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23 Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic

The medical mnemonist podcast featuring Dr. Eric Gantwerker discussing video game mechanics for fostering medical learning.
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23 Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic

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!

Show Notes


Why Visual Mnemonics?

You Don’t Need to be an Artist to Make Visual Markers!

How to Review your Visual Mnemonics and Tips to Create Your Own

Turning Every Word into a Character, Playing with Phonetics, Tie Characters Together, and Making Wacky Visuals

Learning, Quizzing, and Spaced Review of your Visual Mnemonics

Don’t Make Study Mistakes: Practice Active Recall and Elaboration!

Using Settings/Scenes/Themes as Memory Palaces and Using Picmonic Freemium Services

Common Pitfalls in Visual Mnemonic Creation

Just Three Wishes

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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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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