The ever elusive “Forgetting Curve”

Source: http://quantifiedself.com/2012/06/spaced-repetition-and-learning/
Source: http://quantifiedself.com/2012/06/spaced-repetition-and-learning/

“Remember this chart. It will come back to haunt you.”

That quote still bounces around my cranial cavity throughout the day. If you’ve ever found yourself in medical school, you may have been told that you need to review material at least 3 times in 24 hours or you risk forgetting important testable details. With the ever increasing body of testable medical knowledge, this is especially important.

If you want to succeed in medical school, you absolutely, desperately, must, gotta, have to review material at least 3 times in 24 hours, with an extra review on the weekend.

If you want to learn more about how to tackle these reviews, read more about Spaced Repetition here.