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We created TrueLearn to help learners become great test takers.

Preparing for high-stakes exams in medicine is challenging for even the highest performing students and residents. We help learners realize their full potential.


Our Story

Founded by Dr. Joshua Courtney, TrueLearn was created to provide every medical student the opportunity to Match into their desired residency program.

We saw too many students limit their potential by getting low board scores after using suboptimal methods of preparation.


Our Culture

A key component to our success has been our company culture, which is rooted in academic medicine. We pride ourselves on being a data-centric organization, one that embraces innovation, creativity, and humility.

We push ourselves to maintain a growth mindset and to work collaboratively toward a common mission. At the end of the day, the interests of our students are our collective priority in all that we do.


Our Purpose

Our shared purpose has always been, and will always be to do everything in our power to advocate for students and residents to the best of our ability.

We do this by providing an unparalleled testing experience that gets results. We believe every student and resident has the potential of becoming a better standardized test-taker.

We strive to ensure every learner, regardless of their age, ethnicity, or background, meets their performance goals on test day.


TrueLearn Today

In January of 2023, Kevin Sayar joined TrueLearn as the Chief Executive Officer. A 20+ year veteran of the education technology industry, Sayar is an accomplished executive, growing and scaling businesses through innovation and a focus on customer success.

Concurrent with Sayar’s appointment as CEO, TrueLearn’s founder, Joshua Courtney, DO, was named Executive Chairman of the Board.

TrueLearn, A Family of Brands

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LLR Acquisition of TrueLearn

In 2020, LLR acquired TrueLearn. LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies.

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TrueLearn Acquires Picmonic

In fall of 2021, TrueLearn expanded its footprint and platform capabilities through the acquisition of Picmonic. Founded by Ron and Ken Robertson, Picmonic is a leading audiovisual learning platform and has proven effective in helping learners master challenging concepts through the use of animated picture mnemonics.


TrueLearn Acquires APEX

In fall of 2022, TrueLearn acquired APEX Anesthesia Review (APEX). Founded by Kevin Baker and Daniel Frasca, who are both CRNA’s, APEX is a leading provider of high-stakes exam preparation and learning support for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) and of continuing education for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).

Thousands of students, residents, and institutions rely on TrueLearn.

Here are some of their stories.

I did not know about the existence of the TrueLearn question bank until my second year of residency. It was a godsend. I got rid of the cramming from textbooks and focused on getting through the question bank. I saw my score increase by almost 40 points. It’s a fantastic resource – I’ll be singing your praises for years to come!

The questions that TrueLearn provides were invaluable to my studying for the NPTE. The vast array of topics helps to fill-in the gaps that other common study sources do not cover. I was very successful on my exam thanks to TrueLearn.

I was pleasantly surprised at the level of difficulty of the questions. I have already recommended TrueLearn to friends and colleagues. Don’t think about it, go for it, you’ll thank me that you did.

TrueLearn is indeed the holy grail of all the resource materials I used for my ABA In-Training exam prep. Doing the questions are great, but the real sauce is in the detailed explanation that follow each questions. I was able to fully invest in this material, and I got a perfect ITE score this year.

TrueLearn helped me to prepare and pass my boards in one seamless experience. The questions helped me review my weakest areas, and the graphics were outstanding. Whether you need to certify or re-certify your Family Medicine Boards, choose TrueLearn, you will be happy you did.

I came across TrueLearn after I had failed my first attempt on my NBCOT. I was pretty discouraged and desperately seeking alternate ways to study. After using TrueLearn for about 5 weeks, I retook my NBCOT exam and PASSED with room to spare! I am now a board-certified occupational therapist. I am so grateful I came across this excellent study tool.

TrueLearn is one of my favorite resources to prepare for the ABSITE. It is easy to use anytime anywhere. The platform is simple to navigate and adjust settings to fit your study needs. I especially appreciate the in-depth explanations of answers and the links to sources for further reading.

I’m a resident and have found the banks invaluable for the BASIC exam and ITE, using them as my main study resource. I felt very comfortable taking the basic and scored > 90th percentile on my CA1 ITE. I feel confident in using TrueLearn to master even more of the material for my remaining ITEs.

Bring TrueLearn to your Institution

We partner with academic programs to offer bulk pricing on our SmartBanks. We’ll work with you to customize a package to fit your students’ needs and your institutional goals.

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