Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Memory and Effective Learning With Michelle Miller PhD

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 memory effectiveness in the medical field.

  • 3:50 The Emerging Methodology of Teaching Online
  • 4:35 The Core Principles of Memory to Increase Learning Outside of the Classroom
  • 10:30 Factors Involved in Retention
  • 13:30 Techniques for Terminology
  • 18:50 Conceptualizing Context to Shift Memory Modality
  • 22:30 Knowing How and When to Apply Different Techniques for Memory
  • 26:50 Spacing Out Study and Why it is Beneficial for Retention and Recalling
  • 32:35 Reflecting on Techniques That Work for You


Information about Dr. Michelle Miller can be found here:


Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown

Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simmons


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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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