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Dean Vaughn’s Total Retention System is a remarkable method for harnessing your brain’s capacity for memory, designed to maximize retention of the subjects it focuses on. These subjects (listed below) offer the user the ability to partake in a memory system that has been used by millions of students and employees in over 13,000 academic and business institutions throughout the world to learn and remember vocabulary, medical terms, the Periodic Table, Spanish, the Books of the Bible, world geography, geometry and more. Get started on remembering what you need to know with the Total Retention System today.

Health Education Subjects

Learn the basic design of medical terminology and how to easily remember, pronounce, and apply the meanings of 350 prefixes, roots, or suffixes that combine to form over 11,000 complex medical terms in as little as 14 hours with Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 online course and Student Learning Guide.

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Now get all the advantages of the Medical Terminology 350 program online. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. There are 14 lessons within the course, with 5 learning modules per lesson. Users will watch each learning module, and directly take a multiple-choice quiz to test their knowledge. After all of the learning modules are complete, a comprehensive multiple-choice quiz is given. Adobe PDF viewer is advised to read and print additional study materials located within the course. After all learning modules and exercise are complete, users will then take a multiple choice learning interpretation quiz to ensure their readiness to continue. At the end of all lessons, a multiple choice after the test is given.


We know how difficult it can be to teach medical terminology. The complicated content can be hard to convey to students in a compelling way that actually sticks. That’s why Peterson’s and Dean Vaughn offer educators a program flexible enough for the classroom and for individual lessons. When you order the Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 course, you’ll receive a 14-lesson course of unique video instruction along with 20 student Learning Guides—an interactive workbook that students use to practice what they learn in the videos. If you have more than 20 students, you can easily add on extra Learning Guides. The Instructor’s Guide provides you all you need to know about scheduling and conducting classes using the videos and Learning Guide. And teachers and schools can get group discounts for classrooms. Find out more here and start teaching medical terminology the smart way.

Designed for traditional classroom instruction and available solely for commercial license and application, the Dean Vaughn Total Retention System™ applied to Basic Human Anatomy teaches the names of the major parts of each principal body system, their locations, and how to remember them! By working in conjunction with the natural learning process of the brain to convert abstract anatomical elements into images of real and familiar objects, and then associating those images with the subject, Basic Human Anatomy is the smartest and easiest way to learn anatomy! This program consists of a site license, sixteen (16) lessons of DVD video instruction (grouped by body system), instructor resource materials, and a starter package of (20) Learning Guides.

Individual Courses

The Periodic Table can seem overwhelming, but with the Dean Vaughn How to Remember and Learn the Period Table, you’ll learn seven facts about each of the first 92 elements that can aid you in retaining the entire table. By remembering the element, atomic number, symbol, period, group, block, and atomic weight via this memory system, you will be amazed at the ease and speed you learn the Periodic Table with this unique and effective learning system.

Give your child a head start in proper pronunciation and reading with the Read-it-Robot DVD. This unique teaching aid uses an animated robot with 26 spheres on 26 primary body locations, and can help your preschool or first grade child learn the sequence, names, and sounds of the 26 letters of the alphabet forward, backward, and randomly. It’s a fun, engaging, and easy way to help children learn the alphabet quickly and easily.

The Vaughn Cube for Multiplication can help your child learn 100 multiplication facts in approximately six hours. Students do not have to memorize the multiplication tables; instead, they use their natural ability to remember what they see and where they see it. Help your child learn multiplication as early as second grade, allowing them to enter the third grade confident in their abilities.

Music theory is no longer a complicated system. With the Dean Vaughn Cube for Music Theory, students can learn and absorb more than 3,000 facts of music theory in less than seven hours. Created for both beginners and experience musicians, everyone from vocalists to instrumentalists will benefit. This program contains four hours of video instruction (available on DVD) and a workbook, and covers the following:

  • Identify and interpret key signatures, including knowing what notes are sharp and flat for every major and minor key
  • Identify relative major and minor keys
  • Spell intervals (up or down) from any note
  • Spell the scales of every major and minor key
  • Spell major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads (3 note chords) for every note
  • Spell major, dominant, minor, half-diminished, and diminished 7th chords for every note
  • Work with chord progressions

The Dean Vaughn Cube for World Geography is designed to specifically help you learn and remember the names and locations of every country in the world – all in less than six hours! This DVD of 25 video lessons, an illustrated learning guide, and computer software for practice and testing teaches the name, location, and relative size of every country, with or without a map.

Learn and remember 60 plane and solid geometry formulas in less than 90 minutes with the Dean Vaughn Total Retention System ™! The Dean Vaughn Cube for Geometry Formulas DVD is designed to maximize retention, and provides an easy way to understand the transition from plane to solid geometry and most importantly, helps you remember all 60 formulas in the course. No other geometry course is as effective.