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47 The Premed & Med Student Guide to Effective Learning, Recap Part 2

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47 The Premed & Med Student Guide to Effective Learning, Recap Part 2

In Episode 47 we finish off the evidence-based study skills and spaced-repetition techniques we eluded to in Part 1 (Episode 46) of this mini-series. Much of the research conducted by the Institute of Education Sciences suggests that certain learning methods, such as spacing and rehearsal practice, provide strong evidence to their effectiveness. This should be no surprise to frequent listeners to this podcast as these topics are mentioned in a majority of interviews conducted!

On top of these skills, how to perform them, and mistakes to be aware of, the topic of mentorship arises later in the episode. What are some of the benefits of having a mentor and how can you search for clinical experiences earlier on in your education? Those who seek more direct advice on these topics can reach out to Chase, or visit FindARotation on the social media links below.

Show Notes

Key Episode Points

Evidence-based Learning Strategies for Medical Students

Durable Learning?

How to use Spaced Repetition and Rehearsal Practice for Medical Students

Common Spaced Repetition Mistakes to Avoid

Get a Mentor! Use FindARotation!

For a complete list of episode, visit our Podcast page. The interviews mentioned in this episode include:

1. Flashcards and Study Hacks with Medical School 2.0 author Dr. David Larson

7. The Six Strategies of Effective Learning with Learning Scientist, Dr. Megan Sumeracki

10. Overcoming Learning Challenges in Medicine from Dr. Barbara Oakley

11. Durable Learning Strategies with the Learning Geek’s Jake Gittleson

16. Efficient Learning Strategies from Dr. Wendell Cole of The Medical School Survival Kit and Convos with Cole

17. Creating Visual Mnemonics with Sketchy Medical Drs. Bryan and Aaron Lemieux

31. WOOP and Evidence-Based Study Techniques with Dr. Daniel Saddawi-Konefka

37. Using Design Thinking and Challenge-based Learning with the Center for Learning and Teaching Director Dr. Hoda Mostafa

If you would like to learn more about these topics, check out Read This Before Medical School or sign up for a Consultation/Tutoring session with Chase DiMarco!

Like our sister organization, FindARotation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Save to your browser and check back every few weeks for the platform launch!

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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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