This Program Trains Rural Doctors to Engage with Urban Physicians

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 27, 2016
References: mpower-social & fastcoexist
'MDoc' is a unique medical platform that trains rural doctors to use a tablet so that they can connect with urban physicians. In many countries, rural communities lack the same medical infrastructure found in larger urban areas. This program helps to compensate for this gap by encouraging rural physicians to learn from medical professionals working in cities.

MDoc was started by Rubayat Khan and Ahmed Bakr as a way to help rural doctors meet the needs of their patients. To meet this need, mDoc teaches rural physicians how to use a tablet so that they can consult with doctors in urban areas. The doctors can then come up with a necessary treatment or prescription that can be used to help the patient acquire the correct medicine. By leveraging existing relationships in the medical community, the program helps ensure more accurate diagnoses.