3x greater fact coverage than Lecturio Medical. Pass USMLE Step 1 & 2 and COMLEX guaranteed*.


Efficiently Learn. Review. Quiz.

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.


A Comparison of Picmonic and Lecturio for Medicine

For MedicineFor Medicine
Content Coverage24,000+ Med Facts6,500+ Med Facts
Quiz Questions24,000+20,000+
Avg. Video Length2-3 mins2-15 mins
Topic SummariesYesYes
Daily Quiz with Spaced RepetitionYesYes
Study SchedulerYesYes
Follow pg-by-pg w/ Popular BooksYesYes
Custom PlaylistsYesYes
Real Images & VideoYesYes
Board Style QuestionsNoYes
Customize & Share ContentYesYes
Study Guides / WorkbooksYesNo
Webinar VideosYesYes
Academic InfographicsYesNo
Integrated with Other Study AidsYesNo
Anki IntegrationYesNo
Mobile AppsYesYes
Validated by Published ResearchYesYes
PricePicmonic 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

Save 40%+ Every Year

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.

More Than 1 Million Healthcare Students Served

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.

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"Invest Early & Ace STEP"

Matt K.
Matt K.
2nd year Internal Medicine Resident
Washington - University of Minnesota Medical School

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.

"Built-in Spaced Repetition"

Charles D.
Charles D.
Med Grad
Kansas City, Kansas - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Picmonic is the most powerful memory aid I’ve ever used. It’s impossible to forget stories like those of Taco-lioness and the Astronaut-police (for tacrolimus and azathioprine), both on test day and during clinicals. Plus Picmonic has an auto-generated spaced-repetition schedule that would have taken me hours of work every week to create myself.

"All 4 Years of Med School"

Heather Bird
Heather Bird
4th year Medical Student; PNWU-COM
Yakima, Washington - Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima

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.

Why Visual Learners use Picmonic

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lecturio?

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.

Should I use Lecturio and Picmonic together?

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).

Does Lecturio have an Anki Add-On?

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.

What does Picmonic have that Lecturio does not have?

Lecturio does NOT have:

  • Recall quizzes (play-learn-quiz)
  • Customization
  • Related Facts (connect related topics)
  • Real-life imagery
  • Alignment with First Aid (so you can use Picmonic as you study First Aid page by page)
  • Anki Add-on, to access Picmonic from any Anki deck
Should I use Lecturio or Picmonic for USMLE Step 1 / Comlex?

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%.

Is Lecturio good for USMLE Step 2?

Lecturio Med has USMLE Step 2 CK video lectures and a practice questions qbank.

What is Lecturio Bookmatcher?

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

Does Lecturio have a mobile app?

Yes, Lecturio has a mobile app, rated 4.2 stars out of 5, as well as a desktop version at 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.

How do I get Lecturio for free?

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.

How many videos does Lecturio have?

There are 600 hours of Lecturio videos available to help you study for Step.

Is Lecturio worth it?

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.

By the Numbers

Over 1 million healthcare students have used Picmonic to ace exams and boards/certifications on their way to becoming successful professionals.

High-Yield Facts

*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.