MCAT Basics Podcast

BONUS: Evidence Based Study Methods with Chase DiMarco

Chase and Sam discuss various study tips, habits, and evidence-based methods to help students succeed on the MCAT and in medical school.

  • [01:03] How To Memorize A Million Things
  • [02:26] The Spacing Effect and Rehearsal Effect
  • [06:02] Overcoming the “Forgetting Curve”
  • [08:03] Elaborative Interrogation
  • [10:06] Anki: Using Pre-Existing Study Materials verses Creating Your Own
  • [13:08] Memory Palace and Visual Mnemonics
  • [18:29] Memorizing Mistakes and Avoiding Passive Memory Techniques
  • [20:30] The effects of sleep, exercise and diet on learning
  • [23:35] Evidence Based Study Techniques in Education

Chase DiMarco is an MD-PhD candidate he hosts several podcasts and has written a book called, Read This Before Medical School.

Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: [email protected]

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Thanks for listening!

Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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