South African health professionals will now be able to earn
their CPD points by watching medical lectures online. Medtalkz, SA’s new open
access library of medical lectures, has announced that its online content is
now accredited with CPD points, allowing health professionals to earn their
points at a time and place convenient to them.
Medtalkz founder, Dr Brian Levy believes that by providing
CPD accredited content, Medtalkz is creating greater access to healthcare
professionals to learn from some of South Africa’s greatest medical minds.
“South Africa is privileged to have an active CME
environment through conferences, lectures and refresher courses. But the
valuable content delivered at these events is often lost to those who are
unable to attend and is effectively lost to the profession once it has been
delivered”, says Levy.
Medtalkz records, catalogues and stores this content online,
thereby safeguarding it for the future and making it accessible to all South
African healthcare professionals, regardless of their location. Levy adds that
the rationale behind the creation of Medtalkz was a combination of the need for
health professionals to stay up to date in a rapidly developing sphere and the
need for smarter learning methods that take into account the time pressures
faced by doctors, nurses and others.
The site currently houses over 400 lectures across most
fields of medicine, including allied health disciplines. Access to the site is
free and is strictly for use by registered health professionals. “It is
important to Medtalkz, as a not-for-profit entity to be able to offer this content
free to the industry, thereby supporting greater access to medical education
now and into the future”, concludes Levy.
For more information and to register, go to: https://www.medtalkz.com/