The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
Common Retrieval Practice Mistakes and Solutions for your Medical Studies

Common Retrieval Practice Mistakes and Solutions for your Medical Studies

June 25, 2019

Today we cover how to set up your spaced repetition and retrieval practice for medical school. A deeper explanation of my 11311 Method is elaborated on as well as examples given. What happens if you run out of time? What happens if you remember material for a week or a month, but then lose it? These are common complaints from medical students, and are covered more in this episode. Also, how to utilize these same strategies for your memory palaces and other medical mnemonics will be explored in more detail.

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Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic

Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic

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!

 

Intro 1:30

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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Deliberate Practice: Self-Assessment and Finding a Mentor in Medical Education - Dr Anders Ericsson Part 2

Deliberate Practice: Self-Assessment and Finding a Mentor in Medical Education - Dr Anders Ericsson Part 2

June 11, 2019

Here is Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Anders Ericsson. We discuss one of the important aspects of Deliberate Practice, namely how to self-assess and find mentors for assessment. Gaining mastery in a subject takes time, practice, and guidance. Here are some of the tips you can use to gain mastery in your medical studies! Also, look below for how to join our new ITB Community via Slack.

0:50 Recording Your Study Experience for Mentor Appraisal

2:03 Using a Journal for Self-Assessment and for Mentor Use

7:08 Deliberate Practice for Medical Mnemonics

9:20 Using Patient Illness Scripts for Visual Mnemonics and Gaining Mastery Through Elaboration

14:25 How to Use State Dependent Memory for Exam Preparation

19:12 Just Three Wishes

 

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Deliberate Practice for Medical Students with Dr Anders Ericsson- Part 1

Deliberate Practice for Medical Students with Dr Anders Ericsson- Part 1

June 4, 2019

Many students that strive for graduate degrees and high honors are thought of as having Type A personalities, being born gifted, or have developed expertise in their area of study. This is especially true for medical students. But we were all cut from the same cloth, and expertise is a state more so then a trait. I’m very pleased to announce that today we have one of the foremost experts on expertise, Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, here to tell us how we can develop expertise in our studies! Dr. Ericsson is a Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State. He is well known for his work on Deliberate Practice, which was exemplified by his 2016 publication of Peak: Secrets for the New Science of Expertise. Dr. Ericsson, welcome to the show.

Intro

2:10 Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule and What He Missed: Practice vs Deliberate Practice

7:33 Memory Research: Joshua Foer & How Anyone Can Learn The Techniques

13:52 How to Implement Deliberate Practice in Medical Training

18:06 Comparing Purposeful Practice and Deliberate Practice

19:31 Steps in Deliberate Practice: Goals, Focus, Feedback, Pushing Your Limits!

21:52 Self-Assessment Skills & When to Seek a Mentor

 

Find Dr. Ericsson's book at PeakTheBook.com and this recommended reading article.

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