The World Medical Association (WMA) has launched a new education platform, which it hopes will help accelerate learning for physicians.
The Association has entered into a strategic partnership with the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) to create what is being described as a "central hub of knowledge for physicians to access and stay up to date with the latest thinking and advances from around the world". Thousands of courses have been uploaded to the platform, with plans to expand the course library further.
Every WMA member association is to be offered 'Learning Management Systems' through which to access the courses. Many of the educators have agreed to allow their courses to be distributed to physicians in emerging nations for free or at reduced prices, which the WMA says will help to bridge the gap between high- and low-resource countries.
“With an umbrella membership of more than 10 million physicians, the WMA seeks to influence medical ethics, human rights and equal access to medical education around the world,” commented Dr. Otmar Kloiber, WMA Secretary-General. “Online education provides a unique opportunity to connect the top educators with physicians improving knowledge and healthcare regardless of geographical location.”