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In this final installment of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about self-care, rest, and growth. He dissects the benefits of self-care, why you need to stop procrastinating, and the relationship between rest and growth. [02:25] Rest and Recuperation [04:34] Self-care in Medicine [07:19] Why Procrastination is a Form of Self Hate …
 
In part five of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about board exam success. He dissects the test-taking technique table and breaks down several test answering strategies such as the tie-breaker technique, the post-exam autopsy, and the error monitoring chart. [04:35] Test-Taking Technique Table [04:47] Basic Technique [07:17] The …
 
In this fourth installment of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about self-assessment and exam growth. He talks about studying using the production effect, the benefits of physician mentorship, and post-lecture and post-exam study sessions. [01:40] Post Lecture and Post Exam Study Sessions [07:23] Studying Using the production Eff…
 
In this third episode of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about preparation and studying. He dissects the actual methods and techniques you can use when creating the optimal study space, study technique, and study habits. [01:50] How to Ergonomically Optimize your Study Space [03:40] How to Focus on Studying Without Getting Distr…
 
In this second episode of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco shares study techniques that can help you learn more effectively. He discusses how including play in studying increases learning and motivation. [02:14] Setting Goals and Making Plans [05:19] Interleaving [06:58] Concrete Examples [08:31] Dual Coding [09:25] Spaced Repetition […
 
In this first episode of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about finding high yield study resources. He shares a helpful process for how medical students can choose learning materials that best suit their needs. [01:16] What is the Best Resource to Use? [03:43] Set Your Learning Goals [06:18] Awareness of Attention Span [10:16] Fi…
 
Jonathan Levi discusses productivity and learning skills development and will help you on your journey to becoming a Medical Superlearner. On Episode 42, Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and podcaster born and raised in Silicon Valley. He has discussed productivity and learning skills development in his TedX talk, numerous …
 
Ian Gibbs, author of 23 Tips to Learn Stuff Better, provides a few simple study tips. In this episode, we have Ian Gibbs, speaker on academic learning and author of multiple books including 23 Tips to Learn Stuff Better. Ian was able to 4x his learning speed when he learned how to implement a few simple study methods. Today, we will learn how to “l…
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Miguel Molina, the Chief Operating Officer at Medical Joyworks, a physician-led company offering digital products and solutions to the medical sector. Miguel shares insights into the field of medical education and how he plans to improve students' clinical skills with evidence-based case studies, adventure scenarios, referenc…
 
Jake Gittleson discusses how Mindset and Learning Ecosystems play a pivotal part in our learning success. A Learning Geek joins us to talk nerdy about learning! Jake Gittleson joins us to discuss how Mindset and Learning Ecosystems play a pivotal part in our learning success. We also cover how mental representations and making material personally r…
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Dr. Ben White, a Neuroradiologist with three books and a long-running website (BenWhite.com.) Dr. White shares practical advice for med students gathered from spending over a decade in the MedEd space. [00:45] Getting to Know Dr. Ben White [05:50] Comparing Medical Books of Today and From 10 Years Ago [09:10] Online Resources…
 
Dr. Michael Cosimini discusses gamification and games for clinical education. Dr. Cosimini is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and the author of Empiric, a card game for learning guidelines-based antibiotic selection. [02:08] Challenges of Creating Games for a Clinical Setting [02:56] Gamification Versus S…
 
Dr. Shae Datta is a neurologist and Director of Concussion and Neurocognition in New York. She also serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Residency Success. Dr. Datta has researched numerous subjects in the area of brain trauma, including the gut/brain link and study success through brain health. Residency Success is a platform to help students …
 
Dr. Nayana Somaratna is CEO and Co-Founder of Medical Joyworks and creator of the Prognosis app series and the Clinical Sense app. As well as holding a medical degree, Dr. Somaratna also holds an IT degree and just this year completed a law degree. Today’s episode sees him discuss his background and inspiration for his company as well as how to app…
 
Karl Kapp is a Professor at Bloomberg University and author of several books about gamification and game thinking. Karl received a Doctorate of Education in the Instructional Design program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a frequent speaker and business consultant, helping organizations to implement learning strategies through technolog…
 
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…
 
Dr. Eric Gantwerker is the medical director of Level Ex games which include CardioEx, PulmEx, AirwayEx, and GastroEx. Gaming is a great way to inspire attention and active learning in medicine but also one we rarely use in education. Today’s episode will cover some of the psychology and research behind game design in medical learning. Intro 2:55 Ga…
 
Chase DiMarco shares his presentation about FindARotation at InnovatorMD’s World Congress 2021. This annual convention is the largest conference where physicians and entrepreneurs connect and offer their ideas on how to change healthcare for the better. Chase talks about why he built FindARotation and how it will change medical education for both s…
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Camille Roney, an academic coach and teacher at Non-Trad Accelerator for non-traditional students. Camille shares how she raised her GPA from 2.3 to 4.10, practical study tips to increase your productivity, and the power of positive thinking. [01:01] What is a Non-Traditional Student [02:40] How to Raise your GPA from 2.3 to …
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Sam Kavanaugh, winner of the 29th Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. They discuss memory techniques, the similarities between preparing for Jeopardy! and studying medicine, and effective flashcard learning strategies. [01:28] Getting to Know Sam Kavanaugh [04:40] Bulking up for Jeopardy! [08:20] Weaving Together Common Thread…
 
ATOM BOMB: The Memory Palace is the sixth episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about mind palaces and how to create one for your medical studies. By combining all of the previously learned mnemonics into a memory palace, you can recall dense chunks of information with more ease. [01:27] What is a memory…
 
The Story Method is the fifth episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about the journey method's basic structure and the different applications of the technique. The story method ties in all the previously learned mnemonics into a memorable sequence. [02:28] The Journey Method [05:24] Using the Story Metho…
 
Advanced Mnemonics Creation is the fourth episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about the PAO method and the use of anchor and linking visual markers. These memory devices can be used on their own; but when used together, the combined techniques provide the best results. [02:02] The PAO Method [08:05] Ho…
 
Creative Study Tactics with Mind Maps is the third episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about mind maps and how its structure and visual elements improve long term retention. [01:13] What is a mind map? [03:47] Example of a mind map [06:18] Color-coded categories [09:49] Visual markers for improved reca…
 
Chase DiMarco explores the Peg Memory System for medical education and discusses how to use visual markers to memorize important numbers. [01:37] The origins of the Peg Memory System [02:18] Why you should use the Peg Memory System [03:33] Creating your own Peg System [04:57] How to create visual associations with numbers [07:02] Homework exercise …
 
Start Creating Your Own Visual Mnemonics is the first episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco covers the value of visual markers in mnemonics and memory tactics in general. [01:06] What are visual markers? [02:25] Why you should use visual markers [05:50] How to use visual markers [07:09] What not to do [08:38] …
 
Chase DiMarco talks about one of the most ignored yet crucial topics in medicine: mental health. He explains why physicians and medical students struggle with mental health, the rise in suicide rates in medicine, and the benefits of having a social network. [00:50] Mental Health in the Medical World [02:50] The Neuroscience Aspect of Mental Health …
 
Chase DiMarco talks about The Power of Atomic Habits, a concept borrowed from two best-selling books, The Power of Habit and Atomic Habits. He dissects how mentality affects habits, the importance of rewarding successful habit adoption, and developing habit-creating skills. [01:50] The Power of Atomic Habits [06:37] Willpower and Keystone Habits [1…
 
Chase DiMarco shares tips for practicing an evidence-based study technique called interleaving, which can be difficult to apply. 01:28] Interleaving Topics [03:36] Interleaving Materials [04:33] Choosing Study Resources [06:52] Filtering Question Banks [08:19] Stress + Rest = Growth [10:57] Recency Bias [12:14] Repeating the Same Question Bank Comm…
 
Chase DiMarco talks about the science of successful learning and debunks the most common myths we have around it. He shares better learning strategies and insights from “Make It Stick”. [01:48] The Illusion of Knowing [03:09] Interleaving Practice [04:53] Easier isn’t Better [08:13] The Dunning-Kruger Effect [11:58] Apply Different Learning Styles …
 
Chase DiMarco talks about how you can use deliberate practice to become an expert. This time around, he delves deeper into studies and examples from “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson (RIP). [02:02] Improvement Comes from Practice [04:07] Steps of Deliberate Practice [07:33] Inefficiencies in Medical Educati…
 
Chase DiMarco talks about flow, the mental state of immersive focus. He draws insights and tips from Mikaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book called “Finding Flow”. Unsurprisingly, attention and curiosity are necessary to get into that zone of concentration. [00:58] Defining Flow [01:38] How to Reach Flow State [08:06] Learning Requires Undivided Attention […
 
Chase DiMarco talks about task management and prioritization. He shares insights and tips from Brian Tracy’s book called “Eat That Frog”. Learn how to organize your to-do list effectively using these 5 principles. [01:26] Planning Saves Time [03:30] The Law of Three [05:24] The 80/20 Rule [07:53] The ABCDE Method [11:37] How to Tackle Big Tasks [14…
 
Chase DiMarco talks about how medical students can increase their motivation level. He cites several studies that delve into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the factors that can influence both. [03:29] Theories of Motivation [05:58] Intrinsic Motivation vs Extrinsic Motivation [09:48] How to Affect Motivation [11:37] The Role of Self-Concept…
 
Dr. Joel Ramirez talks about how tutoring can be a valuable resource for medical students studying for the USMLE exams. As someone who personally benefited from tutoring, Dr. Ramirez has a passion for educating and tutoring. MedSchoolCoach provides tutoring for both USMLE board exams (shelf and step), as well as the MCAT. [02:38] Tutoring for the M…
 
Chase DiMarco talks about 7 habits of highly successful medical students, a concept borrowed from Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He tries to dissect how the book's strategies can be applied to the medical world and explain why habits can make or break your medical journey. [03:29] Be proactive [04:57] Begin with The En…
 
Dr. Paulius Mui, a family medicine resident, discusses Table Rounds, the medical card game he co-created to help medical students learn medical terms and topics. [02:25] Understanding Table Rounds and How You Can Benefit From it [06:31] Active Learning Through Gamification [11:07] Why Most Games Require Some Foundational Knowledge [12:58] The Futur…
 
Gabe Wyner, author of Fluent Forever, is fluent in 8 languages and has developed multiple strategies for mnemonics-based learning. Today’s episode will cover how to apply those strategies to the medical field. [2:20] Developing Initial Learning Strategies. [7:10] Implementing Memory Skills: Pre-packaged vs. Personalized Options [10:08] Levels of Pr…
 
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 inspira…
 
Dr. Anthony Metivier is a prolific speaker, bestselling author, and creator of the Magnetic Memory Method. This is his third time guesting on the podcast and joins us today to discuss the Magnetic Memory Method, overcoming obstacles to retention and common memory misconceptions. [2:15] About Anthony’s TEDx Talk and New Book ‘The Victorious Mind’ [4…
 
Dr. Ali Abdaal discusses evidence-based study methods for medical students, tips for using medical flashcards, and the role of fun in productivity. [01:36] Evidence-Based Study Techniques [04:55] Anki and Other Flashcard Apps [06:35] Mnemonics and Memory Palaces [08:27] Tips for Using Flashcards [12:36] Defining Productivity & How to be Productive …
 
Dr. Leila Javidi and Chase DiMarco discuss when students should ask for help and the perks of personalized coaching. [00:34] How Dr. Leila Joined Med School Tutors [03:10] When Should You Get a Tutor? [04:35] Personalized Learning Through Coaching [07:05] How to Sign Up for 1:1 Tutoring at MST [09:43] MST’s Competitive Advantage [13:08] Med School …
 
Michelle Miller holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. She also serves as President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Miller has published several books and studies on memory and effective learning. Today’s episode will cover principles and techniques for memor…
 
Chase DiMarco shares his experience with lucid dreaming, how different strategies work for different people, and how to incorporate it into your learning schedule. [00:51] Defining Lucid Dreaming [02:48] Using Visuals Within a Dream [04:47] What are Memory Palaces? [06:58] Using Memory Places as Visual Objects During Lucid Dreaming [09:33] The Diff…
 
Barry Mapp is a learning instructor that trained under the memory champion and mind map creator, Tony Buzan. He has successfully trained thousands of learners in mind map technique and creation. Today, he is going to help explain how we can use these organization and memory tool in medical school.
 
Dr. Daniel Saddawi-Konefka is a Harvard physician, program director for anesthesiology at MGH, and an educational researcher with several published articles on the topics of self-directed learning and residency education. Today, we will focus on how to increase study efficiency and utilize evidence-based study practices.…
 
Dr. Saud Siddiqui, founder of SketchyMedical, discusses the effectiveness of several different study techniques and how to improve information recall using the method of loci. [00:50] Early Beginnings of SketchyMedical [02:55] Using Thematic Scenes for the Memory Palace Technique [07:38] Improving Information Recall Using Different Study Techniques…
 
Chase DiMarco opens up about recent events that lead to personal anxiety and discusses how students can deal with anxiety and depression during COVID. [01:50] Mental Issues Among Medics [03:50] Finding Ways to Deal with Your Anxiety [04:50] Trigger Events [08:52] Seeking Help [12:50] How Stress Can Affect us as Learners [14:10] The Vicious Cycle Th…
 
Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen of Mullen Memory discuss memory palaces. Chase DiMarco hosts The Medical Mnemonist podcast episode: Memory Palaces basics with Mullen Memory’s Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen. Sign up for a Free Coaching session with Chase DiMarco, sponsored by Prospective Doctor! You can also join the Med Mnemonist Mastermind FB Group today and l…
 
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