How do I get smarter?

Today at Parkland Morning Report we talked about the Internal Medicine Boards and ways to prepare for it. We asked ourselves, “Is preparation for Boards (i.e. question banks) making us better clinicians or just helping us pass a test?” This led to a discussion about an interesting article written in The New York Times by 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/opinion/sunday/how-tests-make-us-smarter.html?_r=0