Synaptiq launched on Y Combinator's "Launch YC" recently!
"Safe, Personalized, AI-Guided Training for Doctors"
Synaptiq is an AI-powered medical training platform that boosts learning speed and memory retention 7X.
Founded by Ryan Phelps, Jacob Caccamo, and Kevin Bastoul. Synaptiq began as a tool Ryan created during his studies at UCSF Medical School which helped him score in the 100th percentile on the Step 1 licensing exam and get accepted into Stanford’s neurosurgery residency.
Ryan then teamed up with Jake and Kevin, his two best childhood friends and accomplished engineers, to expand Synaptiq into an AI-powered medical training platform. The team is on on a mission to transform medical training for the better.
HOW IT WORKS
Synaptiq uses AI and neuroscience-based algorithms to personalize the learning experience of every user. By predicting when each user will forget each topic, the material is always reinforced at the optimal time, enabling doctors to retain their knowledge indefinitely. AI also enables an unprecedented level of premium content production, eliminating the moat that traditional publishers have long held.
Synaptiq plans to become the AI infrastructure for the $110B medical education industry, leading to better physicians, a more efficient healthcare system, and improved patient care.
❌ The Problem
Medical training hasn’t significantly advanced in 250 years – trainees are still taught with archaic, static tools like textbooks. As a result, doctors forget over 50% of all new knowledge within 8 months, which leads to immeasurable patient harm and costs billions of dollars in burnout-related physician turnover.
✅ The Solution
Synaptiq trains doctors with AI, helping them learn faster and retain 7x more information than any alternative.
It began as a tool Ryan created for his own medical studies at UCSF, propelling him into the 100th percentile on the Step 1 licensing exam and leading him to be accepted into Stanford’s neurosurgery program, the most selective residency in the country.
Seeing the impact this would have if applied to all of healthcare, he dropped out of residency to go full-time on Synaptiq. He teamed up with his best friends of over 20 years, Jake and Kevin, to design and build the platform.
⭐ Synaptiq is now used in over 220 medical schools and hospitals, in 85 countries, and is growing at 110% month/month. Synaptiq plans to become the AI infrastructure for the $110B medical education industry, leading to better physicians, a more efficient healthcare system, and improved patient care.
"The Flashcard Platform for Medical Students: Study less. Remember more. Education that adapts to you."