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10th Hour Anesthesiology Review

Why use 10th Hour Anesthesiology Review?

Time is premium when studying for the test. The 1200 page textbook is not the ideal study partner. What you need is a focused approach to the test on topics that are considered high yield. That’s what 10th Hour Anesthesiology Review aims to do.

No BS...No frills...pure content that will help you on the test.

The opening screen offers several choices when you start the program.

Program User Modes:

BROWSE: this offer the user a way of just flipping through the volume of cards in the program. The cards are presented randomly and are not connected to the learning algorithm.

STUDY MODE: this is the spaced repetition enabled mode that enables the learner to rate the cards based on how well they know the material, the program then remembers the sequence and frequency that the cards need to be presented to the user over time. This is your most valuable mode to use the program to learn the material.

CONTENTS: This is linked to the spaced repetition module. The contents lists the cards in alphabetical order and the circle on the side gives you a graphical representation of how well you know the material based on your usage and ranking of the cards in the STUDY mode only. When the circle is solid green then you have mastered that particular card.

SETTING: This screen allows the user to reset the spaced repetition algorithm. ‘Wipes the slate clean’ so to say.

HELP: gives the user a short tutorial of how the program works. Good luck!!!!!

The Spaced Repetition Algorithm:

Learning Mode:

The learning mode is based on an established learning model called Spaced Repetition. (Repetitio est mater studiorum which is Latin for Repetition is the mother of learning) Learning is based on repeated viewing of content at intervals chosen by the algorithm but driven primarily by the choices the user makes in ranking how well they know the presented information.

This concept is loosely based on the concept presented in Wired Magazine.

Wired Magazine Article (4-21-08)

First Time Users: The program presents a list of slides about 10 for the first time. These are presented in random order and you are not required to make a choice of how well you know the material. This is because you are seeing this material in the program for the very first time.

Day 2: The next day, always starts by reviewing previously viewed slides. The following day, e.g. the Methhemoglobenemia slide repeats at the beginning of your review to help you better remember the material. You make a choice about how well you know the presented material. E.g., let us assume you choose that you barely know the content on “Methhemoglobenemia”.

Subsequent days: The program keeps track of the previously view slides and adds new slides once you have reviewed the older slides in order of your choices. And on later time (e.g., 13 days later) the Methhemoglobenemia slide will reappear in the deck of cards that you will view.

Final Thoughts:

Note: We understand that this is a new way of reviewing material in the field of Anesthesiology. It may be out of your comfort zone or study methodology. Please be patient with the learning algorithm, it has been tested on language skills for over 20 years and it works!!!!!

If all else fails…..you can always abort the algorithm and go back to reviewing slides without the learning mode as random cards.