Top 10 Posts

  • Anki Settings: A Complete Guide and Recommended Settings For Medical School
    I have slaved over perfecting my Anki settings. I spend about 3-5 hours on Anki every day. I started doing Anki religiously in November of 2019, which is about 2,300 hours on Anki. That’s crazy. I know it’s crazy though. So If I am this crazy, and spending this much […]
  • Why I’m able to Study 70+ Hours a Week and Not Burn Out (how to stay efficient)
    I don’t pull all-nighters. I don’t miss the gym for any reason, even if the most important final of my life is tomorrow. I study at the same exact seat, on my one table, every day. In this post, I’ll give you four evidence-based tips on how to get the […]
  • How I take 0 Notes in Medical School
    Summarizing, highlighting, and rereading are poor studying strategies. Active recall, spaced repetition, and practice testing are evidence-based and effective studying strategies. You can check out the evidence in my posts here and here. At the beginning of medical school, I was overwhelmed by the amount of information and needed to […]
  • How I Scored in the 97th Percentile on the MCAT
    The MCAT signifies to medical school admissions boards that you are ready for the academic rigor of medical school. The MCAT, tied with GPA, is the most important metric for your medical school application. I knew I had to do well if I wanted to get into my top choice […]
  • The Best Daily Workflow for Medical School – What Works
    I went from being a bad medical student to being a good medical student after fixing my daily workflow. My daily workflow in medical school is how I study, what I study, and in what order I study. Active recall and practice testing work. Highlighting, rereading, and underlining, don’t work. […]
  • How I Study for Exams in Medical School – 9 Day Plan
    Exams in Medical School are a new ballgame. You are drinking out of the firehouse. Information is given at a rate faster than anyone can expect to understand and internalize it. The key is to focus on the necessary information and use your time efficiently. I needed a way to […]
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
    9/10 If you do small changes, daily, you can have life-changing results. This is what Atomic Habits promises. What Did I Learn? How To Create a Good Habit He released a cheat sheet here, this is what it outlines: Habits I Want to Add How To Break A Bad Habit […]
  • Why Spaced Repetition is Necessary for Medical School and How to Use it
    If you are here for the Anki Guide skip to Here. What content do you remember from your last exam? How about the author of the last book you read? What did you eat for lunch on Thursday two weeks ago? Can’t remember? Me neither. Our brain is constantly barraged […]
  • How to Study More in Less Time – 3 Mistakes Most Students Make
    Evidence shows summarizing, highlighting, and rereading are poor techniques when it comes to retaining information. Active Recall and Practice Testing have been shown to be significantly better in regards to improving content retention. I remember sitting down and looking at my anatomy textbook for my first exam in October. The […]
  • My Medical School Essentials | 11 Things You Will Actually Need in Your First Year
    There were 11 things that I actually used on a regular basis in my first year of medical school that I would say are essential. I always have every one of these items in my backpack at all times (other than business clothes). Here are a list and links to […]