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Studying Pharm — A Look At My Notes

“They” say that one way to aid memorization is to use drawings and diagrams (the crazier and more vivid, the better) because the brain more easily remembers spacial relationships that just straight lists. So as I have started this second year of medical school I am studying in a totally different way than I have in the past and using a lot of drawing/diagrams and writing out of my own notes.

Here is what my Pharmacology notes look like. It is the drug list for the autonomic drugs I need to know.

Sorry for the blurry video. I didn’t realize the video was out of focus until after I was done. The Flip Ultra doesn’t do very well this close to an object.

Hopefully I will be able to continue doing this throughout the year. I think it will really help me with the memorizing. If I can push through every day and avoid getting too far behind, I think the chances look good.

Again, sorry for the vid being blurry. If I do this again I’ll film from farther away or use my other camcorder.

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  • nik

    hahahahahaha. nice. “me pee pee”. classic and definitely memorable. the very thought of med school slightly horrifies me, but this sucks quite a bit of the air out of it’s intimidating image. thnx.

  • nik

    hahahahahaha. nice. “me pee pee”. classic and definitely memorable. the very thought of med school slightly horrifies me, but this sucks quite a bit of the air out of it’s intimidating image. thnx.

  • nik

    oh yeah… and if in the next 20 years i get my stuff together and actually get in, i’m lifting this… just saying. =) so don’t you dare delete the vid. =)

    best of luck.

  • nik

    oh yeah… and if in the next 20 years i get my stuff together and actually get in, i’m lifting this… just saying. =) so don’t you dare delete the vid. =)

    best of luck.

  • http://continuu.net/ Nate

    Awesome. Inspiring. I watched the whole thing.

  • http://continuu.net Nate

    Awesome. Inspiring. I watched the whole thing.

  • Big

    good info keep it coming

  • Big

    good info keep it coming

  • Pink

    Yep, you are so right. Thanks for posting this interesting article.

  • Pink

    Yep, you are so right. Thanks for posting this interesting article.

  • Cornelius

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  • Cornelius

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  • Cornelius

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  • Leo

    Don’t know where else to post this, but I was trying to sign up for your RSS feed and I got a ton of error messages and my computer froze up and I couldn’t join the list. Well, that’s okay, I can always just come back and read it for myself.

  • Leo

    Don’t know where else to post this, but I was trying to sign up for your RSS feed and I got a ton of error messages and my computer froze up and I couldn’t join the list. Well, that’s okay, I can always just come back and read it for myself.

  • Leo

    Don’t know where else to post this, but I was trying to sign up for your RSS feed and I got a ton of error messages and my computer froze up and I couldn’t join the list. Well, that’s okay, I can always just come back and read it for myself.

  • http://www.JeffreyMD.com/ Jeff W

    lol.. Nik, i think the drug list I am required to memorize will be different in about 2 years….. :( that’s medicine, i guess… constantly progressing (hopefully)

  • http://www.JeffreyMD.com Jeff W

    lol.. Nik, i think the drug list I am required to memorize will be different in about 2 years….. :( that’s medicine, i guess… constantly progressing (hopefully)