:: Memorize into memory August 21, 2007Posted by Minci 先生 in Medical School.
“How do you medical students memorise all your stuff, hah?” a friend asked.
Aiyo, this question very hard to answer. It’s been a while since I sit down quietly to actively remember a theory or things. I guess things change over the years when you rely yourself to retain stuff in your head by;
Reading stuff diligently everyday, in other words being consistent.
Translate theory into clinical practice.
Study with friends and just absorb what they tell you first-hand, as long as it’s not false information.
Attend lectures in person or virtually. Listen to profesional podcasts or amateur-ish MP3s you make on your own. (If my USB port was working, I wouldn’t mind reading aloud my textbook and put it up as an MP3 source.. miahaha)
Speaking of mnemonics.. here’s one I gathered from my Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) session today. Managed to scribble a bit during that hour long procedure. ERCP involves having this rod-like camera down your throat to see your bile duct and pancreatic duct. This is done while you’re half awake, with local anaesthetic of course.
Risk Factors for getting Gallstones : 5F’s
F orty over
F at (obese)
F ood (western diet)
F amily (genetic predisposition)
So, take care of yourself. Getting probed is unpleasant I tell you. 😈
Any further tips on how to memorise? or have you got an interesting mnemonic to share?
*Condolences to Fren Kazomi for the loss of his Grandma.