How I study medicine

Mind Map by LewisLewis, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by LewisLewis over 5 years ago


This is what I found best working for me as an average IQ - memory ability student. If you have other ideas, please write!

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How I study medicine
1 The fundamentals for the exams
1.1 1 - Do sbobine
1.1.1 Usually done as a classroom effort: each student does a sbobina
1.1.2 Transcriptions of what the professor says, essentially word by word, integrated with pictures taken from slides.
1.2 3 - Read aloud


  • I don't do it all the time, but just when I am not very concentrated and/or I am beginning to fall asleep, generally
1.2.1 Increase concentration
1.2.2 Avoid sleeping
1.2.3 Helps to better retain and understand what you read
1.3 2 - Underline the material
1.3.1 PDF More portable than printed Cheap (no printing)
1.3.2 Print More control than with PDF
1.4 4 - Repeat (≥3 times)
1.4.1 With classmates (studying alone is painful) Skype, Facetime Alive Advantages Compare what you know with your classmate Keep up the concentration Excellent when you don't want to study Call on Skype when concentration decreases It helps you organize the day (if you set a specific time) It helps you go on when motivation goes down
1.4.2 (Alone)
2 Additional resources
2.1 Firecracker
2.1.1 You can put all your notes and images in one place
2.1.2 Accessible everywhere
2.1.3 My suggestion Don't use it daily to do all review questions of your past exams, otherwise you end up with doing them the whole day Just use it as an online reference text
2.1.4 Excellent substitution to First Aid
2.2 Use flashcards and mindmaps


  • My suggestion is to use these tools in the later stages, otherwise we could spend a lot of time in doing schemes and flash cards when they are really not necessary
2.2.1 Flash cards


  • Make them in a more advance phase of your study, when you have defined well what you need to remember through flash cards. You risk otherwise (as I did) to make flash cards of everything and then not use them. Quizlet For the moment the best flash card tool I know
2.2.2 Mind maps


  • Since you need a lot of time to do them, just do them after some repetitions of the material, when you have defined what you really need to clarify through a map. Otherwise, if you do them before knowing the material, you risk to make mind maps of what is not necessary and then not use them. Mindmeister Best way to schematize complex and articulated topics For the details, use flash cards
2.2.3 Good before an exam
2.3 Books
2.4 Inkling
2.4.1 Great search function
2.4.2 All your books in one place
2.4.3 Available online
2.4.4 Since most of the books in medicine are used as reference and they are not read as you read a novel, this is an excellent tool
2.5 Effective and time-saving ways to have a solid basis of must-know concepts in medicine
2.5.1 Picmonic Not tested, but it seems very useful to memorize complex diseases, bugs and drugs If you like it also SketchyMicro It seems good to learn the key concepts of medicine and retain them well Absolutely not possible to do this with Firecracker in my opinion
2.5.2 Medcomic Integrate the images in Firecracker
2.6 Apps
2.6.1 Prognosis
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