Okay...for myself, I never read the text unless I don't understand something or the instructor specifically says to look at the text..which has been twice this semester. That's just extra info to confuse and try to remember too much. During lecture if the instructor says remember it,I star it, if they say it won't be on the test, I mark it out.
I go over the powerpoint several times, then go back and write note cards. I don't make up questions or anything...just condense all the important points from the handouts onto cards. If there are several diseases, they all get their own cards so as not to confuse them. Sometimes there are lots of drugs and I have to give them their own cards. I highlight and underline the VERY important info. Once I have done this for every single power point...I go through the stack of cards over and over until I can't stand looking at them and I can recall all the information the second I lay eyes on the card. I usually don't even do this til the week of the test, cause writing helps me remember and it will be more fresh.