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Osmosis Update: Spring 2024

Beginning on May 15, 2024, your school email,, must be associated with your Osmosis account in order to retain the work you’ve done so far. Follow the steps below to check whether your email is associated with your account and, if not, to add your address to your Osmosis account:

  1. Access your Osmosis account on a computer via Single Sign On as you’ve done in the past.
  2. Go to your profile by clicking on your initials in the upper right corner. If you have not entered your name in the past, you will see “OU” for Osmosis User or “UND” for Undefined in place of your initials and can click on that.
  3. Click on the email section. This section will be blank if you’ve never entered an email address before.
  4. Enter your email address and click “Add Email.” (Please make sure to use your email address, not another email.)
  5. Go to your email inbox, where you should have an email asking you to verify your email address. Click on the link inside the email to verify your email address.
  6. If you do not see that email in your inbox, go back to your Osmosis account and click on “Send verification” under your unverified emails.
  7. When you log back into your account, you should see the email you just added listed as your email (or one of your emails if you have more than one entered).

Getting Started with Osmosis

Osmosis is a teaching and learning tool that is currently active for Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine faculty.

While it will be primarily used bBoston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Physician Assistant students, other BU students who are interested in the material may also set up an account.


Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Faculty: email our Osmosis rep, Stacey Vaughn, at to set up a faculty account and use individualized instructional features.

Students: click for Osmosis dashboard and select medical student, PA student or other to set up a student account.

Osmosis is now part of the Elsevier family! Osmosis is a leading medical & health education platform that features in-depth videos for health professionals and students, thousands of practice questions and flashcards, and advanced features like study schedules and collaborative tools.

Osmosis users have access thousands of videos with comprehensive, easy-to-understand coverage from Pathology, Physiology, and Pharmacology, to Clinical decision-making. New expert-reviewed videos added every week!