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learnmed's sponsored medical student is now in fourth year

Written by Richard

Published on November 23, 2017

learnmed continues to sponsor an indigenous medical student through his medical studies. We are delighted to report that he has passed his third year exams and is now well into his fourth year of study. Well, done, Thomas - we are proud of you and we wish you continued success…

Red Dust donation

Written by Richard

Published on November 20, 2017

learnmed has an ongoing commitment to the improvement of medical and health services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities. This week, we donated to Red Dust which is a dynamic organisation that delivers innovative health programs and community development projects in partnership with remote communities. Red Dust encourages…

75 more questions added to our FRACP Written Exam revision course

Written by Richard

Published on August 22, 2017

As part of our continuous improvement program, we recently added another 75 questions, complete with answer explanations, to our FRACP Written Exam revision course. We are currently compiling even more new questions with answers explanations, and we'll notify all subscribers when these are added. Good luck with your studies.

The Fred Hollows Foundation

Written by Richard

Published on August 22, 2017

As part of learnmed's continuous commitment to improving medical and health services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities, we are proud to announce that we now support The Fred Hollows Foundation, which aims to end avoidable blindness and improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Statistics…

Feedback from our sponsored medical student.

Written by Richard

Published on August 26, 2016

Readers of our blog already know that learnmed sponsors an Aboriginal medical student, Thomas, and will continue to do so until his studies are completed. He recently contacted learnmed to tell us about his progress and experiences so far. He is currently completing Year 3. This is what Thomas told…

25 More FRACP Questions Added

Written by Richard

Published on August 26, 2016

We have recently added another 25 questions, complete with answer explanations, to our FRACP Written Exam revision course. This is part of learnmed's continuous improvement strategy, and we will continue to add more questions in the future. Good luck with your studies!

learned extends sponsorship of indigenous medical student

Written by Richard

Published on March 31, 2016

In 2015, learnmed sponsored a medical student, Thomas, for one year through the Indigenous Health Scholarship program, which is a co-operative venture between Australian Rotary Health, Rotary clubs, some State or Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government. The object of this program is to provide a scholarship to assist indigenous…

learnmed director awarded Fellowship

Written by Richard

Published on February 18, 2016

It's not just our subscribers who study hard. learnmed is delighted to announce that one of our directors, Dr Tessa Davis, has just been awarded her Fellowship. She now has her FRACP in General Paediatrics. As a dual trainee, she continues to work towards her FRACP in Paediatric Emergency Medicine…

You're Working Hard To Pass Your Exams!

Written by Richard

Published on February 18, 2016

It's great to see that our subscribers are using our online resources with enthusiasm, commitment and determination. You have already answered more than 1 million questions (yes, 1 million) so far, but yesterday..........you answered more than 10,000 in one day! That's a record to be proud of. Here at learnmed…

Brand New FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course

Written by Richard

Published on January 16, 2016

Great news! learnmed now offers two online courses. As well as the FRACP Written Exam Revision Course, you can now also subscribe to our new FRACP Clinical Exam Revision Course with case study presentations, step-by-step answers and explanations, and flashcards to help you learn, memorise and recall key information about…

The Thumbs Up! School Program gets funding from learnmed

Written by Richard

Published on August 28, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have given financial support to the Thumbs Up! School Program (run by the Jimmy Little Foundation) which is aimed at Indigenous children aged 5-16. As the incidence of diabetes in Indigenous communities is alarmingly high, the program encourages young Indigenous Australians to make…

learnmed supports IndigenousX

Written by Richard

Published on August 17, 2015

IndigenousX is an online platform that promotes issues, programs, stories, perspectives and organisations, and other insights about the Aboriginal community, and also raises funds for specific projects. IndigenousX has a weekly presence on the online news site Guardian Australia. We are delighted to announce that we have given IndigenousX a donation that will…

We've only gone and done it - our new learnmed app for Apple and Android is now available

Written by Richard

Published on May 08, 2015

We promised you the learnmed app for Apple and Android, and they are available to download now. This is a freebie, remember - there is NO INCREASE in your subscription price. Once you have downloaded the app, sign in with your learnmed user name and password and you’ll instantly have on-the-go access…

Subscriber feedback

Written by Richard

Published on May 08, 2015

We received this wonderful email from one of our subscribers a few days ago: "I would like to say a big thank you for helping me pass the written fracp exams! Your site is amazing, invaluable in my preparation and I wish you well in the future." It doesn't better than that…

Our new app is on its way!

Written by Richard

Published on April 14, 2015

In less than a few weeks, you'll be able to download our new app, built to give you on-the-go access to every exam question from our website. You'll be able to 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…

New Website Feature - Q&A Statistical Analysis

Written by Richard

Published on March 31, 2015

We have now added a highly-informative, statistical calculator to the Q&A section of our website which allows you to evaluate your progress - and successes - with the exam Q&As. You can even analyse your exam Q&A performance by specialty; this allows you to pinpoint any weak points in your learning, enabling you to channel your precious study time more effectively…

Terrific feedback - exam success!!

Written by Richard

Published on March 16, 2015

learnmed regularly receives positive feedback from our subscribers. Here is a genuine example we received today, following the announcement of the results of the 2015 FRACP written exam:

"I am pleased to inform you that I have been successful in the written FRACP exam and I want your team to know that

Follow-up from the Menzies HealthLAB

Written by Richard

Published on February 26, 2015

Last year, learnmed donated to the Menzies HealthLAB (see blog entry here). Dr Sue Sayers, who runs this challenging project, gives the following update: "With your donated money we have already purchased the smokelyzer, the stadiometer, the accutrend glucose and cholesterol monitor, the digital wireless auriscope, a grip dynamometer, and a…

Great news - learnmed supports the Diabetes Management and Care Program (DMCP)

Written by Richard

Published on February 19, 2015

Your subscriptions continue to be put to good use! Did you know that diabetes among First Australians has become the leading accelerator of mortality rates and is three times more prevalent among First Australians than other Australians? Fortunately, the Diabetes Management and Care Program (DMCP) was established by Caritas Australia's partner, Unity…

learnmed sponsors an Indigenous medical student

Written by Richard

Published on January 21, 2015

The Indigenous Health Scholarship program is a co-operative venture between Australian Rotary Health, Rotary clubs, some State or Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government. The object of this program is to provide a scholarship, which can be used to assist indigenous medical students with their day-to-day expenses while they undertake their medical…

learnmed contributes money to Ngala Nanga Mai

Written by Richard

Published on December 31, 2014

The Ngala Nanga Mai (‘We Dream’) program is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of young Aboriginal parents and their children. Isolation and lack of support have been identified as key issues and are known to have negative impacts on maternal and child health and well being, and on…

New learnmed app is on its way.

Written by Richard

Published on December 28, 2014

Once again, the learnmed team has listened to our subscribers. You asked for smartphone access to the question bank, so that you can continue exam preparation while on the move. In response, we are developing a new learnmed app that will allow you to tackle exam questions through your iPhone or android…

learnmed buys equipment for the Menzies HealthLAB

Written by Richard

Published on December 27, 2014

The Menzies HealthLAB is an innovative “hands-on” educational experience which uses modern technology to measure biomedical risk factors in a pop-up laboratory, with the aim of empowering members of the Indigenous community to make positive lifestyle choices for better health. Run by Dr Sue Sayers, under the aegis of the Menzies School of…

learnmed runs another Paediatric First Aid Course

Written by Richard

Published on December 10, 2014

Learnmed ran another paediatric course for parents and carers from the Aboriginal community recently. The course was held in the Aboriginal Catholic Services Community Centre in Emerton, NSW. We had a great turnout as usual and all the enthusiastic participants worked hard throughout the day. As always, this course was free

In the beginning.......

Written by Richard

Published on September 18, 2014

What started as a blue-sky-thinking discussion over a couple of pints two years ago about ways to help the disadvantaged Aboriginal community in Australia has become transformed into a reality with learnmed and our social enterprise achievements. I can honestly say that when the three of us (now the company…

How learnmed plans to use our Grant funds

Written by Tessa

Published on July 22, 2014

We have our plan in place, which has been approved by Parramatta City Council (PCC), and now we are raring to go.

Our grant plans are:
  • employ an admin officer to help with co-ordinating the running of our first aid courses
  • become a training partner with an RTO to be…

A new beginning

Written by Tessa

Published on July 08, 2014

It's going to be an exciting year for learnmed, particularly as we've just been awarded a $24k grant to develop our social enterprise mission. Keen an eye on our blog and I'll keep you updated with our progress...