Clinical Faculty Advisor (Contractor)

Multiple cities, CA

About Sketchy:

Sketchy is an online visual learning platform that helps students effortlessly learn and recall information through a blend of art, story, spaced repetition and memory palace techniques. Sketchy was born when four medical students began creating sketched stories to distinguish and memorize similarly named viruses, as they realized that the same learning methodologies can be used across a variety of subjects.

Since its inception in 2013, Sketchy has become the premiere learning destination for Medical School students around the world, currently serving over 30,000 active users (or a third of the total 89,000 medical students in the United States) and an alumni base of 100,000+ students. Sketchy is creating the most engaging and effective educational service for students of higher education everywhere by combining visual storytelling with interactive learning tools that together dramatically enhance recall and knowledge acquisition.

Sketchy is a TCG (The Chernin Group) portfolio company (joining other companies such as Headspace, Surfline Food52 and Crunchyroll) and a Reach Capital portfolio company (joining other start-up companies that bring a playfulness to learning.)

Position overview:

SketchyMedical is looking for dynamic, creative science educators to help us build the next generation of Sketchy products for our largest audience yet. We are looking for a Clinical Faculty Advisor (Independent Contractor) to join our growing team to help build the next generation of digital learning. We are seeking a faculty author to contribute lessons that will be turned into a visual learning experience for future physicians around the world.

Location: Remote 


  • Create lessons and assessment items that focus on clinical reasoning and skills that 3rd and 4th year medical students need to know
  • Identify high-yield and must-know concepts, important clinical skills, and pearls of knowledge (option to hire subcontractors to help with writing)
  • Ensure appropriate scope and scientific accuracy of the lessons and provide final edits and approval
  • Ensure that content avoids contributing to bias and discrimination and that it incorporates anti-racism and gender equity education to promote health equity


  • MD/DO
  • 2 post-residency years of experience practicing and teaching at least one of the following subjects: Family medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry or any medical subspecialty
  • An understanding of critical race theory and of gender as a spectrum and the ability to integrate this knowledge into lessons when applicable
  • Preferred but not required: Completion of medical education fellowship or other specialized study/training in medical education theory

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay per project
  • Author attribution for you (and subcontractors if applicable)
  • Opportunity to share your wisdom with thousands of students across the nation and the world!
  • A fun and creative team who will help turn your lessons into engaging “Sketches” (maybe even a Sketchified version of you will make a cameo!)

SketchyGroup LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

JOB CODE: 02/25/2021