There are several tutorials on how to make cards fast so that you have time to review them, like this video on YouTube:I'm trying to integrate Anki into my M-2 studying, but am facing a couple of problems:
-When trying to make cards for a lecture, I end up feeling like I need to make a card for every fact from the lecture, which leads to 50+ cards per lecture, and takes forever to make.
What are your strategies for limiting the number of cards/lecture and being time efficient in making the cards?
-I end up having so many cards that I don't even end up reviewing the ones I make. How do you integrate your review of Anki cards into your overall studying?
In other words, once you review a lecture and make Anki cards for it, do you only rely on your review with those Anki cards to prepare for that lecture before an exam? Or do you review both the lecture and the Anki cards again before an exam?
-For a certain lecture topic, do you use only use the class lecture to make Anki cards, or do you also use First Aid or BRS or ... when making Anki cards?
Feel free to share any other hacks on how to best use Anki for med school.
This is the truth regarding Anki. I have used it throughout M1 and M2 so far with great results. But it is a daily grind that a lot of people don't want to put up with. It is absolutely not necessary to do well in classes, there are many ways to do that, Anki and flash cards in general just work for me. Anki can be a soul crushing grind and requires a LOT of work. It is not something I recommend you "sprinkle in" if you aren't going to hit it every day. That said, it has helped me perform the way I wanted to in classes and I feel good about my knowledge base overall.I'm just an m1, but I and other people who use anki at my school just accept that making decks takes a lot of time. So far it's worked pretty well. A lot of people use other methods though.
I tend to spend ~2 hours in the morning reviewing cards, afternoons watching lextures at 2x and making cards, and nights reviewing and FC. Heavy lecture days can amount to 12-14 hour days and most people aren't willing to do this. So far (2 tests) it has kept me above a standard deviation of the class average though.