Osmosis Wins Milken-Penn GSE Education Competition

May has been a great month for the Osmosis team. We announced our grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as our paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The good news continues today.   Earlier this year we were one of 250 education companies that applied to the prestigious Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition & Conference. … Continue reading “Osmosis Wins Milken-Penn GSE Education Competition”

Publication: What Can Medical Education Learn from Facebook and Netflix?

Osmosis has deep roots in scientific research. Our CTO, Ryan, has a PhD in neuroscience, and our CEO, Shiv, wrote a book on the importance of research. Both have a number of peer-reviewed publications, and we’re pleased to announce their latest paper this month that describes a vision for the future of medical education technology … Continue reading “Publication: What Can Medical Education Learn from Facebook and Netflix?”

Osmosis at TransformingEDU 2014

In January we had the unique opportunity to present at TransformingEDU, an annual conference in Las Vegas that brings together some of the most prominent thinkers in education. Formerly known as HigherEdTech, the one-day meeting took place at the International CES which is where many of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies are launched each year. … Continue reading “Osmosis at TransformingEDU 2014”

Osmosis for Institutions: Introducing Timeline

Through our conversations with faculty and administrators whom we’ve met at the AAMC, AMA, and Medbiquitous conferences we’ve learned that schools – like students – are overwhelmed with medical information.  Where students have to learn more than they can retain, medical schools have to teach more information than they can easily manage. This problem is … Continue reading “Osmosis for Institutions: Introducing Timeline”

Guest Post: Bringing Osmosis to Medical Schools

We want to take this opportunity to introduce an amazing colleague of ours, Caleb Furnas, who has been helping medical schools understand how they may “teach by Osmosis.” He joined Osmosis at the AAMC and Philadelphia IMPACT conferences, and did a great job of conveying our excitement to attendees of both meetings. We know you’ll enjoy … Continue reading “Guest Post: Bringing Osmosis to Medical Schools”

Guest Post: A premed student writes about learning by Osmosis

Olivia is an incredible premedical student (not only does she do research, she also competes in triathlons!) who approached us via Twitter after she heard about what we were doing for medical students. She is now working with a team of fellow premedical students, including Nebiyu Osman and Biruk Bekele at UPenn, to explore whether … Continue reading “Guest Post: A premed student writes about learning by Osmosis”

If Santa Claus Were Your Patient

One feature that medical students really like about Osmosis is that our questions often include references to popular culture, ranging from Harry Potter to Jersey Shore. This is based on cognitive psychology studies that have shown such references, or “anchors,” improve memory and retention.  In the spirit of the holidays we found a surprising number of Christmas … Continue reading “If Santa Claus Were Your Patient”

Why Medical Schools are Pumping out Entrepreneurs

This piece is an article originally published in Entrepreneur and written by Shiv Gaglani. The original piece can be seen here.Going to medical school can impart many vital pieces of knowledge from critical thinking skills and pathology of diseases to healthy-living practices and saving lives. But the experience can also teach you the value of a dollar.In … Continue reading “Why Medical Schools are Pumping out Entrepreneurs”