Your brain is a muscle. The more you train it, the stronger it gets. In fact, you can condition your brain to retain all the medical information you are taught in any given course. The best way to condition your brain, like any muscle, is by using a variety of methods and techniques.
Here are a few tips for conditioning your brain with every study session:
Study in 30-40 minute intervals for several days before the test, instead of pulling an all-nighter the day before.
Stretch your retention by testing yourself with flashcards.
Strengthen your memory by testing yourself a day after you learn something. Test again after a week, two weeks, a month, and so on.
Stimulate your brain by changing up your study method. Switch from electronic devices to pen and paper, to reading, to listening.
Class is not a competition, make sure you can learn from others.
Text books are a rock solid foundation, but there is much more.
Familiarize yourself with the tools and books professionals use daily.
Reap the benefits digital flashcards, notes and bookmarks in the cloud.
Ultimately it all starts with having the right text books.
Your intelligence is your greatest asset, so take take care of yourself.
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