About Sketchy

We are a team of students, doctors, educators, technologists, and artists dedicated to transforming the way students and professionals learn.

Our founders

Sketchy was founded by medical students as they navigated the rigors of their own exams. Dissatisfied with conventional study methods, the founders used humor, story, and characters to make the information easy to learn and recall. As they doodled on whiteboards and notebooks, they sought to recreate the experience for students around the world. After releasing a few viral YouTube videos, they took the leap and started what we know today as SketchyMedical.

Our mission

Sketchy is an online visual learning platform that helps students and professionals effortlessly learn and recall information by taking advantage of art, story, and the method of loci.

We craft our videos, our sketches, our scripts, our material, and our experience to be unique. Our dedication to quality lends itself to creating highly accurate and trustworthy resources. It's this commitment to quality that makes learning with Sketchy incredibly efficient and effective.

Study the Sketchy Way

The Method of Loci

The ancient Greeks developed a memory technique called the “Method of Loci.” This method exploits the power of spatial learning to connect memories with specific objects placed in an imagined physical space.

Explore our universe

We go one step further and create these mental scenes for you. Each scene contains complex concepts in medicine with important information anchored to each object and character. All symbols are recurring, and all scenes are interconnected.

Learn like a memory champion

Modern day memory athletes have popularized the method of loci. They are able to achieve great feats, such as memorizing random decks of cards in record times. We unlock these abilities for you to use as you study volumes of information.

Activate your brain

Our brains are wired for visual-spatial learning. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have demonstrated increased activation in the brain when using the method of loci, when compared to rote memorization.