Have you heard of the International Virtual Medical School or IVIMEDS? Sounds like an interesting concept, doesn't it?
The International Virtual Medical School - IVIMEDS - is a worldwide partnership of leading edge medical schools and institutions, setting new standards in medical education and blending high quality e-learning and face-to-face learning in the training of health care professionals.
The IVIMEDS Principles include:
- The use of world class learning materials accessed and shared among leading international medical schools and institutions.
- Flexibility in choice of content and learning strategies and the ability to customise content to meet specific needs of teachers, doctors and students wherever they are located.
- Technical interoperability and standards maximising the scope for international collaboration and flexibility of delivery methods
E-learning technologies are changing the landscape of medical education. Students today have access to such a wide range of multimedia, simulators, and other innovative tools that can significantly enhance their education. I envy modern-day medical students (and even college students for that matter). I didn't use a tablet PC to write notes using different colored pens when I was a student. I didn't have access to rich multimedia simulations.