Memorize Medical Terms. Medical Term Memory The Easy Way.
How to memorize medical terms the easy way!
Let’s face it. Medical school can be tough and all the medical terms is enough to make a person crazy and just want to forget it all!!
There are a few strategies (among memory) that you can incorporate. Select the one that works best for you.
1. The story method. Let’s say you have to memorize medical terms that you need to know them together in some sort of group. For example you want to memorize medical terms that are parts of the brain, skull, nervous system, etc. In this scenario you could take all the medical terms you want to memorize and create a story linking them together. Here is a video of what I’m talking about:
2. The next method would be to create pictures out of the words and link them together in some sort of story. If you want to memorize medical terms then you turn the word you want to memorize into a picture and the definition and then you tie them together into a bigger picture. I think this is a GREAT way to memorize medical terms (if not the best way). An example of this method would be here:
3. The third strategy to help you memorize medical terms would be the Mind Palace. To be candid though I think this isn’t the best way to memorize medical terms but it is a GREAT way to memorize medical information.
For example, if you want to know the definition of macula. I would use the method described in #2. But if you have a list of information that you want to recall I think the Mind Palace is one of the best memory methods (it’s my favorite).
Now let me be clear. Don’t let the word ‘list’ scare you off. You may say, ‘No I need to memorize more than just lists.’ Before you brush off the Mind Palace remember that any concept can be broken up into bullet points.
Those bullet points are then what you put on your Mind Palace. So if you needed to know for example, ‘What are the X number of things that cause XYZ disease’. You could create a room in your home all about that disease and put the data in that room. So you can use the Mind Palace to group information.
Here is the Mind Palace method
I like to use the Memory Palace method for most things.
I do think you could use it for medical terms as well. How?
Maybe group information by room. For example, let’s say you have 5 facts you need to know about 1 medical topic. If this is the case then use that room dedicated to that medical topic. So when you think about that topic your mind goes to that room mentally.
These are the 3 strategies that I would recommend to memorize medical terms. With that said there is a lot of great information out there.
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In addition here are more resources:
Here are some creative ways to learn medical terms as well http://www.medisave.co.uk/blog/5-creative-ways-quickly-learn-medical-terminology/
Here are tips on learning the prefixes http://memorize.com/medical-terminology-prefixes
There is even a memorize medical terms for Dummies book :) http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/medical-terminology-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html