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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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  • May 2022

    Lectures/ Webinars this month:

    10th May – Literature Search -MUHS
    11th May – Literature Search – P D Hinduja College of Nursing

    – “Mini webinars” – events of 15 minutes duration, followed by interactions on every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm. More details

    Statistics – QMedCourses:

    3948 participants including 10 institutions and 878 individuals.

     GITAM University, Visakhapatnam (which includes the Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, School of Pharmacy, Institute of Nursing and Dental College & Hospital) joins us for Institutional Access to our courses

  • March 2022

    Webinars this month:

    – 9th Mar – Literature Searching at Nair Hospital Dental College
    – “Mini webinars” – events of 15 minutes duration, followed by interactions on every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm. More details

    Statistics – QMedCourses:

    4820 participants including 11 institutions and 830 individuals.

  • February 2022

    Webinars this month: More details

    “Mini webinars” – events of 15 minutes duration, followed by interactions on every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm. More details

    Statistics – QMedCourses:

    4800 participants including 11 institutions and 810 individuals.
    Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital has  renewed its subscription
     Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences joins us for Institutional Access to our courses

  • January 2022

    Mini webinars:

    Starting January 2022 we are holding “Mini webinars” – events of 15 minutes duration, followed by interactions on every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm. More details

    Statistics – QMedCourses:

    4400 participants including 10 institutions and760 individuals.

  • 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

How you can help

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  • Minimum donation: Rs. 250/-
  • Tax exemption for Indian tax payers / citizens
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Donations are accepted from Indian and Foreign Nationals

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Latest Blog Posts

  • QMed’s blogs and their evolution
  • QMed’s blogs have had a journey of their own! We started with enthusiasm. Then when there were a million things to do, we often missed writing the posts. Renewed them with vigour, only to drop writing them again. We categorised them – to ensure that we at least wrote one in each category per month. […]

  • Online Searching: Truncation & Filter Errors
  • Can you believe that many people use truncation and filters wrongly while doing online searching? You may not. But it is happening all the time!  From January 2022, QMed has been hosting mini webinars every Tuesday and Friday, with two objectives: Promoting awareness of our work and our e-learning courses Motivating those who have enrolled […]

  • A doctor did not know how to cite and reference for an article he had written. Such a lacuna in training is scary
  • An interesting experience: A few months back I got a request from a doctor who had studied in India. He is now working in another country. He had written an article and this was the first time he had attempted to write for a journal. He asked if I would read it and tell him […]

  • When patients google
  • I often read social media posts where doctors express concern about patients googling and coming to them. Very understandable. There is so much of misinformation on the net that patients could be picking up. Asking questions based on these could be a major waste of time for a doctor. It is a strain on them […]


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