Chief Operating Officer
Osmosis from Elsevier
Derek Apanovitch is Chief Operating Officer of Osmosis from Elsevier. Osmosis is an online health education platform empowering millions of current and future health professionals with a better understanding of medicine and health topics. Osmosis has partnered with over 30 organizations to produce video content on subjects ranging from antibiotic resistance to nursing leadership and shared decision making and its video content has been viewed hundreds of millions of times across all platforms. Osmosis delivers medical education resources to learners worldwide via its YouTube channel which has more than 2.3 million subscribers; the Osmosis.org platform which has more than 1 million registered users; free, accredited courses on COVID-19 offered through Coursera and Teachable which have reached over 100,000 learners; and partnerships with over 150 academic institutions. Elsevier acquired Osmosis in November 2021. Before Osmosis, Derek was President of Ultimate Medical Academy, an online healthcare training and continuing medical education organization committed to equipping and empowering students to excel in healthcare careers. The institution achieved industry leading student satisfaction scores and developed employer partnerships with prominent national and regional healthcare companies. Prior to becoming President, Derek was the founding executive and first employee of the organization's online education division and earlier worked at Kaplan.