About Us

How AMBOSS Is Changing Medical Education

Our Story

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 has created a platform specifically for English speaking communities of students who are preparing for their USMLE exams. Our team created a series of Learning Cards to test future physicians medical knowledge on an array of clinical 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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Initiatives

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, 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.

Our Newsroom

Feb 1, 2018

The Study Tools Students Should Actually Be Using

(Medscape, New York, NY) To date, very few products combine both raw information sources with a means of testing that knowledge all on the same platform. However, a new system hit the American market in early 2016, with the potential to shake UWorld’s grip on USMLE preparation.

Oct 30, 2017

AMBOSS Launches Comprehensive Medical Study and Review Platform in United States

(Business Wire, New York, NY) AMBOSS, a breakthrough medical study platform, today introduced its comprehensive test preparation and in-depth study tools for NBME® Subject Examinations (e.g., Shelf Exams) and USMLE™ Step 2 CK. More than 200,000 medical students and physicians worldwide rely on the AMBOSS platform for test preparation, in-depth studying, and as a clinical companion.