MBBS CONSULT

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/262
Project Category : eHealth::Best Private Sector Initiative of the Year
Project Name : MBBS CONSULT

Details of Applicant
Name : ROHIT KUMAR
Address : Elsevier 14th Floor, Building No: 10-B DLF Cyber City Phase-2
City : Gurgaon
State : Haryana
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 122002

Details of Project/Implementing Agency
Name of Organisation : ELSEVIER
Address : Elsevier,14th Floor, Building No: 10-B,DLF Cyber City Phase-2
City : Gurgaon
State : Haryana
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 122002
Name of the head of Organisation : Mr. ROHIT KUMAR
Website : www.elsevier.co.in

Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :
MBBS Consult – is a unique e-learning and training tool for use by medical colleges in order to supplement teaching/learning process. It will provide training modules that uses learning principles and power of technology to convert standardized content into the training solutions for positive changes in efficiency, productivity, quality of health professional education.

Why was the project started :
India is a Supply Constrained Nation when it comes to Medical Infrastructure: No. of Beds, No. of Physicians (shortfall of 100,000 Doctors), No. of Nurses. Besides, the poor Medical Education Infrastructure adds to the woes: Medical Seats, inadequate colleges & faculty, non availability of teaching aids, lack of adequate animals, cadavers and patients for practical exposure. Elsevier as a leading Medical Publisher of Worlds most authoritative content wanted to contribute to the healthcare industry by building a technologically sound and rich-in-content product which can not only help in bridging some of these gaps but also to empower the medical teacher to deliver the learning objectives more effectively to a larger number of students.

Objective :
To enhance the medical teaching and learning process by empowering educators/professors to deliver the learning objectives more efficiently to a larger number of medical students.

Target group : Undergraduate Medical (MBBS) Students and Faculty Members
Geographical reach : India and Global
Date from which the project became operational : 1 February 2011
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. It is an e-Learning and Training tool.
  2. It is a perfect blend of technology and standardized content.
  3. It is a Multimedia platform which comprises of Audio/Visuals, Videos, Texts and Animations.
  4. It enhances the visualization of key concepts for medical students.
  5. It has a global reach.
  6. It empowers Medical professors to deliver the learning objectives more efficiently to a larger number of medical students
  7. It is quite comprehensive as when completed it will have 597 modules of digital content.
  8. It integrates between clinical and non clinical subject areas/ topics.
  9. The ease and convenience in usage.
  10. The in-depth and authoritative content which gives the student detailed insights of any topic.

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. Extensive Research, Prototyping testing in the market to identify the need.
  2. Convincing internal and external stake holders to support and fund the Project .
  3. Collaborating with a reputed medical institute to provide their subject matter expertise.
  4. Successfully creating an animal simulator that addressing the training needs of medical teachers.
  5. Started the production of training modules of other subjects.

List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/initiative

  1. Understanding the need of the market.This was addressed by extensive prototyping and hiring full time doctors to work for this project
  2. Convincing internal stakeholders for supporting and funding the project and was addressed by the results of prototyping testing.
  3. Collaboration with the reputed medical colleges for providing the subject matter expertise and was overcome by working closely with them for generating a lot of prototypes
  4. Generating the standardized content from senior professors in a particular time frame

List the 5 points how can the programme serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

  1. This project is done in collaboration with a reputed medical school of India and if it is successfully implemented there it can be adapted by other medical schools across the country
  2. MBBS Consult can be replicated in dental and nursing schools
  3. MBBS Consult can be adapted by health professional schools in other parts of the world

List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative

  1. It is targeting the undergraduate health professional trainees can be scaled to post graduate trainees
  2. It is targeting particular subjects/topics/skills in health professional trainees and is scalable to other subjects/topics/skills across the health professional training.
  3. Currently it targets the undergraduate health professional trainees in India and is scalable for same target audience across the world.
  4. We can take the project further to the fields of nursing and dental sciences.

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