AMBOSS: Medical Knowledge Distilled
Let’s set the scene: It’s 2010 and a group of medical students were finishing up their final exams. This group, made up of colleagues, friends and study partners, found themselves spending more time on researching medical information than they did on studying it. Accustomed to spending hours compiling data from multiple sources (e.g., textbooks, lecture notes and Dr. Google), they wanted to find a way to shift the focus back to actually practicing medicine and not just searching for answers. Why wasn’t there a single, comprehensive medical study platform that could serve as a reference-based resource and an exam prep tool? This team of young doctors, inspired by their own experiences, wanted to help future physicians navigate the journey to their degree with ease. Thus, AMBOSS was born.
Today, more than 95% of German medical students use AMBOSS as their primary exam resource, and tens of thousands more in the United States and globally use AMBOSS as a clinical companion, exam preparation tool and comprehensive study guide.
Our Medical Content
Our founding team of dedicated physicians have created a platform specifically English speaking communities of students who are preparing for their USMLE’s. Our team created a series of Learning Cards to test future physicians medical knowledge on an array of medical topics along with a Qbank that covers 15,000+ clinical knowledge areas. With a firm belief in a collaborative process, each individual Learning Card and question is developed, checked and cross-checked by a group of physicians to ensure all exam prep material is both clear and comprehensive. Extensive research and testing is conducted to ensure learning material is perfectly aligned to meet the needs of medical students around the world.
At AMBOSS, our objective is to provide global access to a holistic platform for medical students to study and prepare for medical exams. This includes those with limited access to medical education due to socio-economic factors. To meet the needs of medical students worldwide, our platform is continually growing, with regularly added Learning Cards and new subject-optimized Qbank material released weekly
Institute for Indian Mother and Child
We are excited to announce that AMBOSS is partnering with an Indian NGO, the Institute for Indian Mother and Child (IIMC), to build an elementary school in West Bengal! A third of the Indian population lives below the poverty line, many having to make do with less than a dollar a day. The majority of people living in rural areas do not have access to clean water, proper wastewater management, or electricity, schools or hospitals. Find out more about our efforts to break the vicious cycle of poor education, poverty and disease here.
Here at AMBOSS, we've asked a few of our future physicians to share their experience pursuing their medical degree and to voice their opinion on the many issues facing medical education today. Our campaign, #anatomyofamedstudent, features medical students like you on the AMBOSS Instagram platform. Read their stories here.