QMed has taught literature searching and reference management since 2008 April. We have delivered lectures and conducted workshops. Over a span of time, we have had requests to put up our courses online, so that we could reach out to a large number. Spreading our knowledge is our mission and we got our first course online in May 2018, and in September 2019 we added two more courses. During the lockdown we restructured the courses (especially to include the “new PubMed) and got them up and ready in June 2020.
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QMed Knowledge Foundation has a small team that has produced very useful courses. We need support to keep our courses up to date, making improvements as and when we feel the need to or if we get suggestions to, and to add new courses. If you are willing to support our courses, please visit www.qmed.ngo/donate-dm and donate to one or more of our online course related donation options.
(Note: The “General Fund” option is not related to our courses, but to our generic needs).
We do not wish to charge individuals. However since we do need funding for sustenance of these courses, we request you to see the above section - "Support our courses" and give us a suitable donation. Once you donate, you could use the comments option that appear when you fill your details, or you could write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org about your donation and your interest in our courses, and we will activate access for you. Thank you for choosing to donate – you become a part of our mission to spread our skills and help advance medical research and practice! Do let us know if you could help us in any other way for spreading our mission.
Important: We specially wish to encourage Undergraduate students of any health sciences stream to learn from us. We believe that the earlier they learn, they are much better prepared for their theses, academics and practice in the years to come. To support these students, we are working out plans to create incentives for them to enroll in our courses, and getting benefactors who will offer the necessary sustenance for us to support them. Do watch this space for further announcements.
The Medical Council of India’s document – “Competency based undergraduate curriculum for the Indian Medical Graduate” specifies in 3.4.4:
“Demonstrate ability to search (including through electronic means), and critically evaluate the medical literature and apply the information in the care of the patient”
These skills are rarely taught systematically in the curriculum and we wish to help spread these skills. So we wish to reach all institutions in India and request each one to provide access to all their students, residents, faculty, and healthcare professionals. We believe that with large numbers of institutions taking access, we can keep the costs low. This is a win-win for all. Here are our annual rates for institutional access:
GST will be added as applicable at the time of invoicing (Currently it is 18%)
Do send us an email - email@example.com to learn more about registering for access.
The above rates are for educational / research institutions / hospitals in India.
Pharmaceutical companies in India, please write to us to know about access charges for corporates. We also welcome your support towards our initiative
Individuals and Institutions outside India, do write to us for information about accessing our courses