About learnmed

Who are the directors of learnmed?

Dr Tessa Davis is a paediatric registrar who has trained in the UK and Australia. She has completed both the MRCPCH and the FRACP Paediatric exams. Tessa has a long-standing interest in medical education, health innovation and technology. Dr Ed Wallitt is a qualified physician and director of a medical IT consultancy which provides high-quality video podcasts and learning materials aimed at the undergraduate market. Dr Richard Woolfson is a chartered educational psychologist with a life-long interest in learning and teaching. Richard has also run several successful businesses.

What health projects does learnmed financially support?

learnmed gives financial support to projects which aim to improve medical services for the Aboriginal community. Statistics confirm that Aboriginal people are twice as likely to die from injuries as non-Aboriginal people, and that 80% of deaths in younger Aboriginal people are caused by injury or poisoning. Since its inception, learnmed has given financial support to a range of organisations and projects that improve healthy and medical services to the Aboriginal community, and continues to do so. Check out our blog for details.

Why is learnmed better value than other online training providers?

All of learnmed's online teaching materials have been compiled and quality-assured by experienced and qualified professionals, and are based on actual exam questions, and/or case studies. In addition to offering these high-quality teaching products, our annual sign-up fees are significantly lower than any other provider of this level of online medical training and are highly-competitive. learnmed also provides support for subscribers.

What is learnmed?

learnmed provides high-quality online learning resources for doctors. learnmed also gives financial support to a range of organisations and projects that improve health and medical services in the Aboriginal community.

What can learnmed offer me?

At present, learnmed offers three online exam-revision courses to help you prepare for your professional medical exams. These are (1) our FRACP Written Exam Revision Course which gives you online access to exam-focused video-lectures, our past-paper question bank containing over 1700 questions and answers from previous exam papers along with a full explanation for each correct answer, and our Android/iOS app (2) our FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course which gives you online access to a series of short case studies with stage-by-stage analyses and full answer explanations, and our revision flashcards to improve your learning and recall of key information about patient examination strategies (3) our Australian Medical Council CAT MCQ Exam revision course (for doctors who qualified outside of Australia and who want to pass the AMC Exam) which gives you online access to over 100 teaching videos covering the topics needed to pass the AMC MCQ exam, and a question bank based on AMC MCQ exam questions with full answer explanations. Subscribing to learnmed also gives you the opportunity to help us give financial support to organisations and projects that improve health and medical services to the Aboriginal community. Additional online exam-revision courses are in development and will be available soon.

FRACP Written Exam Revision Course

What topics are in "Picture and Imaging Questions for the FRACP Paediatric Exams"?

Topics included are: Chest X-ray Interpretation; Spirometry and Flow-Volume Loops; ECGs; Cardiac Catheterisation Data; Gastrointestinal Imaging; Renal Imaging; Immunology; Skin Manifestations of Infectious Diseases; Haematology Slide Interpretation; EEGs; Audiology; Ophthalmology; Genetic Pedigrees; Genetic Pictures; Genetic Testing; Other X-rays; Head CT and MRI; Rheumatology Rashes; General Dermatology; Neurocutaneous Signs

Do all the video lectures include discussion of actual exam questions?

Yes. Every learnmed video lecture centres around discussion of actual exam questions. This means the lecture is specifically designed to help you pass your professional exam.

How long are each of the video lectures?

Most lectures are around 30 minutes, though some are shorter. The lectures are very concise in presentation and content because they are custom-designed specifically to help you pass your exams.

Is learnmed's FRACP Written Exam Revision Course only for doctors in Australia and New Zealand?

No. Although our FRACP Written Exam Revision Courses is based on the Australian medical exam system, the high-quality training content of the course means it is of great use to trainee paediatricians in other countries such as the UK, Canada, America and elsewhere.

Who presents "Pictures and Imaging Questions for the FRACP Paediatric Exams"?

We have a range of presenters, each of whom has extensive professional experience of working in the field of their teaching topic, either at consultant or senior registrar/fellow level. They have each spent time studying past FRACP exam questions within their topic using our database of the past 10 years' FRACP exam questions. This enables learnmed to provide dynamic teaching sessions that are focused on passing the exams. The questions discussed by each presenter in the online videos are therefore of a standard similar to those you will receive in the actual exams you sit.

Are there learnmed courses for other medical specialities?

Not at the moment. learnmed has begun with this paediatric course but we aim to expand to other medical specialties in due course. Get in touch if you think your particular specialty would benefit from a learnmed online training course, or if you would like to work with us to create a course for your specialty. We want to hear from you.

How many questions are in the Question Bank?

The Question Bank contains 1701 questions from past FRACP Written Examination: Paediatrics & Child Health papers, along with the answers. The Question Bank has many useful additional features including a cumulative statistical analysis of your answers, and the option to organise questions by speciality.

How do I keep track of my answers with the Question Bank?

No problem - the Question Bank does this for you! It records your progress and keeps stats on how well you are answering questions.

Who presents the videos?

We have a range of presenters, each of whom has extensive professional experience of working in the field of their teaching topic, either at consultant or senior registrar/fellow level. They have each spent time studying past FRACP exam questions within their topic using our database of the past 10 years' FRACP exam questions. This enables learnmed to provide dynamic teaching sessions that are focused on passing the exams. The questions discussed by each presenter in the online videos are therefore of a standard similar to those you will receive in the actual exams you sit.

Do you explain the answers to the exam questions in the Question Bank?

Yes. Every question in our question bank has the correct answer indicated (after you make your own selection!) along with a full and detailed explanation of the answer.

What is learnmed's app?

The learnmed app for iOS and Android is for the FRACP Written Exam Revision Course. The app gives you on-the-go access to every exam question from our website. You can choose to "revise hard" (30 random questions from our database) or to "revise smart" (you pick the number of questions to answer and which specialties these are from.) After completing the questions, you'll see a breakdown of your results, and you can even upload them to your website account if you want so that you can continue to track your overall performance there. NOTE: At present, the learnmed app is only for the FRACP Written Exam Revision Course.

FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course

How many case studies and flashcards are there in this revision course?

When we first launched this course in January 2016, we provided 25 case studies and 10 flashcards - now there are 34 case studies and 15 flashcards. We will continue to add more case studies and flashcards in due course. Your current subscription does not increase whenever additional material is added.

Are the cases studies in this course the same as the ones in the FRACP Clinical Exam?

Yes. Our case studies are just like the ones you will have in your exam. Every case study takes you through the clinical examination step-by-step, with full answers and explanations at every stage. At the end of each case study, you are given additional information to support your understanding and learning.

What are the flashcards?

These specially-designed flashcards explain how to conduct patient examinations and offer you an easy-access reader-friendly format to help you learn, memorise and recall key information.

Is learnmed's FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course only for doctors in Australia and New Zealand?

No. Although our FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course is based on the Australian medical exam system, the high-quality training content of the course means it is of great use to trainee paediatricians in other countries such as the UK, Canada, America and elsewhere.

Is the learnmed app for the FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course?

No. At the moment, the learnmed app is only for the FRACP Written Exam Revision Course.

AMC MCQ Exam Revision Course

How do I keep track of my answers with the Question Bank?

No problem - the Question Bank does this for you! It records your progress and keeps stats on how well you are answering questions.

Do you explain the answers to the exam questions in the Question Bank?

Yes. Every question in our question bank has the correct answer indicated (after you make your own selection!) along with a full and detailed explanation of the answer.

Who presents the videos?

We have a range of presenters, each of whom has extensive professional experience of working in the field of their teaching topic, either at consultant or senior registrar/fellow level. This enables learnmed to provide dynamic teaching sessions that are focused on helping you to pass your exam. The questions discussed by each presenter in the online videos are therefore of a standard similar to those you will receive in the actual exams you sit.

How long are the video lectures?

Most lectures are around 20-30 minutes, though some are shorter. The lectures are very concise in presentation and content because they are custom-designed specifically to help you pass your exams.

Who is this course for?

Our Australian Medical Council CAT MCQ Exam revision course is for doctors who qualified outside of Australia but want to work in Australia. They have to pass the AMC Exam in order to do so.

What does this course offer me?

Our revision course includes over 100 teaching videos covering the topics needed to pass the AMC MCQ exam. There is also a question bank based on AMC MCQ exam questions, offering over 500 questions with full answer explanations. You can track your performance and compare yourself to other subscribers.

Why are there three different lengths of subscription?

The AMC MCQ exam takes place several times per year. Feedback from our AMC subscribers confirmed that subscribers may want to subscribe to our revision course for different time periods, depending on the date they intend to sit the exam. We therefore provide three options, all of which represent great value for money.

Subscriptions

How do I pay my sign up fee to learnmed?

All sign up payments are made through our website's secure payment gateway. At the last stage of the short signing-up process, you will be directed to make payment through Paypal, either from your credit card or from your own Paypal account. This online payment system is safe and secure.

Once I sign up, when will I gain access to the learning materials?

Instantly. As soon as you have made payment, you will immediately be able to login to the learnmed course(s) you have subscribed to at all times of the day or night, whenever you want.

What happens if I want to sign up but I don't have a Paypal account?

That's easy! You have two choices. You can either open your own Paypal account (you can do this in a couple of minutes at www.paypal.co.uk) or you can simply pay the sign up cost using your credit card.

Do subscription prices ever increase?

learnmed continues to revise and improve our teaching resources for all courses, on an on-going basis. As these additions require a huge investment of time and money, we occasionally have to increase the subscription prices in order to sustain our continuous development. learnmed subscriptions continue to represent great value for money, and continue to be the best value-for-money exam-revision resources available.

How long does my subscription last?

Your learnmed subscription lasts from the date you subscribe until the very last day of your subscription period. During your subscription period, you have full access to the online teaching resources for the course(s) you have subscribed to.

What does my subscription give me access to?

A subscription to a course gives you full access to all the online training resources for that course, throughout your entire subscription period. You can access these resources 24/7.

Is there a monthly sign up rate?

No. Your subscription lasts for 12 months from the date you subscribe. There is no facility at present for signing up to any of our courses for a shorter period of time.

If the subscription increases after I sign up, will I be charged a supplement?

No. You will never be asked to pay an additional amount during your current subscription. Once you have paid your subscription, that is all you pay for that subscription period, and you will never be charged extra for any new features that are added during your subscription. So the cost of your subscription will definitely not increase during your current subscription period.

How much will it cost me to sign up to learnmed?

The sign-up cost for the FRACP Written Exam Revision Course is $700 AUD, for the FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course is $350 AUD, and for both courses combined is $900 AUD. This gives you unlimited access for 12 months from the date you subscribe. Remember that learnmed gives financial support to organisations and projects that improve health and medical services for the Aboriginal community. Have a look at our blog.

Will I get an invoice when I sign up to a learnmed course.

Yes. Paypal automatically issues you with an invoice whenever you sign up to any of our courses. In addition, you can download your invoices again from the "profile" section of the website.

What is your refund policy?

As a subscription payment provides immediate access to all the learning materials for that course, we do not offer a refund or cancellation under any circumstances.

Usage

Can I download learnmed's video lectures to my ipad/computer?

No. The training materials can only be viewed online, through our website.

Do I have to use full screen and HD when viewing the lectures?

No. The default setting is that the videos will play without HD and not in full screen. However, if you want, you can increase the screen size by clicking on the "full screen" icon. Likewise, you can view in HD by clicking the "HD" icon - viewing in HD gives a clearer screen picture.

Can I download learnmed's training materials to my ipad/tablet/laptop/desktop?

No. The video lectures can only be viewed through or website.

Can I allow non-subscribers to use my subscription?

No. Your subscription is for your individual use only, and therefore it cannot be shared with anyone else.

Troubleshooting

Why does my video lecture sometimes freeze when I go to full screen or HD?

This is caused by the slow speed of your internet. HD and full screen needs faster and stronger internet usage. To avoid this problem recurring, simply view in the default position which doesn't require increased internet capacity.

What happens if I forget my username or password for the website?

Your user name and password are unique to you. Keep them in a safe place and do not reveal these details to anyone else. If you do forget your username or password, email us at technical@learnmed.com and we will issue new login details to you within 24 hours.

What happens if I have a problem using learnmed's website?

You are highly unlikely to experience any technical problems when using learnmed's website. However, if you do run into technical difficulties or if you have any technical questions, email us at technical@learnmed.com. We aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours, although replies are usually much quicker than that.

What happens if I forget my username or password for the website?

Your user name and password are unique to you. Keep them in a safe place and do not reveal these details to anyone else. If you do forget your username or password, email us at ed@learnmed.com and we will issue new login details to you within 24 hours.

Miscellaneous

How can I contact learmed?

That's easy! Our email address for technical questions is technical@learnmed.com, for feedback comments is feedback@learnmed.com, for subscription inquiries is subscriptions@learnmed.com, and for any other inquiry is info@learnmed.com. We aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours, although replies are usually much quicker than that.

Can I can give learnmed feedback?

Yes. learnmed welcomes user feedback and we greatly value any comments and observation you have to make. You can do this by contacting us at feedback@learnmed.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Can I make a donation to learnmed?

No. learnmed does not have charitable status. However, learnmed gives financial support to a range of schemes and projects which improve medical and health services for the Aboriginal Community.

How can I contact learnmed?

That's easy! Our email address for technical questions is technical@learnmed.com.au, for feedback comments is feedback@learnmed.com.au, for subscription inquiries is subscriptions@learnmed.com.au, and for any other inquiry is info@learnmed.com.au. We aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours, although replies are usually much quicker than that.

Can I give learnmed feedback?

Yes. learnmed welcomes user feedback and we greatly value any comments and observation you have to make. You can do this by contacting us at feedback@learnmed.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you.