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Going beyond medical lectures, students learn by Osmosis to become better clinicians. With plans available for students in Medicine, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing and other healthcare specialty programs, Osmosis provides everything students need to succeed in learning medicine.

Built around evidence-based learning science research, Osmosis’s learning platform, study tools, and comprehensive materials help students stay organized, study more efficiently, and retain information longer. The comprehensive Osmosis Resource Library covers over 3,000 medical topics and includes more than 1,200 videos and over 27,000 board-style questions and flashcards*.

The personalized Osmosis Study Schedule* helps students know exactly what and when to study for class and board exams. The Osmosis Quiz Builder allows students to create quizzes using both Osmosis flashcards and questions and their own materials. Osmosis’s built-in Spaced Repetition feature ensures that students review content exactly when they need to for deeper understanding and longer-term memory.

*Not available for all products

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Trusted by institutions across the globe, Osmosis is relied on by medical, nursing, allied health and other healthcare institutions such as University of Michigan, UCLA, Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, and the University of Arizona. In addition, Osmosis videos have almost 7 million video views per month, and the Osmosis learning platform is used by over 410,000 students worldwide.

Osmosis is a toolkit for smarter studying.

Product Highlights

Comprehensive video library
Access to over 1,200 videos including comprehensive coverage of pathology and physiology and growing collection of pharmacology and clinical reasoning topics.

Flashcards* powered by spaced repetition
When students are about to forget something, Osmosis remembers. Osmosis sends flashcards on that topic to test and reinforce student understanding.

Board-style questions to test and reinforce knowledge
Each Osmosis question and answer is carefully written and reviewed by health professionals, who have in-depth knowledge of how the boards expect exam-takers to think.

Customized study schedule*
Students plug in exam dates and the resources they want to use and Osmosis provides them with a study schedule that’s completely customized to their goals.

Integration with other study resources
Find references to favorite study tools, like Picmonic and SketchyMedical, for a more seamless study experience.

Offline mode
Students can study on-the-go with access to all of their downloaded flashcards* and questions.

*Not available for all products

Medicine (MD)
Osmosis for MD students helps them excel in their medical school classes and prepare for the USMLE®

Medicine (DO)
Osmosis for DO students helps them prepare for classes and the COMLEX-USA®

Physician Assistant (PA)
Osmosis for PA students helps them dominate PA classes and prepare for the PANCE® review

Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Osmosis for NP students helps them supplement their courses, while preparing for their clinicals and NP exam review

Registered Nursing (RN)
Osmosis Nursing Fundamentals for RN students helps them excel in nursing school and ace the NCLEX®

Osmosis for Dentistry helps students prepare for dental classes and the NBDE® review

Osmosis for Pharmacy helps students dominate their classes and the NAPLEX® review

Other Healthcare Professionals
Osmosis for Healthcare Professionals prepares students for any healthcare classes and aids them in studying for their board exams

  • • Anatomy
  • • Biochemistry
  • • Cardiovascular
  • • Cell Physiology
  • • Dermatology
  • • Embryology
  • • Endocrine
  • • Gastrointestinal
  • • Genetics
  • • Hematology and Oncology
  • • How to Learn in the Health Professions
  • • Immunology
  • • Metabolism
  • • Microbiology
  • • Musculoskeletal
  • • Neuology
  • • Psychiatry
  • • Renal
  • • Reproductive
  • • Respiratory

Osmosis Prime
Osmosis Prime membership includes hundreds of videos, thousands of high-yield flashcards and questions, and a platform that supercharges the studying experience—all in one place.

Osmsois Library

  • • Access to a comprehensive library of over 1,200 videos
  • • Comprehensive video coverage of pathology
  • • Comprehensive video coverage of physiology
  • • Growing video coverage of pharmacology
  • • Growing video coverage of clinical reasoning
  • • More than 15,000 Osmosis flashcards* powered by spaced repetition
  • • Over 8,000 Osmosis case questions for USMLE® Step 1, USMLE® Step 2, COMLEX-USA® OMM, and NCLEX®
  • • References to favorite study tools including Picmonic, SketchyMedical, Medscape, and First Aid

Osmosis Library is also a stand-alone purchase option.

Study Schedule*

  • • Customized exam Study Schedules linked to all of the study resources
  • • Personalized daily reminder emails


  • • Upload personal notes and course documents to the Osmosis platform and access everything in one place
  • • Share materials and collaborate with colleagues and classmates

Spaced Repetition

  • • Osmosis's learning algorithm ensures students review key content at optimal times, maximizing retention and recall
  • • By testing on challenging material right as it's about to be forgotten, Osmosis etches that knowledge into long-term memory

And more!

  • • Discounts on Osmosis textbooks, swag, and partner products
  • • Prioritized customer support
  • • Study analytics with recommendations based on student performance
  • • Custom flashcard builder
  • • Access to downloaded flashcards* and case questions in offline mode

*Not available for all products

ACGME Core Competencies
Directly in-line with the ACGME Core Competencies, Osmosis has a comprehensive video library with coverage of clinical reasoning topics and procedures. Also included is the Clinicians corner, where Osmosis’s team of current and future clinicians share their tips on professionalism and interpersonal and communication skills.

With Osmosis's collaborative resources, residents can also create note cards and questions for each other. And, administrators can utilize the workspace to share journal articles for didactic and classroom discussions.

Resident Remediation
Residents who are struggling in certain areas can be assigned specific videos and questions, serving as a useful, concise remediation tool.

First Year Review
With Match Day in March and residents not beginning until July, Osmosis can be a tool provided by the program before residents begin as well as during their first year.

Procedural Repetition
Videos include important procedures like Central Line Placement, Intubation, and much more that can be reviewed over and over again for emphasis.

YouTube | TEDx Talks | Can you get an MD online? | Shiv Gaglani | TEDxYouth@Ballston
The Osmosis mission is to empower the world’s clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible. Founders Ryan Haynes and Shiv Gaglani started building Osmosis as medical students at Johns Hopkins. Outside of the classroom, they knew there had to be a better way to learn medicine more effectively. What began as a tool to help Shiv, Ryan, and their classmates has transformed into the Osmosis of today, a comprehensive platform that helps people around the world understand health more thoroughly.

In this TEDx Talk, Shiv Gaglani describes why he left medical school to build this online alternative with the former Khan Academy Medicine team. Gaglani has a MBA from Harvard University and is on leave from a MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.



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