With med school starting up this week for many people, now is an ideal time to try out new methods to study smarter, not harder in the coming academic year. Our book, Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide, is full of research-backed insights on how to do that, with a complete and comprehensive system to tackle learning medicine.
So this week, we're offering a back to school discount on the book. Get your copy today!
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It's here! Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide
I'm glad you're still here. I've been quiet here on the DrWillBe blog because I've been hard at work on a major project. For over two years, I've been writing an a book on learning in medical school with my friend and colleague, Dr. Peter Wei.
Since the inception of this blog, I've written enthusiastically about the power of spaced repetition (SR) using the program Anki. No doubt, SR and Anki are extremely potent, but they are not the only components of highly effective learning. There are many ingredients in that recipe, and so I wanted to flesh out a comprehensive methodology for learning medicine well.
Learning Medicine is the
result of several years worth of research and experimentation on our
part to discover the most effective methods for learning in medical
school. We've distilled the insights from those efforts so as to create a
guide that is very practical, allowing you to apply these high-yield
study hacks immediately.
Here are some highlights from the book:
Take a brief tour through the science of learning and memory
Practically apply spaced repetition using the popular app Anki. We give you very specific instructions on how to make this program work for you.
Go step by step through our comprehensive Learning Method, which embodies all the study hacks we discovered in our research.
This is the "instruction manual" so many of you have asked for. It will help you get started using SR decks, like my Pathology Anki deck, and will give you many more tools to continue learning effectively on your own.
I know it's been a really long time since I last posted. I've been busy working on some other projects, including an eBook on effective strategies for Learning Medicine. I've also been bogged down by my day job. But I have an overhaul planned for this site and I plan to post regularly again. So look out.
A couple of weeks ago I released the revamped Pathology Deck, just in time for Step 1 preparation and end-of-year exams for med school. In the spirit of the season, I'd like to share the deck and some gifts with you. For that reason, I've started a referral program.
Here are the details:
Help your friends out by sharing a 30% discount coupon for the DrWillBe Pathology Anki Deck. The coupon is good until May 31, 2013. In return, you (referrer) get cash back equal to 20% of the purchase price.
No matter how you look at it, everybody wins. Your friends get the deck for cheap, you get cash, we all learn Pathology. Life is good :)
First things first... I want to thank all of you who have purchased my new Pathology deck. Your support is greatly appreciated. I hope it is helping you in your studies.
On the heels of the release of the Pathology deck, I want to move onto another project that will be of interest to you.
Many of you have asked if I am going to build a Step2Ck Anki deck. The short is that is going to have to be, no. It would be just too much work for one person to do. But there is another way. We can build one together. If we get enough people contributing, we can build a deck in faster time than any one of us could do on our own, and it will most likely be better than what we'd produce individually.
So I want to gauge interest in this project.
If you're interested, you can sign up here, and I'll follow up in a few days so that we can strategize.