“I have always believed that the acquisition of knowledge is improved through the provision of a level playing field where both the “teacher” and “student” are challenged.” – Dr. Stephen K. Mathew, MBBS, MD, MBA
Dr. Mathew, currently a medical director at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, joined EDU as an expert in April 2020, as a lecturer for the Bachelor of Medicine programme and the Safety and Hygiene in Infectious Diseases course from his home in India. Dedicated to helping people in his community, he founded a non-profit organization providing basic life support training to local government units and civilian volunteer groups and has worked as a primary care physician at a leprosy hospital in a rural region of Northern India, before moving into the field of medical education for the next generation of doctors. He has taught microbiology at the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences and at the Believers Church Medical Hospital in India, where he was also the Associate Medical Superintendent as well as the Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies.
“Frustrated by the didactic model of teaching, I was looking for an organization that is rethinking medical education when I came across EDU. I believe that this model of training is key to improving access to quality health care across the globe: by bringing together faculty from across the world; by reducing the cost of medical education; by providing an engaging platform for students from regions of the world lacking adequate medical education infrastructure.” – Dr. Stephen K. Mathew, MBBS, MD, MBA