Wednesday, January 2, 2019

MedReach Courses

MedReach is an online video-learning platform for health professionals with two broad aims:
  1. To provide fair and equal access to world-leading medical education for all health care professionals;
  2. To improve healthcare learning and delivery in low-income countries.
Access to high-quality learning is currently limited by time, funding and geographic location with those in remoter communities and low-income countries the most disadvantaged. MedReach aims to overcome these barriers by filming high-impact courses and conferences, and providing online access at a time, pace and location that suits the user. We charge a modest amount to those that can afford it (high-income countries) and give it all for free to health-professionals in low-income countries, as well as donating a significant portion of sales to healthcare projects in poorly resourced areas.
So, learn from ‘world-experts’, take notes, export course certificates and summaries of learning, and at the same time contribute to healthcare improvement in areas that need support.

We often hear about educational courses, but travelling to another country and the heavy costs involved to attend an 6-8hr course is always a setback.  Having done a few of MedReach courses personally, this is something I highly recommend for Emergency Medicine and other acute care specialities trainees. Watching eminent educators such as Rich Levitan and Arun Sayal and learning from them at our own pace and comfort is a joy. To begin with, I was a bit skeptical about learning skills requiring some dexterity with a video-based course but achieving finesse is certainly possible if your basics are set right. 

Do check out for more information. 

Posted by:

     Lakshay Chanana
     ST4 Trainee
     Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
     Department of Emergency Medicine


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