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Webinar R' It.

Webinars have become increasingly popular in recent years as a means of delivering medical education to healthcare professionals. For Nigerian doctors arriving in the UK, webinars can be an effective way to access valuable training and education.


NDUK is committed to supporting the education and well-being of its members through the use of webinars. By providing access to high-quality education and training, as well as promoting engagement and interaction among members, webinars will be an important tool in advancing the professional development and overall well-being of Nigerian doctors in the UK. We also welcome and support our valued members when they register for their events and webinars with NDUK. This would increase their visibility and audience within our professional network.


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In this article, we will explore how webinars can support the medical education and overall well-being of Nigerian doctors in the UK. We will also examine the benefits of webinars for delivering medical education and training, as well as the views of experts in the field.


A Tool For The Modern Age.

Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience, especially for healthcare professionals who are expected to adhere to new regulations and protocols. In the case of Nigerian doctors arriving in the UK, there may be significant differences in medical practice and cultural norms. Webinars can help bridge this gap by providing access to relevant education and training, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.


One of the most significant advantages of webinars is the ability to attend training sessions without being physically present. Nigerian doctors arriving in the UK may have to contend with a number of challenges, such as finding accommodation, adjusting to a new work environment, and adapting to a new culture. Webinars can provide them with the flexibility they need to access high-quality education and training without adding additional stress.


Another advantage of webinars is the ability to access content from different parts of the world. This is particularly important for Nigerian doctors who are arriving in a new country with a different healthcare system. By attending webinars, they can gain insight into the latest developments in medical practice and research from different parts of the world. This can help them keep up-to-date with the latest advances in medical science, which can be applied to their work in the UK.


Webinars also offer the opportunity to connect with other healthcare professionals from around the world. Nigerian doctors arriving in the UK may feel isolated or disconnected from their colleagues in their home country. By attending webinars, they can connect with other healthcare professionals, share knowledge and experiences, and build valuable networks. This can be an excellent way to establish themselves in the UK and gain valuable insights into the UK healthcare system.




What do Experts Say?

Experts agree that webinars can be an effective tool for delivering medical education and training to healthcare professionals. According to a study published in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, webinars are a useful and well-accepted mode of delivering medical education, especially for remote and geographically dispersed learners. The study found that webinars are an effective way to deliver knowledge, skills, and attitude-based learning.

Webinars also offer the advantage of being flexible, convenient, and cost-effective, making them an attractive option for both learners and educators. They allow learners to access education and training from anywhere, at any time, without the need to travel or take time away from work. Additionally, webinars are often recorded and can be viewed at a later time, providing learners with the opportunity to revisit content when needed.

Another advantage of webinars is the ability to facilitate engagement and interaction among learners. This can be achieved through various means, such as live polls, chat rooms, and Q&A sessions. According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, webinars can provide a collaborative learning experience that promotes engagement and interaction among learners, resulting in improved knowledge retention and satisfaction.

Despite the advantages of webinars, some experts caution that they should not be seen as a replacement for in-person learning. While webinars are an effective means of delivering knowledge-based learning, some aspects of medical education, such as hands-on training, may require in-person instruction. However, webinars can be an effective supplement to in-person learning, providing learners with additional opportunities to access education and training.

In conclusion, experts generally agree that webinars are an effective means of delivering medical education and training to healthcare professionals. They offer a flexible, convenient, and cost-effective means of delivering knowledge-based learning and can promote engagement and interaction among learners. While they may not be a replacement for in-person learning, webinars can be an effective supplement to traditional educational approaches.


 

Reference:
Cook, D.A., Levinson, A.J., Garside, S., Dupras, D.M., Erwin, P.J. & Montori, V.M. (2010). Internet-based learning in the health professions: a meta-analysis. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 30(4), 241-246.

This study found that webinars and other forms of internet-based learning were effective and well-accepted among healthcare professionals. They were found to be particularly useful for remote and geographically dispersed learners.
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