When Medical Students Took Charge of the Quality of Their Education

By: Q-Med Knowledge Foundation

Published On: December 11, 2017

100 postgraduate medical students were unable to do research for their thesis due to inadequacies in their curriculum.  

Target: Rs. 2,00,000
Raised: Rs. 3,23,380
Duration: 36 days

There is always scope to know and learn better. For these postgraduate medical students, learning the correct techniques for thesis research was a vital inadequacy in their curriculum, one that they decided to address. Their workshops initiative will train 100 medical postgraduate students by teaching them scientific ways of searching for relevant literature, evidence based search, and further do the referencing with ease. After each workshop, the team behind this initiative will guide and work with each participating student, and help them in searching, citing and referencing for their thesis project. The cost of training one student is Rs.2,500, out of which, Rs.500 will be borne by the student and the rest by the foundation. They approached Impact Guru with their idea and hosted an online crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the initiative. Not only did they see crowdfunding as an opportunity for raising funds to organize workshops for these students, but they also had something to offer in return. 

Here’s what worked for them:

Useful rewards: Contributions of certain amounts gave donors a chance to avail free sessions to these workshops. These opportunities were not to be missed, and people we’re eager to help the medical students in their endeavours.

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