First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times?
Dr. Amit Verma: The pandemic has been really hard on the whole world; needless to say, this has been a tough time in all grounds and sectors. Our employees and their families are doing good because we treat everyone as a family by ourselves. Even though we started our journey very shortly, we are doing great with all the help and resources we have gathered.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded Medwhiz.
Dr. Amit Verma: When it was evident that going to colleges or institutions was not happening anytime soon, I founded AMCI and further—launched ‘Medwhiz LMS’ (software) in 2019. AS an MBBS and MS gold medalist in Ortho, it was understood that it takes a lot of dedication to keep up with this field. After my experience as the Ex Senior resident at Trauma Centre BHU, Varanasi, and Ex Assistant Professor at Era Medical College and Institute, Lucknow, the idea finally boomed and became a reality. The showers were bestowed upon us when RGUHS (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences) showed interest in our software, which helped us to work and build content with a panel of expert medical teachers and IT professionals. The stereoscopic 3D video lectures, interactive 3D models, and many more features were added to digitalize the classroom as the education pattern has changed completely from on paper to digital.
How does Medwhiz innovate?
Dr. Amit Verma: Medwhiz, an engaging idea developed to make medical and paramedical education available with ease to students and teachers, believe in the digitalization of complex theories that can be visually driven to young minds with 24/7 accessibility.
How the coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?
Dr. Amit Verma: In April, a team of 15 developed the platform and were also trained at least 1.5 lakh users, which included medical students and teachers. The pandemic has surely affected all businesses, but because we had been a digital platform and all the support we have received, we were lucky enough to pool up resources and work tirelessly for delivering our product.
Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?
Dr. Amit Verma: Yes, we had faced challenges like in the early days when we started, there were network issues faced by our users, we had to arrange notes for rural students and ask teachers to maintain logbooks. We are now able to collect data on both the students and teachers, track the number of lectures held and the student’s level of engagement even in these situations.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety?
Dr. Amit Verma: As a person who manages an organization or a business, there is a lot of stress that comes along the way but what is to be believed is the balance which one person or a bunch of people have to hold unto. Working day and night in a smart way is something that keeps me going.
Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?
Dr. Amit Verma: Even though many organizations are doing great in the market, we feel that we are our own competition. We strive to keep improving and proving ourselves as looking up to your progress is what one should do. We also feel that our services make people happy and satisfied, and that means a lot.
Your final thoughts?
Dr. Amit Verma: An open mind, irresistible zeal to improve and contribute to the skillset will make our youth-driven and motivated students to master concepts in a better way. I believe that education has to reach every student in each part of the world regardless of their conditions. To provide this, experienced diplomats and educators are bound to work to bring this into a reality. I also feel this initiative of ours would help people stay together in these tough times by not compromising on providing quality services. I hope our clients are benefitted from the various ground and nothing more makes me happier.