1. chicken-n-beer

    Improving Workflow

    I'm using Anki and finding it very helpful. I have an inquiry regarding workflow: how do you save time when making cards? I have approx. 1200 slides to go through (i.e. make cards in Anki) but it seems like it's taking me an inordinate time to make cards. I already learned the material and I'm...
  2. S

    Anatomy panic

    Anatomy started today and I already feel overwhelmed. What’s the best most efficient way to do this? How do I choose an Anki deck? Have some decent school made ones by someone a few years older than me that like up well with lectures. I’ve seen UMich, Dope, etc but don’t know if I should focus...
  3. chicken-n-beer

    Using Anki Well

    I'm currently in a Medical Masters program but I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed. I did well in my first set of exams but I'm becoming increasingly anxious about the second set of exam. It's been suggested that I just focours on lecture slikde and I've been trying to make Anki cards for the...
  4. chicken-n-beer

    Reviewing Lectures Quicker with Anki

    I'm currently in a Medical Masters program but I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed. I did well in my first set of exams but I'm becoming increasingly anxious about the second set of exam. It's been suggested that I just focours on lecture slikde and I've been trying to make Anki cards for the...
  5. N

    NYCPM resouces and anki

    Hey guys! Incoming MS1 at NYCPM, I just wanted to prep my resources for school, so if anyone (Especially NYCPM) students have any study tips/resources, please drop them here! So far I've downloaded anking and Dope anatomy anki decks, and I have UMuch Blueprint on retainer for practice...
  6. esob

    Hashtagging Cards for quicker search

    So, maybe there is an easier way to do this, but personally, I don't like adding tags for some things b/c I want to search for them within a given deck. For some background, I'm currently on my FM rotation and I'm using the Anking step 2 deck. My preference is to create subdecks for the shelf...
  7. A

    Complete Anki Decks for SketchyPath??

    Hey everyone, I loved sketchy for OMS-I, but really need the anki to reinforce it. AnKing was great for this last year, but I think a lot of SketchyPath videos were added semi-recently, so it doesn't appear to have anki decks for all of the videos. Even after updating to AnKing v9, I am missing...
  8. betalactam

    Should I add notes to Anki cards or minimize the amount of information per card?

    Hey everyone, I know that generally Anki cards are supposed to be short and to-the-point to maximize the quality of learning. However, what do you do when there is a relevant piece of information/application/clinical connection related to that answer but isn't the actual answer? Should this...
  9. Super_Med

    Medical Incoming MS1 planning on starting Anki from Day 1. What would be the ideal settings?

    I don’t want to burn out too quickly but I definitely want to do a decent amount of Anki every day. In particular, I’m wondering the following: 1. How many new cards should I do per day if I’m starting Anki from Day 1? Is 100 too much or is that a good amount? 2. Which ”Steps” settings should...
  10. CaliGal777

    Which Anki Deck to choose? (Poll)

    Hi there, With the advent of P/F for board exams, what would be a suitable Anki deck to use alongside a systems based curriculum? I am trying to keep a flow of cards as I go through the curriculum. Thanks a lot.
  11. Konigstiger

    Percentage correct on mature cards?

    I was wondering around what percentage correct you guys usually get while studying your matured cards. I'm usually in the low 80s or high 70s, which I don't think is very good, but I'd like some other data points for reference. Also, if this number really is low enough to be concerning, any...
  12. G

    Could someone assist with me some questions about Anki

    I have spent a couple of hours watching videos on how to use anki for medical school but still have some unanswered questions. Being my first time using Anki I want to make sure I start this off right. I prefer to talk over Discord or Whatsapp. PM me if you can offer some guidance. Thank you...
  13. watchfulwaiting1957

    ANKI vs QUIZLET. Final battle. Who wins?

    I prefer Anki on the desktop as it is much much faster than using Quizlet in the Chrome browser. Quizlet is nice because oh how portable it is, being able to use it on your phone and tablet. Quizlet is newer but Anki is tried and true. I love that you can search other users decks on Quizlet...
  14. T

    Medical When should I start using Anki and which deck(s) should I start with? (Incoming MS1)

    I will be starting medical school in August 2021, and I want to do whatever I can to start medical school on a good note. Ideally, when should I start using Anki? Should I make cards from my lectures or should I use pre-made decks from the start? If the latter, are there any recommended decks...
  15. TragicalDrFaust

    How many reviews a day is too many?

    Yesterday for example. Exceeded 1,300 reviews and took 4 hours. Slightly more than 10sec/card. 140 new cards and probably spent some time editing them (adding pictures or clarifying wording) as I went along. Then spent about 2.5 hours going through two lecture hours to make more cards (our in...
  16. M

    Writing out ANKI answers?

    This may have been discussed before. Apologies in advance if it has been. I have been using Anki for over 2 years. I had some quick questions on what veteran anki masters think. 1. Should I be writing my answers out? I feel like I retain more but getting 140 cards a day is usually my max...
  17. The Lovely Maverick

    Anking/ zanki/ FA 2021

    hello, Does anyone know if there is an updated Anking deck including the FA 2021 text? pls help meee
  18. S

    Question about overriding deck organization with imports

    I'll try to explain this the best I can: I have 100 anatomy cards in one deck. Student B has the same 100 cards (same deck), adds 30 more cards, and then organizes the whole collection into 5 subdecks. Student B then exports their deck. When I import that deck, my 100 cards stay in the same...
  19. A

    Anki settings, but just to pass?

    Not going to lie, I dread doing hundreds sometimes thousands of class related cards every day, and I think I've realized that just to pass my in house exams, for me the typical settings seem like extra-ordinary overkill. Sure, I'm doing well, but I really just want to make some more time for...
  20. B

    Anki new cards piling up- problem, or normal?

    I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I checked this forum and went to different anki set-up forums and couldn't find much help with my question (maybe I just don't know how to best search it). I am currently going through the Cheesy LY deck after watching related bnb videos. I find...
  21. taharahislam

    The Berkley Review Anki Deck

    Does anybody have a pre-made Anki deck for The Berkley Review books they’d be willing to share? 🥺
  22. S

    A&P Anki Decks for Undergrads

    Posting for a friend who wants to use anki in undergrad but hasn’t been able to find any premade decks that are at the undergrad level. Anyone have any good decks they used in undergrad for anatomy and physiology?
  23. Redpancreas

    MD & DO ANKI for Step 3

    [Note to mods: I feel this is relevant enough to Allo given your guys experience with all things ANKI and given I know a few of you are doing Step 3 to make use of quarantine time during the pandemic.] Background: I'm have a month of dedicated time to finish Step 3 prep. I've completed UW with...
  24. TommieDoc22

    MD & DO Advice using Anki for Step 1 Prep

    I know this is may be a very individual-based question, but I would appreciate any help/advice! I'm an MS2 and I've only started using Anki about two months ago - my goal is to get through most of Zanki (32,281 cards) by mid-April as I prepare for my Step 1 in mid-June. I've seen about 5,000...
  25. esob

    ANKI Epic card of the day

    Post your most effective learning card of the daily grind here. Ideally, let us know what deck it came from and why you think it is such an awesome card. It can be funny or serious or anything in between, please just ensure that it remains within the scope of our TOS.
  26. esob

    ANKI Meme Thread

    Rules: Please be sure that your meme abides by all of the regular rules of our TOS (ie, no nudity, racism, etc).
  27. esob

    Compilation Anki Deck Reviews superthread

    Below you will find links to threads by community members where they discuss their favorite and least favorite Anki decks. MCAT Deck Reviews Medical School Deck Reviews - esob's med school (preclinical and step 1) deck review Shelf Exam Deck Reviews Board Exam Deck Reviews
  28. esob

    Compilation Anki FAQ's

    What the heck is Anki? What is the forgetting curve? Where do I get it and how much does it cost? Where can I learn more? Where can I get premade decks to study from? I have a question that isn't answered here
  29. Ryze

    Physeo-like Medical School Curriculum

    Hello Med Students! I am a new grad PA who was having a huge internal battle of whether or not if I should go back to medical school. I have ultimately decided to try working as a PA for a few years first. However, I do acknowledge I have holes in my knowledge for the foundational sciences. And...
  30. P

    Anki vs. Quizlet vs. Brainscape vs. unmentioned alternatives

    Hey y'all, I'm a second year pre-med and as I move towards more advanced chemistry and biology courses, I got curious about what other pre-meds or current medical students used to scope their studying for things like bio courses and general/o-chem. I've used Quizlet and Anki interchangeably...
  31. Y

    Anki flashcards with the entire Uworld question's vignette: Is this a good strategy for me?

    Hi everyone! I need some advice regarding making anki flashcards with UWorld information. I've tried reading explanations and making only a few flashcards, but that didn't work well for me because I felt I needed more context. Tried to make a small summary of the vignette of the front and...
  32. D

    Externship Anki Deck - Topics to include?

    Hello everyone! I plan on making an Anki Deck at some point in the future once life gets a little more settled down. I was just curious what topics you all think I should include that could help you brush up on things, such as anatomy, instruments, and other potential pimpin' questions. Once I...
  33. Farinata

    Crowdsourcing the BCSC ophthalmology Anki deck!

    I started the r/OphthalmologyAnki to ultimately build a dream deck: The BCSC ophtho deck for residents. (2019-2020 version) I am calling for anyone who is willing to help: medical students with dedication to ophthalmology, med 4/interns who matched to ophthalmology, ophtho residents, fellows...
  34. Farinata

    Crowdsourcing the BCSC ophthalmology deck!

    I started the r/OphthalmologyAnki to ultimately build a dream deck: The BCSC ophtho deck for residents. (2019-2020 version) I am calling for anyone who is willing to help: medical students with dedication to ophthalmology, med 4/interns who matched to ophthalmology, ophtho residents, fellows...
  35. deweystrontium

    How to do Zanki Better?

    Hey all. I'm an M1 interested in maturing OG Zanki before dedicated. Currently, I've matured roughly 10% of the deck (corresponding with class units and B&B/pathoma videos I've covered). We haven't fully moved into an organ systems based curriculum yet, so I'm trying to establish disciplined...
  36. slowthai

    Do you (or will you) guys annotate FA?

    Title of thread
  37. M

    Anki Question...

    Is there anyone using Anki filtered decks with "hierarchical tags" as their primary study strategy instead of one or two large main Anki deck(s)? If so, a few questions: 1 -- What strategy have you found works best ? 2-- What tags did you add yourself ( i.e. subject, Uworld, FA) ? 3-- What...
  38. insocrat

    2 Weeks out from Step 1 - Advice

    Hi all, I'm currently 8 points away from my goal after NBME 18 with 2 weeks to go. I've got 19, UWSA1 and UWSA2 left. I also have a sizable amount of UW questions left. I was wondering whether to ditch Anki (aside from my UW deck) to free up more time to do UW and work on specific weak areas...
  39. Itsnotludwigs

    CBSE advice for OMFS residency

    I am currently trying to formulate some sort of study plan/schedule for tackling the CBSE, but it seems quite thoroughly overwhelming. There are so many study resources and so little time with which we, as dental students, actually have to study this material. I see my med school friends...
  40. Groy

    Anki memory-optimizing background colors/fonts

    Lately I've read a few studies from the cognitive science world that have outlined certain background colors for paper, notes, highlighting, etc. and their potential correlations to optimizing memory. Seems like there's no clear consensus; some studies cite warm colors like yellow for paper...