The Study Strategy I Used To Get My Best Med School Grade (so far)

GUYS. I just did so well on my anatomy and histology assessment!!! This was definitely needed after the last anatomy written exam did not go as planned. I was excited to see how my assessment would go because this block I have been implementing a new study strategy.

A little side note: our semester is divided into blocks. Last block was musculoskeletal and this block is thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities! The practical portion of the exams is not cumulative whereas the written portion is. So a new block = (sort of) a new beginning!

I got the idea from >> Dr. Andrea Tooley << who has been sharing tips her whole journey through medicine (she is now at Mayo for ophthalmology residency!). The video that inspired me is below:

I loved the question sheet idea! I tried it out and realized it just took too long for me. So I modified it a little bit. Instead of hand writing questions and answers, I do Quizlet! It’s much faster for me to type than hand write and I still learn while typing. Sometimes I even talk out loud while I type to make sure I am focused on the notes.

Then, when reviewing the flashcards I made, I would view them with both the “term”and definition” visible. I would read these out loud one pass and then would quiz myself with only the “term” showing the next round. I found this way super helpful! Information stuck easier and I even predicted a question that was on the assessment! 🙂

If you try this method, I’d love to know what you think! Or if you have any other study tips, please share!


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