For a long time the CMU team have felt that there must be alternative ways to approach education. We aim to improve our teaching methods to be more clever, more effective, and ultimately better. We found Premed to be quite expensive and incredibly time-consuming which made it impossible to work while studying. The world has been moving forward with innovative technological solutions, while the educational system of Premed seemingly got stuck in outdated ideas. Our platform is a result of collective efforts of students, professors, and technological experts, whose goal is to implement changes in Premed education.
We gathered a task force and asked our students about their expectations and priorities. While collecting the feedback, we included factors such as costs, accommodation, travel duration, and environmental concerns. We also wanted to know how and when our students prefer to learn, what they expect from each part of the course, and what they wish to gain at each step of their education.
Online communication is a technology worth exploring, as we can create a sense of community through digital means. We will also be able to benefit the environment if we stop using printed handouts and limit the use of gas when we do not need to travel to classes. What is more, students can have different responsibilities, work shifts, and sleep schedules, and thanks to online courses they can spend their free time on self-improvement without having to reorganize their entire lifestyle to tailor a particular class timetable.
A group of CMU professors, students from different course levels, and software developers have all contributed to the project.
We created the project at the CMU University in Curacao, Caribbean.
Founded in 2007, the Caribbean Medical University has gained its respectable reputation and high pass rate due to its innovative approach to medical science. The teachers have developed an effective curriculum which implements modern technologies and attracts aspiring medical professionals from around the world. The project inspired scholars internationally, and its final stages were completed by scholars based in the USA, Curacao, and Belgium.