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25 How-to Memory Palaces for School Textbooks and Lectures

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25 How-to Memory Palaces for School Textbooks and Lectures

Uncover the structural planning you should consider when studying large topics and textbooks for your medical studies.

How do I create memory palaces for school textbooks and lectures? In this episode, we cover some of the structural planning you should consider when covering large topics, textbooks, and your medical studies. Making a memory palace for your school materials don’t need to be difficult, but there are some constraints to plan for in order to maximize your mnemonics. In today’s training session, memory palaces for integrated and clinical medical knowledge. We still often learn discipline-based medicine during our first few years of school, but what is more clinically relevant is to integrate multiple factors across disciplines. Making a memory palace under this curriculum may look very different, but it doesn’t have to be threatening. We can reuse a lot of the visual markers we have used previously to make new palaces under a more integrative design. Useful Tools: Keep a Memory Palace List Keep a Memory Journal Practice Daily!

We will also cover an example of how to plan out your memory palace for your school textbooks and lecture notes and explain how Pre-meds can get a jump start on their medical memory palaces! Link from previous episodes mentioned in this show: Timothy Moser Greg Rodden Episode Anthony Metivier Anders Ericsson

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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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