Despite the value of the 10 memory methods discussed in the preceding posts, perhaps the best teacher of all is the hands-on interaction with the patient. There is great truth to the patient being the best teacher. While we struggle with difficult hours and clinical situations on the wards and clinics during medical school, internship, and residency, it helps to bear in mind that the experience will be very valuable. There arises a solid core of judgment and knowledge, ingrained in memory, from the experience of interacting with patients.
Which memory and learning techniques do you find most valuable in your medical studies?
What do you think of eBooks versus print books?