Episode 7: Dr Fran Fieldhouse uses podcasts to hack health education for rural Africa

“We want patients, wherever they are, to get the best possible care.” Responding to a global need for up-to-date professional development training for physicians, Horizon Medical Education, offers low cost podcast-based professional development trainings for primary care health workers in mobile first environments, in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Director Dr. Fran Fieldhouse describes how podcast downloads allow physicians in rural areas with poor data connections to access learning modules, listen offline, and complete quizzes once they are in an area with stronger data connections. Reaching physicians in remote places with little support and little equipment, an aim is to “teach the gold standard and provide alternatives if that’s not available,” providing pragmatic, real world instruction and support. Offering stories and anecdotes from practice, they also offer “myth busters” to counter misinformation. Free COVID materials are updated weekly as new information emerges.

For more information, check out their website: http://www.horizonmedicaleducation.com, or follow them on Twitter @horizonmeded

Episode 7: Dr Fran Fieldhouse uses podcasts to hack health education for rural Africa

 
 
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