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Karl Kapp is a Professor at Bloomberg University and author of several books about gamification and game thinking. Karl received a Doctorate of Education in the Instructional Design program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a frequent speaker and business consultant, helping organizations to implement learning strategies through technolog…
 
Discover test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and more! Chase DiMarco finishes up this 7-part mini-series with test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and much more. We all struggle with these topics at some point in our academic careers. However, knowing how to notice when things are going…
 
Dr. Eric Gantwerker is the medical director of Level Ex games which include CardioEx, PulmEx, AirwayEx, and GastroEx. Gaming is a great way to inspire attention and active learning in medicine but also one we rarely use in education. Today’s episode will cover some of the psychology and research behind game design in medical learning. Intro 2:55 Ga…
 
Chase DiMarco shares his presentation about FindARotation at InnovatorMD’s World Congress 2021. This annual convention is the largest conference where physicians and entrepreneurs connect and offer their ideas on how to change healthcare for the better. Chase talks about why he built FindARotation and how it will change medical education for both s…
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Camille Roney, an academic coach and teacher at Non-Trad Accelerator for non-traditional students. Camille shares how she raised her GPA from 2.3 to 4.10, practical study tips to increase your productivity, and the power of positive thinking. [01:01] What is a Non-Traditional Student [02:40] How to Raise your GPA from 2.3 to …
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Sam Kavanaugh, winner of the 29th Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. They discuss memory techniques, the similarities between preparing for Jeopardy! and studying medicine, and effective flashcard learning strategies. [01:28] Getting to Know Sam Kavanaugh [04:40] Bulking up for Jeopardy! [08:20] Weaving Together Common Thread…
 
In this final installment of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about self-care, rest, and growth. He dissects the benefits of self-care, why you need to stop procrastinating, and the relationship between rest and growth. [02:25] Rest and Recuperation [04:34] Self-care in Medicine [07:19] Why Procrastination is a Form of Self Hate …
 
In part five of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about board exam success. He dissects the test-taking technique table and breaks down several test answering strategies such as the tie-breaker technique, the post-exam autopsy, and the error monitoring chart. [04:35] Test-Taking Technique Table [04:47] Basic Technique [07:17] The …
 
In this fourth installment of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about self-assessment and exam growth. He talks about studying using the production effect, the benefits of physician mentorship, and post-lecture and post-exam study sessions. [01:40] Post Lecture and Post Exam Study Sessions [07:23] Studying Using the production Eff…
 
In this third episode of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about preparation and studying. He dissects the actual methods and techniques you can use when creating the optimal study space, study technique, and study habits. [01:50] How to Ergonomically Optimize your Study Space [03:40] How to Focus on Studying Without Getting Distr…
 
In this second episode of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco shares study techniques that can help you learn more effectively. He discusses how including play in studying increases learning and motivation. [02:14] Setting Goals and Making Plans [05:19] Interleaving [06:58] Concrete Examples [08:31] Dual Coding [09:25] Spaced Repetition […
 
In this first episode of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about finding high yield study resources. He shares a helpful process for how medical students can choose learning materials that best suit their needs. [01:16] What is the Best Resource to Use? [03:43] Set Your Learning Goals [06:18] Awareness of Attention Span [10:16] Fi…
 
ATOM BOMB: The Memory Palace is the sixth episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about mind palaces and how to create one for your medical studies. By combining all of the previously learned mnemonics into a memory palace, you can recall dense chunks of information with more ease. [01:27] What is a memory…
 
The Story Method is the fifth episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about the journey method's basic structure and the different applications of the technique. The story method ties in all the previously learned mnemonics into a memorable sequence. [02:28] The Journey Method [05:24] Using the Story Metho…
 
Advanced Mnemonics Creation is the fourth episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about the PAO method and the use of anchor and linking visual markers. These memory devices can be used on their own; but when used together, the combined techniques provide the best results. [02:02] The PAO Method [08:05] Ho…
 
Creative Study Tactics with Mind Maps is the third episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco talks about mind maps and how its structure and visual elements improve long term retention. [01:13] What is a mind map? [03:47] Example of a mind map [06:18] Color-coded categories [09:49] Visual markers for improved reca…
 
Chase DiMarco explores the Peg Memory System for medical education and discusses how to use visual markers to memorize important numbers. [01:37] The origins of the Peg Memory System [02:18] Why you should use the Peg Memory System [03:33] Creating your own Peg System [04:57] How to create visual associations with numbers [07:02] Homework exercise …
 
Start Creating Your Own Visual Mnemonics is the first episode in a miniseries on medical mnemonics. In this episode, Chase DiMarco covers the value of visual markers in mnemonics and memory tactics in general. [01:06] What are visual markers? [02:25] Why you should use visual markers [05:50] How to use visual markers [07:09] What not to do [08:38] …
 
Chase DiMarco talks about one of the most ignored yet crucial topics in medicine: mental health. He explains why physicians and medical students struggle with mental health, the rise in suicide rates in medicine, and the benefits of having a social network. [00:50] Mental Health in the Medical World [02:50] The Neuroscience Aspect of Mental Health …
 
Chase DiMarco talks about The Power of Atomic Habits, a concept borrowed from two best-selling books, The Power of Habit and Atomic Habits. He dissects how mentality affects habits, the importance of rewarding successful habit adoption, and developing habit-creating skills. [01:50] The Power of Atomic Habits [06:37] Willpower and Keystone Habits [1…
 
Chase DiMarco shares tips for practicing an evidence-based study technique called interleaving, which can be difficult to apply. 01:28] Interleaving Topics [03:36] Interleaving Materials [04:33] Choosing Study Resources [06:52] Filtering Question Banks [08:19] Stress + Rest = Growth [10:57] Recency Bias [12:14] Repeating the Same Question Bank Comm…
 
Chase DiMarco talks about the science of successful learning and debunks the most common myths we have around it. He shares better learning strategies and insights from “Make It Stick”. [01:48] The Illusion of Knowing [03:09] Interleaving Practice [04:53] Easier isn’t Better [08:13] The Dunning-Kruger Effect [11:58] Apply Different Learning Styles …
 
Chase DiMarco talks about how you can use deliberate practice to become an expert. This time around, he delves deeper into studies and examples from “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson (RIP). [02:02] Improvement Comes from Practice [04:07] Steps of Deliberate Practice [07:33] Inefficiencies in Medical Educati…
 
Chase DiMarco talks about flow, the mental state of immersive focus. He draws insights and tips from Mikaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book called “Finding Flow”. Unsurprisingly, attention and curiosity are necessary to get into that zone of concentration. [00:58] Defining Flow [01:38] How to Reach Flow State [08:06] Learning Requires Undivided Attention […
 
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