Saturday, April 27, 2013

Medical Student Caregiver workflow

As medical student caregivers (see this definition of a medical student: we discuss and learn from patient cases and practice what is also labeled as 'patient centered learning' and along with this we try to get students (ourselves) to write case-study based qualitative research papers based on our 'patient-centered learning' experiences. We also communicate on emails as there are many emailing online users who may not have the time or inclination to be on all forums. As medical students you can contribute to nurturing  this learning ecosystem by starting to share your cases (patient experiences after obtaining and uploading their informed consent) to our website and then discussing them on our online forum of 600+ users. Don't be intimidated by the fact that you may not have been trained to handle cases in college. All you need to evaluate cases is just common sense and if you have good knowledge of anatomy it becomes an added bonus. Everything else can be learned through further online mentoring. Will be looking forward to your inputs and don't hesitate to clarify your doubts either through messaging or preferably through crowd-sourcing them in our online forum. 

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