Dr. Amreet Sidhu is a Toronto-born Internal Medicine Resident based in Detroit. He is the creator of Brosencephalon, a comprehensive set of pre-clinical flashcards created for self-study that spread worldwide. Amreet’s cards have evolved into a community-driven project by medical students for medical students. Today’s episode will cover the inspiration behind the creation of Brosencephalon, the most useful aspects of Anki and how to create your own effective flashcards for retention.

3:20 The Inspiration Behind the Creation of Brosencephalon 7:42 Evidence Based Cognitive Learning for Effective Retention 9:59 How COVID-19 is Facilitating Change for Brosencephalon and Learning Programs 13:59 Curricular Design and Application 15:31 Creating Effective and Efficient Flashcards 19:58 The Benefits of Cognitive Effort When Creating Flashcards 23:30 Digital Cards vs. Physical 25:50 Elaborative Interrogation and its Relevance to Flashcards. 30:45 How to Integrate Multiple Learning Strategies 34:19 Using Flashcards for Self-Assessment 37:53 The Need to Update Standard Western Learning Conventions 40:00 Amreet’s Favourite Anki Plugins 41:50 The Use of Mnemonics and Images in Flashcards 43:43 What Would Amreet Change if He Could go Back in Time?

Resources

Information about Amreet and Brosencephalon can be found here:

https://www.brosencephalon.com https://twitter.com/brosencephalon https://www.reddit.com/r/Brosencephalon

Anki Plugins

Hierarchical Tags Frozen Fields Load Balancer Heat Mapper

Websites

https://apps.ankiweb.net https://www.reddit.com/r/Anki/

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