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12 Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao

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12 Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao

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.


Show Notes

Intro to Osmosis and Dr. Xiao

Stages of Osmosis Learning- Understand then Memorize using Mind Maps and Memory Palaces

Creating Your Own Mind Maps → Stronger Memorization

Creating Your Own Memory Palaces → Real vs Simulated

Mind Map Examples (Antibiotics)

Tips and Mistakes to Avoid in Memory Palace Creation

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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Podcast Host

Chase is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.Dcandidate. He is the Founder and educator at MedEd University, which he began in 2014 to consolidate free educational resources for his classmates. He is the host of the Medical Mnemonist Podcast, creator of several medical education platforms, and is the CEO of FindARotation.

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