The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
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.

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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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