What Was the Name of That Drug? How Medical Students can Make the Most Out of Their Education

  • Aryan Riahi University of British Columbia
  • David Jung University of British Columbia
Keywords: learning, testing effect, active recall, spaced repetition, medical curriculum, case-based learning

Abstract

Consolidating all of the knowledge that medical students are expected to learn in their first two years of education can be challenging. Strategies for committing concepts to memory are explored. The importance of making the most out of case-based learning is emphasized. In contrast with passive-styled learning in lectures, CBL takes an active approach requiring students to apply critical thinking. The power of active recall in committing information to memory is also delved into. In particular, one effective and popular form of active recall known as the testing effect is highly recommended. Applying these strategies will help medical students develop a strong foundation for clerkship.

Author Biographies

Aryan Riahi, University of British Columbia

Aryan Riahi is a medical student at the University of British Columbia. Prior to medicine, his background was in Psychology.

David Jung, University of British Columbia

David Jung is a medical student at the University of British Columbia. Prior to medicine, his background was in Microbiology & Immunology.

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Published
2019-08-31
How to Cite
Riahi, A., & Jung, D. (2019). What Was the Name of That Drug? How Medical Students can Make the Most Out of Their Education. International Journal of Medical Students, 7(2), 50-51. Retrieved from http://ijms.info/index.php/IJMS/article/view/398
Section
Experience