Recall really has two parts: storing information (encoding), and then being able to find it when we need it (retrieval). When everything is on a neatly labeled shelf, it’s easy to find. When everything is in a nightmare heap, finding what we need can be impossible.
Imagine you had a friend who came to you in great excitement and told you, “I just had the best date! This person is funny, smart, attractive, a great listener, there’s just one thing… when we were walking down the sidewalk after dinner they saw a puppy and went out of their way to kick it.”
“The STATMed Class was the best investment in my future that I’ve ever made. It transformed me from a student with terrible study habits who didn’t get into med school on their first try into someone who was in the top 10% of my medical school class. Because of STATMed, I never thought medical school was difficult or stressful; any work I put in always paid off.” Matthew P.
“Getting into medical school means you have the smarts to master the material, but doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to study. I was stuck in a cycle of feeling like I was drowning in material. I was studying all the time and not seeing results. I was looking for specific, actionable advice on what I was doing wrong. Ryan and his team are a great resource for the mechanics and literature behind learning and studying. STATMed taught me a skillset that I could incorporate into my study methods for boards and classes; it gave me confidence that if I hit a roadblock, there were ways around it.” Dr. Z, Surgery Resident
“I am officially a 4th year med student! The STATMed Boards Workshop has been a big part of achieving this milestone because it helped me fix my crippling test-taking issues. Thank you, Ryan & David!”-T.A.U.
“At the core, I am a not a good test taker. I got got through prior to medical school by work ethic alone, spending excessive amounts of time on pure memorization. The workshop helped me learn how to become a better test taker by making me always use the parts of what I know to narrow downoptions and consistently choose the safest answer.” -Tory S
Everything You Need To Know About STATMed, All In One Place — If you are trying to figure out what STATMed Learning is and how we help med students and doctors, take about 15 minutes and check out our three-part STATMed Learning Intro Series:
One of my biggest axes to grind about education is that we do not teach smart people how to study. This is especially true in medical and health sciences
In this video, I sit down with six rising 2nd year med students who had just completed the STATMed Class in the summer between their 1st and 2nd year.
I helped Amy when she was struggling with OBGYN shelf exams and again after she had completed her Emergency Medicine residency and was an attending EM doc