By testing your knowledge of what we covered in December, you lock the information into long term memory effortlessly.
We want to feature great free medical education #FOAMed resources from around the web. One I learned of this week is called Visualmed. It is run by a third year IM resident at UConn, Usama Nasir. It takes key RCTs and turns them into infographics.
Once thought only a skill possessed by the Labrador retriever, retrieval practice is something you can do too! No jumping into an icy cold pond for a dead duck. No, this retrieval practice is much easier. Testing forces your brain to retrace its steps and work to retrieve the memory you made when you first learned the information. And it locks it in long-term memory much better than just re-reading the material again. Aren’t you glad JournalFeed added this feature?
Internal Medicine interns and residents were either exposed to standard duty-hour policies of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or flexible policies that did not specify limits on shift length or mandatory time off between shifts. Read more to see what they found.