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93 Increasing Motivation, Test-taking skills & Board Prep Success

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93 Increasing Motivation, Test-taking skills & Board Prep Success

Discover test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and more!

Chase DiMarco finishes up this 7-part mini-series with test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and much more. We all struggle with these topics at some point in our academic careers. However, knowing how to notice when things are going astray and how to correct your actions is a skill we were often never taught. Keep motivated, organized, and keep self-assessing and you WILL reach your goals!

Show Notes

Key Episode Points

Study Buddies & How to Select the Right One for You

Making Learning more Durable and Finding Personal Relevance

Developing Practical Knowledge & Improving Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation for Medical Students

Failing Upwards: How a Supportive Environment Encourages Positive Mistakes

Proper exam materials and techniques

Test-prep Skills, Materials, Organization, & Pitfalls

Using Analysis of Board Exams to Qualify Our Testing Strategies

For a complete list of episodes, 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

3. Advanced Memory Techniques with Mullen Memory

8. Memory and Mental Health with the Magnetic Memory Method’s Dr. Anthony Metivier

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

18. Test Taking Skills and Working Memory Limitations with STATmed founder Ryan Orwig Part 1

19. Memory Palaces, Spaced Repetition, and Yoda from Ryan Orwig of STATmed Learning Part 2

21. Deliberate Practice for Medical Students with Dr Anders Ericsson- Part 1

22. Deliberate Practice: Self-Assessment and Finding a Mentor in Medical Education – Dr Anders Ericsson Part 2

26. School Success and Productivity with Memory Athlete Brad Zupp

29. How “Happy Chemicals” Can Increase Memory, Improve Studying, and Live Better with Dr. Loretta Breuning of the Inner Mammal Institute

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!

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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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