Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Medical Mnemonics Masterclass for Medical Students

Uncover best practices for memory palaces and mistakes to be aware of to create elaborate and dense palaces.

This is our FINAL recap for medical mnemonics as we finish off the best practices for memory palaces and mistakes to be aware of. With an organized structure, we can create very elaborate and dense palaces. Alternatively, with less structure, we can create visual mnemonic associations more quickly.

There are many strategies to utilize when it comes to creating our own personalized visual markers. As it is a creative process, there is no right or wrong answer. Similar to much of learning, it all comes down to what works best for you. This comes from experimentation, education, and consistency. So study smart and remember longer with these key points of memory palace creation for medical students!

Key Episode Points!

1:45 Begin at the Beginning- Organizing and Structuring Your Memory Palace

14:30 Using Spaced-repetition & Adding Linking Markers to Visual Mnemonics

19:50 Advanced Techniques- Hyperlinking, PAO, Memory Cities, Mind Forests

23:26 Avoid Pitfalls- Negative Self Talk, Density of Visuals, Limited Memory Palaces, and MORE!

38:08 To Tech or Not to Tech & Information Overload

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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