Pharmacy Study Courses

Fastest Way to Learn Drug Names

Learn Drug Names Faster, Retain Them Longer

As you're aware, pharmacy is a profession where you need to have a lot of knowledge, starting out with the brand and generic names of drugs.

Memorizing all those names can be a challenge, especially if you don't believe you're a good learner. 

For over a hundred years, the learning style taught to us has been the same...you look at the material multiple times and eventually it sinks in.

You can buy flash cards on the Top 200 drugs and that's convenient but it still doesn't help you with the rate of learning, nor the ability to recall that information weeks later. In fact, you'll be dismayed to know that the quicker you try to jam all that information (through rote memorization) into your brain, the sooner it's lost. 

Accelerated learning courses take into account a number of variables in the learning process:

  • What you believe about your learning ability
  • What you see while you're learning
  • What you hear while you're learning
  • How focused you are
It was discovered was that in order to really learn, we must believe that we can learn. That sounds obvious but how many times have you said to yourself, "I can learn quickly and easily?" I would guess that you've never done that. And yet, it's important to affirm that (unless you really don't believe that you can learn easily).

In order to learn efficiently, you must also be focused on the task. That means removing any distractions (watching TV, listening to the radio, or having conversations) while you are attempting to learn. But it goes even farther...you must be in a receptive state of mind (alpha) to really learn.

While we are awake, we cycle through three brain waves: beta, alpha and theta. When we sleep, we also cycle through those but we spend a good amount of time in delta.

Most people attempt to study while in beta, which is not the most efficient brain state for learning. For most people, reaching alpha simply requires closing your eyes and your brain begins to descend into a more relaxed yet more alert state.

Of course, if you close your eyes, you'll need to hear the material recited to you. Otherwise, you won't be able to take advantage of the other channel, which is auditory.

According to the cognitive theory of learning, there are two distinct channels by which we learn: auditory and visual. An accelerated learning course will use both, so when you close your eyes, you'll hear the material.

Music can be very useful in assisting the brain to learn, but not just any music. it must be slow, 60 beats per minute. Interestly, baroque music (classical) seems to work quite well. If you've been listening to your favorite rock station while attempting to study, you're not going to learn as well.

The final factor found to be effective in learning is how we breathe. It has been discovered that when we learn something, (like a phone number or an account number or a foreign language phrase), we temporarily stop breathing. It's the last distraction to getting something into our brains. So if you were to stop breathing (just for a few seconds) each time you wanted to learn something, you would have an advantage.

None of us were taught in high school or college how to learn using these techniques. And that is exactly why so many of us chafe at the thought of learning the massive amount of material that is presented while pursuing a pharmacy career.

Until now. The Accelerated Learning Course for the Top 200 drugs takes all the factors mentioned above and combines them so that you have the ability to increase your learning rate, making the act of memorizing so many new items a relatively easy task.

Go to the website and sign up to receive a sampling of the course. You'll find that it is easier to learn and remember.