The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

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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