Comparing Sketchy Medical and the Minute Sketch with Folded List system as an effective way to build expertise in Medicine.

Expertise itself can be broken into two components. Half of expertise can be defined as what one recalls: what one memorizes. The other half, and arguably the more critical half, is the problems one can address with one’sknowledge. This half of expertise deals with how one takes memorized information and applies that in new and novel situations. Sketchy Medical uses a combination of oral story telling accompanied by memorable visual aids related to the ancient technique of memory palaces, but applied to topics in medicine. The combination of vivid images with a story is an effective way to build enduring memory, but the memory palace technique applied in Sketchy Medical involves images related to medicine only superficially. [Read more…]