AMBOSS frequently asked questions


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Are you a medical student or resident but not sure how AMBOSS can help you in your studies? Learn more from the AMA through these frequently asked questions and answers.

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AMBOSS is a medical education reference tool designed to adapt to your learning style and clinical needs, from exams to clerkships, cases and more. AMBOSS is used by 2 million medical professionals in more than 170 countries.

AMBOSS offers Qbank and Knowledge Library mobile apps for instant and on-the-go medical knowledge and guidance.

The AMBOSS Knowledge Library includes more than 2,000 clinical and pre-clinical articles across a wide range of topics peer-reviewed by AMBOSS’s team of 100 physicians. Personalized study recommendations, performance analytics, interactive images and charts, as well as Qbank and Anki add-ons are also included in the AMBOSS Knowledge Library.

An AMBOSS question bank (Qbank) is a study aid that covers 100% of United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME®) exam content (more than 11,000 questions), coaching you to strategically approach questions like a diagnostician.

AMBOSS USMLE Step 1 resources include questions with side-by-side views of related articles and the ability to highlight essential information or condense to key points.  

AMBOSS USMLE Step 2 resources include more than 3,300 questions and corresponding articles encompassing neurology, surgery, internal medicine and other high-yield topics.

AMBOSS USMLE Step 3 resources include a study plan with 50+ core topics, more than 2,000 questions and a digital library of more than 25,000 textbooks, medical journals, guidelines and papers distilled into one platform.

AMBOSS NBME® Shelf Exam helps you prepare for every aspect of your clerkship, with more than 1,200 articles for in-depth studying on particular topics and over 3,500 challenging Qbank questions to fully prepare you for your exams.

For a limited time until March 15, AMA medical student and resident members get an exclusive 10% off the AMBOSS Library and Qbank add-on. The AMA member price of AMBOSS Knowledge Library membership is $13.49 per month or a yearly cost equivalent to $9.68 per month. An upgrade to full Qbank access is an additional, one-time purchase on top of your AMBOSS membership.