This page is the home of “Boring Cards,” the Board exam study notes that I have started making for myself. For the complete run-down of my experiments with flashcards and spaced repetition, check out my posts The AnkiEM Project, AnkiEM Evoluation, and Using Spaced Repetition to Study (this last post is the most important). When I started the cards I knew that I wanted to use a spaced-repetition (thanks to Chris Nickson from Life in the Fast Lane for exposing me to this concept) flashcard tool and Anki seemed like the best bet. However, I eventually decided that a more accessible and transferable program would better facilitate sharing with the #FOAMed community and be more future proof.
As outlined in my latest post I used the flashcard program Flashcards Deluxe extensively in preparing for my Canadian EM Board exams. If you would like to make use of my cards they can be accessed as follows:
If you use Flashcards Deluxe be sure to turn on its spaced repetition functions. To do so:
I’ve learned a lot making these cards and even more reviewing them. Hopefully others find them useful as well.
Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma)
Editor in Chief, BoringEM