You can find answers to some of our frequently asked questions below.

What is adaptive learning?

Adaptive learning is a personalized educational method that uses artificial intelligence to actively identify and address the unique needs of each individual. Contrary to traditional, “one-size-fits-all” eLearning courses, adaptive learning experiences evolve with you for optimal results.

What are the benefits of adaptive learning with Thieme | Area9?

Thieme | Area9 products evolve continuously from the moment you sign in. By actively identifying and addressing your areas of greatest need, Thieme | Area9’s adaptive algorithm can increase studying efficiency and decrease the amount of time to proficiency.

Learn more about Thieme | Area9 adaptivity here.

Where does the Thieme | Area9 medical content come from?

All Thieme | Area9 content is written by subject matter experts who are practicing physicians, professors, or researchers. A team of medical students works with our editorial staff to review all content for clarity, medical accuracy, and a standardized structure.

We are continuously improving and expanding our content library, and all updates are included with your purchase free of charge.

How can I access Thieme | Area9 products?

Thieme | Area9 products are cloud-based and accessible from any Internet browser on desktop or mobile devices.

For our exam preparation products, we recommend using Google Chrome on a desktop to mimic the Test Day experience.

What do you do with students’ performance results? What actions do you take to guard the students’ privacy?

Thieme|Area9 is dedicated to protecting your privacy. We have strict rules about access to learner data. Only students themselves and their educators (when relevant) can see it. This is rigorously enforced server-side.

We collect general statistics, such as how long it takes to answer questions and how hard they are, based on the results from all learners. This is to the benefit of all learners, since it means the adaptive algorithm will better know how best to help each learner.

We also adhere to the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which is put in place to avoid any misuse or sharing of data. Our developers are restricted from accessing any personally identifiable production data.

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