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  • MedRookie

    February 24, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I find that memorizing things without understanding can be useful for short term memory only.
    In order to learn information we should understand it to be able to recall it and adapt it to the situation and clinical cases. So I try to read and take notes. Mnemonics are also a very useful (and fun) way to learn. I try to find videos and illustrations to help me understand what I’m reading.
    When I first started college I had a very hard time memorizing what I read, but now I believe memory can improve with training. We just have to find what suits us best.
    (I have a friend who can only study when she moves and walks. Her memorization skills are proportional to her movement speed. It can be very distracting for us, but it works really well for her ! ;) )