Memory Palaces with Chase DiMarco | Episode 64
Host Kevin Patton chats with mnemonist (memory expert) Chase DiMarco, who helps medical students learn. DiMarco describes how to use memory palaces in learning human anatomy and physiology.
00:44 | Introducing Chase DiMarco 02:33 | Sponsored by AAA (Silverthorn toast) 03:53 | What Is a Memory Palace? 11:44 | Sponsored by HAPI 12:07 | Building a Memory Palace 22:53 | Sponsored by HAPS 23:16 | Helping our Students 27:51 | Staying Connected
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Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Introducing Chase DiMarco
Chase DiMarco is memory expert (mnemonist), medical education entrepreneur, MBA, and MD-PhD candidate. He specializes in helping medical and health sciences students succeed in learning and remembering large amounts of information in a short time. Which is what these students need, right?
- Founder of FreeMedEd
- Host of Medical Mnemonist Podcast
- Host of 1-Minute Preceptor Podcast
- Social media:
- Faculty can book a one-on-one chat with Chase DiMarco at
- Students or faculty can get personalized tutoring at
- Read This Before Medical School: How to Study Smarter and Live Better While Excelling in Class and on your USMLE or COMLEX Board Exams
Sponsored by AAA
A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
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What Is a Memory Palace?
A "memory palace" is a mnemonic device or technique in which a learner imagines a location such as a house or room and places concepts or terms to be remembered at specific locations within it. This helps a person remember a large group of things by remembering their location in the imagined location.
This technique is also called "method of loci"—and bunch of other synonyms that one would need a memory palace to remember.
- Memory Palaces for Medicine (video tutorial on how to use the technique)
- Podcast episodes of interest:
- Blog post:
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Building a Memory Palace
Memory palaces are one of the tools in the toolbox that we can offer our A&P students. This one takes Practice. Practice. Practice. —but can really pay off in increased retention and retrieval!
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