Welcome to GR367, a provider that makes medical education information and advice accessible to all. Our goal is to help improve access to classes and programs as well as improve and enhance engagement and retention of fundamental medical education principles.
Easier completion of medical education than ever before is possible in part because of these 3 important factors:
1. Mobile access to learning.
Providing medical education classes and resources via mobile devices is of great benefit to medical professionals whose desire is to pick up new skills quickly and without hassles so they can enhance their practices and improve the way they care for patients. Studies in this field have shown that mobile phone users are able to finish medical education courses about 45 percent more quickly than those who take classes only on desktop computers. Additionally, more than 70 percent of students say that they engage better with courses through their mobile device, leading to greater retention than is possible through desktop course work.
Offering medical resources via smart phone allows enrolled professionals to interact with the content from anywhere on the globe. That means they can work on module study while on the go, offering them flexibility that isn’t possible any other way and increasing their productivity overall. For this and other reasons, mobile learning is estimated to become a more than $12 billion business in coming years.
Mobile medical education also makes it easier to reach prospective students – because almost all Americans and most people in developed nations around the world own a smart phone. Better reach means the potential for more students and a more successful company.
2. Modules of fewer credit hours.
Continuing Medical Education courses can be very demanding. When CME modules require fewer credits each, medical professionals can become acquainted with a wider range of topics over the course of a program and complete each module more quickly and easily.
In so-called small courses, students obtain a full overview of the subject matter without extraneous detail, allowing for a greater breadth of knowledge that can later be expanded as necessary. Some educational institutions supplement their course offerings with high credit offerings as well so that medical professionals can gain greater depth of knowledge in the subjects most relevant to them and their career paths.
Additionally, some schools focus on making CME credit easier to obtain by eliminating unneeded exams and assignments that can make a course seem daunting or even boring to potential students. Creating and measuring success, these schools have found, does not always require lengthy home assignments or written exams.
3. Better communication with school personnel.
Today, medical professionals taking medical education classes insist on excellent communication with instructors. More than ever, students value strong communication with those around them. This means they need easy access to educational providers if there are course problems as well as easy access to career advice from these thought leaders.
There are many ways educational providers can facilitate communication with the medical professionals who take their classes. The simplest is to provide instructor email addresses, phone numbers and live chat handles, allowing for real-time or quick access. Also, some schools allow students to post questions to be answered by other learners.
Increasingly, the connection happens on social media. Some institutions or individual teachers have Facebook pages or groups that allow for sharing learning materials, images and other content. For effective communication that includes document and image sharing, there may be no better system currently available than social media.
When schools choose to implement all 3 of these methodologies, medical education can work better than ever before for schools and for students, whether they are currently working medical professionals or prospective healthcare workers looking to complete their first rounds of education. For more advice and insights, keep reading.