Osmosis is a web and mobile learning platform designed to assist medical students worldwide with understanding and retaining the vast amounts of content necessary for success in their course. Reaching over 29,000 students from over 300 medical schools worldwide, Osmosis’s mission statement is to make medical school easier. To this end, it has drawn on a series of empirically veriﬁed insights from neuroscience and educational theory, with a team containing a mix of PhDs, practicing clinicians, and medical students. This has ensured that the learning strategies Osmosis users employ are based on sound cognitive techniques that help create optimal learning outcomes.
Its resource database includes tens of thousands of ﬂashcards, videos, and questions, organized into a series of custom quizzes based on recently learned classroom material, and appealing gamiﬁcation formats. Osmosis’s reliance on concrete intellectual foundations is illustrated by the success of its research team, which has published peer-reviewed papers in, for example, the Annals of Internal Medicine. It is also currently actively engaged in research, having received a Stemmler Grant from the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Osmosis also won our 2015 Overall Award.
2015 E-Learning Award Silver Winner
2015 E-Learning Award Bronze Winner