If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Salman Khan should feel honored. Since he introduced Khan Academy in 2006, the free, open-access education platform has inspired several knock-offs focused on specific disciplines. The latest, MEDSKL, aims to provide comprehensive medical content for use inside and outside the classroom.


MEDSKL founder, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, a clinical epidemiologist, professor and research director at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, had an “aha” moment while teaching a class three or four years ago. “I could see that my students were distracted by social media during the lecture. At the time, I’d been hearing about what Khan was doing and suddenly I realized there’s a fundamental divide between how we’ve traditionally taught medical school and how the next generation is wired to learn.”

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