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”

Osmosis Ambassador Spotlight: Brian Gans, Penn State College Of Medicine, MS2

Osmosis is focused on improving the way we learn. To this end, we heavily rely on student feedback as we develop our app and web platform. We would not be able to create Osmosis without the help and input of our peers, i.e. medical students. Thus we have brought together an impressive group of Osmosis … Continue reading “Osmosis Ambassador Spotlight: Brian Gans, Penn State College Of Medicine, MS2”

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”

Learning through Osmosis: A Collaborative Platform for Medical Education

Osmosis has its roots in research. When Ryan and I met on Day 1 at Hopkins Med we immediately developed a mutual respect for each other’s research backgrounds. Ryan earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Cambridge/NIH (through a Marshall Scholarship) and I wrote my undergraduate thesis in neuroscience and had been doing research since I … Continue reading “Learning through Osmosis: A Collaborative Platform for Medical Education”

Osmosis Releases Web Browser Access, Android and other Non-iOS Users Rejoice

Since we launched our app in August the two most common requests we’ve received are (1) to add more questions, and (2) to make Osmosis accessible without an iOS device. We heard you and this week are excited to say we’ve done both. First, we just released our Preclinical Foundations Pack, and within the next … Continue reading “Osmosis Releases Web Browser Access, Android and other Non-iOS Users Rejoice”