Lecturio, a German tech company, has announced the launch of MEDI, a new Medical Education Development Initiative that aims to support medical capacity building in the developing world.
Access to high quality medical education taught by experienced instructors is crucial for medical capacity building and health system strengthening, but access to medical education is limited in developing and emerging countries. Lecturio, an e-learning provider based in Germany, wants to address this shortfall.
Recently, the company has announced the launch of MEDI, a new Medical Education Development Initiative that aims to support medical capacity building. With this new program, institutions and development organizations can apply to receive top quality medical e-learning resources–for free.
“A world with vanishing physical and practically non-existing digital borders should not be hesitant about spreading specialized knowledge, particularly in such a vital area as medicine,” says Martin Schlichte, CEO at Lecturio. “In this context, we see it as our mission to make high quality medical education available for projects and institutions that improve health care and health systems.”
“We want to create the most inspiring and effective online medical education platform around the globe and to do our bit to make the world a healthier place,” he adds.
Participants of MEDI are provided with free licenses to access more than 500 hours of high-quality online video lectures which are given by hand-picked, renowned medical instructors from universities all over the world, such as King’s College and University College in London, as well as UCLA in the United States. Many of Lecturio’s instructors have received multiple awards for expert instruction. The company says that the content of the courses is updated and expanded regularly, and conforms to the internationally upheld standards set by the MCAT and USMLE in the U.S.