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How to Build an Osmosis Step 1 Study Schedule for 2020

Osmosis Team
Published on Jan 28, 2020. Updated on Sep 15, 2020.

The Osmosis Step 1 Study Schedule is one of the most powerful tools on the Osmosis platform. Set up a custom plan to tackle USMLE® Step 1 or COMLEX-USA® Level 1. 

What is the Osmosis Step 1 Study Schedule?

The Osmosis Step 1 Study Schedule is a customizable tool that helps you stay on track as you prepare for classes and board exams. When setting up your Study Schedule for USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX-USA Level 1, you can customize:

  • Your exam date

  • What version of First Aid you’re using (2017, 2018, 2019—2020 coming soon)

  • The Basic Science topics you want to study first

  • The Organ Systems you want to study first

  • The end date for your review period of these topics

  • Which days of the week you plan to study on

  • What resources you plan to use

The Osmosis Step 1 Study Schedule doesn’t just include Osmosis videos, flashcards, practice questions, and High-Yield Notes. It aligns with all of your favorite resources, including First Aid, Pathoma, UWorld, SketchyMedical, and Picmonic

Once you’ve set up your study schedule, it will automatically tell you what to review and when, maximizing your retention and recall of essential information you’ll need to know for your board exams.

How to access the Step 1 Study Schedule on Osmosis

You can access the Osmosis Step 1 Study Schedule in 3 simple steps:

1. Log into Osmosis Prime and click the hamburger menu on the top-left.


2. Click Study Schedule (or click Edit to add the Study Schedule to your menu if it’s not an available option yet).

3. Ta-da! Your Study Schedule tool is now available for use.  


How to customize your Study Schedule on Osmosis

Osmosis learner Greg Wu, a third-year medical student at Ross University, put together this helpful video telling you how to customize your Step 1/Level 1 Study Schedule on Osmosis to fit your needs. Be sure to check out the Drag & Drop feature at 2:07!



Fun fact: Greg increased his predictive Step 1 score by 55 points using Osmosis. Learn more about that in his blog post!

“How Osmosis Increased My Step 1 Score by 55 Points.”


What Osmosis learners are saying about the Step 1 Study Schedule

Many medical students are using the Osmosis Study Schedule to stay organized and make their studying more efficient for their classes and the USMLE® Step 1 or COMLEX-USA® Level 1.



Get started and create your customized Step 1 Study Schedule today.

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Better manage your studying and dedicated board review by creating an Osmosis Step 1 Study Schedule. Align everything on the Osmosis platform with your other favorite resources and study tools, including First Aid for the USMLE®. Save time studying for USMLE® Step 1 with First Aid page references right at your fingertips. Try it free today.



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