Why use Picmonic to improve your test scores?

Medical students say we’re the most comprehensive and effective way to bridge learning and test prep.

Lots of tools will help you learn, review and practice test questions. But do they increase your retention, make your preparation time count, and boost your exam performance?! When you walk out of lectures, are the details cemented in? They will be if you built a foundation with Picmonic (memory) and then practiced with qbanks (application).

How do I use Picmonic’s concise coverage of facts to improve learning throughout school?
  1. Picmonic is there for you from day one through your licensing exam and into clinical practice.
  2. Start early so the Spaced-repetition-based Daily Quiz can automatically adjust to increase long-term retention.
  3. Picmonic’s Home Screen will respond to your areas of strength and weakness, and recommend “Picmonics” to study.
How do I use Picmonic alongside my books & question banks to improve retention?
  1. Watch Picmonic’s concise 2-4 minute videos BEFORE lectures to create a “mental scaffold” - ie memory anchors. You are creating a filing cabinet for your brain!
  2. Then layer the deep medical information onto this scaffold with books, lectures and videos from Osmosis or OnlineMedEd.
  3. Use Picmonic recall quizzes after lectures to ensure what you learned sticks - it’s never too late to lock in the details.
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Integrating Picmonic into your studies:

If you are using Sketchy Medical, you’ll need Picmonic to:
  • Remember hundreds of critical topics that are not covered in the Sketchy library - Biochem, Physiology, Behavioral & Psychiatry & More!
  • Edit, modify or add facts/characters to a sketch using Picmonic’s robust customization features, if additional details you'd like to memorize are missing from the sketch. You can even see the relevant additional facts & characters your peers are adding to each topic, and adopt for yourself only the ones you struggle to remember.
  • View real-life imagery. Textbook quality images and content integrated alongside characters, to better prepare you for what you’ll see on a test.

What makes Picmonic unique?

  • Don’t have time to rewatch 20 minute videos? Struggling to remember important facts about a topic? Picmonic’s concise approach will give you an effective way to review the information and provide low stakes recall quizzes and spaced rep quizzes to help you remember long term.
  • If there is a topic you are struggling to remember, Picmonic’s concise approach will give you an effective way to review the information and provide low stakes recall quizzes and spaced rep quizzes to help you remember long term.
  • If there’s a topic you can’t find create it yourself using Picmonic and practice active learning.
  • Create and share playlists of key facts you’re learning, study on the go with our mobile app or collection of printables, view the 10,000+ Picmonics created by your peers, or let Picmonic recommendations and trending topics guide you on what to review next by adjusting to reflect your individual performance.
If you are using First Aid, you’ll need Picmonic to:
  • Memorize key facts and details of difficult to remember concepts, by using Picmonic’s picture mnemonics and intelligent retention-building quizzes.
  • Picmonic provides Pathways - dynamic guides that follow First Aid (and other books) page by page, telling you exactly which “Picmonics” to study along the way.
  • Quiz yourself by book chapter to mix it up and maximize retention of everything you are studying.
If you are using Osmosis, you’ll need Picmonic to:
  • Memorize key facts and details of difficult to remember concepts, by using Picmonic’s picture mnemonics and intelligent retention-building quizzes.
  • Increase retention of topics you are learning on Osmosis:
    • Osmosis recommends links to relevant Picmonics within concepts and course documents.
    • If you create flashcards or questions in Osmosis - or use their library of more than 9,500 multiple choice questions and 15,000 flashcards - you’ll get links to appropriate Picmonics in the explanation.
If you are using Kaplan, UWorld, or Firecracker, you’ll need Picmonic to:
  • Memorize key facts and nitty gritty details of difficult to remember concepts, by using Picmonic’s efficient picture mnemonics.
  • So you got a question wrong on a Qbank? Find and watch the Picmonic video for that topic (or the set if you're feeling bold!) to ensure you never miss those questions again.
  • Complement concepts taught in dense lectures with “mnemonic Cliff Notes” containing the key high-yield facts.
If you are using Pathoma, you’ll need Picmonic to:
  • Improve your retention of the key facts you learned in Pathoma by using Picmonic’s picture mnemonics and intelligent retention-building quizzes.
  • Picmonic provides Pathways - dynamic guides that follow Pathoma (and other books) page by page, telling you exactly which “Picmonics” to study along the way.
  • Quiz yourself by book chapter to mix it up and maximize retention of everything you are studying.

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