Studying and Revising for Exams in Medical School

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Show Notes

In this episode we talk about the process of learning and revision with a focus on medical school exams. In particular, we discuss the roles of discipline, self-awareness, and natural fluctuations in focus during our study routines.

Key discussion points in this episode:

  • The pomodoro technique
  • Maximising the utility of the pomodoro techniqe
  • Making studying habits
  • Being aware of how you’re taking in information
  • When should you write-off a day or take a few days off?
  • Being aware of ultradian cycles throughout the day and using them to your advantage
  • How the 3 nights of sleep after learning something is incredibly important
  • The pitfalls of hyperspecialising
  • The differences in the UK and US medical school teaching directions

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