Feel more confident when taking your medical exams by leveraging the extensive content accessible through the UpToDate for Anki add-on

The UpToDate add-on takes your Anki flashcards to a new level. UpToDate topics and content provide the depth and nuance that bring real-world clinical practice to life. And UpToDate content fits a variety of learning styles. Adding UpToDate to Anki helps you prepare for your medical exams while giving you a jumpstart on your career in medicine.

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Anki, with its tens of thousands of topic flashcards, is a popular study tool for medical students

Anki helps students meet their study and career goals efficiently. Its format and features are designed to maximize absorbing, retaining, and recalling vast amounts of knowledge quickly and correctly. On top of that, medical students often use Anki add-ons to further customize and deepen their studying experience.

The UpToDate for Anki add-on helps students prepare to take medical exams around the world, such as:

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE)
  • United Kingdom Medical Licensing Assessment (UKMLA)
  • Australian Medical Council Exam (AMC)
  • Exame Nacional de Desempenho dos Estudantes (ENADE)
  • Medical Council of India Screening Test (MCI)
  • and more
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UpToDate: Gold standard content for launching your career in medicine


Deepen your medical knowledge

UpToDate provides high-quality evidence-based content developed and reviewed by more than 7,400 leading clinicians around the world.


The resource used by your peers

UpToDate is used by top medical schools with up to 40,000 medical students around the world relying on its comprehensive expert content.


Real-world clinical preparation

UpToDate is the leading point-of-care clinical decision support resource, making it a valuable tool to master as you prepare for a career in medicine.

Key features of the UpToDate for Anki add-on

  • Evidence-based content at your fingertips
  • Easily accessible
  • Depth and breadth of information
  • Seamlessly integrated

UpToDate includes more than 25 medical specialties and over 7,400 authors and editors. UpToDate inspires confidence and answers complex questions. More than 30% of the time, clinicians have changed their treatment plan after consulting UpToDate, making it the ultimate in evidence-based clinical support.

Designed with student needs in mind. UpToDate displays content in a wide range of formats, from paragraphs of text to graphs and algorithms, making it accessible to many different learning styles.

With rigorously edited original content and links to full journal articles and source information, UpToDate provides unparalleled depth and breadth to boost your medical knowledge.

The add-on is easy to use because UpToDate is integrated within Anki flashcards via an embedded link. You see retrieved search results right within a frame in the Anki flashcard. This means you have access to the most-used evidence-based resource without breaking from your study workflow.

  • Confidence in the Evidence
  • Ease of Use
Increasingly, we have less time and more information available, which makes medical education very challenging. UpToDate has always given me confidence and security by offering revised and condensed information.
Dr. Fernando Anschau
Today's medical students…all feel that the interface is really friendly after using UpToDate. [User-friendly tools lead to] increased productivity.
Dr. Haomin Zheng

UpToDate for Anki add-on: Desktop installation instructions

  • Step 1 - Make sure you have the latest version of Anki installed
    The UpToDate for Anki add-on integration supports Anki versions 2.1.47 and later. Double check the version you have to make sure it's ready for UpToDate integration. If you need to install a new version of Anki, you can do so here.
  • Step 2 - Download the UpToDate for Anki add-on

    To access the UpToDate for Anki add-on, you will need an UpToDate subscription either provided through your institution or purchased individually. If you don't yet have an UpToDate account, check with your organization or purchase a personal subscription.

    • Log in to UpToDate.
    • Select the My Account drop-down in the top right navigation and select UpToDate for Anki add-on.
    • Select the blue UpToDate for Anki add-on button to download and install to your computer.
    • Click Yes in the Install Anki add-on pop-up window to accept the download.
  • Step 3 - Restart Anki

    In order to access the UpToDate for Anki add-on, you must close out of Anki and restart it. Once you've restarted, you should see the UpToDate logo in the top bar. Click the UpToDate logo and sign in using your UpToDate credentials.

  • Need more help? Watch the installation tutorial

    While powering up your studying with the UpToDate for Anki add-on, you might have some questions. Refer to the UpToDate for Anki add-on installation tutorial or download the tip sheet.

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