National MEDigi project: systematic implementation of digitalization to undergraduate medical and dental education in Finland

Anna Reetta Levy, Petri Kulmala, Jussi Merenmies, Jarmo Jääskeläinen, Outi Kortekangas-Savolainen, Juhani Jääskeläinen, Seppo Nikkari, Anne Remes, Jarmo Reponen
2019 Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare  
MEDigi is a nationwide Finnish project that aims to develop and implement digital teaching, learning and assessment solutions and to provide possibilities for national harmonization of undergraduate medical and dental education in Finland. The MEDigi project will investigate the options and feasibility of a common national digital online platform and produce digital content and solutions for medical education. Furthermore, tools and support system for digital pedagogy training will be created
more » ... g will be created to ensure that the teaching staff will achieve and retain appropriate digipedagogical skills. The project aims also to increase the competence related to the digital tools used in clinical practice (eHealth, digital health) of physicians and dentists. Furthermore, academic research will be carried out on various aspects of the project. All the universities in Finland that offer the Licentiate Degree in Medicine and Dentist programmes are involved: Universities of Eastern Finland, Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere and Turku. The project is coordinated by the University of Oulu. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia. The project lifespan is until the end of May 2021. MEDigi project is financed by the Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education and its total budget is over 4 million euros.
doi:10.23996/fjhw.83309 fatcat:gzls2d7wfnfg3c7tijddcqg2sa