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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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  • December 2021

    Webinars this month:

    For QMedCourses registered users:

    – 11th Dec – Reference Management / Mendeley
    – 18th Dec – Basics- Literature Searching

    Statistics – QMedCourses:

    • 4400 participants including 10 institutions and750 individuals.
    • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences has  renewed its subscription

    New offerings from January 2022 – all planned this month 

    • Webinars: Bi-weekly short webinar sessions for students and professionals from any health sciences field. There will be eight 15 minute sessions every month and these will be repeated every month. More details
    • Consulting sessions with appointments  For those enrolled in our courses, we offer consulting / mentoring sessions. They could book appointments online to have these sessions.  Details on the site

  • November 2021

    Webinars this month:

    For QMedCourses registered users:

    – 12th Nov – Basics of Literature Searching
    – 27th Nov – Advanced Literature Searching

    We currently have over 4400 participants for QMed Courses. This includes 10 institutions and 730 individual users.

  • October 2021

    Webinars this month:

    For QMedCourses registered users:

    – 23rd October – Basics of Literature Searching


    – 16th October – Webinar on Literature Search and Reference styles – CURIOSUM, the Research Club of RCSM GMC, Kolhapur
    – 24th October – Webinar on Reference Management – NutriShala (Building Blocks of a Research)
    – 26th October – MUHS Workshop. Lecture on Literature searching & Reference management

    We currently have over 4300 participants for QMed Courses. This includes 10 institutions and 650 individual users.

  • September 2021

    Webinars this month:

    – 24th September – Webinar on Literature Searching – Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR)

    We currently have over 3320 participants for QMed Courses. This includes 10 institutions and 624 individual users.

    We are very happy to share that RMRC Bhubaneswar has renewed its subscription to QMedCourses.

  • August 2021

    Webinars this month:

    For QMedCourses registered users: Updates about the QMedCourses site offering:

    – 13th Aug – RMRC Bhubaneswar
    – 18th Aug – AIIMS Guwahati
    – 19th Aug – Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital
    – 28th Aug – Lancet Citizen’s Commission


    – 7th Aug – PHARMATECH – at KEM Hospital. Lecture on Literature searching & Reference management
    – 11th Aug –  Rotaract Club of the Caduceus – a UG student group on Literature searching
    – 14th Aug – Nair Hospital – UG workshop -Lecture on Literature searching & Reference management
    – 20th Aug – MUHS Workshop. Lecture on Literature searching & Reference management
    – 28th Aug – UK Cardiff University – Students group – Reference management

    We currently have over 3220 participants for QMed Courses. This includes 9 institutions and 588 individual users.

    The Lancet Citizen’s Commission and JIPMER Puducherry joins us for Institutional Access to our courses.

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