The use of electronic flashcards to memorize factual knowledge in medical school: repeated testing improves short-term, but not long-term retention

Ralf Schmidmaier, Rene Ebersbach, Miriam Schiller, Inga Hege, Matthias Holzer & Martin R. Fischer
Question: The direct effect of retesting on knowledge retention has been proven in several studies in laboratory settings. Aim: To explore how important retesting is for medical education in a more realistic educational setting. Methods: Eighty students of the medical school Munich in their 3[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]