The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao

Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao

March 26, 2019

Dr. Yifan Xiao of Osmosis joins us to discuss creating memory palaces for medical students and spaced repetition. Osmosis hosts dozens of free medical animation and educational videos, as well as a premium subscription for their other study materials. As the Director of Script Writing, Dr. Xiao explains some of the current learning methodologies utilized within Osmosis content, and the future direction of using Memory Palaces and Mind Maps in medical education.

 

Intro to Osmosis and Dr. Xiao

5:08 Stages of Osmosis Learning- Understand then Memorize using Mind Maps and Memory Palaces

9:10 Creating Your Own Mind Maps → Stronger Memorization

11:30 Creating Your Own Memory Palaces → Real vs Simulated

15:00 Mind Map Examples (Antibiotics)

20:10 Tips and Mistakes to Avoid in Memory Palace Creation

26:00 Walk Down Memory Lane

 

Resources

 

FME Related Blogs

Mind Maps for Medical Students

Advanced Medical School Note Taking with Mind Maps

 

You can also reach Dr. Xiao at Yifan@Osmosis.org.

 

 

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Durable Learning Strategies with the Learning Geek’s Jake Gittleson

Durable Learning Strategies with the Learning Geek’s Jake Gittleson

March 19, 2019

A Learning Geek joins us to talk nerdy about learning! Jake Gittleson joins us to discuss how Mindset and Learning Ecosystems play a pivotal part in our learning success. We also cover how mental representations and making material personally relevant has a great impact on the lasting nature of what we learn. As a Learning Strategist, Jake helps organizations and individuals implement the best learning techniques into their programs for maximum efficiency. We explore some concrete examples of how to utilize these strategies in our academic and medical studies.

 

Intro

1:45 About the Man and the Podcast

4:28 Durable Learning Strategies

8:06 Explore Personal Relevancy in the Materials & Writing Personal Goals

11:55 Format your own Self-Directed Learning

15: Stress Mindset and Spaced-Retrieval

20: Mental Representations and Utilizing Instructor Knowledge

22: Walk Down Memory Lane

Recommendations

 

Connect with Jake via Linkedin and check out his Blog Posts

 

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Overcoming Learning Challenges in Medicine from Dr. Barbara Oakley

Overcoming Learning Challenges in Medicine from Dr. Barbara Oakley

March 13, 2019

 

Dr. Barbara Oakley is a renown instructor, author, and online course creator. Today she covers memory sciences and common pitfalls that medical students should be aware of. There are strong links between sleep and long-term neurodevelopment, which she will explain in greater detail. Despite your natural memory abilities compared to your peers, there are ways to even the playing field. Today’s discussion will elaborate on the scheduling and resource utilization needed to maximize your academic success.

 

00:00 Introduction

2:15 How to Learn Efficiently & Overcoming Learning Challenges

6:45 Expect the Unexpected: Utilizing Older Study Materials, CourseHero, and Academic Relationships

11:50 Pitfalls in Medical Study Habits & Sleep Health for Neuroarchitecture

15:50 Focused vs Diffused/Default Learning Modes & Meditation

19:50 Bad Habits of Medical Students & Nature v. Nurture

23:10 Using Visualizations for Conceptual Understanding

25:00 A Walk Down Memory Lane

29:20 Recommended resources:

 

 

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Guide to Memory Palaces with the Magnetic Memory Method & Anthony Metivier- Part 2

Guide to Memory Palaces with the Magnetic Memory Method & Anthony Metivier- Part 2

March 5, 2019

Continuing with last episode, Dr. Metivier discusses memory palace pitfalls and techniques to improve your practice. He offers a step by step process to strengthen your mnemonics chops! Anthony has interviewed dozens of the top experts on memory training, memory champions, mind maps, and many accelerated learning techniques. He offers a free course (see the link below), as well as per personal training via his for-pay courses. 

By using some of these simple strategies, you can implement these memory techniques into your medical and higher education training and succeed in your academic paths. We discuss how creating your own, personal mnemonics are much more durable than using those created by others. He also discussed how Digital Amnesia rots your brain!

If you are interested in studying medical mnemonics for mental health, reach out to Anthony on social media or via the Magnetic Memory Method website. Let him know where you heard about the project!

 

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Part 2

Intro

0:25 Research in Memory and Health

2:00 Memory Palace Pitfalls and Mistakes: Effective Creation & Using Memory Properly,

7:15 CURE: Create, Use, Rack-and-Stack/Review, Explain

16:01 Memory Journal Use & The Memory Connection Book

20:43 Walk Down Memory Lane

25:10 Resources

  • Anyone Interviewed by Anthony on the MMM Podcast have been personally vetted by him

  • SIP: Study, Implement, Practice

 

Join Anthony on his Podcast and YouTube Channel. For more detailed information, you may be interested in his Learn Faster Course or MMM Masterclass.

 

FME Related Blog posts:

Accelerated Learning for Medical School

Memory Palaces for Medical Students

Advanced Medical School Notetaking with MindMaps

 

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