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QMed Knowledge Foundation: A Unique Change Making NGO in India

The problem in India : Healthcare has to be provided based on "the best available evidence" - evidence of what has worked well for a large population. Doctors and health professionals need "evidence based research" in order to give their best. They need to search online to find the latest / best evidence. This requires a thorough knowledge of available information resources and the best methods to search them systematically.

We would naturally assume that this is part of the medical training. Ironically, these skills of structured medical literature searching and referencing are barely taught in health science courses in India.

What QMed does: QMed Knowledge Foundation is making a change. Since 2008, QMed has shared its skills in literature searching and referencing, conducting hundreds of workshops and lectures all over India. The most common feedback has been - “This should be a part of the curriculum; all of us need to learn this”. QMed next launched online courses to make such learning available all over India.We now have four online courses. And we are working at adding more. Since the launch we have had a steady average feedback rating of 9/10 for all parameters for our online courses.

We believe in engaging with our target audience to take things ahead, so that the Indian population has access to evidence based healthcare. We invite health science students and professionals to work with us in this mission.

What we do

The art of medical literature searching….simplified…

Timeline / Achievements

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  • May 2024

    Lectures/Workshops this month:

    18th May Lecture on Literature Searching & Referencing for ESI-Intas Health Research Methods Course (A collaborative event organised by ESI and AFMC supported by Intas) 

    Statistics: 8871 participants including 18 institutions and 1756 individuals.

  • April 2024

    Lectures/Workshops this month:

    11th April Literature Searching & Referencing – Workshop at AIIMS Mangalagiri (under the THIRST for AIIMS project supported by an Educational Grant from Pfizer) 
    25th April – Literature Searching & Referencing – Lecture at Mittal Ayurveda

    News: Launched a new course on 25th April: Reference Management with Zotero
    Statistics: 8739 participants including 17 institutions and 1729 individuals.

  • March 2024

    Lectures/Workshops this month:

    6th Mar – Literature Search – Lecture at YMT Ayurvedic Medical College 
    10th Mar – Literature Searching & Referencing – Workshop at Saifee Hospital
    11th Mar Literature Search – Lecture at YMT Homeopathic Medical College 

    Statistics: 8666 participants including 18 institutions and 1700 individuals.

  • February 2024

    Lectures/Workshops this month:

    20th Feb – Literature Search – Lecture for MGUMS, Jaipur 
    24th Feb – Literature Searching & Referencing – Workshop at AIIMS Bhubaneswar (under the THIRST for AIIMS project supported by an Educational Grant from Pfizer)

    Statistics: 8616 participants including 17 institutions and 1693 individuals.

  • January 2024

    Lectures/Workshops this month:

    23rd Jan – Literature Search – Lecture for APM’s Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Sion
    29th Jan – Literature Searching & Referencing – Workshop at AIIMS Bibinagar (under the THIRST for AIIMS project supported by an Educational Grant from Pfizer)

    News: Launched a new course on 24th Jan: Advanced PubMed Searching for Authoring Systematic Reviews

    Statistics: 8502 participants including 16 institutions and 1676 individuals.

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