As an NGO dedicated towards assistance in medical research and referencing, QMed has been a keen host of over 200 workshops between April 2008 and November 2018. We are proud to be associated with Mediknit- an initiative that works with the end of educating medical professionals via E Learning courses (read more about Mediknit on https://mediknit.org/). The first of our E Learning courses- Mastering PubMed: Basics, is now available to you.
As of November 2018, we have the following registrations
- Over 30 individuals
- One Association – “Association of Minimal Access Surgeons” (AMASI) – for its 10000 plus members
Detailed statistics since May 2018
- Enrolled (includes those from the Associations) – 6278
- Successfully certified – 25
- Completed 50% or more – 17
- Completed less than 50% – 125
- Not successful in the final assignment – 15*
- Not yet started – 6097
Those not successful in the final assignment are encouraged to study the course again
What will you learn?
You will learn how to get specific results for your research request. You can narrow or broaden your searches, and save the search methods as well as results. For more, please visit http://www.qmed.ngo/workshops/#WContent.
What do you get if you sign up?
On signing up for this course, you will
- Have access to 11 video lessons which will teach you how to effectively use PubMed
- Need to finish the course in six weeks and complete an assessment
- Be awarded with a certificate upon completion.
- Have access to the videos, quizzes and some practice assessments for a full year.
- Be able to clear any doubts you may have via email
- Receive assistance for literature search on topics of your interest
- Get advice / help for access to full text articles, that you are unable to procure
Items 5-7 are for those who sign up as individuals
Those who have signed up via their institutions will have doubt solving sessions through webinars. To avail of assistance for specific literature searches or get help for articles, you need to become a “Friend of QMed“. All requests for support must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs – Individual registrations*
The course includes a one year mentoring and assistance component – the cost of this is:
- Rs 5000 plus taxes
- Rs 2500 plus taxes for undergraduate or postgraduate students of any health science stream.
If you have done a PubMed workshop with QMed you can get a 50% off on the course. Please write to us at email@example.com to let us know when and where you did the course.
What additional assistance can one get?
At QMed, we have a dedicated team of information professionals who will provide you with additional assistance, (for a donation to our general fund at www.qmed.ngo/donate-dm). This covers
- Mentoring to conduct searches for systematic reviews at Rs 500/- per hour of our time.
- Procuring articles at Rs 100/- each (through libraries that charge)
- Providing full text articles at Rs 650/- each, (if they have to be procured from the National Library of Medicine, USA.)
This additional assistance is available for those who sign up as individuals, or for those who become “Friends of QMed”
To register for the course, follow the link https://mediknit.org/qmed.
What We Promise
We aim for the target audience to reach a level of familiarity and ease with independent literature searching. Thereafter, they should need our help only for peer reviewing the search strategies we teach.
Note: For those who do not register for the E Learning Courses or for Friends of QMed and still want our assistance, you will need to give us donations at www.qmed.ngo/donate-dm
- Literature searches – Rs 1000 per topic
- Full text articles from libraries – Rs. 300/- each
- Full text articles from the National Library of Medicine – Rs. 1000/- each
Costs for Institutions and Associations
Institutions and Associations may subscribe for the entire organization, or small groups can register at a discounted cost
*At QMed, we believe that the E Learning should be useful for our audience and should also be self sustaining. We have arrived at the pricing after considerable discussions with our peers in the field. While the course was valued at Rs 25,000, we have finalized the pricing at Rs 5,000 to ensure access to a larger healthcare family. Group registrations are more economical and Institutions and Associations get access at a much lower per head cost.