Prep for the Medicine Shelf through Osmosis

Osmosis Team
Published on Aug 7, 2014. Updated on Invalid date.

Whether you are transitioning to the wards or have already completed a few rotations, you likely know how difficult it can be to find dedicated study time while managing your newfound duties taking care of patients. To help you out Osmosis is happy to announce that we’ve partnered with the American College of Physicians – the largest specialty medical organization – to enable you to prepare with their Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) for Students. Developed in collaboration with the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, the MKSAP for Students Digital 5 – Enhanced with Internal Medicine Essentials includes a high-quality collection of ~450 case-based questions and is recognized as the best preparation resource for the Medicine Shelf Exam. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 438 questions formatted as clinical vignettes, the same types of questions on the end-of-rotation exam and the USMLE licensing exam

  • Detailed answer critique for each question explaining why that answer is correct and the other options are incorrect

  • Key points summarizing the important take-home messages for each question

  • Color photographs and ECG tracings

  • Free access to MKSAP for Students 5 Digital Enhanced with Internal Medicine Essentials

Click the logo below to get access to the MKSAP for Students 5. Did we mention that if you become a student member of the ACP (free!) you get $15 off?


Here is the full press release: 

American College of Physicians and Osmosis collaborate to improve medical student knowledge and self-assessment 

Philadelphia, August 7, 2014 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) today announced a collaboration with Osmosis to make educational content from its Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) for Students program available on the Osmosis Med platform.

“This collaboration is a natural fit and will further expand medical students’ opportunities for learning,” said David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP, President, ACP. “ACP’s MKSAP for Students is a leading educational resource for medical students and the Osmosis Med app provides another opportunity for them to learn and improve their knowledge while accessing content in an engaging, customizable, interactive way.”

MKSAP for Students 5 Digital – Enhanced with Internal Medicine Essentials, developed by ACP and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, is an educational tool designed to help students in clinical clerkships in internal medicine during their third and fourth years of medical school assess their knowledge and understanding and help them meet their learning needs. It contains more than 450 patient-centered self-assessment questions and answers formatted as clinical vignettes that resemble the types of questions students encounter on the examination at the end of the clerkship and on the USMLE licensing examination.

The Osmosis Med mobile app, available for iOS or Android devices, provides push notifications with questions filled with images, videos, mnemonics, and reference material. Osmosis feeds can be customized based on curriculum, exam schedules, and course documents, and allows users to go head-to-head with classmates by playing the “Osmose with your Friends” game.

Purchasers of MKSAP for Students 5 Digital now have two options for accessing the 450 questions - either on the product website or through the Osmosis platform, or both. Whether MKSAP for Students is purchased in the Digital form through ACP or through an Osmosis question pack, purchasers have access to all of the content through both platforms. The price is $44.95 for ACP members and $59.95 for non-ACP members.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

About Osmosis

Osmosis is an education technology startup that helps students learn and retain information more efficiently. Developed by medical students from Johns Hopkins with neuroscience, engineering, and education backgrounds, the Osmosis web- and mobile-learning platform is used by close to 15,000 medical students around the world. Osmosis graduated from the DreamIt Health Philadelphia incubator in 2013 and has since received a Pioneer grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and won the prestigious Milken-Penn GSE Business Plan Competition. Follow Osmosis on Facebook andTwitter.

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