastery in your medical studies! Also, look below for how to join our new ITB Community via Slack.

0:50 Recording Your Study Experience for Mentor Appraisal

2:03 Using a Journal for Self-Assessment and for Mentor Use

7:08 Deliberate Practice for Medical Mnemonics

9:20 Using Patient Illness Scripts for Visual Mnemonics and Gaining Mastery Through Elaboration

14:25 How to Use State Dependent Memory for Exam Preparation

19:12 Just Three Wishes

 

Join our ITB Slack Community channel. Here you can reach out to ask us questions, leave feedback, and communicate with each other.

Also, join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group to interact with other medical mnemonists!

Deliberate Practice for Medical Students with Dr Anders Ericsson- Part 1

Deliberate Practice for Medical Students with Dr Anders Ericsson- Part 1

June 4, 2019

Many students that strive for graduate degrees and high honors are thought of as having Type A personalities, being born gifted, or have developed expertise in their area of study. This is especially true for medical students. But we were all cut from the same cloth, and expertise is a state more so then a trait. I’m very pleased to announce that today we have one of the foremost experts on expertise, Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, here to tell us how we can develop expertise in our studies! Dr. Ericsson is a Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State. He is well known for his work on Deliberate Practice, which was exemplified by his 2016 publication of Peak: Secrets for the New Science of Expertise. Dr. Ericsson, welcome to the show.

Intro

2:10 Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule and What He Missed: Practice vs Deliberate Practice

7:33 Memory Research: Joshua Foer & How Anyone Can Learn The Techniques

13:52 How to Implement Deliberate Practice in Medical Training

18:06 Comparing Purposeful Practice and Deliberate Practice

19:31 Steps in Deliberate Practice: Goals, Focus, Feedback, Pushing Your Limits!

21:52 Self-Assessment Skills & When to Seek a Mentor

 

Find Dr. Ericsson's book at PeakTheBook.com and this recommended reading article.

Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group to interact with other medical mnemonists! Also, download the InsideTheBoards All Audio Q-bank iOS App to study on the go! First and Second years can now enjoy our Pysiology by Physeo podcast, and receive discounts of Physeo subscriptions!

BONUS: Visual Markers and Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco; Interviewed by Greg Rodden of Physiology by Physeo

BONUS: Visual Markers and Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco; Interviewed by Greg Rodden of Physiology by Physeo

May 24, 2019

Today we have a special edition! I will be interviewed by Physiology by Physeo's host, Greg Rodden! Greg is one of my teammates from InsideTheBoards, and questions me on a step by step process for creating visual markers and memory palaces for your medical studies. In this episode, we give a basic outline, rules, and obstacles to be cautious of when creating your medical student memory palaces. We will explore the cephalosporin antibiotic class in this tutorial example. 

Themes and Organization of Medical Memory Palaces with a Master of Memory Timothy Moser

Themes and Organization of Medical Memory Palaces with a Master of Memory Timothy Moser

May 21, 2019

We all need a little help when learning to create our own mnemonics and memory palaces. It can be difficult to apply a strategy that you previously used successfully to a new topic or area of study. Luckily, we have a Master of Memory here to guide us: Timothy Moser. Author, Spanish instructor, and podcaster, Timothy has taught hundreds of people how to use memory palaces to learn new materials. Timothy, it’s great to have you hear today!

 

Intro

3:30 Discipline-based vs Systems-based Medicine and Medical Mnemonics

4:30 Mind Map Use for Organizing your Memory Palace & Spanish Language Examples to Structure Your Memory Palace

9:30 Using Themes to Structure your Medical Memory Palace

11:48 The Issue of Separating Discipline and Systems Knowledge & Integrating Knowledge of Different Learning Curriculum

13:30 Time Management: How to Spend your Dedicated Memory Practice Study Time

16:00 Handling Medical Terminology with Similar Names and Pronunciations

18:55 Can and Should We Make Mnemonics for Materials Already Learned?

22:50 Just Three Wishes

 

For more information from Timothy Moser, check out the Master Of Memory Startup Guide. There are also great, free videos and podcasts available for language learning at Accelerated Spanish Start.

Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org!

Memory Palaces, Spaced Repetition, and Yoda from Ryan Orwig of STATmed Learning Part 2

Memory Palaces, Spaced Repetition, and Yoda from Ryan Orwig of STATmed Learning Part 2

May 14, 2019

In this episode Ryan Orwig from STATmed Learning (The STATmed Program) explains education theories regarding mind maps and organizing your study structure. He explains how to use Minimally Effective Links for creating Memory Palaces, and why Yoda may not have been the best instructor in the galaxy after all.

1:44 Continuing from Part 1: Using Spaced Repetition, Retrieval Practice, and Time Management

3:58 Theory on Mind Maps and Concept Maps for Study Organization and Structure

8:58 Memory Palace Examples for Medical Students

13:28 Using the Minimally Effective Link (MEL) for Medical Memory Palaces & Self Check Records

17:28 Using Retrieval Practice for your Memory Palaces (4x in 48 Hours)

19:41 Sound-Based Links (SBL), Association-Based Links (ABL) & Prescribed Links (PL) for Visual Mapping

22:58 Mistakes in Linking Terms within Memory Palaces & Weak Dynamic Visual Mnemonics

35:18 Using “Crude” Visual Mnemonics and Documenting Your Visuals: Medical Student Testimonials

38:20 Yoda and Retrieval Practice: A New Debate

 

Listeners of The Medical Mnemonist can use the PROMO CODE TMMP2019 for a limited time discount during the summer of 2019 for The STATMed Class (study methodology) and The STATMed Boards Workshop (Boards test-taking skills for the self-identified “bad test-taker”).

Learn more about STATMed Learning and The STATProgram. Find more content on STATMed Learning’s YouTube page.

You can also contact STATMed through emailing Ryan, or calling/texting 304.654.6503. Learn more, ask questions, share your story, and see if STATMed can help you.

 

Test Taking Skills and Working Memory Limitations with STATmed founder Ryan Orwig Part 1

Test Taking Skills and Working Memory Limitations with STATmed founder Ryan Orwig Part 1

May 7, 2019

There are many study methods when discussing the boards and graduate level exams. Being efficient and understanding time management is one skill required for accelerated learning. Today we have Ryan Orwig, creator of STATMed Learning, where he teaches med students and doctors better ways to study, maximize their time, create memory palaces, and take boards-style tests.

 

Intro

3:42 STATmed Workshop and Course & Focus on Working Memory for the Boards

9:52 Test Taking Misses vs Knowledge Misses: How Do We Tell?

13:44 Pattern Recognition & Differences in Individual Learning

20:07 Having a Study Pattern to Troubleshoot

24:04 Study Methodology (Course) vs Test Taking Skills (Workshop): Using the STATmed Platforms

 

In the next episode, we will continue with Ryan Orwig and the use of visual mnemonics for memory. We will take a deeper dive into the how, what, where, when, and why of memory palaces, mind maps, and other visual memory techniques. Ryan will also give some insight into the obstacles he has run across teaching these methods to his students.

Listeners of The Medical Mnemonist can use the PROMO CODE TMMP2019 for a limited time discount during the summer of 2019 for The STATMed Class (study methodology) and The STATMed Boards Workshop (Boards test-taking skills for the self-identified “bad test-taker”).

Learn more about STATMed Learning and The STATProgram. Find more content on STATMed Learning’s YouTube page.

You can also contact STATMed through emailing Ryan, or calling/texting 304.654.6503. Learn more, ask questions, share your story, and see if STATMed can help you.

 

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