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AMBOSS Launches Comprehensive Medical Study and Review Platform in United States


Students at top med schools seeing value and success in improved exam


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AMBOSS is introducing a new era of medical education, advancing the way medical professionals acquir ...

AMBOSS is introducing a new era of medical education, advancing the way medical professionals acquire and build their knowledge. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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
for test preparation, in-depth studying, and as a clinical
companion. AMBOSS is the only digital resource that includes more than
2,000 exam questions that are integrated with 15,000+ medical library
topics. Specific Shelf Exam preparation is available for medicine,
surgery, pediatrics, clinical neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, and
psychiatry rotations.

Over 40 percent of students in the clinical years from the top give U.S.
medical schools have already accessed AMBOSS, early success built on the
foundation the platform has in Europe. AMBOSS introduced its first
medical education resources in Germany in 2011, and today more than 95
percent of German medical students use the software as a clinical
reference and for final examination prep. More than two-thirds of
medical universities in Germany and Switzerland license AMBOSS for their

What makes AMBOSS different:

  • Enhanced, Definitive Qbank. The question bank (QBank), with
    exam-style multiple-choice questions, is fully integrated with the
    interactive Knowledge Library to instantly provide training-relevant
    information. AMBOSS encourages students to find the right answer
    independently by offering didactic clues, teaching them how to better
    solve challenging test questions. Functions, such as "Study Mode" or
    "Exam Simulation Mode," enable students to experience a fully
    interactive learning environment or test themselves in exam-like
    conditions, respectively.
  • Interactive Knowledge Library. The AMBOSS digital Knowledge
    Library contains thousands of articles with practice-relevant
    information that users can access anytime, anywhere (including
    offline-capable apps). When students are reading about a topic they
    can transfer to a related subject or term by using the linked
    keywords. The Library's cross-specialty focus ensures that students
    will acquire medical knowledge that will stay with them throughout
    their careers. Library information and the Qbank are rigorously
    cross-checked by a team of more than 50 physicians to ensure the
    material is up-to-date, clear and comprehensive.
  • Personalized Study Analysis. As a user moves through the Qbank
    and Library, AMBOSS analyzes his/her knowledge level and provides
    personalized statistics and recommendations on what to focus on to
    close knowledge gaps and learn efficiently.
  • Visual Learning. AMBOSS presents medical content visually
    through interactive multimedia, such as annotated tables and
    flowcharts, anatomical illustrations, a virtual microscope, videos,
    library quizzes, and radiology images with overlays. A unique video
    mini-lecture series titled, "Chalk Talk," is in the platform.

When using AMBOSS, students and physicians immediately realize its value
terms of quality and productivity:

"Thank you! My two highest Shelf scores were from when I used AMBOSS."
Medical School Student, Class of 2020)

"AMBOSS is a great learning tool. The combination of a high-quality
question bank linked to relevant, concise learning materials makes the
test prep process easy."

(University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine Student, Class of 2018)

"AMBOSS trains you how to get through questions quickly. It's
effective not just from a learning materials standpoint but a
test-taking skills standpoint."

(Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons Student, Class of 2018)

"Our purpose at AMBOSS is to improve medical education. It's what drives
the actions we take every day. We want AMBOSS to be the resource we
never had -- a smart platform combined with excellent teaching that
makes the lives of medical students easier, trains better physicians,
and subsequently improves the practice of medicine around the world,"
said physician Zebulon Tolman, head of the U.S. Editorial Team for
AMBOSS. "Quality is key. In contrast to static resources, the
sophisticated interconnectivity and smart layering of the content means
there are no limits to how we can present it, and the program adapts to
users' needs and preferences."

Pricing and Availability
Students can purchase AMBOSS Plus
for only $48/month or $365/year. Register for a five-day free trial at
AMBOSS representatives will be visiting medical schools around the U.S.
this fall. To learn more, contact

AMBOSS has already transformed medical
education in Europe, and is introducing a new era of learning in the
United States by advancing the way medical professionals acquire and
build their knowledge. Founded in 2010, the company has offices in New
York City, Cologne, and Berlin, and comprises professionals in the
fields of medicine, didactics, digital learning, medical illustration,
and software development — all of whom contribute remarkable attention
to detail. AMBOSS's innovative learning and reference program has
already contributed significantly to improving the everyday lives of
prospective physicians. More than 200,000 doctors and students now use
AMBOSS for their studies and their professional routines — a number that
is rising on a daily basis. You can find out why at
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