Ace your first year at med school with Quizlet

Once you start med school, you'll be required to memorise and learn an incredible amount of content. Quizlet helps you master medical terms — and retain them indefinitely. Backed by scientific research, Quizlet is the best way to learn the huge amount of content you need to know to do well in med school.

How to use Quizlet for med school

Discover or create study sets for your modules

Learn more effectively by easily creating digital flashcards (we call these study sets!) to accompany your lecture notes. Automated creation features like auto-suggestions save you time. Or, you can search for pre-made flashcard sets by other students in your degree.

Learn with multiple active recall methods

Quizlet has seven different study modes to actively test your recall, including flashcards, quizzes and Learn mode. Quizlet will help you keep track of your study sessions and tell you which terms you need more help with.

Revise on the go

You can access these study sets on Quizlet's mobile apps on iOS and Android so you can squeeze a quick revision session into whatever time you have — on the bus or train, in the queue at Tesco's, or while bingeing Netflix. Essential for a busy student!

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How students are using Quizlet to succeed in med school

Learn how our Medical Education Advisor, Takanayi, uses Quizlet at the University of Central Lancashire.

The scientific research behind how Quizlet works

Remember better with active recall

The more students practise recalling a piece of information or retrieving it from memory, the more likely they are to remember it later on. This psychological finding explains why it’s so much more effective to study using flashcards or by taking a practice test than it is to look over notes. Receiving feedback further enhances the effect. Quizlet’s study tools are designed to help maximise the benefits of retrieval practice. Keep practising retrieval even after answering a question correctly the first time.

Progress through material with guidance fading

Learning is most effective when students get more instructional support as early as possible, but gradually transition to less support until the guidance has faded away completely and students can manage all the work on their own. Quizlet provides this progression by moving from easier multiple choice questions to more challenging written questions when students study using Quizlet's Learn mode. When you begin studying, you might answer multiple choice answers correctly by process of elimination or simply by recognising the correct answer without practising active recall, as is done with written questions.

Set a goal to get the most out of your time

Quizlet’s Learning Assistant helps you start strong when you launch a study session, by helping you set a learning goal for yourself. Self-reflection before studying can help you get the most out of your time on Quizlet, in some cases increasing test scores by an average of one third of a letter grade. The key is to be as explicit as possible about your learning goals, and keep them top of mind as you make progress!

Start a study session more effectively with pretesting

Do you test yourself after studying, to see how ready you are for an upcoming exam? That extra retrieval practice is great, but, intuitively, taking a quick pretest before you even start studying is also a powerful way to learn better, even if you get every question in the pretest wrong. Rather than re-reading your notes or textbook, start your studying with a pretest, by using Quizlet’s Test, or through the new pretest that Learning Assistant launches before you start studying with Learn.

Over 90% of students who use Quizlet report better marks