About this project
The problem we solve:
What if there was a fun way to study from the convenience of your phone that incentivized studying? Medical students, residents, and physicians are so busy everyday on the hospital floors that it can be difficult to keep up with reading to prepare for shelf exams and in-service exams. There is no convenient time to take out a textbook during the day. Moreover, reading at home after a long day of work seems daunting and terribly boring.
About our solution:
Our FREE iOS application offers a cost-effective solution for users to compete in games of 5 multiple choice questions for the standardized exam and eventually the medical boards of their choice. Right now the only content that is available to the public are SAT questions. Because we are on a mobile platform, we are scalable across many different medical exams once we receive the content. We can upload content seamlessly and get it immediately into the hands of students and physicians. Additionally, having a mobile game allows us to measure unique data and behaviors such as the number of times someone changes an answer choice. As we collect massive amounts of data, we can compare how residency programs, medical schools, and physicians perform against each other. We also promote collaboration across our platform so physicians and students can work together to solve questions and medical cases. Progress to date:
In just 6 weeks, we have built an iOS application and launched on the app store on March 28, 2016. Within 2 weeks of launching, we had over 300 downloads. We started with the SAT exam because a new version of the exam just released last month, which is the opportune moment to enter the market as an engaging and fun new resource. In just 2 weeks, we have partnered up with a tutoring center and publication company to provide complete SAT materials. With the help of attending physicians, we have Surgery Shelf questions in beta on the app that was used by our classmates. Additionally, we have other faculty members at the medical school currently working on Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Step 1 questions for the app. We have been in talks with the NBME who have shown great interest in potentially using our product for their content.
About Our Team
Mr. Dan Nguyen, BS (Medical Student)
Medical Student, Medical Student
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Bio:
Founder & CEO of Testable. Currently an MD/MBA student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School with experience as a board of education representative, and 4 years of experiencing teaching middle and high school students science and medicine-related topics. Published journal articles in Orthopedics and published a chapter in a neurosurgery textbook.
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About Team Members
Founder & CTO, BS
Founder and CTO of Testable. Full-stack engineer with 10 years of industry experience. He built the music app on Facebook which generated 5 million plays per month. He has worked as lead engineer for startups in NYC including Compass (www.compass.com) and Abacus (www.abacus.com), a Y-Combinator company. Steve has also won awards for his talents from Facebook for best use of the Facebook API at a hackathon. Twitter:
Founder & COO, BS
Founder & COO of Testable. Currently an MD/MBA student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and sits on the committee of curriculum reform at the school. He has extensive research experience in the field of PM&R. He has also served as a calculus tutor and peer mentor throughout college. Twitter: