As first year resident physicians, we are still at the beginning of our journey to becoming conscientious consumers of research and data. This, combined with our appropriately basic knowledge and context for anesthesiology topics at this stage of training, makes it somewhat difficult to envision how to apply concepts from today’s research to our future practices. One page of Anesthesiology that we can turn to in this early stage of training is the “Infographics in Anesthesiology” section.

Infographics can distill complex concepts or large amounts of data into easily understood and easily remembered visual representations. The recall ability of visually presented information is often explained by the picture superiority effect. The picture superiority effect suggests that 6.5 times more information is retained after 3 days when presented with a relevant picture compared with text alone.

Medical students and medical educational companies today have harnessed the power of the...

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