The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

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




FME Related Blogs

Mind Maps for Medical Students

Advanced Medical School Note Taking with Mind Maps


You can also reach Dr. Xiao at



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