The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
Summary: What if you had the skills of a Memory Champion? What if you could remember more, quicker, and retain information for a longer time? How much easier would the USMLE Step or COMLEX Level exams be? The Medical Mnemonist Podcast is a journey into the top techniques for memory, study skills, and accelerated learning training. With expert interviews, study hacks, and training tips to make YOU the next Medical Mnemonist. Building off of the InsideTheBoards platform, FreeMedEd uses expert interviews from the leaders in Med Ed fields and Memory Techniques to bring you Med School training to improve your Board Exams and reduce burnout. From increased Efficiency and Productivity to better Work Life Balance, these tips and exercises can impact every aspect of the learning, teaching, and clinical experiences. Reach us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Learning Geek joins us to talk nerdy about learning! Jake Gittleson joins us to discuss how Mindset and Learning Ecosystems play a pivotal part in our learning success. We also cover how mental representations and making material personally relevant has a great impact on the lasting nature of what we learn. As a Learning Strategist, Jake helps organizations and individuals implement the best learning techniques into their programs for maximum efficiency. We explore some concrete examples of how to utilize these strategies in our academic and medical studies. Intro 1:45 About the Man and the Podcast 4:28 Durable Learning Strategies 8:06 Explore Personal Relevancy in the Materials & Writing Personal Goals 11:55 Format your own Self-Directed Learning 15: Stress Mindset and Spaced-Retrieval 20: Mental Representations and Utilizing Instructor Knowledge 22: Walk Down Memory Lane Recommendations A Mind For Numbers, Learning How to Learn (Dr. Barbara Oakley) Peak (Dr. Anders Ericsson) Brain Rules (John Medina) Barry Zimmerman Home Page Connect with Jake via Linkedin and check out his Blog Posts Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org!
Dr. Barbara Oakley is a renown instructor, author, and online course creator. Today she covers memory sciences and common pitfalls that medical students should be aware of. There are strong links between sleep and long-term neurodevelopment, which she will explain in greater detail. Despite your natural memory abilities compared to your peers, there are ways to even the playing field. Today’s discussion will elaborate on the scheduling and resource utilization needed to maximize your academic success. 00:00 Introduction 2:15 How to Learn Efficiently & Overcoming Learning Challenges 6:45 Expect the Unexpected: Utilizing Older Study Materials, CourseHero, and Academic Relationships 11:50 Pitfalls in Medical Study Habits & Sleep Health for Neuroarchitecture 15:50 Focused vs Diffused/Default Learning Modes & Meditation 19:50 Bad Habits of Medical Students & Nature v. Nurture 23:10 Using Visualizations for Conceptual Understanding 25:00 A Walk Down Memory Lane 29:20 Recommended resources: Coursera course Barbara's books Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org!
Continuing with last episode, Dr. Metivier discusses memory palace pitfalls and techniques to improve your practice. He offers a step by step process to strengthen your mnemonics chops! Anthony has interviewed dozens of the top experts on memory training, memory champions, mind maps, and many accelerated learning techniques. He offers a free course (see the link below), as well as per personal training via his for-pay courses. By using some of these simple strategies, you can implement these memory techniques into your medical and higher education training and succeed in your academic paths. We discuss how creating your own, personal mnemonics are much more durable than using those created by others. He also discussed how Digital Amnesia rots your brain! If you are interested in studying medical mnemonics for mental health, reach out to Anthony on social media or via the Magnetic Memory Method website. Let him know where you heard about the project! This list may contain affiliate links. We thank you for supporting the podcast! Part 2 Intro 0:25 Research in Memory and Health 2:00 Memory Palace Pitfalls and Mistakes: Effective Creation & Using Memory Properly, Join the Magnetic Memory Palace free Course 7:15 CURE: Create, Use, Rack-and-Stack/Review, Explain 16:01 Memory Journal Use & The Memory Connection Book 20:43 Walk Down Memory Lane 25:10 Resources Anyone Interviewed by Anthony on the MMM Podcast have been personally vetted by him SIP: Study, Implement, Practice Join Anthony on his Podcast and YouTube Channel. For more detailed information, you may be interested in his Learn Faster Course or MMM Masterclass. FME Related Blog posts: Accelerated Learning for Medical School Memory Palaces for Medical Students Advanced Medical School Notetaking with MindMaps
In the first part of this interview, we have Dr. Anthony Metivier of the Magnetic Memory Method (MMM). He explains how memory training may be linked to positive mental health outcomes, and how to create your own “magnetic” memory palaces. We cover the many ways our daily activities effect our memories, and how to maximize your memory in medical school. This list contains Affiliate Links for Magnetic Memory Method materials. Thanks for your support! Intro 1:25 What makes the Method “Magnetic” and Memory Techniques for Mental Health 4:40 Where to start with Memory Palaces...Memory Improvement Kit 8:20 Using Pre-made Palaces and Proprietary Software 12:10 Arm Anatomy Example (and a related Video) 16:40 De-skilling, Why Effort Matters for Learning, and Digital Fasting 23:10 Sleep, Diet, Fitness, and Meditation for Memory Health Waking Up Meditation App Anthony memorizes Sanskrit Join Anthony on his Podcast and YouTube Channel. For more detailed information, you may be interested in his Learn Faster Course or MMM Masterclass. FME Related Blog posts: Accelerated Learning for Medical School Memory Palaces for Medical Students Advanced Medical School Notetaking with MindMaps
You WILL NOT want to miss this episode covering the evidence-based learning strategies that are proven to be the most effecting study methods. On today’s show, Dr. Megan Sumeracki will teach us about Spacing, Retrieval, Interleaving, Elaboration, Dual-coding, and Concrete Examples. Using these methods are a proven way to make your study time more efficient. Intro 2:16 The Learning Scientists Podcast & Bi-directional Communication 4:13 The Importance of Learning Research as open-access 5:27 The Six Strategies of Effective Learning from the Institute for Education Sciences (2007?) & The National Council for Teaching Quality Report (2016?) 7:45 A Brief History of Spacing and Retrieval Practice, Ebbinghaus, and Memory Accessibility 9:57 What is Spacing and How do We Use it? 12:17 The Ins and Outs of Retrieval Practice 14:47 Interleaving Your Study Practice (19:10 Taylor and Rore? 2010 blocking v. interleaving) 21:20 Elaborative Interrogation: The How, When, Why, and Where of Your Study Material 24:40 Dual Coding: Combining Visual information with your Learning! 28:05 Concrete Examples: The More the Merrier 32:54 Closing Advise from Dr. Sumeracki: Use These Strategies!!! Also, you can find Dr. Sumeracki’s books on Amazon, research articles, and some great podcasts by the Learning Scientists on Retrieval for medical residents, and an interview with her sister, Dr. Alyssa Smith. Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.
Welcome back to Part 2 of the interview with Speed Reading record holder, Howard Berg. In continuing on with the last episode on Speed Learning, Mr. Berg discusses his Peg System for remembering numbers, tips for asking for advice in school, and how to create "state" conditioning. These conditioned responses can be used to keep calm under pressure, just like the Green Berets he has trained. Part 2 0:54 Memory Techniques and the Peg System 5:50 Turning Numbers into Pictures 7:10 What is Learning? Here’s Howard Berg’s Thoughts 8:40 How to Prepare for Study Material and Ask for Professor Advice 10:25 Using “State” (conditioned response) and Emotional Intelligence for Test Prep 19:30 The InsideTheBoards All-audio Q-bank Raffle and Phone App! FME Related Blog posts: Accelerated Learning for Medical Students A Dyslexic Journey Though Speed Reading and Mnemonics Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments, and share these episodes with friends! Word of mouth is THE BEST way to share content.
This interview is with Speed Learning instructor and record holder, Howard Berg. Here, he covers increasing your reading and comprehension for increased retention. This is the first in a set of interview topics to improve your leaving through memory and emotional intelligence. 0:50 Intro to Howard Berg, Speed Reading Record Holder 2:40 Advanced Reading at a Young Age 4:30 Controversy around Speed Reading, and how to use with Brain-based learning, Emotional Intelligence, and Memory Techniques to study more efficiently 7:10 Demo of Howard Berg’s reading speed 8:34 Average Reading Speed and Improvements you Can Achieve! 10:25 Howard’s HBSpeedReading.com courses, Example of How to Increase Speed and Comprehension, and Importance of Schema 18:20 Use of Focus and Attention in Studying, and limiting Sub-vocalization when reading 23:00 How to Speed Learn: The 5 Things You MUST Know when Reading a Textbook 25:30 How to Study in 20% of the Time: Proper Study Group Formation
Nelson Delis explains what got him into memory training, winning the US Championship 3x, and why he started Climb4Memory! He will walk you through a step-by-step example of the Journey/Linking Method for remembering the first few presidents. This is a great tool for remembering items that require sequential ordering, and can be implemented to any science and medicine topic as well! 0:00 Introduction 1:30 Nelson explores Alzheimer’s researched and Climb4Memory 2:40 Memory Training may grow the Hippocampus 5.30 Books by Nelson and teaching kids early 8.05 The Evolution of Memory Techniques 11.25 How to make personal Visual Markers vs Pre-made Markers 16.50 Example of Visual Marker creation with Linking Method 18.40: Recommended resources: Remember It and other books by Nelson Dellis Moonwalking with Einstein Memocamp Magnetic Memory Method Become a SuperLearner Barbara Oakley- Learning How to Learn ArtOfMemory 21.10 Parting Thoughts and Future Projects from Nelson Dellis. Visit his Website and YouTube page for more information. 22.30 Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind! 22.45 A Walk Down Memory Lane Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.
This episode is part 2 of a great interview with the creators of Mullen Memory, Alex Mullen and Cathy Chen. For the introduction about them, their organization, and basic tips for creating memory palaces, please go back and listen to the Part 1 of this series. This episode will cover some more advanced techniques. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did! add a few seconds for the introduction 1:10 Solutions for complex material in memory palaces 3:00 Memory Palace worksheet 4:55 Using pseudo locations (movie sets, video games) 6:10 Advanced techniques for medicine 7:50 Example: remembering a gene 8:50 Using a priori memory palaces, and categorization of material 12:55 Using semantic themes to differentiate similar topics & Resources recommendation 15:00 The Learning Scientists 15:50 Walk Down Memory Lane 19:50 Join the Community! 21:25 Tyranny of Success Recommendations: Moonwalking with Einstein Quantum Memory Power FreeMedEd Related Blog posts: Accelerated Learning for Medical School Memory Palaces for Medical Students Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.
Alex Mullen and Cathy Chen are Co-founders of Mullen Memory & Simple Civics This is Part 1 of a two-part interview. Please stay tuned for the follow-up next week! 0:60 Introductions 2:00 Mullen Memory 4:30 Alex’s Memory History and Championships 5:45 Cathy Memory History 7:00 How Memory Techniques Helped in Medical School 9:33 The Why and How of Memory Palaces 12:55 Memory Roadblocks and How to Avoid 16:00 Retrieval Practice and Spacing 19:05 Using Anki for Spaced Repetition Recommendations: Moonwalking with Einstein Quantum Memory Power FreeMedEd Related Blog posts: Accelerated Learning for Medical School Memory Palaces for Medical Students Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.
This episode with Medical School 2.0 author Dr. David Larson will cover how to make flashcards and other study hacks for study efficiency. 0:42 Introduction Education Background: Brown University, Fulbright Fellowship, USC School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha Merit Scholarship Philanthropy: Worked for Grassroots Public Health Program in India TED Vancouver 2/2016 6:10 Dr. Larson’s Medical School Experience 9:50 Flashcard Style and How-To 14:00 Personal vs Pre-made Flashcards 15:58 Meditation & 90/30 Study Recommendation 19:08 Recommended Resources and Financial Advice Recognition Bias Millionaire Next Door Money or Your Life Hedonistic Adaptation LISTENERS: If you know any great scholarship resources, please send them in using the links below! 23:03 Residency 2.0 and the Medical School 2.0 Masterclass? 24:20 Residency Hack & using Pocket App for Flashcards 25:40 Walk down Memory Lane & Getting Free Webinars 28:30 Contact info StudyCoachMD StudyCoach Facebook Group Medical School 2.0 SourceMD Integrated Wellness Solutions: Personalized Wellness Physician DavidLarsonMD.com Center for Healthy Change: Integrative Psychiatris Wings Seminars: Facilitator Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind Facebook group and find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org! Feel free to Email any Questions or Comments.
Upcoming episodes will include interviews and training sessions from experts in memory and accelerated learning, including: Mind Maps Visual Markers Study Hacks Speedreading Memory Palaces and so much more! Join the Facebook group, Medical Mnemonist Master Mind. Find our Medical Micro Course, Blog posts, and Podcasts at FreeMedEd.org!