AMBOSS & Anki

Unify your resources and draw connections across medical knowledge with the AMBOSS add-on for Anki. You’ll see pop-up term explanations and related images in your flashcards that connect directly to the AMBOSS Library.

Download the add-on to your desktop for free with just one click.

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Draw Better,
Faster Connections

Save Valuable Time

Get immediate pop-up explanations of high-yield terms and instant access to AMBOSS.

Improve Understanding

Master the terms you’re most likely to see on Step 1, Step 2, and the Shelf exams.

Go Beyond the Terminology

Go from flashcard to AMBOSS Library to Qbank session in just a few quick steps.

Your Favorite Add-on
Gets Even Better

It’s Everything You’ve Loved

Hover over medical terms in your flashcards to instantly see their pop-up explanations and click through to get to their corresponding Articles in the AMBOSS Library. You’ll strengthen your weaker areas and can opt to dive deeper with related Qbank sessions.

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

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Anki add-on keyboard shortcuts

And the New
Features You Asked For

Improved phrase matching means you see the most precise explanations for the topic you’re studying, and added images help give the bigger picture. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to open, close, and jump between pop-up explanations to keep you moving as you study, and customizable pop-up link colors make terms more clearly visible.

Learning new [articles] in context and getting further insight into a topic is incredible!

Forrest H., Class of 2022, University of Utah School of Medicine

How to Install the
Add-on & Troubleshooting Tips

  • The add-on is only compatible with Anki 2.1 and higher and their standard builds. You can download the latest version here.
  • It’s only available for desktop, not for mobile devices.
  • It’s free to try, but you do need an AMBOSS account. Create one now — it takes less than a minute.
  • The add-on works with any Anki deck.
  • Make sure you’re using the official AMBOSS add-on which can only be downloaded from this page. If you’ve downloaded it from anywhere else, please contact customer support from our Help Center.


Looking for more technical information on the add-on or running into issues? You can find answers in our Help Center.

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