Frequently Asked Questions

Is Picmonic only for exam prep?

Nope! Picmonic for Medicine covers information that is relevant to your entire medical education. Whether you’re studying for your classes, getting ready to crush your board exams, or just brushing up on info during your rotations, we’re here to help. You can view our topic list here to see what we cover!

What do I get with a subscription?

You get access to all 1,900+ Picmonics for Medicine and 22,000+ fact quizzes, plus access to our mobile apps, infographics, spaced repetition, and more.

Does Picmonic guarantee I’ll pass Step 1 or COMLEX?

Yep! In fact We’re so confident that Picmonic will help you pass, we’ll give you your money back if you don’t pass Step 1, Step 2, COMLEX Level 1, or COMLEX Level 2. Click here to learn more.

How do I know Picmonic will work?

Picmonic is research-backed and proven to improve long-term memory retention by up to 331% and help you score 50% higher on tests. If you want to check out our IRB-approved study click here.

What’s the difference between Picmonic and SketchyMedical?

There are many differences between Picmonic and SketchyMedical! Both a great resources if you are a visual learner. Here's a few of the main differences:

  • Picmonic offers 1,400+ videos, Sketchy offers 350+.
  • Picmonic’s average time per video a few minutes, Sketchy’s is 10-30 minutes.
  • Picmonic offers the ability to customize your content by adding facts, characters, and even creating your own Picmonics.
  • Picmonic for Medicine costs $179.88 for 12 months, SketchyMedical costs $369.99 for 12 months.
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Is Picmonic Free really free? What’s the catch?!

Yes, it is 100% free. No credit card required, no shenanigans, no payment necessary – ever. Really! Picmonic Free includes 1 Picmonic Video play, 20 Multiple Choice Quiz questions, and 1 round of our Daily Quiz with Spaced Repetition every 24 hours.

How can I score a discount on Picmonic with a group buy?

Easy! To launch a group buy, just click on the group buy section below the pricing options. You’ll then be able to launch a group buy and join as its first member.

Just for launching or joining a group buy:

  • You save 15% up front
  • You get a 15% refund if your group gets 5 members
As a member of a group buy, you’ll get easy sharing tools so you can invite friends to join your group and get in on the deal.

All group buys have a set expiration date that will be clearly displayed upon or joining or launching.

This group buy is such an amazing deal that it may not be combined with any other offers or discounts.

What Students Say


Picmonic is research-proven to increase retention 331% so medical students can remember more in less time. Enjoy less stress and more success!

Heather A.
Picmonic works. Plain and simple. You can curate to your specific curriculum. I am amazed at how well I remember things from a year ago thanks to Picmonics.
Heather A.Tucson, Arizona - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Kevin M.
I love picmonic! Not only was it a huge help for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 study, but it continues to prove useful studying for residency boards. I can’t recommend this product enough!
Kevin M.
Katheryn L.

I’ve been with you guys for more than a year and I’m loving it! It’s a fun way to learn new things every day! Picmonic has changed the way I study, and I’m very grateful for all of you for making these awesome educational videos!

Katheryn L.
Alba S.

Picmonic has changed the way I study. Everyone can succeed in an exam if they study, but not that many people can remember the topic a year after.

Alba S.
Andee G.

My biggest regret about Picmonic is that I did not start using it sooner. I am so grateful for Picmonic!!!

Picmonic was a life changer! Made review easier and more fun to learn than PowerPoints or flashcards.

Andee G.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
Rares S.

I found the sketches and Picmonic videos incredibly creative and ingenious, which made the studying process kind of fun! Using Picmonic was like having a tutor whose majors were Medicine, Art, and Film, and who also had a great sense of humor. To be honest, I couldn't have asked for more.

Rares S.Iasi, United States - Facultatea de Medicina Generala Gr.T.Popa Iasi
Hussain B.

I cannot emphasize how grateful I am to have stumbled across Picmonic. These guys have thought of all the details to make it a smooth and convenient experience. The resources cover everything you need to know and more, as opposed to other overpriced alternatives which have limited content. It's very affordable which is why I'm using it year-round during medical school. Keep up the great work guys!!! Love it! 

Hussain B.London, United States - Innsbruck Medical University
Brandy B.

Picmonic is an efficient way to grasp important topics because it uses clever visual cues that imprint in your mind. Thanks to Picmonic, I have enjoyed being a part of the top 25% of my class.

Brandy B.Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kristen O.

Picmonic is hilarious and the images are more fun than SketchyMedical. Picmonic videos are shorter and the platform offers spaced repetition quizzes with the Picmonics included.

Kristen O.Nevada - Touro University, Nevada: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Calvin M.

Picmonic has been awesome! Transitioning to the first semester of medical school is always tough. The fire hydrant analogy is spot on. Picmonic helps turn that fire hydrant into a gallon of water a day. Difficult, but doable.

Calvin M.San Antonio, Texas - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio