The school is in talks with McGraw Hill, the company which provides access to the online library, AccessMedicine to provide access to both students and faculty. AccessMedicine provides access to books, updates, clinical cases, clinical guidelines, drug monographs, case files, study tools, multimedia, and the hospital corner.
The school is in talks with Vinformax, the company which provides stereoscopic videos, images and slides for various basic science subjects. The platform also has clinical cases and student learning material. Students and faculty can download the app on their smartphones which will let them access 2-D version of the material at their convenience.
Lecturio and external exam preparation platforms:
The school is in discussion with Lecturio and with Med-Challenger among other providers to offer a learning system and resources for preparation for external standardized and licensing exams mapped to the integrated curriculum.
Recorded lectures by WMSI faculty
WMSI will record faculty interactive lecture sessions and make them available for students to review. Attendance at lectures and other learning sessions will be mandatory.
WMSI will purchase basic simulation resources like the SAM monitor, equipment for practicing venipuncture, fundoscopic examination, breast examination and pelvic examination initially and throughout the first year. As the course progresses newer resources will be added.
WMSI in association with organizations like Udemy is planning to offer virtual courses to students.
IBM Watson courses
WMSI is in discussion with IBM Watson to offer training sessions for faculty who will then offer training sessions on artificial intelligence for doctors to the students.
WMSI will be using cadavers for anatomy learning during the first year of medical school. Later in discussion with the anatomy faculty the school will be using virtual learning platforms for anatomy.
WMSI recognizes that access to medical journals is important for staying up-to-date. Access Medicine updates provide short updates to the latest developments in various areas. There are a number of websites which provide free access to medical journals. Among these are:
The school is discussing subscribing to a few journals in medical education. Many medical education journals are however, available free on the internet.
Khan academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine) offers a number of free vide lectures primarily on human anatomy and physiology. Students will be encouraged to watch these lectures according to organ systems. The site also provides access to video lectures on circulatory, respiratory, hematologic, nervous, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems and infectious diseases. The integrated approach on Khan Academy correlates well with the integrated basic sciences curriculum of WMSI.
MedEdPortal (https://www.mededportal.org/) is a collection of free learning resources provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). A list of possible resources for students, faculty, joint sessions, and for standardized patients has been identified. This will be reviewed, customized and offered at the institution.
YouTube videos and resources of clinicians:
WMSI educators will carefully review and vet clinical procedures available on YouTube and create a recommended list for students according to organ systems during the basic sciences and according to rotations during the clinical sciences. WMSI clinician educators will supplement this with videos, radiographs and other material from their personal collection. Interesting, deidentified cases and patients may also be discussed.