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Agreement between one of Pennsylvania Top ed associations and tech startups will benefit 2,000 Pennsylvania students

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wavethe education technology company whose mission is to make learning unforgettable for all, will be available to all first and second year students Pennsylvania students of osteopathic medicine starting this month, encompassing those from both Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and Lake Erie College of osteopathic medicine (LECOM). The offering was made possible by the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation (POMAF), which regularly provides resources to ensure its members are prepared to be the best doctors they can be.

Sketchy has already helped more than 300,000 students become doctors and physicians as it serves as a year-round study buddy to help them master biochemistry, anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, and physiology. Many consider it a go-to resource, and in a recent survey, 86% of users said they would become better doctors through the platform, an important finding, especially as today’s healthcare system continues to be under extreme stress.

“Organizations like POMAF have the power to provide valuable resources to students to help ensure they have the best chance of succeeding in their higher education journey and becoming the best doctors they can be,” said the co-founder and CEO of Sketchy. Saud Siddiqui. “Collaborating directly with high-reach organizations allows us to showcase the power of our innovative animated videos to large groups of students at once and we’re excited for the opportunity.”

Sketchy’s animated learning videos teach by creating spatial relationships between key information using symbols, helping users better retain and recall complex information. POMA was founded in 1903 and promotes public health and encourages scientific research. The partnership will put critical learning technology in the hands of Pennsylvania future doctors.

“The POMA Foundation was exploring ways to support osteopathic medical students beyond their first year,” said Joseph MP Zawisza, DO, Chairman of the Board of the POMA Foundation. “Our meetings with SGA/SOMA management highlighted the use of Sketchy as a valuable learning tool. The Foundation reached out to Sketchy, resulting in a collaborative partnership that meets the needs of students and supports the development of osteopathic content in the future.”

The Sketchy co-founders started the company while still medical students when they started drawing sketchy stories in study sessions, helping them distinguish and remember information better than methods. traditional studies. The Chernin Group (TCG) and Reach Capital have invested $30 million in the company in 2020.

For more information on Sketchy, visit or follow @SketchyLearning on Instagram, /Wave on Facebook or @SketchyLearning on Twitter.

About the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation (POMAF)

The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation (POMAF) supports the osteopathic community by advancing the principles of osteopathic medicine in Pennsylvania. This includes supporting high quality continuing medical education, providing scholarships to osteopathic students and residents, and providing grants to support the improvement of patient health through the principles of osteopathic medicine. For more information, visit

POMA represents its professional family of more than 8,400 osteopathic physicians, residents and interns, and 2,590 osteopathic students. It promotes public health and encourages scientific research. Started in 1903 under the direction of Harry M. Vastine, DO, he continues to be an advocate for his membership with government agencies, third-party payers, and health-related organizations. The association keeps its members informed with the POMA journal, a bi-weekly newsletter and a website designed to provide the very latest information as well as a social media presence to share relevant and interesting articles, information about upcoming events and discussions. Boards of Directors on matters important to our members. For more information, visit

About Sketchy

Sketchy is an online visual learning platform that helps students learn and effortlessly recall information through a blend of art, story, spaced repetition, and memory palace techniques. Founded by four medical students, Sketchy believes in a reinvented education system, greater access to knowledge, and expanding each person’s potential through learning. It’s the year-round visual learning companion for students tasked with curating overwhelming amounts of information, and features top-notch material informed by the brightest leaders in every field. Sketchy sketches combine art, expertise, and symbols to reflect key elements of the lesson so viewers can remember information forever. TCG and Reach Capital have invested $30 million in the company in 2020. For more information, visit


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