The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
40 Mind Map Mastery for Medical Students with Barry Mapp

40 Mind Map Mastery for Medical Students with Barry Mapp

November 26, 2019

Barry Mapp is a learning instructor that trained under the memory champion and mind map creator, Tony Buzan. He has successfully trained thousands of learners in mind map technique and creation. Today, he is going to help explain how we can use these organization and memory tools in medical school.

 

Intro

5:05 “Left Brain” vs “Right Brain” Myths and Truths: Getting the BIG Picture First

11:55 How to Create a Mind Map for Medical Students

18:50 Strategic Thinking in Mind Map Design Planning & Making Associations

24:25 Avoiding the Reductionist Approach to Mind Map Creation & Adding Methods to Mind Maps for Medical Students

33:30 Just Three Wishes

 

Resources

The Master and His Emissary

The Doctor’s Mind Map

 

You can catch more of Barry Mapp’s materials with his 7 Habits of a Mind Map tutorial and taking his course, The Secrets of Effective Mind Mapping.

 

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39 Education Gamification and Game Design with Keegan Long-Wheeler

39 Education Gamification and Game Design with Keegan Long-Wheeler

November 19, 2019

*Note: This is one of the episodes that ended up posting out of order. Ignore the Nov 5-17th deadline for the raffle as the deadline has been extended a few weeks.

 

Keegan Long-Wheeler is an Educational Technologist Office of Digital Learning at the University of Oklahoma. He has been a creative developer in gamified educational materials and game design for many years. In this episode, we are going to discuss how gamification plays a role in education and where the future of game design may be going for medical and other academic environments.

 

Introduction

4:43 How Students Learn with an Online Educational Environment & Game Design

8:20 Open-source Game-based Learning: Games Offer Bold Learning Insights Nowadays (GOBLIN) and eXperience Play

15:05 Autonomy Over One’s Education with Game-based Design

17:20 Team-based Activities & Educational Collaboration Through Gamifying Medical School

21:00 Using Tokens and Rewards to Encourage Student Participation

 

You can contact Keegan via Twitter for more details. Also, please visit his website and explore his other recommended resources below!

 

Resources

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

Keegan's Website

Goblin Home Page

Goblin Download Pack

eXperience Play Home Page

Twine

Habatica

 

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38 Read This Before Medical School- Part 4

38 Read This Before Medical School- Part 4

November 12, 2019

We’ve made it to Part 4 of Read This Before Medical School! The final section. We cover a lot of self-assessment monitoring tools in the form of a variety of journals. From Habit Tracking to Gratitude Journals, many of these discussed tool have surprising evidence to back up their uses and benefits.

 

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Don’t want to enter the Giveaway? No problem! Keep an eye our for our upcoming Holiday Sale in which we are basically giving the book away free!

 

For a refresher on some related past episodes:

Retrieval Practice Mistakes and Solutions

The Best Note-taking Methods

School Success and Productivity

Efficient Learning Strategies

Durable Learning Strategies

BONUS: Study Tips Interview on the Pre-PA Podcast with Savanna Perry

BONUS: Study Tips Interview on the Pre-PA Podcast with Savanna Perry

November 8, 2019

I want to thank Savanna for having me on the show! Here's a brief snippet from the interview I conducted on the Pre-PA Podcast from The PA Platform. If you would like to listen to the full episode, learn about my personal struggles in medical school, and show your support you can find the entire episode here! Please let Savanna know if you find this information useful and maybe we can work on scheduling a future episode with greater details ;)

For the full episode, see the Pre-PA Podcast.

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37 Using Design Thinking and Challenge-based Learning with the Center for Learning and Teaching Director Dr. Hoda Mostafa

37 Using Design Thinking and Challenge-based Learning with the Center for Learning and Teaching Director Dr. Hoda Mostafa

November 6, 2019

Hoda Mostafa started her academic career in medicine at Cairo University after completing her medical studies in 1996 She joined the faculty at Cairo University, teaching and practicing in the Ophthalmology department until 2011. She is an avid supporter of teaching thinking skills across the disciplines she joined the American University in Cairo in 2011 and is currently the Director at the Center for Learning and Teaching and an Associate Professor of Practice at the American University in Cairo.

 

Introduction

3:52 The Educators Responsibilities to Teach Students How to Learn and Focus on the Process over the Product

5:40 Design Thinking: Using Divergent Thinking, Convergent Thinking, and Iterative Thinking to Reach Educational Goals

9:58 What is Creative Thinking, Innovative Thinking, and How do we Develop Learning and Memory Skills

14:58 Positive Outcomes from Embracing Failure & How Mentorship Directs Medical Education

19:43 Self-directed Learning (including Self-regulated Learning) in Current and Future Medical Course Design (read The Future of Medical Education Design)

25:35 Just 3 Wishes: Use Challenge-Based Learning!

 

You can find out more about Dr. Mostafa here, and check out the University of Cairo’s course page.

 

Resources

Teaching for Critical Thinking

Jared Cooney Horvath

 

Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.

36 Read This Before Medical School- Part 3

36 Read This Before Medical School- Part 3

October 29, 2019

In Part 3 of Read This Before Medical School, we cover two very important topics in Accelerated Learning: Speed Reading and Visual Mnemonics. If you have ever tried to implement these study strategies before and had difficulty, you are not alone! In this section of the book we give you the training designs, charts, and tables you need to be successful in your future study endeavors. 

For Speedreading, we go into greater detail about the SQ3R method to increase comprehension, how to use pacers, how to minimize subvocalization, and why saccadic reading is important for your reading speed.

The second section of Part 3 covers memory techniques. We begin with a discussion of memory and forgetting as well as what the literature has to say about these topics. Then, several different methods for remembering numbers are explained with examples given. Names and places are also difficult for many of us to remember, so a few strategies to boost your ability to remember others are listed out. Lastly, we cover a few advanced memory techniques and mind mapping.

Here are some useful past episodes if you need to brush up on your memory training:

Mullen Memory with Alex Mullen and Cathy Chen

The Journey Method with Nelson Delis

Speed Learning with Howard Berg

Memory Palaces with Anthony Metivier

Creating a Peg System for Numbers

Master of Memory, Timothy Moser

Visual Mnemonics with Picmonic

Mnemonics Creation with Sketchy Medicine

35 How to Memorize 1 MILLION Items with Memory Cities and Mind Forests with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy (Part 2)

35 How to Memorize 1 MILLION Items with Memory Cities and Mind Forests with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy (Part 2)

October 22, 2019

In Episode 36 we continue from our conversation in Episode 34 with Dr. Lev Goldentouch. Dr. Lev Goldentouch is an accelerated learning practitioner and instructor. He has developed advanced memory and speed reading techniques that are unique to his methodologies. He is also the author or Key to Study Skills, and co-developer of the very popular Become a Superlearner course. His wife Anna also provides one-on-one training for those looking to become masters of their learning!

Don't forget to check out our new Book and download your free PDF!

 

Part 2
1:45 Using Mind Cities and Mind Forests to Remember 1 MILLION Objects! & Rehearsal Practice for Advanced Mnemonics
6:50 Improving Mnemonics with Dreams, Cartoons, Magic, and MORE!
10:55 How to Chunk Associations in More Effective Ways & Building a Community at the Medical Mnemonist Mastermind
14:30 Training Synesthesia for Stronger Mnemonic Associations (and the article from Nature that he cited)
16:55 Finding the Right Methods and Steps to Increase Your Reading Speed and Comprehension: Pre-Brainstorming Visuals, Skimming, Scanning, Parafoveal vision, and Compressing Information for Rapid Consolidation
27:00 The Different in Practitioners and Memory Athletes in Memory Training and Accelerated Learning
29:55 The Bare Necessities for Effective Learning and Productivity: Eat Well, Sleep Right, Stay Fit & Knowing Personal Goals
33:55 Just 3 Wishes

 

You can view more of Lev's materials via his blog, Amazon page, or email him personally for a quick response. You can also utilize his personal training for more accelerated learning.

If you would like to try a few of the techniques first, here is a list of affiliate links you should definitely try to advance your skill level:

Speedreading Masterclass

Memory Mastery

Mastermind Group

Superlearner MiniCourse

KeyToStudySkills Book and Audio

Full Course Access.

 

Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.

34 Read This Before Medical School- Part 2: Test Preparation and the MedEdge Method

34 Read This Before Medical School- Part 2: Test Preparation and the MedEdge Method

October 15, 2019

In this second edition of our podcast mini-series, we cover Part 2 of Read This Before Medical School. This section covers the board exams to a greater extent and aims to help learners get into a Board Examiner mentality. We briefly cover the history of the NBME

Our unique MedEdge Method is a concise and powerful tool for exam success. It is comprised of three parts: the Basic Exam Technique, the Tie-Breaker Technique, and the Post-exam Autopsy. These skills can be developed early in a learner's academic career and carried on through their board exams and specialty exams.

Having a method to monitor mistakes, guidance to correcting mistakes, and knowing how to overcome obstacles during your studies and exams will greatly reduce stress during test day!

33 Developing Advanced Memory Techniques with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy (Part 1)

33 Developing Advanced Memory Techniques with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy (Part 1)

October 8, 2019

Dr. Lev Goldentouch is an accelerated learning practitioner and instructor. He has developed advanced memory and speed reading techniques that are unique to his methodologies. He is also the author or Key to Study Skills, and co-developer of the very popular Become a Superlearner course. His wife Anna also provides one-on-one training for those looking to become masters of their learning!

 

Don't forget to check out our new Book and download your free PDF!

 

Intro

Invoking Curiosity is a Key to Accelerated Learning & What are the “Keys To Study”

Visualization for Creative Images → Mind Maps, Memory Palaces → Mental Cities, Mental Forests

Learn Memorization Before Speed Reading & Use a Step By Step Method For Speed and Comprehension

Using Person-Action-Object (PAO Method) and 7-Group Chunking for Creating Visualizations & Mind Mapping and Memory Palaces for Larger Associations

How to Avoid Mental Barriers with Visual Mnemonic Creation: Relaxation, Creativity, and Setting Proper Expectations to Create a Visual Dictionary

The Etymology Method and Osborne's Checklist for Creativity & Anchor Markers → Linking Markers → Hyperlinking for Complex Visualizations

Pre-reading and Brainstorming Visuals to Build Interest BEFORE Reading the Text

Starting Exercises for Student Training: Free Tools and Schedules + Personalized Mentorship

Speed Reading Obstacles and Mistakes to Avoid & Visualizations vs Associations vs Visual Markers

 

You can view more of Lev's materials via his blog, Amazon page, or email him personally for a quick response. You can also utilize his personal training for more accelerated learning.

If you would like to try a few of the techniques first, here is a list of affiliate links you should definitely try to advance your skill level:

Speedreading Masterclass

Memory Mastery

Mastermind Group

Superlearner MiniCourse

KeyToStudySkills Book and Audio

Full Course Access.

 

Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.

32 Read This Before Medical School- Part 1

32 Read This Before Medical School- Part 1

October 1, 2019

The time has finally come! In Episode 33, we start our 4-part mini-series about my soon-to-be-released book, Read This Before Medical School: How to Study Smarter and Live Better While Excelling in Class and on Your USMLE or COMLEX Board Exams. 

In this episode, we will cover Part 1 of the book, which focuses on class study efficiency, home study techniques, self-development, and more. For a free PDF of the Essentials of RTBMS, please go click Here. Here you can download the free Essentials guide or purchase a Paperback or eBook full version!

The next 3 parts of the mini-series will be interspersed between our regular interviews and will cover one section of the book each. Hopefully, these episodes and the free Essentials guide will give everyone a great teaser of the complete material. And with the holidays coming up, please consider supporting us by sharing our many materials with friends and family interested in medicine and learning!