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  1. Medical School Anki Cards
  2. Anki Medical School Decks
  3. Medical School Anki Decks

Med School; Art; Resources; About; Menu. We love Anki, but found it very difficult to use at first. Medschool Anki contains all the relevant information to High Yield Anki decks for the USMLE Step 1, 2, 3, Medical School, and Residency for Medical Students and Resident Physicians. For that reason, I am going to lay out how to use Anki for the first two years of medical school.

Get to know the four medical students on The AnKing team! They have worked tirelessly to create Anki videos and tutorials to help premeds and medical students worldwide. MEDtube is leading social eLearning platform for physicians and healthcare professionals. Browse and discuss 25,000+ videos, courses and images. Let's learn together. Anki is one of the most powerful tools in medical school. Most medical students have used Anki for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Shelf exams. They pray for high scores that will lead them to the residency of their dreams. However, not everyone who uses Anki does well. In fact, tons of students.

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Supported Anki versions:
  • 2.1.22-2.1.42+ (updated 2021-04-03)

To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into Anki 2.1:


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Worked perfect without any problems! Thank you!
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For some reason when I downloaded the add-on the color of all fonts stayed black so I can't read anything and couldn't figure out how to make it white
Shoot me an email at [email protected] and we can get this resolved so you can turn this into a like :)
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Great addon. Only change I would like to see implemented is the ability to have a different background in normal and night mode.
That's a great idea. I'll consider that for future versions!
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Thanks once again!
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Love it!
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It makes the quality of life when AnKing way better!
Edit 2021-04-05: I really appreciate the willingness to help... but I actually meant that the bug is in the bottom not showing the image, and not the top showing it (before the update I used to have only the top/bottom toolbar showing the image during reviews, now even with the options selected to show the image in both toolbars, it only shows on top). But as I said, that's not anything important. Thaaank you very much!
Unfortunately it will always show in the reviewer because the top bar is always the top bar by Anki's settings and doesn't change for the review screen. I'd recommend using the No Distractions add-on if its annoying. Thanks for the feedback though!
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So easy thanks to this addon, thanks you so much!!
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Love it!
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Great update Anking and the mates, the changing of wallpaper and customizing became so easy
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Very nice, however, is there a way for me to cycle through my own custom background images, or do I only get to stick to 1 image if I use my own one
Edit: nevermind i found out it changes every time you open the app not when the app is open
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How do I change the settings for Mac please?
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Good background
Was this accidentally a dislike? If not, please email me and I'd be happy to help work through whatever you don't like
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Hi looks/works great, but when I use in night mode when I go to study a deck the portion where the question is shown is grey & the question is written out in white making it hard to see, do you know how to fix this?
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Thank you so much this is useful
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does exactly what it says it does. although when I collapse or expand a deck, the background goes away briefly and returns
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01/01/2020 Firstly, the dislike was chosen only due to lack of better option. I am trying to use a image of my own. However, it is not working. The format is PNG by the way. Is there any requirement in regards to the image features?
02/01/2020I fixed it. The transparency needs to be on point for Anki to be able to use the image as a background. I changed the dislike for a like. Thanks a lot. Your support was very prompt. Great Job, AnKing.
You should be able to use a PNG or JPEG or GIF. Are you configuring it properly? Have you seen this video that goes over it?
The best method, in your case, would be to submit an issue on github or email me at [email protected] and I can try to help you.
I'm more than happy to assist and would appreciate if you change this to a like.
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I get the following error when I try to add it:
'One or more errors occurred:
1210908941: Invalid code, or add-on not available for your version of Anki.'
Thank you so much, apologies for disliking. Also I really appreciate the work you guys do on here and with the anking decks <3
I'm working on the update right now (as stated in the add-on description). If you want to change this from a dislike to a like, I'd be happy to send you a beta version
UPDATE: I just uploaded a quick fix for you.
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It works now. Thank you for your great effort. Sorry for disliking.
I'm working on the update right now (as stated in the add-on description). If you want to change this from a dislike to a like, I'd be happy to send you a beta version.
UPDATE: I just uploaded a quick fix for you.
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Thanks, I hope that's updated now
Side note: I really appreciate the work you guys do!
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It flashes white whenever I click onto a deck. I'm not sure how to fix this as I'm new to Anki. When I switched to night mode it flashes black. Really unfortunate since this looks amazing.
Edit: Made the image file size smaller but there is still a white flash which is an eye-strain. It's slightly better than what it was before though. I'll just try to deal with it
This is due to Anki reloading the page and is an issue with Anki, not the add-on. If you try to use a smaller file size image as the background, it should decrease that. Feel free to email me at [email protected] and I'd be happy to troubleshoot it with you and then you can turn this dislike into a like :)
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I don't know why but the pictures are blurred and for some reason a white screen appears when i click on something... It's really frustrating because it's a great add on but it doesn't work for me :(
I'd be happy to troubleshoot this for you if you wanna switch the dislike to a like :) The white screen issue has been determined to be due to having really large file size images (which the default are). Unfortunately using a lower file size image usually means decreased quality. Feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected] and mention this discussion
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Very aesthetically pleasing
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Nice looking!
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A great add-on, but I'm also having a white-flash whenever I click on a deck. Did anybody ever find a fix to this issue?
You need to use smaller file size images for the background and that will resolve it.
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Add-on looks good, and changing the background works.
But for some reason, I can't change the gear icon (it's still the same default gear icon even after restarting Anki).
Running Anki version 2.1.35
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Thank you!
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this makes anki look 1000x better, it doesn't look like 1990s anymore if you pick a good image!
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It looks really good but it flashes white every time I change screen or open a folder of decks
Mine doesn't do that, but I'd be happy to look into it for you and see if there is a bug! My first thought is that maybe it works better with nightmode. Can you email me at [email protected]? Then you can change this to a like :)
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I love it. I feel excited with them.
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Amazing add on to make the anki experience more enjoyable and pleasant! ;)
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I did report an issue that may be caused by my carelessness, and the Add-on creator solved it patiently and efficiently. Thanks to the author~
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After nightmode addon was deprecated I was at a loss but thanks to this addon I can choose any background I want back again. Thank you for your work.
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Works great
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Cool addition
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Makes the interface more apealing
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Very pretty. Thanks!
Also, for those wondering, put Anki on night-view.
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WORKS WELL, but how can I change the color of the title of the decks (like A-missed Qs)?
Check out the video linked above. It'll explain how to use the custom css files to change things like that!
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Very handy addon!I wonder if there anyway to make toolbar and background a whole image?
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Cool add on. Definitely an improvement beyond the sort of bland and ugly white screen.
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really cool and can add own backrounds!! i suggest doing that (sorry but the preset backrounds are really ugly lmao)
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thank you! beautiful
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This my motivation to study more big. Thank you for all your work.
Edit: How do I change the background?
I know, I'm newbie in information.
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Thanks you very much from Peru!!! I love this add-on :)
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Makes studying a bit better :)
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It is a good complement but I do not know how to change the image it only opens the files but I do not know how to make it change the image, what do I do?
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Super amazing, makes anki little less boring! :D
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The background image changes size slightly every time a card displays an image, is there any way to prevent this? Otherwise absolutely incredible addon
Hmm.. I'd have to evaluate your settings and see pics of what's going on. Feel free to submit on github or email me at [email protected] and I'll look into it
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Excellent add on man,but I can't get the image for full screen in my windows.
Do you have any idea why..
Check the config for background-size. You can set it to 'cover' instead of 'contain'
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good addon
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EXCELLENT. How did you get your heatmap to look like that? Did you customize the code?
Nope, I just altered the settings in the heatmap options :)
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great add-on, however, I found the addition of the background image to the review cards annoying as I already had a bunch of customized card styles that worked well on desktop + mobile.
If anyone wants to disable the background during reviews, set 'Reviewer image': false. Thanks for the add-on!
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awesome, but is there a way for me to upload my own custom background?
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Thanks for this Add-On!
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Works great but I do have a question
If I don't want the background to show on the review cards, I set it to false. However, it still shows the top and bottom bars as the background image. Is there any way to fix this?
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That little extra that keeps me going! Thank you so much
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Fantastic add on, took a little playing with to figure out what each setting really did. Lastly I liked how before this most recent update the toolbar image was only the top in the reviewer. Im sure a lot of people probably wanted both, but could there maybe be a setting to turn top or bottom toolbar on seperately for both main overview screens and then reviewer, so basically toolbars would be 4 settings rather than just 1.
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Love this add-on!! The ability to now have the image displayed in the reviewer as well as in both toolbars makes it even better!
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wow! I wonder what's the name of your add on for the design on the desk overview page!?
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Great stuff!
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Amazing add-on. Only problem is I can't get the image to follow onto review cards as well, even after your 3/21/20 update. Any tips? Tried messing with my card templates but this hasn't worked either.
The version with images in the reviewer is currently a beta on my patreon. Once I get time to finish cleaning it up and testing it I'll release it on here :)
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Love it and thank you! Any idea why the image isn't taking up the whole screen though? I'd say about 80% is covered by the pic and then the rest is just the normal anki background.
EDIT: Went to your youtube video (awesome video btw) and figured it out. Thank you kindly!

Medical School Anki Cards

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I can't change the gear icon. The rest is working perfectly.
It seems there's been some conflicts with the enhance main window add-on. If that's not your case, you can submit it on github or email me and I can look into it if you want?
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The add-on refused to download, and I checked that I had Anki 2.1.
You have to have Anki 2.1.22 or later, unfortunately. Update to the lastest version of Anki on Ankiweb and then you can change this to a like cause you'll love it :) (in the future, I and all other add-on authors would appreciate if you comment on github or send an email instead of a dislike for issues like this)
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Anki Medical School Decks

beautiful!!! (i am curious though how to include the background during review also.)
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Great work
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This is what I was wanting for years! Awesome work!
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sorry for the dislike, man:(
thanks for all your effort
No worries! Glad you got it working and thank you for changing it to a like! :)
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Superbe ! Merci beaucoup !
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coincidentally last week I spent an entire afternoon tinkering around to add a background and make my screen look pretty.
this is way easier! awesome
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Very good addon, also take a look at this that supports gif
This one should support gif as well! That add-on tackles the issue in a different way, but they should both work
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Beautiful. Thank you very much, AnKing. I have been wanting to do this for a long time.
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I highly recommend this addon for anyone who is looking to customize their anki to make it more suitable to their own needs.
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How do I change the size of the image to fit with my laptop screen?
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*EDIT* Just found out it isn't compatible with enhance main window. Please make it compatible and thanks!
Great addon for the background! Sadly, changing the gears isn't working on my end. Even with the first install of the addon, the config is set to Anki.png but the gear icon still remains
I think the gears isn't compatible with enhance main window. I'll look into it though!
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This is solid!
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Medical School Anki Decks

Really appreciate the add-on!
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Great addon!
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This is a beautiful add-on that spices up the anki world
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You guys are amazing. Thank you so much for making this miserable year more enjoyable
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Beautiful! Thanks!! :)
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So cool
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Great add-on!
Maybe add an option to show one image in light mode, and another image in dark mode.
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Thanks Anking!
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So cool!
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What a wonderful addon!
I would suggest, to make things even better, a slide option so we could put 5-10 images.
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Amazing add on
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time to relax and study
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Anki aint plain no more!
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An amazing way to customize my Anki home screen!