Published: 24th March 2017
Play, pause, rewind your medical lessons
DrMentors offers online medical coaching through videos by the best minds in the medical field
One must concede that learning through videos has several advantages. And we’re not just talking about learning how to knot a tie or drape a sari, which have been watched 15,624,250 and 4,152,187 times respectively (in case you were wondering). Now that we’ve established the reach of educational videos, is it a surprise at all that DrMentors, an online platform for medical students, has over 2,500 students? These videos are created for those about to attempt NEET PG, AIIMS and other medical exams by a team of 20 specialist faculty. While packages start at ruppes 8,499, you can view the videos for up to 18 months! This and other aspects catch our attention when we speak to founders Dr Punit Bhojani and Rajeev Vasani.
Q&A time: Videos contain image-based multiple choice questions
Dr Bhojani, who has authored medical textbooks, is a practicing gynaecologist and has dabbled in coaching in the past. When setting up the platform in 2013, he knew that he wanted people who could teach, as he believes that teaching in a classroom and teaching through videos is not very different. This doctor makes it a point to stay in touch with students through calls or WhatsApp. He is directly available to each student this way (and he can vouch that no other faculty does this) because he truly believes that DrMentors is not just about coaching.
Two together: Dr Punit Bhojani and Rajeev Vasani
“It is about the motivation, guidance and the strategy with which one must approach the exams, which differs from student to student. We teach concepts here at DrMentors,” says Dr Punit, speaking about the NEET exams, calling it a good move by the government to curb malpractices like the management quota, capitation fee and more. “All our teachers are highly experienced. We are aware of what the paper will be like, since there cannot be a drastic change in the paper,” he says, confidently.
The hours of video lectures available for students
The number of specialist faculty available
The starting rate for packages
The videos are constantly being updated with changes in the syllabus or the addition of new editions of reference books at zero additional cost. Student convenience remains their focus at all times, which is their value proposition, says Rajeev. “You can watch videos multiple times, rewinding or fast forwarding as you please. All this at half the cost of any coaching centre,” says the 31-year-old. They even have a mobile app for the gynaecology section and we can expect a full-fledged mobile app for DrMentors soon, says Rajeev.
Reach out to them at drmentors.com