Learning through Osmosis: A Collaborative Platform for Medical Education

Osmosis Team
Published on Oct 30, 2013. Updated on Invalid date.

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 was a freshman in high school. In fact I was so enamored with research that I wrote a book for other young students getting started in research.

When we started discussing the idea that would transform into Osmosis, Ryan and I immediately turned to PubMed and began looking up neuroscience and education research articles to determine what evidence-based concepts could productively be applied to medical education. We were surprised by how many we found and have since been implementing these through Osmosis - from the spaced repetition push notifications to the contextual ("Baker-baker") recommendations.

Today we wanted to share the following poster presentation with the growing Osmosis community. We will be presenting this at the AAMC Learn-Serve-Lead conference in Philadelphia (our home base) that takes place from November 1-6. The focus of this particular research poster is on the crowd-sourcing and collaborative tools we developed for Osmosis. More information can be found on MedEdPortal. Please feel free to send us any feedback by commenting or e-mailing [email protected] Enjoy!