QMedCONNECT: Highlights

March 2024

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What do we have for you this month?
  • Useful articles
  • Our Lectures & Workshops
  • QMedCourses News & Testimonials
The QMed Team

From our CEO

At QMed we marvel at so many things that are unique about us. One aspect is that very often the people who experience the benefits of our work, give us a donation to support our work.

One such person is Dr Jawahar Panjwani – an Orthopedic Surgeon. Some years ago he had attended our workshop. But there is that much a practising surgeon can retain from a workshop and actually apply. The best learning they get is – they know what they can and cannot expect and they know how to communicate their needs, to information specialists like us.

Recently Dr Panjwani called and requested:
"I have to talk on diagnosing infections in hip Arthroplasty. The target audience is Maharashtra Orthopaedic Association surgeons. Do you think you could help me with some references specially targeting newer infection markers (blood) and protocols for diagnosis?"

If you read this carefully – he told us all that we needed. The topic. The purpose for his search. The target audience. The topic’s nuances. He further mentioned that there were others talking on other aspects, and he specifically needed only the above.

Very often people who have not gone through our programs, do not give us such specifics, let alone the reason for their wanting a search done. Every bit matters when one does a literature search. We can learn lots of techniques (QMed indeed teaches plenty of them) – but one needs to know how to apply them for different purposes and contexts.

It took me very little time to work on this and we sent him around 50 results. In two days he responded – “The references are great” and sent us a donation for the same!

We really appreciate Dr Panjwani – not just for his donation (though we are indeed grateful for it). We think it is great that that he made the effort to ask for professional help, and that he read up a number of very relevant articles in order to cover the best of the latest, in his talk. And of course – we are really happy to have contributed to this. Do listen to this short video clip by Dr. Panjwani

From our Social Media Posts - "Useful Article"

  1. Pal S, Bhattacharya M, Islam MA, Chakraborty C. AI-enabled ChatGPT or LLM: a new algorithm is required for plagiarism-free scientific writing. Int J Surg. 2024 Feb 1;110(2):1329-1330. doi: 10.1097/JS9.0000000000000939. PMID: 38000076
  2. Sediyaningsih S, Ristiyono MP, Launggu K, Ochieng Juma P. De-contextual communication: Factors influencing usage intentions of metaverse technology in digital library services. Heliyon. 2023 Sep 26;9(10):e20388. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e20388. PMID: 37822630

Lectures, Webinars & Workshops

  • 6th Mar – Literature Search – Lecture at YMT Ayurvedic Medical College
  • 11th Mar Literature Search – Lecture at YMT Homeopathic Medical College
  • 11th Mar – Literature Search – Lecture at YMT Ayurvedic Medical College
Don't miss our Social Media posts on all these workshops!

QMedCourses News

Courses Statistics:
Individuals Joined - Around 30

Currently we have 8728 participants including 19 institutions and 1726 individuals registered for the courses

Testimonials for QMedCourses

Course: Information Resources & Literature Searching
I think the course achieved what it was meant for, this is in building a foundation of literature searching. Ashmita Mazumdar, Medical College Kolkata

Course: Mastering PubMed
Being a research scholar, the theory of searching article and reviewing literature is more important. From the basics to the advanced level, this course covers all the relevant aspects. Haripriya Surendran, PhD Research Scholar, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre

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