:: MindMap August 29, 2007Posted by Minci 先生 in Medical School.
I did an experiment with the FreeMind software to create the above Rheumatology MindMap. The software is available for free.
It hasn’t occured to me to use MindMaps for medical studies until recently, when I saw a book in the Trust library that has a copy of diseases/conditions illustrated in MindMaps. But ya lah.. cannot conteng. Typing ‘mindmaps for medical students’ into the Google searchbox, I came across quite a few softwares. I have no idea as to which one is superior to the other. Perhaps other people could shed a light onto it?
I was actually looking for ready-made MindMaps. Moohooohooo ~Disadvantages? You’d have to invest some time to be techie savvy plus creative to make the mindmaps colourful and interesting. For the IT challenged, it is quicker to do it by hand. Furthermore, you still have to construct your own MindMap and if you’re a lousy person at summarizing your points in the first place, it is still not going to work. Ha ha
Another common disadvantage that all these softwares have is that if your computer breaksdown, you’re damned!
PS: Do you know anybody who eats betel peper leaf + areca palmnut + calcium carbonate? Or has any nenek forced you to give them a go. Well, katakan ‘Tak Nak’. The habit of eating sirih increases the risk of getting kidney stones. Kidney stones are painful.