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!
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!
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