Time Management Tools

Weekly Schedule

UCSF Quarter at a Glance

Winter 2022

Pomodoro Technique

Calendar Planner/Generator

Visual Learning

SketchyMedical--Videos on microbiology, pharmacology, and pathology for medical students

Picmonic--with programs for medical, nursing and pharmacy students. Free to join.

Spaced Repetition Tools


Memorang- Free for some shared decks. Power-ups on some high-stakes tests are available for purchase.

Brosencephalon Has good information on how to use ANKI.

Mnemosyne Project


                      Notice: UCSF does not endorse any specific commercial program. These are examples of some learning supports that some students have found useful.

School of Pharmacy

Theme Schedules 2022

P1 Respiratory

P2 Oncology/ID


Study Strategies

How to study for exams - Evidence-based revision tips is an excellent, 21 minute video explanation of how to study in medical school.

Study Groups The Learning Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a useful handout making this useful toll work.

The Learning Scientists web page has six short videos on top learning strategies.

The resources would be useful for current students and those considering graduate studies in the health sciences.


Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L Roediger, III, and Mark A. McDaniel. The UCSF Library has an electronic copy.

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley, PhD

Online Course

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (Note that the fee applies only if you need a certificate of completion)


10 Learning Techniques: Which Are Most Efficient?

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