QMedCONNECT: Highlights

December 2023

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The QMed Team

From our CEO

Last month we had mentioned that we would start utilizing the funds we raised, to provide support to students who were selected for the ICMR STS fellowship this year. We have embarked on this and several students have registered with us to do the ELearning courses. We look forward to seeing more registrations.

We have created a Whatsapp Community - including Whatsapp Groups of our ELearning course participants - to keep them engaged. We will start inviting them to join the groups, in the first week of January. We also plan to start webinars for all our participants to motivate them to do the maximum learning.

Early 2024 we are all set to launch one more Elearning course - Reference Management with Zotero. We have been working hard on it this month.

CEO's Blog

At the end of 2022 PubMed launched the "Proximity operator" feature. At the end of 2023, it would not be surprising to find that no one in India (or only a few) is aware of this. Proximity operators - available in most databases that we have to pay for, make searching much more relevant, when we search for terms like …

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From our Social Media Posts - "Useful Article"

  1. The Systematic Review Toolbox aims to be an online collection of tools supporting systematic reviews. An automated search strategy is developed using MeSH terms and text words to simplify finding relevant tools.
    Before the strategy, the toolbox had 81 software tools and 55 'Other' tools. After implementation, 146 tools were added. This efficient approach to identifying new tools can enhance the systematic review process.
    Read about this search strategy in the latest PubMed article at: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37669905/

  2. Rapid reviews (RR) speed up the review process using quicker methods while still being careful and transparent. There are two ways to make the search faster: (1) spend less time searching, and (2) have fewer results to go through. To do this, it's important to plan well and make the search as efficient as possible. Team should work with an information expert, select a few key sources (like databases), and use methods that find the most relevant information.
    Additionally, Database search strategies should aim to optimise both precision and sensitivity. Also, quality assurance measures should be applied to minimise errors.
    To know more, check out this PubMed article, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37076268/

From our Social Media Posts - "Do You Know"

ReQuir Stats! The MBBS Students & Graduates team is working towards simplifying Statistical Analysis for you. Their journey began amidst the pandemic, tackling tough statistics and writing lengthy results. Check out requirstats.in for more!

Lectures, Webinars & Workshops

  • 18th Dec – Literature Searching & Referencing – Lecture at KEM Hospital of the Department of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Don't miss our Social Media posts on all these workshops!

QMedCourses News

Courses Statistics:
We enrolled around 20 UG students who are doing their STS with ICMR

Courses Statistics:
Individuals Joined - Around 70

Currently we have participants including 16 institutions and 1586 individuals registered for the courses

Testimonials for QMedCourses

Course: Information Resources & Literature Searching
The content is very well explained and most of the fundamentals of literature searching were covered. I like the CLARITY, and the notes and Mind Map at the end. Aashish Raman, UG Student, JIPMER Puducherry

Course: Mastering PubMed
The intention behind doing the course was to be able to work smartly with Pubmed and utilise the key features while literature searching. Both being fulfilled! The use of examples in the lectures and the demos covered the scope perfectly. Also the length of each chapter makes it easier for future reference. Vaishnavi Kulkarni, PG Student, Poona college of Pharmacy.

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