QMedCONNECT: Highlights

June 2022

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What do we have for you this month?
  • Two blog posts from our founder
  • Literature links on Global Day of Parents, World Food Safety Day, World Environment Day, World Brain Tumor Day, World Blood Donor Day, Sustainable Gastronomy Day, International Day of Yoga
  • Some useful articles
  • Useful resources: Research Rabbit & Globethics.net
The QMed Team

From our Blog - Our CEO's Posts

Vasumathi Sriganesh, in her blog posts this month focuses on the need for strong background knowledge in any context, and more so in today's context of automation and technology
The perceived bane of automation – can we map it to the absence of background knowledge?
A few years ago a colleague told us a story. She and her relative had a joint bank account. Once when she went to deposit a cheque of her relative’s, the bank told her that the latter’s name did not exist in the account! Our colleague happened to have an old pay in slip with the relative’s name and showed …

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Background knowledge vs Foreground knowledge
An Event: In 2010, I had conducted a PubMed workshop. At the end, a doctor asked me” “Can you do a half day program for practitioners, where they learn how to search all resources to actually treat a patient?" And I answered – “Doctor, would you ask for a change for the MBBS to be a one year course?” He …

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International Days
The month of June had six observances. We searched PubMed for articles of interest in each of these areas. We have provided links to searches that we did on each topic. The search results retrieve reviews and systematic reviews that are available free.

From our Social Media Posts - "Do You Know?"

Research Rabbit is an AI based Discovery app - which promises to make it much easier to find a network of "related papers", find authors doing similar work, monitor new literature, and create a collaboration. Happy exploring!. For more details: https://www.researchrabbit.ai/

Globethics.net is a global network of teachers and institutions with the vision to embed ethics in higher education. Based in Geneva and having an ECOSOC status with the United Nations, they offer various publications and courses. One only needs to register and access all offerings for free. For more details: https://www.globethics.net/home

From our Social Media Posts - Useful Articles

Useful articles that came to our notice:
1. Kabirpanthi V, Gupta V, Chavan PV. Barriers perceived by researchers in pursuing medical research in an evolving medical college of tribal Madhya Pradesh, India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022 Feb;11(2):701-707. PMID
2. Singh HJ, Kaur S, Bhatia KS. The impact of sensitizing 1st year undergraduate medical students to research methodology. J Educ Health Promot. 2022 Mar 23;11:88. PMID
3. Pastor-Ramón E, Herrera-Peco I, Agirre O, García-Puente M, Morán JM. Improving the Reliability of Literature Reviews: Detection of Retracted Articles through Academic Search Engines. Eur J Investig Health Psychol Educ. 2022 May 4;12(5):458-464. PMID

Lectures & Webinars this month

Lectures / Webinars
  • 26th June – Literature Searching & Reference Management -Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, Calicut
  • 28th June – Literature Search – RMWS – YMT Homeopathic Medical College
I-Web (Interactive Webinar):
  • 15-Jun-22: Structured PubMed Searching.
Mini-Webinars this month:
  • 07-Jun-22: Course I – Know Your Information Resources
  • 10-Jun-22: Course I – Literature Searching
  • 14-Jun-22: Course III – Focusing search results using MeSH
  • 17-Jun-22: Course III – Narrow down search results
  • 21-Jun-22: Course III – Saving your searches
  • 24-Jun-22: Course II – About References & Referencing
  • 28-Jun-22: Course IV – Populating Mendeley
  • 1-Jul-22: Course IV – Managing Duplicates and Adding Citations and Bibliography in an article

QMedCourses News

June 2022: Badges Awarded to those who scored 100% and for giving us suggestions that have helped us improve the courses / offerings

Hitixa V Ladhava, UG Student, Government Medical College Bhavnagar; Shaik Babavali, UG Student, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Deepthi D, UG Student, Kakatiya Medical College (All three Supported by Foundation For Excellence) & Shabeeb, AIIMS Guwahati
Course: Information Resources and Literature Searching
Sahil Patel, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre; Vijayalakshmi Payala, GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research; Hitixa V Ladhava, UG Student, Government Medical College Bhavnagar & Shaik Babavali, UG Student, Guntur Medical College, Guntur (Supported by Foundation For Excellence)
Course: Introduction to Referencing
Sahil Patel, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre; Hitixa V Ladhava, UG Student, Government Medical College Bhavnagar (Supported by Foundation For Excellence) & Kaustubh Augustine, UG student, TNMC and BYL Nair Ch Hospital
Course: Mastering PubMed

Testimonials for QMedCourses

Course: Information Resources & Literature Searching
The pattern of course given like lecture then quiz & final assessment is very good. Jahnvi M Chopda, UG Student, Government medical College Bhavnagar (Supported by Foundation For Excellence).

Course : Introduction to Referencing
This course taught me the basics of referencing , the styles and the information about accessibility of subject matter. Easy to grab information with proper examples and simple language. The course is good as an introductory one. Md Shaney Ali, PG Student, Ravenshaw University.

Course : Mastering PubMed
So simple to learn and understand. As a public health student I have gained a lot of knowledge. Teaching style is perfect. Thank you. Jayati Mondal, Student, Masters in Public Health, RMRC Bhubaneshwar.

Course : Reference Management with Mendeley
This course mainly contains the practical application rather than just reading and attempting the MCQs. Every steps are explained in detail with demo. Binisha Shakya, PG Student, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences.

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