Flashcards vs Questions

Learn the differences and the uses of this two types of practice item.

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Written by Shiv Gaglani
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Flashcards are short and sweet, target specific pieces of content or vocabulary, and are best used with Spaced Repetition to help retain individual bits of granular material. 

Questions are longer, include vignettes to mimic clinical cases, and test your mastery of complex and overlapping material spanning multiple organ systems. These don't work with Spaced Repetition because it's too easy to remember the correct answer while forgetting the underlying material. 

These should be used to test your mastery of complex material generally after you've completed your pre-clinical or didactic education. 

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