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hit counter Hi, I'm a 23 y/o med student studying for the boards. I was a chef in my past life but somehow ended up in medicine in my current life. My current obsessions are feeding rabbits that come in my backyard, procrastinating, food, sleep and music. In this blog you will find my notes for USMLE. If you find them useful please feel free to reblog, like, save or print (OR ALL of the above). P.S all the images used in this blog are for studying purposes only and they are not mine unless otherwise stated. If you see an image that is yours and you want me to take it down or be credited for it don't be afraid to let me know.
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Learned this the other day in BioPsych: 

The reason why flashcards are a great way to memorize concepts and terms is because when you study with them, you make your brain work hard to retrieve information from your memory.The more you do this, the better it stays in your long-term memory. 

—> To remember things better, you must make yourself retrieve that information several times. 

This is also the reason why simply reading over your notes a thousand times won’t help you study. Because you’re not working hard to retrieve any information, the info is not consolidated in your long-term memory and stays in your working memory (only up to 5 seconds max). 

P.S. Sorry about the long absence! Last couple weeks of the quarter are crazy. 

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10 Grooms Blown Away By Their Beautiful Brides

this is sooo cute sdjdjgfjhg

this improved my afternoon

i want someone to look at me like that one day.

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Abandon LDL Targets

I’m not going to be the girl you marry.
I’ll be the memory you have when you propose to her. As you slide that ring on her finger you’ll think about that time we got dressed in our swankiest threads and had a horrible time at that party so we came back home and sat in an empty bath tub drinking whiskey outta the bottle talking about our childhood dreams.

I’m not going to be the girl you marry.
I’ll be that memory whenever you and her get in an argument. You’ll recall our first fight and the endless glares and icy tones. Repetition of words like RESPECT and WHY rung through the stillness of the air. We almost ended that night. Thankfully you stopped me from walking out of that door.

I’m not going to be the girl you marry.
I’ll be that memory when you have your first child. When you and your wife are picking out names you’ll remember our talk about our future. Our apartment layout and first pet. A dog named Pascal because I’m allergic to cats.

I’m not going to be the girl you marry.
I’ll be the girl you fall for when you are too young to understand what falling really is. You’ll fuck up and lose me. You won’t realize it until a while later. But when you do, you’ll think about me everyday. Forever.

you’ll miss me- jlw (via burgundythoughts)

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Asker thomasalukal Asks:
HI,could u please tell me what i should be following for step 1 usmle DSM 4 OR 5?
usmlenotebook usmlenotebook Said:

hey DSM 5 refers to the new terminology that they will be using for psych. The document below highlights the changes from DSM 4 to DSM 5. 
DSM 5 document
and here’s a download link for DSM 5. Hope this answers your question 

Asker soulrunner Asks:
Maybe just make a separate tab, so that all information is one place for people. But thank you so much for everything you put out!! =D
usmlenotebook usmlenotebook Said:

No problem! Glad you find the information useful and thank you for the suggestion. I’ll be doing exactly that, just so everything regarding usmle is in one blog :).