Medtalkz, South Africa’s new open access library of medical lectures, has announced that its online content is now accredited with CPD points, allowing health professionals to earn their points at a time and place convenient to them.

Medtalkz Founder, Dr Brian Levy believes that by providing CPD accredited content, Medtalkz is creating greater access to healthcare professionals to learn from some of South Africa’s greatest medical minds.

“South Africa is privileged to have an active continuing medical education (CME) environment through conferences, lectures and refresher courses. But the valuable content delivered at these events is often lost to those who are unable to attend and is effectively lost to the profession once it has been delivered,” said Dr Levy.

Medtalkz records, catalogues and stores this content online, thereby safeguarding it for the future and making it accessible to all South African healthcare professionals, regardless of their location.

Dr Levy noted that the rationale behind the creation of Medtalkz was a combination of the need for health professionals to stay up to date in a rapidly developing sphere and the need for smarter learning methods that take into account the time pressures faced by doctors, nurses and others.

The Medtalkz website currently houses over 400 lectures across most fields of medicine, including allied health disciplines. Access to the site is free and is strictly for use by registered health professionals.

“It is important to Medtalkz, as a not-for-profit entity, to be able to offer this content free to the industry, thereby supporting greater access to medical education now and into the future,” concluded Dr Levy.

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