QMed’s blog posts

QMed’s blogs focus on the importance of research in India. Specifically - the need to teach the basics of research at the undergraduate level of all health sciences courses. Still more specifically – to teach literature searching and referencing at the UG level. We also blog about the need to elevate our health sciences libraries and librarians to become an integral part of research. This is really vital to get returns on the money invested in libraries! Do contribute your thoughts on both these angles All our posts are in the category – VS Shares. We do not post in…
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How are people getting away with no/poor literature searching skills?

How are people getting away with no/poor literature searching skills?

"Students these days are very savvy - they find articles in no time. They just google it"... This is what I hear most often when I say that I teach Structured Literature Searching. And for the 1000th time I think with a sigh "No wonder students and their teachers get away with nil or poor searching skills. We are dealing with a "They don't know what they don't know" syndrome! Why is everyone getting away with this lacuna? I thought through several incidents I have encountered and felt I should share them, highlighting the levels at which I encounter this.…
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Our lectures in the MBBS Foundation Courses

Our lectures in the MBBS Foundation Courses

In November 2022, AIIMS - Kalyani invited me to deliver a lecture at their Foundation Course for I MBBS students. I was delighted. For QMed, while MBBS students were always a priority, it is becoming more so since the recent years. We are very sure that what we teach must be taught in the UG stage. PG students, Residents and professionals show interest in what we teach, but often set a low priority in learning. The interesting part is that once they go through the learning, their feedback is "I wish I had learnt this earlier" For the students at…
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QMed turns fifteen!

QMed turns fifteen!

A family celebrates the birth of a child and it often appears that in no time the child grows up. That is the feeling we got this month when we completed 15 years of our registration! What have we achieved in the last 15 years? Delivered around 520 lectures, conducted 245 workshops, launched our ELearning platform – and registered more than 5000 participants and overall reached out to more than 35000 health sciences students & professionals The QMed Team - celebrating 15 years! We have had excellent feedback from majority who completed our courses – stressing that these courses must…
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