3x greater fact coverage than Lecturio Medical. Pass USMLE Step 1 & 2 and COMLEX guaranteed*.
Offering so much more than rewatching lectures with Lecturio Medical, Picmonic is a complete mnemonic video-learning resource with quizzes and built-in spaced repetition. Picmonic covers the most content of any visual mnemonic study resource for medical students for your first year of med school through board exams. Since 2012, hundreds of thousands of students have used Picmonic every year, to ace exams and achieve dream board scores. With succinct 2-3 min videos, you'll review more efficiently and remember more in less time.LEARN MORE
|24,000+ Med Facts
|6,500+ Med Facts
|Avg. Video Length
|Daily Quiz with Spaced Repetition
|Follow pg-by-pg w/ Popular Books
|Real Images & Video
|Board Style Questions
|Customize & Share Content
|Study Guides / Workbooks
|Integrated with Other Study Aids
|Validated by Published Research
|Picmonic for Medicine
|Lecturio Medical Premium
|Last Updated 5/2021
Which visual mnemonic flashcard resource is best for you? We compare Lecturio and Picmonic's med study resources on content coverage, number of videos, number of quizzes, definitions, topic summaries, daily quiz with spaced repetition, study scheduler, custom playlists, real images and videos, flashcards, sharing content, customizing content, webinar videos, study guides, workbooks, academic infographics, integration with other study aids, Anki integration, aligned with popular textbooks, educator dashboard, LMS integrations, and mobile apps.
Picmonic for Medicine
Lecturio for Medicine
|Last Updated 02/2022
That's how much you'll save by choosing Picmonic's visual mnemonic learning system over Lecturio for a 12 month plan. Save even more with a monthly or 24 month plan (up to $300 per year). Plus you'll get more of the topic coverage you need to succeed at a fraction of the cost.
Picmonic is the toolkit of choice for med students who want to master hard-to-learn topics and retain what they study longer by harnessing the power of picture mnemonics and spaced repetition.
I have used Picmonic all throughout medical school and have consistently scored high on my USMLEs. If you study the Picmonics well the first time, those images will carry through for a long time (I still remember a vast majority of them even as a second year IM resident). It certainly is a great asset to invest in early. It also makes you look pretty intelligent on rounds if you recall details of some of the less common diseases.
Picmonic is awesome because it gives me stories and photos to make information stick. If I want more than what is presented, the app is great to suggest other resources to learn from. Since the presented concepts are in short length videos, it makes it convenient to fit review into my daily clinical rotation schedule during quick breaks. I have been using Picmonic since my first year and it has remained relevant over all 4 years of school.
Lecturio is a medical school student resource with video lectures, a question bank with board style questions and spaced repetition quizzes. If you are using Picmonic as a quick and efficient way to review facts before an exam, Picmonic’s spaced repetition based quizzes (daily quiz) will give you a study queue to retain what you’ve studied up until the day of the exam.
Lecturio’s videos may be helpful for relearning a topic if lectures did not work for you the first time around. However, when it’s time to review for an exam or for Step 1, Picmonic will be the more efficient resource across all topics given Picmonic’s quick videos and comprehensive coverage of high-yield med school topics.
Both resources offer spaced repetition (Picmonic Daily Quiz and Lecturio Smart Algorithms).
Lecturio does not have an Anki Add-on. Picmonic has an Anki Add-on that enables easy access to Picmonic videos and quizzes from any Anki flashcard.
Lecturio does NOT have:
Lecturio provides lectures that explain the facts (repeat of lectures), whereas Picmonic is great for efficient, comprehensive reviews of a large body of material, with clever ways to remember the facts (helping you retain more of what you study). Picmonic is research proven to increase retention 331%.
Lecturio Med has USMLE Step 2 CK video lectures and a practice questions qbank.
Lecturio Bookmatcher is a fast way to find relevant video lectures for topics in your medical textbooks. In contrast, Picmonic allows easy access to all the topics you'll need to review for exams with playlists aligned page by page to popular textbooks like First Aid
Yes, Lecturio has a mobile app, rated 4.2 stars out of 5, as well as a desktop version at lecturio.com. Picmonic offers a mobile app that you can download for iOS and Android, to enable on-the-go studying even without an internet connection. In 2021, the app has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5, and you can read reviews in the App store.
Students often ask, is Lecturio free? Lecturio offers free accounts with limited features. So it is technically not free, but there is a free level of usage allowed.
Picmonic offers a free level of usage as well, with a limited amount of content available daily.
There are 600 hours of Lecturio videos available to help you study for Step.
Med Students: If you were to subscribe to Lecturio monthly for one year, the cost of Lecturio would be $210. The same access to Picmonic would be $180, and lower cost plans are available.
Over 1 million healthcare students have used Picmonic to ace exams and boards/certifications on their way to becoming successful professionals.
*Pass STEP/COMLEX, guaranteed. Start using Picmonic in your first year. If you do not pass we’ll hook you up with a full refund or double the length of your access free.