AMBOSS & ANKI: Knowledge in a Flash

Download the AMBOSS add-on for Anki and connect high-yield Learning Cards with all your favorite decks! Hover over terms in flash cards to see pop-up definitions and jump straight to AMBOSS Learning Cards to get the bigger picture on any topic.

DOWNLOAD THE ADD-ON
*Detailed download instructions below

Draw Better,
Faster Connections

Save Valueable Time

Make knowledge connections across a variety of materials in fewer moves and even fewer minutes.

Improve Understanding

Get instant clarifications on even the most complex medical topics and never slow down your studying.

Easily Access Knowledge

Broaden the scope of your medical knowledge by seamlessly combining complementary resources.

Hover Over Terms

Pop-up descriptions and definitions of terms help you pick up new topics quickly without slowing down your study sessions, and you’ll be able to use Anki’s powerful spaced repetition feature.

The future of medical education has arrived. This add on has allowed me to be much more efficient with studying; with its short summaries of high yield terms within Anki. It’s like Anki now has its own medical search engine built-in.

Adil S., Class of 2022, Campbell University School of Medicine

Access 900+ Learning Cards

Following a link to a Learning Card leads you to the AMBOSS medical Knowledge Library. From there, you have the option to dive into the Qbank and further test your knowledge.

An incredible way to combine my two favorite study tools and evidence that AMBOSS is the most innovative medical school resource out there.

Nick F., Class of 2022, University of Utah School of Medicine

How to Install and Use the Add-on on Your Desktop Computer:*

  1. If you don’t already have one, create your AMBOSS account here.
  2. Make sure you’re using Anki 2.1.15 or newer. If you currently don’t have it installed or would like to update it, you can find the latest version of Anki here: https://apps.ankiweb.net/
  3. Once you’ve checked that you’ve installed a compatible version of Anki, download the add-on here: http://go.amboss.com/anki-addon-download
  4. Open the folder where your browser’s downloads are usually stored. In it you should find a new file named “amboss.ankiaddon.”
  5. Open up the Anki app and click on “Tools” and then on “Add-ons.” A new window will open where you can simply drag and drop in the amboss.ankiaddon file. A confirmation message should then appear telling you that the installation was successful.
  6. As a very last step, restart Anki by quitting the application and opening it again. The AMBOSS login window will appear where you can plug in your AMBOSS credentials.
  7. Now start using the add-on! Hover over terms in flash cards to instantly see their pop-up definitions provided by AMBOSS. To delve into topics further, click on the pop-up to open the corresponding Learning Card in the AMBOSS Knowledge Library.

*The add-on currently works on desktop only.

Download the AMBOSS
Add-on for Anki

Whether you’re studying for the USMLE® Step 1, Step 2 CK, or NBME® exams, you can rely on the AMBOSS add-on for Anki to help you make connections between high-yield medical knowledge across resources.