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QMed Knowledge Foundation: A Unique Change Making NGO in India

The problem in India : Healthcare has to be provided based on "the best available evidence" - evidence of what has worked well for a large population. Doctors and health professionals need "evidence based research" in order to give their best. They need to search online to find the latest / best evidence. This requires a thorough knowledge of available information resources and the best methods to search them systematically.

We would naturally assume that this is part of the medical training. Ironically, these skills of structured medical literature searching and referencing are barely taught in health science courses in India.

What QMed does: QMed Knowledge Foundation is making a change. Since 2008, QMed has shared its skills in literature searching and referencing, conducting hundreds of workshops and lectures all over India. The most common feedback has been - “This should be a part of the curriculum; all of us need to learn this”. QMed next launched online courses to make such learning available all over India.We now have four online courses. And we are working at adding more. Since the launch we have had a steady average feedback rating of 9/10 for all parameters for our online courses.

We believe in engaging with our target audience to take things ahead, so that the Indian population has access to evidence based healthcare. We invite health science students and professionals to work with us in this mission.

What we do

The art of medical literature searching….simplified…

Timeline / Achievements

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  • April 2021

    Webinars this month:

    – 5th Apr – Webinar on Literature Searching – YMT College of Ayurveda
    – 15th Apr – Webinar on Literature Searching – YMT College of Ayurveda
    – 26th Apr – Webinar on Literature Searching (plus Group Activity)- APM’s Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Sion

    We currently have over 2660 participants for QMed Courses

  • March 2021

    Webinars this month:

    – 1st Mar – Orientation webinar about QMedCourses done for AIIMS Guwahati
    – 2nd Mar – Literature Searching-A Research Methodology Workshop organized by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences at KEM Hospital
    -23rd Mar – Webinar on Literature Searching – at a Research Methodology Workshop organized by the YMT College of Homeopathy

    As per orders from the Govt of India, we have opened our FCRA Account with the State Bank of India, New Delhi Branch. We have also filed our FCRA Annual Returns

    AO Telehealth Services, Chennai joins us for Institutional access for QMed Courses! 

    We currently have over 2560 participants for QMed Courses

  • February 2021

    Webinars this month:
    – 17th Feb-Literature Searching & Reference Management-Cafe Roentgen Webinars by the Radiology Education Foundation, Mumbai
    – 24th Feb-Return on investment in libraries- jointly organized by St. Francis Institute of Technology Library & BKC-Knowledge Network
    – 24th Feb-Reference Management with Mendeley-Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Nursing

    AIIMS Guwahati –  joins us for Institutional access for QMed Courses

    We currently have over 2550 participants for QMed Courses

  • January 2021

    We have been awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Transparency Key award for 2021 and have joined India’s largest pool of credible NGOs after undergoing a rigorous due diligence process.

    Webinars this month:
    – 17th Jan – Research Methodology -Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai
    – 22nd Jan – Central Council for Research in Homeopathy
    – 23rd Jan – Discussion and doubt solving session for RMRC Bhubaneswar
    – 27th Jan – Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital – Dept of Occupational Therapy

    We currently have over 2440 participants for QMed Courses

  • December 2020

    Vasumathi Sriganesh is featured in Dr. Rajas Deshpande’s Facebook page as: The Indian Medical Saraswati

    Webinars this month:
    – 8th Dec-Literature Searching-MUHS, Nashik
    – 9th Dec-Reference Management-Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences, Satara

    Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital –  joins us for Institutional access for QMed Courses

    We currently have over 2400 participants for QMed Courses

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