The Future Of Medical Education Inspires The DocTutorials App V 2.023 -

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.