Series: Knowledge & Learning

Managing the Mind During Exams | Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 21

Dan has finally completed all exams of his 6 years at medical school. Here, we talk about what he’s learned about keeping focused in exams, particularly OSCEs.

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Reading and Retaining Information

We Facetimed and instantly starting recording. This episode is the result.

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Is There a Single Best Way to Travel?

Following Dan’s recent escapades, we discuss on what makes travelling what it is.

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Attitudes Towards Exams and New Year Resolutions

We talk about how attitudes and motivations towards exams and studying have changed now that Dan has basically completed all exams for medical school.

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Reflecting on Reading and Strategies to Optimise the Process

We follow up on last year’s reading/books episode. We discuss the way we choose books, audiobooks vs. kindle/reading physical copies, and the differences between reading fiction and non-fiction.

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Looking Back on One Year of Getting It πŸ‘‰πŸ½πŸ‘ˆπŸ½

It’s the 1-year anniversary of Getting It. We take a look back through the episodes we’ve made so far and see how things have progressed.

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The Value of Accurately Knowing How Good You Are at Something – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 11

We discuss why it’s important to be able to accurately determine how good (or bad) you are at a particular skill and the different scenarios in which this skill may be useful.

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Quality vs. Quantity

We talk about the balance between quality and quantity when trying to improve at something. We discuss why quantity often leads to a higher quality in itself, and relate it to this podcast and our approach to episode recordings

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Are We Altering the Course of Evolution? 🧬

We explore (read: waffle) how the way we control our environment these days changes our body and potentially subsequent evolution.

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Studying and Revising for Exams in Medical School

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.

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