At Memm, we understand the struggle of studying for the MCAT. With countless resources, conflicting information, and no clear path for pre-med students looking to crush the MCAT, we knew there must be a better way. That’s where Memm comes in.
Designed and hand crafted from the ground up by two 99.9th percentile MCAT scorers, Memm builds from the expertise of Dr. Richard Li and Dr. Kevin Jubbal, combined with evidence-based learning strategies, to offer the most effective tool to learn and memorize high yield information for the MCAT.
Rather than relying on wishful thinking, we asked “how can we most effectively and dramatically improve learning for MCAT test takers?” Just as we would focus on evidence-based principles when treating our patients, we looked to the scientific literature for evidence-based best practices for learning and memorization. We focused on the following four principles when designing Memm to ensure the most effective experience:
1. Spacing effect - Newly introduced and more difficult pieces of information are shown more frequently, while older and less difficult pieces of information are shown less frequently.
2. Testing effect - Information retrieval through active recall is far more effective for memory consolidation than passive review.
3. Interleaving - Strategic ordering and mixing of subjects and topics while reviewing improves intersectional learning and overall recall.
4. Desirable difficulties - Introducing the right kinds of difficulties into the learning process greatly improves long-term retention.