The 15 White Coats, Inc. Partners with Medical EdTech Developer Osmosis.org
Updated: May 20
NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 18, 2021) – New Orleans-based The 15 White Coats, Inc. announced a partnership with Osmosis.org, a leading health education platform that empowers millions of clinicians and caregivers worldwide. The collaboration is designed to inspire minority students to pursue medical careers by supporting The 15 White Coats’ scholarship program and ensuring that future black physicians can access Osmosis’s medical school training tools. These tools include over 1,800 explainer videos covering medical school coursework in pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and clinical reasoning.
"We truly believe that partnerships with organizations like Osmosis are how we will make a change in medicine,” said Dr. Russell J. Ledet, President, and Co-Founder of The 15 White Coats. “It takes a village to turn the ship of diversifying medicine. Osmosis is committed to the goal of making medical education accessible. That is why we have chosen to be teammates with this amazing company."
The 15 White Coats, a group of African American medical students from Tulane University in New Orleans, earned national recognition after taking a photo in front of slave quarters in their medical school ‘white coats’ at the historic Whitney Plantation in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana in 2019. The photo, which went viral on social media and attracted media outlets' attention, including CNN, MSNBC, People Magazine, and NPR, represented the student’s commitment to honoring their ancestors' determination and resilience. In response to the group's overwhelming support, they co-founded an organization with the mission of providing mentoring, scholarships, and other resources to aspiring African American medical students.
The Osmosis platform empowers students to gain knowledge for the long term with practice questions, flashcards, high-yield notes, and a dedicated study schedule that optimizes medical school test review sessions. Their explainer videos are game-changers for students focused on building a career in healthcare.
"We are proud to support the work that 15 White Coats is doing to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the healthcare system. This is part of Osmosis's broader mission to 'Raise the Line' and improve both access and quality of healthcare through education and training," said Dr. Rishi Desai, the Chief Medical Officer of Osmosis. "We're thankful to Dr. Ledet for helping start this important organization, as well as our teammate Jill Cummings who spearheaded the partnership."
The 15 White Coats launched two new scholarship programs in early March. The Reflective Visionary scholarship supports high schoolers, first-year students, and sophomores in college who need monetary support towards their college education. The Future Physician scholarship provides African American medical school applicants financial support towards their medical school application fees. Scholarship recipients will receive cash awards. Five Future Physician award recipients will also receive access to Osmosis’s prime membership for one year. All applicants must complete an online application and submit their transcript and a 500-600 word essay. To learn more visit, https://www.the15whitecoats.org/sign-up-my-classroom.
About The 15 White Coats
New Orleans-based The 15 White Coats (15WCs) is a world-renowned organization comprised of African American medical students dedicated to propelling underrepresented minority students to the next education level by providing inspiration, mentoring, and economic support. The group flourished after taking an iconic photo in front of slave quarters in their medical school ‘white coats’ at the Whitney Plantation in St. John the Baptist Parish, LA in 2019. The photo captured the essence, strength, and boldness of the organization and its commitment to black excellence. To learn more, visit www.the15whitecoats.org.
Osmosis.org is a health education platform that empowers millions of clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible. As pioneers in medical education technology, Osmosis takes learning beyond textbooks and lectures by offering online educational video content that is simple, engaging, and informative. Osmosis.org has a library of over 1,600+ videos covering pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and clinical reasoning, complete with questions, flashcards, and notes. Osmosis has an engaged audience of more than one million active learners made up of current and future health professionals, as well as a YouTube channel with over 1.5 million learners worldwide. For more information, visit Osmosis.org.