A 22-year-old female asked:
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did you learn any useful methods in med school for remembering the structure, function, and location of different tissue types?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Medical school includes courses in anatomy physiology, and histology. You are actively dissecting bodies, reviewing microscopic slides of tissues, learning muscle and organ actions, and studying medical biochemistry in the curriculum. These courses are usually among the first most medical students take, and they often run simultaneously.
Answered on Aug 28, 2013
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
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Thanks, Dr. Fowler. A great online resource listing Medical mnemonics is: http://www.medicalmnemonics.com/ You can put in the areas you want to learn and come out with some options. At my medical school we learned "On Old Olympus Towering Tops, A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops" (as well as more risque others involving female anatomical features) for cranial nerves. :-)
Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I agree with Dr. Pappas. You can ask your professors about helpful mnemonics. Here is an example of one to remember the cranial nerves: "On Old Olympus’ Towering Tops A Fat-Ass German Vends Some Hops". There are many different ones- some quite clean & some a bit crude. You can make up your own too.
Aug 28, 2013

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