The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
Creating Visual Mnemonics with Sketchy Medical Drs. Bryan and Aaron Lemieux

Creating Visual Mnemonics with Sketchy Medical Drs. Bryan and Aaron Lemieux

April 30, 2019

Many students struggle when they begin making their own visual markers. They want examples created by others to guide them and spark their own creativity. Well, today we have Doctors Bryan and Aaron Lemieux from Sketchy Medical here to discuss how they went about making their visuals, and provide tips and mistakes to beware of. Sketchy Medical started in 2015, and has been a sensational hit among first and second year medical students. I’m grateful to be able to have two of the leading team members here to explain why. The Brothers Lemiux, I’m so glad you could join me today.

 

Intro to Creating Sketchy Medical and the Doctors Lemieux

7:43 The Artistic Interpretation of Medicine

9:30 Trust Your Inner Artist

13:15 How to Overcome Information Overload & Balancing Class vs Boards Study Time

17:00 The “Sketchy Universe” & Visual Marker Overlap

25:28 Making Visuals Personal & Spaced Repetition Mistakes

29:25 A Walk Down Memory...Squirrel!

 

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Efficient Learning Strategies from Dr. Wendell Cole of The Medical School Survival Kit and Convos with Cole

Efficient Learning Strategies from Dr. Wendell Cole of The Medical School Survival Kit and Convos with Cole

April 23, 2019

We all need as much help as we can get when it comes to board exam tips, time management hacks, and how to get into the residency of our choice. Today, Dr. Wendell Cole, author of The Medical School Survival Kit, will give us the sage advice that allowed him to study smarter, save time, and have a healthy social life during medical school. Dr. Cole is an orthopedic surgeon at Tulane, has been on a host of podcast episodes including InsideTheBoards and Docs Outside the Box, and hosts his own podcast, Convos with Cole. Dr. Cole I’m delighted to have you on the show today.

 

Intro

2:00 “Just Do It”: The Secret to Accomplishment During Medical School & the 80/20 Rule

5:20 The Purpose Behind The Medical School Survival Kit & Setting up your Study Schedule

11:40 Eliminate Distractions when Studying to Improve Efficiency

15:20 Discussions on How to Use Spaced Repetition

18:20 Using Questions for Priming and Self-Assessment

22:30 Common Student Obstacles and How to Overcome: Scheduling and Approaching Board-style Questions

24:40 Walk Down Memory Lane

 

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Mistakes and Proper Design of Spaced Repetition for Graduate Education (Medical Students, Physician Assistant Students, and Nursing Students)

Mistakes and Proper Design of Spaced Repetition for Graduate Education (Medical Students, Physician Assistant Students, and Nursing Students)

April 16, 2019

Spacing out your retrieval studies can be complicated. There are many questions revolving around this topic, and no two sources seem to fully agree on what an "optimal" spacing effect may be...if it exists at all. My interview with the Learning Scientist, Dr. Megan Sumeracki, covered the basics of the research behind these topics. Here are the lessons I've learned over the years, and my recommended spaced repetition rules.

 

1:50 What is "Retrieval Practice" and how do we use it properly?

3:30 Learn from my Mistakes!

8:15 Using your Textbooks and Lectures to create Flashcards

10:35 How to use my 1-1-3-1-1- Rule for Spaced Retrieval

 

 

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Peg System Memory Training and Creativity for Medical Students

Peg System Memory Training and Creativity for Medical Students

April 10, 2019

Why should you learn the peg system? Will it help you with your academic studies? These and other questions and concerns will be covered in today’s episode!

The Peg System is a versatile mnemonic system for remembering small strings of numbers. However, this system can also work to develop your foundational skills for more complex memory techniques.

Here we will cover some of my philosophy on the Peg System, variations to it, and go over two examples of how to implement your pegs in a dynamic way.

 

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BREAKING NEWS: InsideTheBoards Phone App Release on iOS

BREAKING NEWS: InsideTheBoards Phone App Release on iOS

April 7, 2019

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Top Memory Mistakes and Deliberate Practice

Top Memory Mistakes and Deliberate Practice

April 2, 2019

Today we are covering some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions when using mnemonics for studying. Memory training is a tool and a skill. It must be practiced, experimented with, and cultivated. There are no people with “bad memory”, but many with untrained memory.

If you have tried memory techniques in the past and run into trouble, or found that a technique didn’t work for you, I will try to clarify some of the common pitfalls. I also briefly touch on using deliberate practice in your studies, and how to progress to subject mastery.

This is a short episode, but if you like this format let me know and I’d be happy to record some more. Find our links below, comment, and please do leave a review!

 

 

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