Helping 100 Postgraduate Medical Students Do Better Research For Their Thesis


In 2016-2017, QMed raised funds from the public to support 100 PG students with the “Literature Searching and Reference Management” component of their theses. After the initial success of having coached several PG students, we did one more campaign

The Success Elements – All students who attended our workshops loved them and gave excellent feedback. The then Dean of KEM Hospital – Dr Avinash Supe sent us his best wishes on the first workshop day. He also gave us the use of a venue at a very nominal cost

The tough elements and lessons learned:

  • We thought that getting 100 PGs would be very easy (we had hoped for a waiting list!). But… that was not true. Spreading the word was not too easy. More importantly, many did not seem to realize that they would learn something very important
  • Sundays were the only days that PGs were ready to come. The venue at KEM had technical problems with the Wifi and no other internet connections worked well there. Getting other venues in a medical college on a Sunday was a problem as it was a holiday.
  • Barring one or two students no one came back for more help. We were ready to hand hold them for their literature searches for their theses, but none did. The reasons given were interesting
    1. “How can we disturb you”?
    2. You are so far away from our places
    3. Asking for help over email is not the same as getting it in person

So after an attempt of about two years, and having conducted workshops for about 86 participants, we gave up the project and used the rest of the funds in similar areas like our Workshops and E-Learning projects

But, it was fun doing this – the fund-raising, the actual workshops and yes – the lessons learned!


List of Participants who attended earlier workshops

Sr. No. Name Institute Date Workshop No.
86. Aaditi D. Ghadge Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
85. Aardra Ann Joe Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
84. Abhishek S Sarda Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
83. Akshay Punjabi Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
82. Amrita Sonawane Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
81. Ananya Guha Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
80. Anuradha Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
79. Arpita Nag Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
78. Ashish D. Desai Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
77. Bhavika Jain Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
76. Carol MartisCarol Martis Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
75. Finhas Abbas Petiwala Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
74. Gunjan Daphale Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
73. Hitesh Ramdas Sawant Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
72. Iffat Rumani Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
71. Juhee Naresh Mehta Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
70. Kamini Singh Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
69. Madhumita Sachdeva Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
68. Mirella Vaz Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
67. Mrunmaye Math Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
66. Nidhi Chowhan Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
65. Pooja Yadav Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
64. Prachi Gholap Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
63. Rupali Manhar Shah Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
62. Shilpa Subramanian Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
61. Shivangi Garg Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
60. Shloka Shetty Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
59. Shwetank Shrivastava Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
58.` Yashwant Singh Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital 14-June-2018 12
57. Ashish Upadhyay Holy Spirit Hospital 20-May-2018 11 *
56. Chinnu Sara Varughese Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
55. Kaustav Dasgupta Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
54. Maheshwari Palanichamy Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
53. Manu Davis Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
52. Neha Rajendra Nalawade Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
51. Nikhil Vinayak Kumbhare Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
 50. Prabhadevi Ravichandran Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
49. Rohit Pandey Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
48. Subasri D Seth GSMC – KEM 20-May-2018 11 *
47. Priyanka Gupta Seth GSMC – KEM 17 September, 2017 10
46. Rajesh Fanindra Katre Seth GSMC – KEM 17 September, 2017 10
45. Kunal A. Shah Seth GSMC – KEM 13 August, 2017 9
44. Sapkal Ashwini Baburao Seth GSMC – KEM 13 August, 2017 9
43. Anushka Prabhudesai TNMC-Nair 30 July, 2017 8
42. Bhaskar Ambika Ramraj Seth GSMC – KEM 30 July, 2017 8
41. Akanksha Pradip Dani Seth GSMC – KEM 16 July, 2017 7
40. Chandrika Nemaji Dandekar Seth GSMC – KEM 16 July, 2017 7
39. Maheshchandra M.Chape LTMMC – Sion 16 July, 2017 7
38. Priyanka S Shenoy Seth GSMC – KEM 16 July, 2017 7
37. Yetalkar Ashwini Digamberrao Seth GSMC – KEM 16 July, 2017 7
36. Kokate Abhishek Rajendra Seth GSMC – KEM 26 June, 2017 6
35. Munshi Abdul Muzil Abdul Aziz Asian Heart Institute 26 June, 2017 6
34. Neha Gawarle Seth GSMC – KEM 26 June, 2017 6
33. Rahini S Seth GSMC – KEM 26 June, 2017 6
32. Tilottama Wankhede Seth GSMC – KEM 26 June, 2017 6
31. Barsha Pathak Seth GSMC – KEM 28 March, 2017 5
30. Bhanupriya Pande Seth GSMC – KEM 28 March, 2017 5
29. Pritee Dharmale Seth GSMC – KEM 28 March, 2017 5
28. Rashmi S Kulkarni Seth GSMC – KEM 28 March, 2017 5
27. Amarnath D. PD Hinduja 18 February, 2017 4
26. Anusha C P Seth GSMC – KEM 18 February, 2017 4
25. Aritra Kumar Bose Seth GSMC – KEM 18 February, 2017 4
24. Gauri Thorat Seth GSMC – KEM 18 February, 2017 4
23. Niharika Pant Seth GSMC – KEM 18 February, 2017 4
22. Ram Vishvanath Bhagyawant TNMC – Nair 18 February, 2017 4
21. Ruhi dass Seth GSMC – KEM 18 February, 2017 4
20. Anindita Banerjee Seth GSMC – KEM 05 February, 2017 3
19. Anuradha Mohapatra Seth GSMC – KEM 05 February, 2017 3
18. Daljeet Kaur TNMC – Nair 05 February, 2017 3
17. Kanakalakshmi Swaminathan Seth GSMC – KEM 05 February, 2017 3
16. Roopal V Nipurte Seth GSMC – KEM 05 February, 2017 3
15. Saurabha U S Seth GSMC – KEM 05 February, 2017 3
14. Deepal Tarun Shah Seth GSMC – KEM 29 January, 2017 2
13. Jyoti Prakash Panda Seth GSMC – KEM 29 January, 2017 2
12. Meghana Baburao Kate Seth GSMC – KEM 29 January, 2017 2
11. Neha Dilip Herlekar Seth GSMC – KEM 29 January, 2017 2
10. Priyanka Singh Seth GSMC – KEM 29 January, 2017 2
9. Ramakrishna Umesh Kamath Seth GSMC – KEM 29 January, 2017 2
8. Shilpa Prakash Rathod Seth GSMC – KEM 29 January, 2017 2
7. Ajinkya Sanjay Rodge TNMC – Nair 15 January, 2017 1
6. Evith Pereira MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai 15 January, 2017 1
5. Hemant R. Kanase Seth GSMC – KEM 15 January, 2017 1
4. Miteshkumar Maurya Seth GSMC – KEM 15 January, 2017 1
3. Pavan Dhoble PD Hinduja National Hospital 15 January, 2017 1
2. Pratik Chaudhari Seth GSMC – KEM 15 January, 2017 1
1. Pratik Tibdewal Seth GSMC – KEM 15 January, 2017 1

* Workshop 11 was spread between two dates 20-May-2018 and 03-Jun-2018 due to logistical problems.

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