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American College of Physicians and Osmosis collaborate to improve medical student knowledge and self-assessment

Philadelphia, August 7, 2014 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) today announced a collaboration with Osmosis to make educational content from its Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) for Students program available on the Osmosis Med platform.

“This collaboration is a natural fit and will further expand medical students’ opportunities for learning,” said David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP, President, ACP. “ACP’s MKSAP for Students is a leading educational resource for medical students and the Osmosis Med app provides another opportunity for them to learn and improve their knowledge while accessing content in an engaging, customizable, interactive way.”

MKSAP for Students 5 Digital – Enhanced with Internal Medicine Essentials, developed by ACP and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, is an educational tool designed to help students in clinical clerkships in internal medicine during their third and fourth years of medical school assess their knowledge and understanding and help them meet their learning needs. It contains more than 450 patient-centered self-assessment questions and answers formatted as clinical vignettes that resemble the types of questions students encounter on the examination at the end of the clerkship and on the USMLE licensing examination.

The Osmosis Med mobile app, available for iOS or Android devices, provides push notifications with questions filled with images, videos, mnemonics, and reference material. Osmosis feeds can be customized based on curriculum, exam schedules, and course documents, and allows users to go head-to-head with classmates by playing the “Osmose with your Friends” game.

Purchasers of MKSAP for Students 5 Digital now have two options for accessing the 450 questions - either on the product website or through the Osmosis platform, or both. Whether MKSAP for Students is purchased in the Digital form through ACP or through an Osmosis question pack, purchasers have access to all of the content through both platforms. The price is $44.95 for ACP members and $59.95 for non-ACP members.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

About Osmosis
Osmosis is an education technology startup that helps students learn and retain information more efficiently. Developed by medical students from Johns Hopkins with neuroscience, engineering, and education backgrounds, the Osmosis web- and mobile-learning platform is used by close to 15,000 medical students around the world. Osmosis graduated from the DreamIt Health Philadelphia incubator in 2013 and has since received a Pioneer grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and won the prestigious Milken-Penn GSE Business Plan Competition. Follow Osmosis on Facebook and Twitter.

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