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I wish I would have used this my M1 year. That was my hardest year. I actually used Sketchy Medical for the entirety of my M2 year, and I didn't consider using Picmonic until I started to seriously study for STEP1. I originally got it only for biochemistry, but I ended up using it for every subject. I wish I had a time machine to tell my young self about this resource that makes studying enjoyable. It filled so many spots neglected by Sketchy Medical. I also love the ability to make your own. The world is opened up to every hard subject becoming easy. I've also told many people that don't like longer SketchyMed videos to use Picmonic. Great videos, great variety, and new stuff available all the time!
Picmonic has been a huge part of my learning. I just took the first UWORLD simulation exam and I scored a 275 (99% percentile) and it’s definitely because of Picmonic. I used Sketchy.com before & don’t get me wrong, I liked Sketchy Micro & Sketchy Pharm but I hated how it was pretty much almost impossible to review the videos before a test because you have to watch HOURS of videos to get through it I felt like the videos always had a bunch of extra $#!@ that was unneeded & distracted you from the actual facts. I’m not trying to bash Sketchy Medical, but Sketchy.com is for average students who are looking for a passing grade only, while Picmonic is for the students who want to excel because they were the ones who knew that extra small detail that changed their score from a 239 to a 245 or a 249 to 255….because one extra correct question on the actual USMLE can mean a few extra points.
When you want a specific drug, or a simple reminder for a disease then Picmonic is the way to go. Some of Sketchy Medical's videos are 15-30 min long! I don't have time in my study schedule for that most of the time. So I used Sketchy Micro and some drug classes, but use Picmonic for pretty much everything else.
For coverage of Step 1 & 2 topics, all you need is a single subscription to Picmonic for Medicine with access to 1600+ videos. With Sketchy, you will need two products with less than half the number of videos/topics at a price that is $350 more over two years.
Picmonic is the only visual learning resource for STEP and COMLEX with powerful creator tools students can use to create the perfect study resource for them. Personalization isn’t something offered by other resources such as Sketchy Medical. Add facts, characters, images and videos. Customization also helps with retention, and can become an integral part of a robust study routine.
Sketchy Medical is a picture mnemonic visual resource that includes 530+ videos for Micro, Path and Pharm, Biochem, Internal Med, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Surgery and is used as a study resource for Step 1 and Step 2.
Each 10-30 min video has someone drawing out a sketch that is telling a story. The story then relates to facts about a certain topic and uses word associations and visual cues to help students more easily remember those specific facts.
Topics that are covered by Sketchy are discussed in depth detail. Comprehensive treatment of specific topics, can be a replacement for lectures or a supplement if one does not absorb the facts through lectures alone.
Sketchy Medical only covers Micro, Path and Pharm, and Biochem (metabolism only) which is only a fraction of the topics that USMLE Step 1 covers.
Picmonic is a picture mnemonic visual resource that’s research proven to increase retention 331% and increase test scores 50%. With 1,700+ videos Picmonic covers many of the hardest to remember, high-yield subjects, topics and facts that will be frequently tested in classes and board exams. Each 2-3 min video provides a succinct review of high-yield facts for easier, faster and more effective review throughout medical school, and STEP 1 and 2.
Many medical students that already use Sketchy use Picmonic to cover the topics that Sketchy does not cover.
A 12 month subscription costs $369 for STEP 1 plus an additional $269 for STEP 2. A 24 month subscription costs $549 for STEP 1 and $399 for STEP 2. Access to topics covered by Step 1 & Step 2 will cost $950 for 2 years, for a total of 600+ videos.
No, Sketchy does not have an Anki Add-On.
Over 1 million healthcare students have used Picmonic to ace exams and boards/certifications on their way to becoming successful professionals.
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