Nevertheless, I still had to use different tools and ways to make things go into my brain. Here are two examples of things I did this year to try and remember things. I would definitely advise categorising things in your mind - so in the picture below, you can see that I've drawn a diagram to help with the gross anatomy of the liver/biliary system and jaundice. I've split up the causes of jaundice into pre-hepatic, hepatic and post-hepatic; and this definitely helps when relating them to the results of liver function tests.
Another huge topic were heart murmurs; there are quite a number of them and differentiating between them can get confusing, especially under pressure. I tried to help my brain with that by making a flow chart but I wasn't happy with the original version (not shown). Therefore, I redesigned it and added some colour coding - you can see this in the next picture. Although I haven't noted down every single heart murmur that exists, this is a start to remembering all the differentiating features of the most common ones.