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Kick off 2020 With Osmosis

Osmosis Team
Published on Jan 2, 2020. Updated on Invalid date.

Happy New Year from the Osmosis team! We hope you had a restful and rejuvenating holiday season, and an excellent time celebrating the New Year. You're entering a whole new decade—so what's on the horizon?

Osmosis has a lot of exciting content slated for 2020 to help you hit the ground running. We don’t want to give too much away, but here’s a sneak peek…

What’s coming up in 2020 at Osmosis?

Osmosis High-Yield Videos

High-Yield videos are for students who have finished Osmosis’s pathology and physiology videos and are entering their dedicated prep period for USMLE® Step 1. These videos cover the most high-yield concepts you’ll need to know for the exam. Some are available already on the platform, and we’re aiming to have the whole collection complete in 2020. 

Brand New Anatomy Videos

Osmosis’s upcoming anatomy videos offer an in-depth look at the structural components of the human body. Each video includes clear learning objectives that tell you exactly what you should know and understand when you’ve finished watching.

We'll be rolling out learning objectives across more and more of our content, so be on the lookout for them later this year!

Even more Osmosis High-Yield Notes

The Osmosis Content team is hard at work putting together more High-Yield Notes for the platform, focusing on Pharmacology and Clinical Reasoning content. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the year! 

Poll: What exam are you studying for in 2020?

Plant a seed habit

Last year, Osmosis co-founder and CEO Shiv Gaglani published an article in Forbes encouraging readers to ditch the New Year’s resolutions and engage in the more sustainable practice of planting a seed habit.

A seed habit is a small habit you can focus on as you work towards a larger goal. Once the seed habit actually becomes a habit, the foundation for success is set, and you can build additional habits on top of that!

Some 2020 seed habits from the Osmosis team:

“I’m going to maintain consistent meditation and yoga practice, finish two Udemy real estate investing courses, put down payment on a first investment property, start physio, and stress less by remaining in the moment as much as possible.” - Victoria Cumberbatch, Voiceover Artist & OMEF Community Manager at Osmosis

“My main goal is to spend less time planning and more time doing. Sometimes it is easy to get so wrapped up in making a perfect plan, or a perfect checklist, that you end up missing the optimal time to actually be effective in completing your mission. Knowing when to act is part of the formula for success that I often overlook.” - Seth Bayird, Osmosis Medical Education Fellow & Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine Student

“I’m going to go back to strength training with the hope that my tree looks like Shiv’s by 2021!” - Catherine A. Johnson, Institutional Engagement Consultant at Osmosis

“As I start my clerkships, my goals are to embrace discomfort, ask lots of questions, keep writing in my journal as my ‘me’ time and to reflect on experiences I'm having at the hospital, and maintain a workout schedule even though most of my schedule will not be in my control.” - Rachel Bigley, Osmosis Medical Education Fellow & UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program Student

“I have a stack of 30 books I need to get through this year. I'm going to spend 15 minutes reading when I wake up in the morning, 15 minutes reading at lunch, and at least 15 minutes before bed. I'm also going to make more of an effort to just go to the gym—even if I’m literally just showing up, sighing, and leaving.” - Fergus Baird, Content Marketing Manager at Osmosis

“I want to build my communication skills. I plan to put myself where I have to be more social and initiate more conversations.” - Ishan Dahal, Health Coach at Osmosis

“I want to work on improving my self-confidence and being kinder to myself. My seed habit is going to be refraining from self-deprecating comments!” - Robyn Hughes, Video Illustrator at Osmosis

“In 2020 I want to reduce my screen time, so I'm going to start going on walks to start my day. Listening to podcasts or music (or nothing!) instead of jumping straight into my phone.” - Meredith McCullick, Osmosis Recruiting Coordinator

Taking an important exam in 2020? Plant a seed habit and study more effectively with Osmosis Prime!

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