Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Visual Mnemonic Generation with Ron Robertson of Picmonic

Ron Robertson, the co-founder and CEO of Picmonic, guide us in creating medical mnemonics.

When trying to create visual mnemonics for medicine, there are few places that students can go for comprehensive examples. But one of those places that needs no introduction is Picmonic. Since 2011, Picmonic has been bringing graphic representations of education related mnemonics to a variety of healthcare fields. Today, we have Ron Robertson, the co-founder and CEO of Picmonic here to help guide us in creating our medical mnemonics. Rob thank you for taking the time to come on the show today!

Intro 1:30

3:41 Why Visual Mnemonics?

7:13 You Don’t Need to be an Artist to Make Visual Markers!

8:21 How to Review your Visual Mnemonics and Tips to Create Your Own

11:05 Turning Every Word into a Character, Playing with Phonetics, Tie Characters Together, and Making Wacky Visuals

13:50 Learning, Quizzing, and Spaced Review of your Visual Mnemonics

17:17 Don’t Make Study Mistakes: Practice Active Recall and Elaboration!

19:20 Using Settings/Scenes/Themes as Memory Palaces and Using Picmonic Freemium Services

25:10 Common Pitfalls in Visual Mnemonic Creation

28:14 Just Three Wishes

32:05 Recommended Resources: FirstAid, Pathoma, Osmosis, Sketchy, UWorld, Kaplan, OnlineMedEd

For more information, visit Picmonic to view their full list of resources. Try out their Picmonic Generator to create your own visual mnemonics for FREE!

Chase DiMarco

Chase DiMarco is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.D-candidate. He is the founder of MedEd University, a free medical education resource, the host of the Medical Mnemonist & Rounds to Residency podcasts creator of several medical education platforms, and CEO of FindARotation clinical rotations service.

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