Nicole: We're gonna go ahead and get started.
So this is Lecturio's student to student event,
study advice from a third year medical student.
And so of course, you all know me and
know I'm not a third year medical student
but we want to get started first and
see where you are in your career.
So the first poll we have, we're gonna start
a poll first, before we do introductions,
who are you?
So if you can answer in the poll, not
the chat, just so we'll have an idea
of the audience who's here today.
Give us a good idea, see where we are.
Okay, let's see, we'll give it...
Don't be shy, no one's gonna
know, just gives us a good idea
of everyone in the room, so we make sure that
the conversation goes in the right direction.
So okay, so looks like we have about
35% pre med, preclinical, okay.
Great, well, welcome, welcome.
So I am Nicole Shinn, and I am responsible
for Lecturio's student engagement,
So as always, you all are my favorites.
So I will be your host today, and as I
said earlier, this is student to student
and so we have Shenika with us today,
who's going to share her experiences,
how she uses Lecturio, and answer any questions you
may have basically for a peer to peer interaction.
And so if there's anything you'd like to ask Shenika,
she's happy to answer whatever she can answer,
and so she will be our speaker today
for our student to student presentation.
So again, let's go ahead and start
digging in so we have plenty of time.
So what are we going to talk about today?
Well, first, what is Lecturio?
So just in case we have anyone who's
in the room who's not a premium member,
or even perhaps you're a premium member, but you
haven't quite figured out how to use these resources,
And then we're going to talk about Shenika's
story, and what she does and how she's use Lecturio,
study strategies that she'll share.
And then of course, Q&A session.
Now, this is all via chat, so if
you have any questions, if you have,
if you have any kind of tech
issues, please put it in the chat.
Please send them either publicly or to one
of the Lecturio moderators in the room.
If you send to me, I can't multitask
and I won't going to answer fast enough.
So if you can either send it directly to
the public chat or to one of the moderators
as we go through the presentation.
So let's go ahead and let me do the second poll,
which is, How familiar are you with Lecturio?
So at least to get an idea.
So if you have a premium membership, which
is different than our free membership.
So our free membership, you'll know, because
you won't have access to all the resources.
So, I can see we have some who have
used it previously but not anymore,
we definitely got to get you back on track with that.
You watch videos on YouTube, well we're more
than just YouTube, so you get to see that.
And you're new to Lecturio, we
always love that, we always love that.
All right, so let's see.
See just a few more that, don't be
shy, let's see what we have here.
So we have about 29% of the room,
"I'm having premium membership".
Okay, so good to know. Good to know.
So first, let me just say really
quickly about Lecturio's resources.
So some of you have a premium membership,
so again, we have so many resources to offer
and Shenika is going to talk about some of those.
But if you have a premium membership,
and you have not gone through,
and even let's say you haven't even logged in,
we're always updating, as you know, and we have
some really great things that we've done recently.
So if you've noticed in our Q
bank, we have adaptive review.
And what that means is when you go into the Q bank
now, after you get your results and your feedback,
we have adaptive review, where we're going to go
back and show you exactly where you had your deficits
and you're going to specifically look at those video
lessons where you got those incorrect questions.
That's really important because we want
to save time and we want to maximize time
and part of how we do that is making sure that
we're setting the things that we are a strong end.
So our data review is
fantastic, you have to try that.
And then also our exam prep.
So if you've noticed, we're always
adding in new subject exam study plans.
And so those study plans are there
specifically to help with certain subjects.
If you have a shelf exam, or just your
knowledge base for that particular subject,
those are always great.
And don't forget, if you're new to Lecturio, one
of the things is that when we add in new resources,
we don't add more to the cost.
So once you become a premium member, if we add
1000 questions, you get access to 1000 questions.
We don't go back and say, "Hey, we may, you know,
create 1000 questions, we need another 20 bucks"
We don't do that.
So know you'll always have access
to all the resources that you need.
And the reason why we have so many
resources is because we want you to have
access to what you specifically need.
So if we only give you a few, and those few
aren't relevant to you, then we can't help you.
But if we give you a vast amount, you can
select and have a personalized study plan
that's going to help you personally
throughout your, not only your medical career,
but we have a lot of professionals, licensed
professionals that use our resources just for reference.
So know you're going to have
access to everything you need.
You don't necessarily need everything we
offer, but we want you to have a choice.
So with that being said, I'm going to turn it over
to Shenika now and she's going to show you her story,
her Lecturio story, how she uses Lecturio.
And if you have any questions, please
feel free to put them in the chat.
And we'll try to answer the questions as we go.
If not, we'll we will try to
address them at the end in our Q&A.
So Shenika, you have the floor, welcome.
Shenika: Thank you, Nicole.
Hi, everybody, it's nice to have
a nice range of people in here.
I noticed that it's mainly pre medical and pre clinical
students with nursing and clinical students as well.
So that's awesome, and all the advice we're going
to talk about today can be applied at any stage
in your education, so it's great that you're here.
So my name is Shenika, I'm a
third year medical student,
I'm going to be starting my
surgery rotation in September.
So I have a little bit of experience
when it comes to medical school
in my medical journey so far, and there's
so much more to come so I'm really excited.
So a little bit about how I got
involved and found Lecturio as a whole,
my first semester in medical school, I was using the
same study techniques that I use while I was pre-med,
which was basically wait about a week before
exams, get all my lectures and kind of do like
wrote memorization of everything on slides,
and usually that worked out to pass exams,
Medical school, that does not work,
you need to study every single day.
Just reading slides doesn't really cut it anymore.
You need to be able to kind of do
a lot of memorization techniques,
if it's either flashcards or practice
questions and all that stuff.
Well, I didn't do that and my first couple
exams were a disaster, I failed them.
So in talking with advisors and other students
at school, I kind of came up with a study plan.
And it first started basically with me
going on to Google and kind of finding
some type of program that was going to help
me with like video lectures, flashcards,
anything that could come up, and Lecturio's
what I found when I kind of did a Google search.
So I kind of dove in a little bit
to see what Lecturio was all about.
So this is the overarching theme of Lecturio
basically, and everything they have
and we're gonna dive into this a
little bit deeper in our talk today,
but they had the video lectures on specific topics
that were high-yield, which is what I loved.
They had like book matcher, where
they match like the first e-book.
They had practice questions, they had the 3d
anatomy, I was taking anatomy my first semester,
and they had review spaced
repetition quizzes, which I love.
So I went ahead got a premium membership off the bat.
It was it was a one-stop shop for me and this is
why I kind of like dived into it a little bit.
So the first study strategy I want to
talk about, it's called dual coding.
And we have a poll question here to see
how familiar you guys are with dual coding.
Alright, just go ahead and try
to answer some of the questions.
For everyone saying no, I'll go ahead and explain
that a little bit on the next couple of slides.
"Yes, but I've not tried it", okay, so I
can talk about how I implemented as well.
And Alright, 80% of the audience has responded.
So a lot of you guys don't know what
dual coding and how to utilize this,
so let me go in a little bit to talk about that.
So what is dual coding?
it's basically practicing simulation of
information through verbal and nonverbal processes.
So how this kind of works is when you're in
lectures, you're listening to your professors talk
and talk about the topic,
and you're just sitting there digesting
the information as best as you can.
That is one form of processing information
and getting it into your brain,
but it's not the most effective.
A lot of times you need to use verbal and nonverbal.
Nonverbal can be looking at graphs,
drawing diagrams, mnemonics,
some cartoon pictures that kind
of accumulate everything together.
When you do both of those at the same time, it improves
your memory of the information that you're learning,
and it avoids cognitive overload and
like information overload that can occur.
So when you're listening to your professors, and
you're kind of doing like these memory techniques,
it really helps solidify the
information that you're learning.
So how I did it, I basically
stopped going to live lectures.
It's not for everybody.
If you're in live lectures, there's different
ways that you can kind of go about this,
but for me, I always found
recorded lectures the best.
I would watch the recorded
lectures, and I would pause a lot,
because I wanted to make sure anytime there was
a topic that was explained, I digested it fully.
So I would listen to the professor speak, then I
would go ahead and try to find like a mnemonic,
a diagram, some cartoon image on Google or something
like that, that's going to reinforce the information.
and I would add that to my PowerPoints as well.
So that way, I'm actively learning and I'm
absorbing the information into processes versus one
at the time that I'm introduced to
the material so it sticks better.
That that was huge, I still use it to this
day and I highly recommend doing that way.
If you're in a live lectures and it's required,
what you can do is you can split your laptop screen
so you'll be listening to the professor and
your PowerPoints on one side of the screen.
The other side, you can have
Google opened up or Lecturio,
you can be going over their concept cards, or finding
their diagrams that they have explaining the topics.
So that way you're you're processing the information,
both verbal and nonverbal at the same time.
Study groups are a great way
of doing this as well, because
I always had study groups on the weekends
with my friends, I would have everybody
is explaining one topic at a time so that
way everyone comes prepared with something
and you're listening to your friends
explain material a different way.
So you might understand something one way, but
they're going to explain it completely different.
They're going to have their own mnemonics,
they're going to have their own diagrams
to explain information.
So it helps you to kind of see, do
you like your ideas better or theirs?
and then you can incorporate that
into your own study techniques.
And that's basically dual coding.
Feel free to ask any questions in the chat, and then
we'll get to them at the end of the presentation.
So applying dual coding with Lecturio.
Lecturio has study plans and schedules
that combined their video lectures,
their questions and their retention quizzes.
So what's great is you'll do their video lectures, and
right afterwards, they're going to ask you questions,
to see how well you understood the material.
They have concept cards as well
that you can go and read through.
So everything in the video will be in
a concise concept cards to reapply it.
So you heard it now read it.
They also have their own diagrams
and their 3d anatomy models as well.
That kind of encompasses everything about the topic
so you're getting the information in multiple ways.
So that's what I really liked about
dual coding and how Lecturio applied it.
It was just perfect for a medical
student while you're studying.
Alright, so the next study strategy
that I use is spaced retrieval,
and I feel like this is the most
common for medical students.
We have a poll to see if you
guys are familiar with it.
Go ahead and answer the question.
I see there's a lot more "Yes
and I use it" which I figured
more people are more familiar with spaced
retrieval I feel like it's becoming very popular,
and in the med school community.
"Yes and I've tried it but it doesn't work"
Okay, hopefully I can convince you otherwise.
"Haven't tried it" and then "No"
Okay, so let's go ahead and
explain a little bit more.
So spaced retrieval, I love it.
This is kind of like the bulk of my
studying especially right after a lecture.
Right after doing dual coding in
the class setting, I will go home
and I will try to figure out how am I going
to make sure that I memorize this today,
can remember it three days from now and can
reproduce that information on an exam in three weeks.
So, with space retrieval, a lot of
it is kind of like using Anki.
Lecturio has their own flashcard system as well,
where you're going to be answering questions,
or you're going to be filling the
blank of like high yield topics.
And the idea is you use this technique
right after you learn your lecture,
so you're going to have like, a set
amount of cards, it can be 10, 20 30,
I've had, sometimes had like 70
Anki cards at the end of a lecture
and it was like fill in the
blank on an important topic.
So it could be like this nerve innervates
this muscle, this vein will travel here,
and it's very short, concise
information that you need to know.
Now you answer it today, when
you finally get them all right,
you're going to have to wait a couple
of days to see those cards again.
And it's usually around three days as the optimal
timing because we now what's going to happen
is you want to see if you're going to
remember that information in a couple of days.
If you do, it's going to space out even longer.
And the idea is you want that to be
solidified in your memory as long as possible.
So Anki Lecturio's memorization tools as
well, is very keen to kind of make sure that
that information stays ingrained in your head.
And it's really great, because
now, I said like how I was failing,
because I was trying to read my
lecture slides, like verbatim,
and it wasn't working anymore,
because I wasn't retaining anything.
But when you're doing these spaced retrieval
techniques, it kind of becomes a game in your mind
and you memorize information so much
better, it's efficient, it's less time.
And like, you'll kind of find yourself like remembering
like this specific card from Lecturio in your head
when you're answering questions on
your exam and a couple of weeks.
So that's basically the space retrieval technique.
So it's basically testing, taking a test,
or actively retrieving something you learned
would increase long term retention of
topics longer than other means of study,
which is basically what I said.
And I could tell you, a lot of my classmates
use like Anki and the Lecturio system,
and you're sitting in an exam, and you get a
question and you're just closing your eyes,
rying to remember what the card looked like.
And the answer will be right
there in your multiple choice,
and you're just very happy that it didn't
take a lot of work to get to that point.
So these are the biggest terms to remember
when it comes to spaced retrieval:
Interstudy interval and then retention interval.
Inter study is a time interval
between two study sessions.
So I was saying you'll study all your cards today.
In 3 days,you'll probably see them again and then
they get spaced out, like between 7 to 10 days,
depending on if you got it
right or wrong the first time.
That's very important, because now if you know
something, you're not gonna see it again tomorrow.
That's a waste of time, you already know it,
like let's space that out a couple more days
for to see if you still remember
it in 7 days versus in 3 days.
Because if in 7 days and you still remember it, it will
push it out even further because it's in your memory.
So that's very important.
Retention interval, that's the time between
the last study session and the test event.
So the longer you're spacing these
out, the better your memory is getting.
And when you get to that test, you can just kind of
close your eyes and remember all that information,
and that's the state you want to get at.
You no longer want to be at
the act of studying state.
You want to be able to retain the
information and reproduce it on the exam.
So I basically kind of talked
about this a little bit.
I personally hated flashcards before medical school.
As a pre med, just like to memorize my slides but
in medical school, there's so much information.
I remember my first semester kind
of being shocked that in a week,
I would have over 1000 slides to
review on Saturday and Sunday,
because every single day, we got
almost 200 PowerPoints overview.
So using Anki and Lecturio's flashcard system really
helped kind of consolidate all that information
into digestible and usable techniques.
Right, so with like cheerio, they use an algorithm.
I can't really speak on the algorithm, I just know
it works, where it's going to go ahead and test you
on high yield information and it's going to repeat
the information based off of how well you answered it
and how confident you are.
So in their system, they ask you, they give you
a question, you answer it and then at the end,
after you answer the question, they ask you
how confident were you in that response.
Which is pretty great, because sometimes you can
get it right but you guessed and you had no idea.
So in reality, you don't really know the information.
So the algorithm takes that into
account and it's going to adjust
when you see the question again accordingly.
And something new that came up over the summer with
Lecturio was a summary notes that pop up after videos.
And I really like this function
because you watch the video
and you can take notes in a notebook or
somewhere, but you'll probably forget it.
But you might be rewatching that video again
before an exam or before your board exam
so you can make really short concise
notes in the Lecturio system.
And you can just like do a brain dump of all
the information that you got from that video
right in like 1 to 2 sentences, and Lecturio's
system will save it in your premium account.
So the next time you review, the video is
going to pop up, which I think is really great.
Alright, my last study strategy, which I think is
the most important points is called 'interleaving'.
And we're going to have a poll to see how
much you guys know about interleaving.
Is the poll working?
Alright, there we go.
A lot of "No's", oh okay.
All right, so we're gonna go
ahead and dive into interleaving.
I feel like this is the most important
point, especially for medical students
getting ready for board exams or
your final exams, in med school.
Alright, so interleaving.
It's basically the practice of mixing different
related subjects or topics when learning.
So on the slide here, it says the blocks.
So in medical school, you can have like different
blocks depending on where you're at in the semester.
I know, for me, my first semester was physiology
and anatomy, with a little bit of genetics heavy.
So you will have like genetics as your
first topic than physiology then anatomy.
And everything was taught very separately, right?
but that's not how the board exams work at all.
You need to be able to interleave all
these topics together to be able to answer
the multiple choice vignettes that you get.
So that physiology you learned in your first
semester will be incorporated with the Pathology,
the Microbiology in year two.
So this idea of interleaving,
it's hard in the beginning
of school, because you're like getting
the information like in bits and pieces,
but you as a student need to be
able to bring things together.
So I felt like interleaving
was very big in my second year.
But I kind of talk with people that if you have
the information in your first or second semester,
try to start incorporating
everything together in the beginning.
So that way, it's just like you snap your fingers,
and you can see how everything interconnects.
So with interleaving, it's going to
promote your memory and retention, right?
you're going to get context clues now.
So a lot of times in anatomy in first year,
they'll talk about certain bugs in Micro
that affect like the tricuspid valve, or
like different areas of the body system.
But if you have to wait till year
two to get your Microbiology,
it's kind of hard to remember the anatomy
that's being affected by those microorganisms.
So that's like very important to note.
And you'll be able to compare and contrast mechanisms
better when it comes to like physiology and pathology.
So it's a lot, I say interleaving is like a
mixture, because you're going to be doing circles
with all the information that you know,
once you start to use this process.
So again, I didn't realize how important
it was until I was studying for step one.
I was no longer a basic science student
but I also hadn't started clinicals yet.
And I was on my own and trying to
sit down with my first aid book,
again, which is kind of separated into chapters.
And now it's up to me to mix all this
information together, it becomes difficult.
So I will say like interleaving is the hardest
tool to use, but it's the most rewarding.
And you kind of start to see yourself
thinking as a doctor as well,
because there's so many things that go
on when you're working with patients.
So how does Lecturio come into play?
So Lecturio's system does the interleaving
for you and you don't even realize it
with their video lectures, their
concept cards and their questions.
Their questions will highlight a lot
of different subjects in one question.
So you'll see a little bit of anatomy,
physiology, pathology, microbiology,
and the question that might
not be focusing on all that,
but they're putting it together in a really
great vignette for you to start thinking,
'Okay, yes, the question is asking me about anatomy,
but why is the rest of this in the question?'
So you can stop and go back and like kind
of review how all of that is interleaved
and mixed together which is great.
The concept cards are very concise to the points
cards that have all that information together,
depending on what type what topic you're reviewing.
And the videos also highlight that as well.
So lecture area does a really good job of
interleaving the material that you're going to need
to be successful on your board exams and in
your class lectures, your class exams as well.
Okay, and that's it for my advice.
Nicole, are you coming back?
Nicole: I'm back, Shenika, thank you.
And so we had a couple of questions throughout.
So we want to go back, we're going to circle back
and answer those questions.
But since this slide is right
here, and everyone's watching it,
we are offering 50% off right now on
all of our plans so please check it out.
If you have not used our premium membership
before, and you have maybe a free account,
this is a great opportunity to really see
how to use all the tips and strategies
that Shenika could just pointed out.
So let's go back through a little
bit and answering some questions.
I think, let's see.
I didn't want to interrupt you,
you're on a good stride there.
So someone was asking what
medical school you went to,
or what you went to that you that you're attending?
Shenika: I am a third year medical student
at St. George's University,
and that's in Grenada in the Caribbean.
So you do your first two years on the island
and then you come back to the States or in the UK
to go do the rest of you two years of clinicals
Nicole: Perfect, and then we answered Enisa's
question so let's go to our next question.
So going back to spaced repetition, so Jenny
wants to know, if you don't have enough time,
what if you don't have enough time to
use space repetition, what do you suggest?
Shenika: spaced rep, you're going to have
to make the time for spaced repetition.
I was actually talking to a friend of mine who's
starting medical school, she started actually last week
and she's kind of like overwhelmed with the
material that they're getting right now.
And I highly suggest that you
pre-read, and then you do post-reading.
So with pre reading, you're going to be
reviewing your lectures ahead of time.
and like my university said, it
shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.
But for me personally, I realized that I rather
put in a lot of the work before going to lectures
on the week, like on the weekends
or in the morning before class.
And I would start typing up high yield notes that I
was going to make my own Anki cards with for example,
because like your class exams are going to be
based off whatever your professor wants to ask,
and it's going to be in their lectures.
So I would make my Anki cards in
the morning before going to class.
While I'm in class, I would make a couple
more cards or whatever the professor said,
and the cards are done.
So now after class is over, I'm
just doing my flashcards now.
And that's how I would fit in to get that
spaced repetition in every single day.
And now they start to build up, yeah,
but you get better at making the cards
when doing your your pre-reading in the morning.
So like you think it's going to become overwhelming,
but in reality, you become more efficient.
So I would just try to work on it.
Nicole: I would definitely say that the time
management and the resources that Lecturio offers
will help you with that. but with the spaced
repetition, I do agree with you Shenika,
you're going to have to make the time,
but if you do a little bit every day,
it doesn't become a huge mountain, and
you can manage it and you'll absorb it.
And you'll be able to really retain
the information versus cramming
and not knowing information later, right?
Shenika: You'll be very surprised at how quickly you
could knock out 500 flashcards on Anki or Lecturio
after a couple of weeks in school.
you'll realize how quick you can fly through it
especially because, again, the spaced repetition,
the idea is we want to test your memory, so
you're going to be getting better at it over time.
Nicole: Just like anything,
practice, practice, practice.
So our next question is, how do you prevent eye strains
from studying at your computer after using Lecturio?
And the Part B to the question is, do
you believe in taking 20 to 30 minute
or 5 minute breaks during study
sessions that lasts several hours?
Shenika: Okay, multi-part question, I love it.
Eye strain, funny enough, it didn't
become an issue until we went online
and everything was on my computer, my
computer settings for me personally,
it's the screen is very low for the shine or
whatever and that's just how I like to see it.
I think I'm like very protective
of my 20/20 vision right now,
because I know it's not going to last for forever.
So I tried blue light glasses, but I read an
article saying that they don't actually work,
but some people swear by it.
So adjust your settings accordingly, and
then even try to glasses if that helps.
And then do you believe in taking 20 to 30
minute or 5 minute breaks during study sessions?
So it depends on the day.
So during the week, when I'm in class, I
rather just sit down at the end of class and
do whatever I need to get done so I can go to sleep.
But then on the weekends, and on the island, we really
like we really valued our Saturdays and Sundays,
I would wake up at 8 o'clock at
night and know I study from 8 to 5,
and I would do all my flashcards together.
If it takes me like 3, 5 hours, I'm going
to sit there because like in reality, like
I have music playing in the background, I'm going
to get up and go eat a snack at the same time.
So it's not that hard but like if I'm doing questions
in the evening, like 3 or 4 hours of questions,
I'm taking breaks as needed, like, I'll do 20 minutes
questions and then take a break for 5 minutes.
The Pomodoro Technique works for a lot of people.
And I think it's a good idea to
try and see if it works for you.
Nicole: Yeah, I think too. Yeah, everyone has a
different style, like I can't when I'm studying,
otherwise, I get distracted, so I did it.
When you were talking about the dimming, it just made
me think of my daughter
who of course, is quite younger, and
her screens are always very, very dim.
You can't see clearly whereas my
screens are always super bright.
So definitely you have to learn
what techniques work for you.
But that's a great question, because I
haven't had anyone ask that question before
and I think that's really important
because you are on the computer a lot.
The other great thing too is that with our video
lessons, they're no more than 12 minutes in length.
And that can help a lot too, because you're not going
to sit there and watch a 30 or 40 minute video lesson.
And so that kind of helps you take a
break and break up the monotony too
because you're not watching one video for a
long period of time you're doing several things.
they're going to contribute to that
study session that aren't just,
even though they're all on a computer, yes, but
they're different things so it's mixed up a little bit.
Okay, let's go to the next question here.
So while you were talking about interleaving, we had
a question of how do you set interleaving on Lecturio?
Shenika: It's already in there, you
don't realize it's happening until you're
getting ready for your board exams and my Lecturio
told you that Staph aureus affects the tricuspid valve.
And when you're watching a physiology
video related to the heart,
they also talked about Staph aureus as an infection.
So you don't have to do anything when it comes to
Lecturio and interleaving, which is really great.
And the concept cards, which I feel
like not a lot of people know about it,
very concise one page information, and it has all
the topics already interleaved in there. It's great.
Nicole: So funny, when that question came up, I
had to think about like, is that a trick question?
And then I realized exactly
what you said, it's already there.
So you don't have to do any of the work.
All you have to do is focus on studying.
So great question. Great question.
Okay, so let's go to our next question, I
apologize my computer's a little slow today.
So we have as an international med student, how
do you suggest I study for USMLE step 1, step 2?
Shenika: Um, I feel like all med schools,
especially when you need accreditation,
to come and do your rotations or apply for residency in
the US, they teach you the information that you need.
So I wouldn't be concerned about lacking
the information at your institution.
But if you do feel like you're missing something,
getting a membership with like, Lecturio, for example,
really will cover any deficits that you have.
And then as for studying, all the tips we talked
about today will get you where you need to go.
And it takes it takes time.
But I wouldn't worry about being an
international medical school student
when it comes to like the USMLE step 1 and 1.
Nicole: Well I think that's a great answer And then
one of the great things about Lecturio
is you have access to all our curriculum so
even when you move from one to the other,
you don't have to go back and
purchase something different.
You just simply go to the drop box,
change it from step 1 to step 2,
and you have access so you don't don't
have to worry about going back and forth
and try and figure out should I
get this resource or that resource?
You have access to everything.
So next question is do you recommend doing both
Anki and spaced repetition is on Lecturio?
Is either fine, because of time.
Time is a big thing.
Shenika: It's a big thing, and it's a new semester,
so people are kind of concerned, I understand.
I personally like using both Lecturio, already has
great questions and flashcards in their system.
You watch the video, the questions are pre made,
which is great, and it's very high yield information.
I use Anki for my class, my class lectures,
because I was very aware on getting tested
on what my professors want me to know.
Sometimes it's not always high yield so I
would make my Anki flashcards to make sure
I cover everything in class so I could succeed, and
I stopped failing exams once I started doing this.
And I would use Lecturio to to make sure I was getting
all the high yield information necessary for step 1.
Nicole: It's fantastic.
Okay, let's move on to the next question.
Apologize, I'm trying to.
So one question is basically about
the affordability of Lecturio
And how can you watch all the videos
and other so I'll take this one for you.
So one of the opportunities, of course,
right now is the take us at 50% off,
which will help you know, we are
probably one of the most economical,
I know, it's still expensive but just think about
all the resources that you are getting access to.
And so you'll have access to
everything that you would need.
So if you think about adding on textbooks and
other resources, you can use this as an all in one.
And using the 50% off would also help, of course,
to make that a little bit stronger and better.
But I certainly understand, it's very expensive,
and there's a lot of resources out there.
But one of the things we do pride ourselves on,
as I said before is that anything we add in new,
you have full access to that, so
you know, once you become a member,
then you know, you don't have to worry about
purchasing more unless you would like to.
So what I would recommend if you can is to get
the longest time period you can afford to get
and that way, you know you're you're
set for a good amount of time,
and you have access to those resources.
So our next question is, does Lecturio cover
everything for student hoping, writing MCAT soon?
Shenika: I believe so I didn't
use Lecturio in pre med though.
Nicole: I can take it for you,
so we we do have MCAT resources.
For studying MCAT, we don't currently have a Q bank.
But again, if you look at building that
foundation, you have everything that you would need
to build that foundation, so that as
you're going through your studying for MCAT,
you're going to be able to
get the content that you need.
So we don't really have a Q bank.
But just if you think of it as you go
through and you move course pass MCAT
and you start to get into med school, if you do
a membership, that's for a long period of time,
that will cover you prepping for MCAT.
And so once you get into med school,
your subject exams, your step one,
so you can look at it as a
launching pad to get started.
But the MCAT resources are very thorough.
And you'll see if you just at least
even if you just do a free account,
you'll be able to see what we offer for
our MCAT and so it's still very robust.
The only difference is that right
now, we do not have an MCAT Q bank.
Okay, and let's see.
My computer is on vacation.
Let's see the next question.
Does this program help to create
a study schedule only for step
or would this help me with the
semester I am now in medical school.
Shenika: So Lecturio has specific step schedules
which is really awesome, like different time periods.
So it's like 3 months, 2 months, 1
month, which I think is really awesome.
And then with your semester in medical
school, they can also help as well.
And the way they have it divided is very smart,
my opinion, you can find like biochemistry videos,
and they're all grouped together, and the titles
are very clear on what you're going to get.
Genetics as well.
I'm not sure if we still have the mapping
program, but you might be able to see
if Lecture you can get your school's curriculum
mapped out, and that's really great as well.
So that way, you won't even have to
like, go and look for the videos.
Nicole: So yes, so I will second that and say that,
if you just think about to everything you need,
from the start until, like I say, you have
you have practicing physicians that use
our resources as reference.
So you can most certainly use it through med school.
And as Shenika was pointing out between the different
resources and the curriculums you have access to,
you also have access to our subject study plans.
And so as you're going through, and you're
learning different subjects and focusing on those,
you can just focus on those,
or you can use it for step.
So again, starting, if you start with MCAT,
you can start using the resources for MCAT
and move right through as long as you're
an you're an active member, of course.
So for the mapping, if you are
interested in that just let us know.
we do it on on a first come first served basis.
And sometimes it's a little bit easier, sometimes
a little bit difficult depends on the curriculum,
but what we actually do is we take your curriculum
from your school, and we take our curriculum,
and we match it up together and map it
together so you don't have to figure out
what you're supposed to be watching or learning
through Lecturio while you're in your program.
So we do that, but it is a process so if
you're interested in that just reach out,
and we'll follow up with you.
And when we do that we prefer to have like a group
because that way we know that once we do the mapping,
that there are a good group of students
that will be using the mapping.
And so that's kind of important that we have, you know,
a good group of students that from that university,
that program who wants to use those resources.
But we're good for everything.
So moving on to the next.
My computer again, let's see.
So it says I wasted my first year in medical school,
because it was all online, and I got easily distracted.
Can I say the second year, or it'd be really,
or I guess would it be really difficult?
Or what methods can I use? Thanks.
Shenika: So it sounds from this question that is
like online studying that you're struggling with.
So in this case, the Pomodoro
technique that we talked about earlier
might actually be very beneficial for you
where you're having like a clock system,
tell you when to sit down and focus and
then it will give you breaks in between.
So I know that some people don't do 20 minutes
of focus studying and then take a 5 minute break.
20 minutes, 5 minutes, 20 minutes, 5 minute break.
And that just helps them to kind of
stay in the zone while they're online.
I know it's very difficult this
last year with the pandemic.
So that might be a solution
to help fight off distraction.
But yeah, so it's like, I think I can get for that.
Nicole: And I would add to that, because it is
hard to learn how to pivot during these times.
One of the things we have a
resource, how to survive med school,
and we have different videos based on each
year that you're in school, So year 1, year 2.
And I think that'd be a great resource for you
to watch those videos just to give you kind of a
kind of a boost, kind of a pep talk and kind of what
you maybe you were expecting something different,
and so those videos really helped walk
through the process of each year of med school
And just kind of give you an idea and maybe you know
maybe you're overwhelmed and so distracted because
you were thinking it was gonna
be one way it was different.
Of course these videos are based on pre-pandemic, but
it will give you an idea maybe as a source of comfort,
just to kind of have an idea
of what how things normally go
and you know how you can feel
like you're back on track.
Shenika: I will add too.
I know with my classes when they were online, a lot
of people ended up making like Zoom or Google meets
sessions where I put everybody on mute, but
it was nice to see other people studying.
Like, that might be a solution as well.
Nicole: Yeah, I think anything where you
feel connected and have that connection so
I mean, I think even being here today gives,
you know, gives you some source of community
and we can, you know, have these conversations,
and everybody can just kind of see
and check in and see how
everyone else are doing things.
So, so really good question.
Yeah, being working, or studying
remotely is definitely something that
many did not think they would have to ever
do so you definitely have to get used to it.
So let's go to the next question.
Thank you for putting the MCAT
landing page there for us.
Okay, so what's the difference in
the plans for MD's versus MP's?
I'm also RC see us invaluable.
I'll take that one for you.
So it's really just the scope of practice, of course.
But again, because you have access to both
curriculums, so even if you let's say that,
you start off Lecturio on premium membership,
and you say, Oh, I'm, you know, MD med student,
And let's say something changes, and
you switch over, now you're gonna do NP,
you simply will just click on the drop box,
and you will be able to change curriculum.
And I feel like I'm talking about it so much that
I'm just going to show you guys what it looks like.
So you can have an idea, better
idea of what I'm talking about,
because the ease of switching your
curriculum is so simple and easy that
it just makes sense for you to see how it
works, so I just want to share my screen here.
Is that a yes?
Okay. I hear you, okay.
So this is the homepage right here.
And so I'm going to click on the video library here.
So right here, you'll see this is
actually a university that's mapped.
And so this is what the mapping would look like.
But here's the drop box so no matter what you're
looking for what you're studying, it is here.
And so the question was going from
MD to nurse practitioner, NP, right?
So this is, of course, our
pre-clinical step one curriculum.
And we can see we can filter it based on
subject organ system but if I switch gears,
I simply just go here to NP.
And now it changes gears.
So really, the difference is
really just a scope of practice.
And so how we arrange things and how we put
things together, and some resources are different,
just because of course, depending on
you know, nursing, NP versus USMLE Med,
There are some differences but this is
how you'll be able to explore either side.
So if there's something where you're doing something
where you're trying to decide or you want to see,
again, you have full access to everything.
So anything that you want to switch over to,
anything you just want to explore, just to be nosy,
if you just want to see like PANCE,
like what's that about, right?
Maybe I want to go into that now, you can do
that with us and that's what makes it so great,
is that you're not nailed down to just one
access to just one part of our curriculum,
you have access to everything.
So I hope that answered that question, and
make sure I didn't lose track here, let's see.
And Sarah had actually did that
NP first, thank you, Sarah.
Okay, let's see the next question.
It says, I'll be taking Microbiology and Path
this coming semester and I wanted your viewpoint
on using Lecturio and their practice questions.
Shenika: So, I took Micro and Path my second
semester and that was my favorite semester.
And I felt like I got like my
schedule down to a science.
So Lecturio's Question Bank in our videos, you
know, I don't know if you guys have seen that meme.
It's like the guy was like cooking with
the salt or whatever he's throwing it.
It was like the chef's kiss, so great.
So like, the Micro was high-yield, the Pathology was
high-yield, and encompassed everything very well.
So I was able to like sit in my lectures,
again, pre-read, do my flashcards right after.
I would watch my Lecturio videos like sometimes
before lecture, sometimes on the weekend,
and then do questions on the weekend.
And their question bank being especially for Micro
and Path, so many questions is super high-yield.
So like, you'll never be short for questions.
And some of those questions like ended up
showing up on my exams in some form or another.
There's like little variations there, but like
Lecturio really covered all the high yield points,
so I definitely recommend it.
Can you hear me?
Shenika: Yes. Yes.
Nicole: Okay, I'm going to assume you can.
Shenika: We can't hear you now.
Sorry, guys, there's connection issue.
While we wait for Nicole to come back..
Nicole: I don't know what's going on.
Shenika: You're back.
Nicole: Ah, so the joys of the internet, it works
fine and you know, when you're paying a bill, right?
Okay, so let's see, let me make sure, Did
Shenika, did I cut off with a question?
Shenika: You were adding to the
response about Micro and Pathology?
Nicole: Okay, did I cut that,
did we finish that part?
Nicole: Okay, all right, all right, sorry about that.
Let's, okay, I'm just making sure.
We ha#ve so many questions in here so let me see.
I'm going to try to run through these very quickly.
Shenika: For the question?
Shenika: asking about Lecturio, the
question being in referencing the first aid?
They do, there's a book matcher as well.
So every time you finish answering
a question in the question bank,
the explanation will give you
like a very thorough explanation.
And then it's going to reference like
the last five editions of first aid
for you to go read further as well.
There was a couple of questions about that.
Nicole: Okay, I'm trying to catch up here.
Does Lecturio Qbank reference a first aid material?
So yes we do.
You covered that, right? We do. Yeah.
And we actually different, different
versions, so even older ones, newer ones,
newer ones, we always keep that up
to date, we also have a book matcher
where you can actually have your first 8 texts open.
And you can actually either take your phone
app, your Lecturio app and hover over the page,
and will actually take your camera and we'll
take that page and we'll tell you exactly
where those video lectures are in our
resources and take you right to that page,
right to those that study material, based on what that
page is in first aid or any other major med textbooks.
So you definitely want to try that out.
And so in the interest of time, I
apologize if I missed your question
but you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I did apologize, the internet went out.
So here's the question, I'm in medical school now
during my first year and kind of worried about it,
do you have any advice?
Shenika: Breathe, it's okay.
The beginning of the semester, it's like,
you're proud that you got to this point.
but you know, there's so much more to come.
And I always just say, just take everything
day by day, one lecture at a time,
you're going to have moments
where you're kind of feeling like,
am I supposed to be here? Yes, you are.
Just because like you might be struggling with a
topic doesn't mean you have to like second guess,
like going into medicine.
And there are resources out
there, as we spoke about today
that will help you kind of fine tune your
study skills, get great grades in school,
and you're going to see all the
stuff that you're working hard for
manifest when you start working with patients.
So have kindness on yourself and
with others, it's going to be fine.
Nicole: Totally, totally second that.
So I think we answered, because Sarah
was helping us out, thank you, Sarah.
We answer, I think we covered all the questions.
Are there any other questions that anyone has?
Okay, well, if you do, please feel to reach
out to us, we're happy to answer any questions.
If you're new to Lecturio, we welcome you.
Tisha, I saw I thought Sarah
answered you, I apologize.
No, currently we do not.
However, we are always exploring
new options and taking feedback.
So right now we do not do CEU's.
But we can help you with your, if you need to go
back and reference and get the content you need.
So right now we don't but always check back because
you never know when we're going to add something.
We've looked into it so it's not a
done deal, just not at this point.
So thank you. I thought we've
answered that question so I apologize.
Thank you all, we really appreciate it, we appreciate
you being here today, spend a little time with us.
We hope to see you at our next event.
We're always trying to have events that just
bring a little bit more enlightenment and help
you know, everyone, no matter
where you are in your career.
It's always good just for us to be able
to get together and just learn more about
what kind of resources are out there
and what Lecturio has to offer.
So Shenika, do you have any closing words?
Shenika: Enjoy the journey guys.
Med School is hard, but it's a lot
of fun, like it just takes time.
Nicole: Well, I thank you all and
we will see you the next time.
Enjoy the rest of your day,
and make sure you take breaks.
Make sure you eat a good snack, that
healthy snack and get some fresh air.
So we will see you next time, thank you.
We enjoy having you and reach
out if you have any questions.
Thanks Shenika, we enjoyed hearing how your
experience is so we will talk to you all later.
Have a great day.