Medical Mnemonist Podcast

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

Ryan Orwig from STATmed Learning explains education theories regarding mind maps and organizing your study structure.

In this episode Ryan Orwig from STATmed Learning (The STATmed Program) explains education theories regarding mind maps and organizing your study structure. He explains how to use Minimally Effective Links for creating Memory Palaces, and why Yoda may not have been the best instructor in the galaxy after all.

1:44 Continuing from Part 1: Using Spaced Repetition, Retrieval Practice, and Time Management

3:58 Theory on Mind Maps and Concept Maps for Study Organization and Structure

8:58 Memory Palace Examples for Medical Students

13:28 Using the Minimally Effective Link (MEL) for Medical Memory Palaces & Self Check Records

17:28 Using Retrieval Practice for your Memory Palaces (4x in 48 Hours)

19:41 Sound-Based Links (SBL), Association-Based Links (ABL) & Prescribed Links (PL) for Visual Mapping

22:58 Mistakes in Linking Terms within Memory Palaces & Weak Dynamic Visual Mnemonics

35:18 Using “Crude” Visual Mnemonics and Documenting Your Visuals: Medical Student Testimonials

38:20 Yoda and Retrieval Practice: A New Debate

Learn more about STATMed Learning and The STATProgram. Find more content on STATMed Learning’s YouTube page.

You can also contact STATMed through emailing Ryan, or call/text (304) 654-6503. Learn more, ask questions, share your story, and see if STATMed can help you.

Chase DiMarco

Chase DiMarco is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.D-candidate. He is the founder of FreeMedEd, a free medical education resource, the host of the Medical Mnemonist 1-Minute Preceptor podcasts by MedSchoolCoach, creator of several medical education platforms, and CEO of FindARotation clinical rotations service.

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