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The Future Of Medical Education Inspires The DocTutorials App V 2.023

The Future Of Medical Education Inspires The DocTutorials App V 2.023

What would the future of medical education require? This is the question that many in the medical fraternity now ask. This topic has risen uppermost in expert minds in education and medicine, especially after the pandemic hit us.

It’s been two years since Covid-19 first attacked human health globally. In hindsight, it had its pluses and minuses. On the plus side, the work done by doctors highlighted the effectiveness of their education. On the minus side, doctors also uncovered some fault lines in how medical education institutions and professional organisations prepare the workforce our nation needs. We gained many lessons.

Apart from the pandemic, our medical education has seen other challenges. There is an explosion of scientific information in medicine and medical technology. The healthcare delivery system has changed, and medical education has had to keep up with the rapid pace of that change. The demographics of our patient populations and our learners demographics have changed.

Keeping all this in mind, DocTutorials (one of India’s premier online medical coaching institutes) has been gearing up its curriculum to prepare its upcoming batches of medical students. DocTutorials upgraded coaching app Version 2.023 is ready for launch soon and hopes to cater to students of 2023.

Before we look deeply into its features, let’s examine the future trends medical students will need to be ready for – and the directions medical education may need to take to stay relevant to these young soon-to-be doctors.

5 trends that are shaping the future of medical education

Among the many trends likely to affect medical education’s future, five directions are essential to consider.

1. Technology is transforming medical education by leaps and bounds

Technology is already serving medical education valuably… as a means for institutions to engage and interact with students, broaden their networks, allow collaborative work, assist personalised medical education, increase access and act as a leveller.

Technology is also creating new types of healthcare where diverse levels of scans, robotic surgery, electronic medical records, genomic medicine and artificial intelligence have entered the picture. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are likely to revolutionise medical education even more when they fully permeate learning processes.

A great example of what is to come in medical education was tried by Staab in collaboration with CAE Healthcare’s Vimedix Augmented Reality Simulator and Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets. In their experiment, they say, “Students can remove a three-dimensional heart from within the chest and then watch it beat from every angle while looking for abnormalities or pathologies. Then, by digitally expanding the organ in AR, they can go inside each beating chamber, experiencing the dynamic workings of a live heart in ways a cadaver lab can’t provide”.

2. There are changes in medical practice patterns that students must be ready for

Previously, doctors practised as individuals, but now they may have to work in teams. Where earlier medical practice was based on expert opinion, it may now be based on systematic evidence. The new doctor-patient relationship is likely to be less paternalistic and more of a partnership. Are future medical students likely to be trained in all these aspects along with their study subjects? They have to be.

3. Larger goals in healthcare are transcending mere illness-orientation

Hitherto, the medical world and its budding future workforce focused on scrutinising illnesses. This picture then became a larger vision for changing the orientation of medical care to well-being and not just illness preoccupation. Today, doctors’ roles in society are growing even wider as they become a powerful force for affirmative action towards the environment (as a factor affecting health and ageing). Future medical students will also need to be trained in these areas.

4. Empathetic care has entered the picture as a critical component of medical education

Universally medical educationists are thinking about the future qualities needed in doctors. According to the National Library of Medicine’s article on “The future of medical education”, doctors used to employ their heads (knowledge), minds (analysis), and hands (skills). Beyond these traditional areas, the article says, tomorrow’s doctors must also be trained to use their hearts (compassion and empathy).

5. Despite advances, we can’t forget the constant improvement of the core subject curriculum

Medical education, it must be remembered, still has to depend on its essential foundational core. The basics of elementary solid medical knowledge cannot be forgotten in chasing the new, according to a document titled “Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians” published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical education must include continuous improvement of the intricate understanding of the human body and its systems – and the various types of complex health issues that can occur. The medical education curriculum must develop and improve the practices that already work well.

Directions that medical education and coaching can take

In summation, these may be the points that medical education may have to incorporate into its teaching syllabi.

  • Strengthen the core essentials of medicine (leveraging years of acquired knowledge of the human body and its systems)
  • Expand the learning approach (using experienced-based learning models)
  • Make new-age doctors more tech-savvy (to handle new-age digital health solutions)
  • Emphasize 360-degree medical education (to make medical education more holistic)
  • Focus on developing patient-centric competencies (to be equally wellness-oriented and illness-oriented)
  • Develop outcome-focused curriculums (with clearly defined end-capabilities)
  • Prepare medical students to have a greater societal impact (with a sense of responsibility to the community)
  • Build a commitment to professionalism (especially as a team approach to healthcare)
  • Promote a culture of inquiry and innovation (including a desire for mastery and continuous learning)

DocTutorials App Version 2.023 is geared towards the future of medical education

DocTutorials, being a top-grade online medical coaching institute, prepares students for various medical entrance exams such as NEET PG, NEET SS, FMGE, INICET and INISS. It has always encouraged its highly-qualified faculty to imbue in students the culture demanded by the evolving trends in medical education.

DocTutorials now launches its new upgraded coaching app Version 2.023 for 2023. This new app includes more immersive content in addition to all these features:

  • Hours of Video Lectures to sharpen grasp of topics and concepts learnt through theoretical sources
  • More Subject Videos (on all 19 subjects) that include advanced 2D/3D animations for a more experiential feel and increased absorption
  • 70+ Integrated MCQ Discussion Videos – to help solve New Pattern MCQs – where faculty members debate topics to help students understand the nuances of subjects
  • More competitive and fresh Test Series – with several tests per subject – to help students check their progress regularly and develop that exam temperament
  • QBank 2nd Edition with over 17000+ questions, which is both a repository of past question papers and New Pattern additions as well
  • System Based Integrated Test Series (SBITs) that help students understand the human body in depth
  • Renewed Test & Discussions (T & D) sessions that help rigorous learning and preparation
  • Revitalised Live Sessions to help students aggregate their queries to cross-check doubts with faculty
  • Reconstructed Leaderboard tests that give a continuous up-to-date ranking table to help students know how prepared they are

Those who download, sign up and subscribe to the DocTutorials V 2.023 app for NEET PG students will be sure to gain invaluable benefits from cutting-edge medical education. The future is already here.

INI CET May ’22 Rankers Laud DocTutorials Coaching For Their Success

We’re thrilled to announce that the INI CET May ’22 exam saw as many as 5 Rankers from DocTutorials!

As a medical coaching institute of substance and solidity in the country, what could be sweeter for us than the ring of success of our students?

In this blog post we are happy to introduce to you to these five of our INI CET Top Rankers who made us so proud.

And what’s more, they have named DocTutorials coaching as an important factor in their success. Every ranker has found something different and of great value from the DocTutorials coaching programme.

This feels wonderful because it has always been our objective to help each student gain the best from us, whatever their areas of strength or interest.

So, say “Hello” to out INI CET May ’22 Rankers, and hear what they say in return about how we helped them …

What’s so special about the INI CET exams?

The INI CET is an acronym for the unabbreviated form – Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test. It is an exam conducted by AIIMS, India’s premier medical institution.

Have you been wondering why students apply themselves so diligently for the INI CET exam? It’s because this entrance test allows candidates to get admission to MD, DM, MS, MDS, and Master of Chirurgiae. To get to these courses, students need to enter the portals of several prestigious medical institutions of national repute via the INI CET exam.

Staying acquainted with the INI CET 2022 syllabus is very important to students, especially those who want to top the exams. By becoming aware of the contents that need to be covered for this exam, and by being coached assiduously to score high marks, students can enhance their chances for subsequent admissions to some of the most coveted post-graduate studies of their choice.

The three main subjects that comprise the syllabus of INI CET are pre-clinical phase, para-clinical phase, and clinical phase. These phases can be further divided into multiple sub-topics for clarity.

DocTutorials prepares students for all the main and sub-topics of the INI CET exam.

DocTutorials PG Power Pack prepares students to ace the INI CET

Special exams need special coaching systems. At DocTutorials, we have the PG Power Pack that our students find extremely useful when preparing for tough exams like the INI CET.

What does the DocTutorials PG Power Pack contain? Among the most valuable features are these:

  • Videos
  • QRP (Quick Revision Program)
  • Qbank
  • Test Series
  • Truly Clinical Videos
  • T & D
  • Flashcards
  • Live Sessions
  • Leaderboard
  • Soft Copy Notes (and eligibility to buy Hard Copy Notes)
  • System-based Integrated Test Series

Watch this YouTube video to know what the full DocTutorials PG Power Pack offers …

Was the INI CET May ’22 tough to crack? “No” say our five Rankers …

Our past students who have appeared for the INI CET exams in the previous sessions, and the current Rankers of the May ’22 exam, believe that the INI CET test has a moderate difficulty level … it’s not too tough. Nevertheless, every exam is a hurdle to cross from tension to triumph. In fact, the more you prepare for the exam’s unique set of questions, the higher are your chances of scoring good marks.

So, without further ado, here are the top five Rankers of May ’22 … great going students, and good wishes for your glorious future!

Dr Armaan Saith
Rank 9

Dr Shagun Batra
Rank 13

Dr Arjun
Rank 86

Dr Sabyasachi Debata
Rank 89

Dr Yuva Sai Kumar
Rank 16

What did these Rankers like most from the DocTutorials preparation process?

Here are some terrific quotes from some of them – and do view the full videos that follow each quote too!

Dr Armaan Saith is a serious young man who approaches his studies and exams with astute thinking. He admitted that the INI CET May ’22 exams were slightly atypical from the usual exam pattern, as past questions didn’t recur as expected. He says till the end he never quite knew how well he had fared. You had to have a broad grasp of your subject and not just question-level preparedness, he avers. He also says the Grand Tests of DocTutorials helped immensely in his getting the INI CET 9th Rank.

“Initially I thought that I’ll finish the entire syllabus and then I’ll attempt a Grand Test. But as my internship progressed, I knew that would never happen … I would think that all my syllabus is done and never attempt a test.

Initially that feeling is a bit uncomfortable of attempting the test because we think that we want to be perfect in all the answers, but then compared to what we could do on the exact exam day it is always better to be in practice … because the more Grand Tests we do, the less we feel on the exam day that, “Oh, it’s a special test!”

On the exam day I only felt that I’m going for just another test, and I was calmer because I thought that I’ve given more Grand Tests. It doesn’t feel as if I’m doing something new. So that is the importance of a Grand Test … because first it tells us our relative position amongst our peers; and second, on that day we don’t feel scared or nervous of the exam.”

Dr Armaan Saith has even more to say about the DocTutorials course in this full video … watch it.

Dr Shagun Batra is a student who absolutely loves the field of Medicine. She toyed for a while between Paediatrics and Medicine, but eventually Medicine won out as her first love. She agrees with the faculty at DocTutorials that Medicine becomes interesting because it involves diagnosis – and the approach to diagnosis is almost like solving a puzzle. In fact, to Dr Shagun, it feels like being a Sherlock Holmes. Doubtless, her success at the INI CET May ’22 has been largely due to the attitude towards discipline that studying with DocTutorials has instilled in her. Read her words …

“I think the most important thing is to be disciplined because motivation is very short-lived. You can be motivated for a day, for a week … but discipline is something that will carry you for years.

It’s not like you should stop enjoying your life. You have to enjoy your MBBS. You even have to enjoy an Internship. But you need to know where to draw the line between enjoying and studying, and I think when you learn to strike that balance everything will be a very easy ride for you.

You should be consistent throughout your MBBS years. Entrance exams don’t test what you learned in the last one year, they test what you’ve been learning for the last five and a half years – so consistency and discipline are very important.”

Dr Shagun Batra has a lot more to say about the DocTutorials course in this full video … watch it.

Dr Arjun is from Kerala. He completed his MBBS from Alapuzha and he gave his INI CET exam thrice, before he got the boost needed to get his excellent rank this May ’22. His dream, he says, was to somehow get into AIIMS, and for that he was willing to try the exam as many times as it would take. This is what he says helped him the most.

“It has been quite difficult – it’s not easy as all of us know. It takes a lot of determination and at times I felt doubtful whether I’ll reach there or not. I didn’t know. At these times, the faculty at DocTutorials, they were of immense help.

They provided not only educational support but also mental support. At times, when we were doubting ourselves, we had such good interactions with the teachers who helped us a lot through the journey. I really thank all of you for that.

The one thing we can do is always believe in ourselves and do our best. We can try to find out where we are going wrong. For example, the last time I attempted the exam, I had not done the previous years’ questions that much as I did this time. Although this time it was not that much of a repeat type of question paper, but still it provided a lot of use in the examination knowing the topics from which previous years’ questions were asked.”

Dr Arjun has much more to say about the DocTutorials course in this full video … watch it.

Coming soon … more videos and quotes from the other Rankers!

This article is going to be updated shortly with even more quotes and videos from the other INI CET Rankers. So drop by often!

And as for our other aspiring students still studying with us for the next round of the INI CET exam … DocTutorials wants nothing more than for you to look at these sterling examples of those who topped the charts, and to be confident we will prepare you too for amazing results.

Just stay committed and diligent, with stars in your eyes, on your journey towards higher degrees of success.

Medical Teaching Methods Get A Boost Via DocTutorials App V 2.023

Medical college entrance exams are tough. Students get anxious even thinking about attempting them. They have to not only pass these stiff entrance exams but do so with flying colours. Those high scores and ranks are what can get them into the colleges of their choice to study the subjects they want to.

That is why students often feel the need to enrol with top-grade coaching institutes that prepare them with a solid foundation in medicine. The goal of these coaching institutes is to help students sail through these medical entrance tests with very high grades.

With the growth of coaching institutes, teaching methods for medical students have also undergone a sea change. Several new strategies, techniques and processes are now used to make pre-college medical education more well-rounded for students.

DocTutorials (one of India’s premier medical entrance coaching institutes) has developed a 360-degree approach, using some of the latest medical education methods, to train its students for tough medical entrance exams (like NEET PG, NEET SS, FMGE, INICET and INISS).

Let’s see what the best medical education programmes could ideally contain and what DocTutorials includes in its curricula.

At the macro level, medical teaching has become more varied in focus

Traditionally, medical education was taught using an approach that first exposed students to theoretical learning. Students listened to lectures by instructors or did lab-based practice – but it was all essentially a one-way approach from teacher to student.

This was usually followed by placing students in clinical practices (as interns) to give them a hands-on feel of actual patients with real problems to get a more balanced understanding.

According to Ausoma.org, we have several other refinements to teaching approaches today. They aim to teach students some mental and behavioural skills beyond just pure medical knowledge. Let’s review some that are generally in use and other additions that are specific to DocTutorials.

4 medical teaching evolutions shaping medical education at large

1. Problem-based instruction

In problem-based teaching, the instructor usually gives students a medical problem to mull over before live classes occur. Students are encouraged to apply autonomous thinking around the complexities of the problem and see if they can find solutions either from what they already know or through independent research. Groups of students may also be encouraged to collaborate to come up with solutions before the teaching class.

Problem-focused instruction allows students to get interested in the topic sufficiently so they can get the most out of the following teaching and lectures. In this method, students are guided to develop their interpersonal skills as well as problem-solving skills.

2. Case-based instruction

In case-based teaching, the faculty may give students a specific case of some complexity, where there could be many ways to treat the patient. Students must learn how to analyse the variables and prioritise their solutions. This method aims to get students to appreciate that there could be more than one solution that works every time.

With any solution, a doctor has to consider the various advantages and tradeoffs to make an optimal choice. This teaching method helps grasp a case entirely but ultimately make a difficult choice – or a series of choices – when there are no single clear answers.

3. Inquiry-based instruction

In inquiry-based instruction, students can use their mental resources to raise the correct queries when faced with a medical situation. They have to acquire the ability to use the knowledge they have gained to know what investigation a medical scenario may require for them to be able to diagnose correctly.

The inquiry-based instruction approach develops student’s proficiency in knowing what investigative routes are available and what data they can glean from them to improve their interpretative skills. This teaching method also calls for students to stay apace with scientific or medical innovations so that their exploration options will be more comprehensive. (Yale School of Medicine has an exclusive dedicated Investigative Program PhD course – that’s how important the subject has become.)

4. Evidence-based instruction

Evidence-based instruction is one of the new approaches in medical education, where students are urged to read a lot of reputed medical journals and expert-reviewed literature (like The Lancet) – and be aware of precedents in medical practices, experiments and cases handled successfully worldwide.

When students combine what they are taught as the foundation of medicine with what they read as evidence from across the world that supports or discards existing theories, they are on a journey of continuous learning. Tomorrow’s doctors need to cultivate this habit of constant self-enhancement because medicine is an ever-evolving and incrementing field.

9 medical teaching methodologies shaping medical education at DocTutorials

1. Multi-discipline-based instruction

DocTutorials has developed its core curricula via a Multi-Disciplinary Approach (MDA) to train its students. The idea DocTutorials believes in is this: education for medicine should have diverse components to it for a comprehensive subject understanding.

DocTutorial’s new upgraded coaching app, Version 2.023, is geared towards enhancing student’s information absorption and memorising capabilities, making them ready for the Year 2023. This V 2.023 app has enriched, immersive and multi-disciplinary content to make it both educative and experiential.

2. Intra-faculty-discussions-based instruction

Doc Tutorials has an interesting teaching format called Integrated MCQ Discussion Videos (IMDVs). The new app features up to 70+ such IMDVs. Students can watch debates between renowned faculty members, who discuss vital topics (including New Pattern MCQs) threadbare and explore all the nuances. These IMDVs can be enlightening for students.

3. System-based instruction

One of DocTutorial’s best teaching methods is via System Based Integrated Test Series (SBITs). Students are taught to appreciate that the human body has various systems that operate in tandem, and every system needs to be mastered in depth. This method of instruction offers both a granular and a holistic grasp for students.

4. Animated-video-based instruction

DocTutorials has a collection of Video Lectures with hours of content covering a full range of 19 subjects. Advanced 2D/3D animations in these technologically-superior videos offer students an experiential feel of critical topics. Students get to see how theoretical knowledge manifests as practical reality.

5. Live-teaching-based instruction

Live Sessions at DocTutorials help transfer valuable knowledge from instructors to students. These live classes are great opportunities for students to clear their doubts and queries and learn how to prepare for the Quick Revision Programmes (QRPs).

6. Test-series-based instruction

Frequent and intensive testing is one of the DocTutorial’s tenets of teaching. The Test Series at DocTutorials generally includes a packed calendar of subject tests, revision tests, grand tests and elite tests. Tests have two advantages for students. One, they help students assess their subject thoroughness regularly. Two, they get rid of any exam-related tensions among students.

7. Question-format-based instruction

The new QBank 2nd Edition from DocTutorials is a vast library – an invaluable resource – of past question papers and New Pattern additions. In its freshly reconfigured edition, it has Image Based Questions (IBQs) and 17000+ Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

8. Frequent-rehearsal-based instruction

Rehearsals are an intrinsic part of the syllabus planning at DocTutorials and help with meticulous preparation. Rigorous and regular Test & Discussion (T&D) sessions are held to sharpen student’s focus and skills constantly. Faculty members expose students to potential exam questions (supported by images and videos).

9. Self-assessment-based instruction

The Leaderboard at DocTutorials is a ranking table that shows students the ongoing and up-to-date results of quizzes and tests they have participated in. In this way they can know how ready they are in their exam preparation and which areas of study they need to fortify.

In summary

DocTutorial’s coaching app V 2.023 for NEET PG students encapsulates some of the most potent medical teaching methods. Aspirants are encouraged to download, sign up and subscribe to the app to take full advantage of its cutting-edge medical education methods. The future is already here.