The Basics

About Medit

Medit is an app that helps medical professionals learn from the collective expertise of the medical community and discover quality content recommended by peers, all personalised to their needs.
Medit is intended for healthcare professionals only and is not suitable for the general public. Medit has content from over 750 areas of interest to cater to all medical professionals and specialties. This includes over 9 million documents and is growing on a daily basis.
You can join Medit by downloading our app through Apple’s App Store or in Google’s Play Store.
Medit is free for medical professionals to use.
Medit engages in paid partnerships with medical conferences, associations, schools and other organisations such as life sciences and biotechnology firms. These partnerships consist of creating private groups and landing pages to support their work or supporting sponsored groups, sponsored collections or sponsored content (for example a sponsored story about an upcoming conference or a sponsored interview with a clinician in relation to new research). Where there is a sponsor involved, this is always clearly and transparently flagged so that you can see not only that the item is sponsored, but who that sponsor is. You are always in control of the content you consume.
The core Medit platform will be free of charge. As we grow and evolve the platform with the medical community, premium (paid) features may come to light but these will be optional and clearly communicated.
Medit is a global resource and is currently available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Currently our content and navigation is in English only. However we are working on different elements of translation.
We take data privacy seriously. You can read our full privacy policy here. In brief, we never share your personal information or details of your Medit history with any third party. To improve the Medit experience and the services we offer, we do aggregate and anonymise data – for example, by speciality or by country – to understand user trends and user needs. On occasion, these anonymised reports are made available (at a fee) to schools, associations and other companies so that they may also improve the quality of the content and resources they create for the medical community.

If you are interested in the security techniques we employ to ensure your data is secure, you can read more about this here.
We are currently working on a web version and we are almost there. You will be notified by email or in-app when this feature is available if you’re an existing user of Medit.

Right now, if you share links with someone who does not have Medit downloaded, they will be invited to download Medit or go directly to the piece of content.
You can easily spread the word about Medit by simply using the ‘recommend to a friend’ button in your ‘Profile’ section in the app or by sharing this link. You can also recommend Medit by sharing useful content with your peers on social media or via email (when they click the link, they’ll be guided to download the app). You can also invite other healthcare professionals to private groups.
Medit Ambassadors – or Meditors – are students or practicing medical or nursing professionals around the world who want to develop their social learning and education skills whilst also representing Medit on their campus or in their clinic or hospital.


Medit Ambassadors receive:
A written letter of reference, highlighting the Ambassador’s contribution to peer-to-peer learning.

Medit ‘swag’ and discounted access to resources, tools and events from our partners.

Early access to beta test new features, learn from the community and discuss findings.

The chance to be featured online and at events as a leading Ambassador, elevating your professional profile.

Exclusive professional learning and networking opportunities at leading hospitals and at events.

If you are interested in becoming a Medit Ambassador or want to find out more, you can apply or read more here.
Medit curates medical content from diverse sources and filters them based on your needs and preferences. Our content includes journals, blogs, medical websites, health sites, ‘Collections,’ podcasts and videos. We have over 9 million content items across 762 areas of interest.

We do this by pulling through the public RSS feeds of thousands of sources. As such, rather than visiting dozens of websites or apps to get the information you need, Medit brings that to you, quickly, easily and all in one application.

Healthcare professionals have told us time and time again that they crave diversity in their professional reading and online learning. They want access to the latest clinical research but also to a blog post summarising the research! So we have gone to great lengths to offer both peer-reviewed content (from peer-reviewed journals) and a range of other content. The source of the content you see is always clear and transparent to you and you can control what content you consume, and what sources you prioritise. We also make it clear when a clinical paper is open source (free) through use of a simple icon for the convenience of our users.

The Medit team respect the work of great medical content creators and their related rights. As such, when you’re accessing content within Medit, you go straight to the source. In this way we support those creating the content and allow you to access other resources from them, or return to Medit. This is the type of online reading experience you’re probably already very familiar with from other apps and websites. With this in mind, if you have an existing subscription with a medical publication or e-library service, you can log in with those details in the same manner as you would normally on their site.
Getting Started

General

Yes, you can connect your accounts and share all Medit content on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. You can either do this when you first download Medit, or any time from the Profile section of the app. You can also click to share any article on social media, from the article reading screen.
Medit ‘Groups’ are where you share and discuss useful resources, news and views with your peers. You can create virtual journal clubs allowing you to share and discuss interesting articles in your private group. You can also share your own views with simple content posting within the app.
Yes, you can share useful content articles with all your peers and colleagues, whether they use Medit or not.However, you cannot access valuable Medit ‘Collections’, ‘Lists’ and content shared in Medit ‘Groups’ without Medit on your device.

A Medit ‘Collection’ is a group of articles in one place for fast reference. It’s where you can save your must reads for easy access at any time, anywhere.

A Medit ‘List’ get fast access to your favourite medical sources – all in one place. You can organise lists of your most valuable reading sources so you never miss something useful.

Medit ‘Groups’ are where you share and discuss useful resources, news and views with your peers.
Yes, you can connect your accounts and share all Medit content on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can either do this when you first download Medit, or any time from the Profile section of the app. You can also click to share any article on social media, from the article reading screen.
Medit ‘Groups’ are where you share and discuss useful resources, news and views with your peers. You can create virtual journal clubs allowing you to share and discuss interesting articles in your private group. You can also share your own views with simple content posting within the app.
These groups are private, and only members of the group have access to the content inside.
This feature is not available at the moment, but this something that we are looking to integrate into our app in the short future. At this current time, each group has a unique invite link that you can share via text, email or social media with your target audience so your colleagues and peers can conveniently join the group.
You can leave a comment in ‘Help & Support’ in the ‘Profile’ section. We will always respond to you as quickly as we can. You can also email [email protected]
Medit does not create any content. The content within the app comes from healthcare professionals curating content or from medical publishers. If you see content you feel is inappropriate or inaccurate for whatever reason, that is something we take very seriously. You can highlight this by leaving a comment in feedback in the ‘Help & Support’ section or by emailing [email protected] In the case that this relates to content curated within Medit, we will directly reach out to the user in question and, where necessary, take steps to remove the content. In the case that this relates to third party content on third party websites, we will make both the complainant and the publisher aware of the issue.

About you

Account

Medit is for healthcare professionals only. In order to ensure that only a professional audience are using the platform, we need to get some minimal information from you. In addition, Medit aims to filter the web for you…curating the best content in line with your areas of interest. So in order to do this Medit needs to know your specialty and interests so we can personalise medical content to you.
You can add a speciality in the sign up-process. Otherwise, it can be edited or added easily in ‘Edit’ button in the ‘Profile’ section of the Medit app.
We endeavour to support all healthcare professionals and all specialties. If you can’t find your specialty, you can let us know through ‘Help & Support’ in the ‘Profile’ section or email [email protected] We will reply to you as quickly as possible.
We have many medical and nursing student users. If you don’t have a specialty yet, you can add your intended specialty for now. All users that indicate a specialty can also add a range of topics of interest. These can be mainstream topics (such as public health) or be niche areas of interest typically associated with another specialty. Medit is your app, so you can choose the type of content you’re interested in. However diverse! For those professionals that don’t require a specialty, you won’t be asked for this within Medit. You can select topics of interest instead.
You can do this any time from the ‘Profile’ section.'In the top left of the ‘Profile' screen click ‘Settings' > ‘Social accounts'.Your social media accounts can be added then allowing you to easily share content with your network. You can also select to share individual articles or any other content on the viewing screen at any time.
In the top right of the ‘Profile' screen click ‘Edit' > ‘Update profile picture'.
When you download Medit you are required to provide your email to complete your account set up. This is because Medit is for healthcare professionals only and from time-to-time we need to reach out to users for additional verification. You can edit the email address associated with your Medit account in the ‘Profile’ section of the app.

However, you can share content via email at any time and this is independent of the email address you provided when signing up. To do this, select the content of interest, open it in your browser and then select ‘Share’ at the bottom of the screen. You can then select the email option as normal.
There are two types of notifications you can turn on for Medit at the moment. One is for ‘Reading reminders’ and the other is for ‘Groups’

Reading reminders – You can choose to set a to set daily or weekly reading reminders. Select an exact time and save, and you will receive reminder notifications about catching up on your reading time.

Groups – You can choose to be notified when an article is shared or a new message is posted in a group you are in.
In the ‘Profile’ section, click ‘Settings’ > ‘Notifications. You can choose your desired setting from there.
In the ‘Profile’ section, click ‘Settings’. At the bottom of the screen, click ‘Delete Account.' Once you delete your account, this can not be undone.
In the ‘Profile’ section, click ‘Edit’. You can update your personal details there.

Features:

Feed

Yes, if you see an inappropriate post on your personalised feed you can report the piece of content by clicking the arrow down button on the top right-hand corner of the content piece, followed by report article.
New content will appear on your home screen on a daily basis. Your ‘Reader’ screen is where real discovery will happen. New content will be pulled through here based on your speciality and your special interests.

If you are looking for something in particular, you can search in the top right-hand corner on your ‘Home’ feed screen. If you are looking to change the content on your ‘Home’ feed screen, you can go to the ‘Profile’ section, go through ‘Settings’ and change your special interests or profession.
On your ‘Home’ feed screen or in a content piece that you click through, you can share content with a group through one of the feature buttons on the right-hand side of the content piece.
Medit curates content from third party content creators. When we display this content, we have no control over the source content and unfortunately, it is not always mobile optimised. Where we can enhance this, we do.

Collections

A Collection is a group of content that is stored in one folder. It’s where you organise and review collections of useful articles, podcasts or videos. It can be used to save your most valuable resources for easy access any time, anywhere.
On your ‘Home’ feed screen, your ‘Reader’ or in an article that you click through, you can add to a Collection through one of the feature buttons on the right-hand side of the article. (show share button)

You can create a new collection by selecting on ‘Collections” in the navigation bar, and then clicking ‘New' in the top right corner of the Collections screen.

If you already have a collection, but it doesn't fit the the topic of a new content item you would like to add, you can simply create another collection using the above steps.You can create as many collections as you want.
If other healthcare professionals have made their Collections public you can search or scroll through Collections to find them easily. Your peers can also share Collections with you through email, social media, WhatsApp or by SMS.
If you are the owner of the Collection (i.e. you created it) you can add or remove content from the Collection at any time. To delete articles from one of your Collections, click on the drop-down arrow (it’s on the right-hand side of each piece of content inside a ‘Collection’). Clicking this drop-down arrow will show an option to remove the content piece from the Collection.

Note: You cannot edit Collections owned by someone else.
No. You will always have the choice to keep your Collections private (visible only to you) or make them public (discoverable by all Medit users). Soon you will be able to share Collections with a limited number (one or more) selected people – like your class, hospital team or clinic staff.

Lists

A List is where you organise your most valuable reading sources so you never miss something useful. It can be Lists of your daily must-reads, a bunch of relevant sources for a presentation you are working on, or the most useful sources for an upcoming exam.
On your ‘Home’ feed screen, your ‘Reader’ or in an article that you click through, you can add to a list through one of the feature buttons on the right-hand side of the article. (show share button icon)

If you have not yet created a List, you can do so by accessing the ‘Reader’ tab and clicking on ‘Lists’ beside ‘My Medit. You can then click on ‘New list’ on the top right hand corner.
In the ‘Search' bar enter a search term (e.g. ‘Health News'). In the search results screen, click the ‘Lists' tab to find public ‘Lists' that are matching your search term.

You can also scroll through ‘Lists’ in the ‘Reader’ tab where you can check which ‘Lists’ have been made public. Your peers can also share their lists with you through Email, WhatsApp or by SMS.
No. You will always have the choice to keep your Lists private (visible only to you) or make them public (discoverable by all Medit users). Soon you will be able to share Lists with a limited number (one or more) selected people – like your class, hospital team or clinic staff

Bookmarks

You can bookmark any article on your viewing screen by clicking the bookmark icon on the very right-hand side of the article. This can also be done in the article by clicking the bookmark icon at the top of the page. You can then access these articles in in the ‘Bookmarks' area of your ‘Profile' tab.
Yes, in your ‘Bookmarks’ area you can click an article and add any bookmark to a List of your choice.

Note: When you add an article from your Bookmarks to a ‘List,’ you are adding the entire source (e.g Reuters: Health News) and not just the article that has been bookmarked.
Yes, in your Bookmarks area you can click the ‘Share’ button and add any bookmark to a Collection of your choice.
If you bookmark an article on your smartphone it can be read on a tablet once you are signed in.

We are currently working on a Medit web app where this feature can be made possible. You will be notified when this feature is available.
At this moment in time, you cannot view bookmarked content offline. You will be notified when this changes as it is a feature that we are hoping to implement soon.

Groups

Medit Groups enable you to share and discuss useful resources, news and views with your peers. You can create virtual journal clubs allowing you to share and discuss interesting articles in your private group. You can also share your own views with simple content posts within the app.
Medit doesn’t intend to compete with WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger – it is a different offering. When you want to discover, share and discuss professional resources in one place, you can do this privately and securely within Medit. Because we curate content from diverse sources, you can view and share in a group in one click.

You can also bookmark content discussed so that all your must read content is in one place, never lost.

In contrast to the personal chats you probably have in WhatsApp or Facebook, Medit is for professional content discovery and discussion. Keeping this separate helps you with work life balance and ‘compartmentalising’ your life.

Whilst messages in WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger can be hard to filter and search, Medit messages are ‘threaded’ which means when a conversation is started, all messages related to that are ‘bundled’ together. This means you don’t have a flow of 400 conversations happening at once!
Yes, any Medit user can create a group within the Medit app. To create a group, go to the ‘Groups’ tab and click ‘Add’ in the top right hand corner. You can then create your group by giving it a name of your choice, and adding the people of your choice.
At this moment, to join a group you have to be invited through a link. This link can be shared with you through Mail, SMS or social media. The link can also be copied in-app in the Group and sent to you manually by a colleague or peer.
Medit Groups can be used for many things:

They can be used to set up a virtual journal club, helping you stay up-to-date with your peers on the latest topics.

They can be used to keep the conversation going from the most recent conference/event you just attended.

You can create a study group for an upcoming exam, project or presentation.

You can also create a team group, to help keep your hospital team stay up-to-date in one professional platform.

Yes, you are not only restricted to one group in Medit.
Yes, as long as the group is within the cap limit of _____, you can invite any healthcare professional to a Medit group. Anyone who is not a healthcare professional should not have the Medit app, or be included in a Medit group.
When invited to a Medit Group, a link will be shared with you through Mail, SMS, social media or manually – you can then follow the Group link and if you already have the app, you will be redirected to the Medit app where you will be able to join the group.

If you don’t have the Medit app you will be asked to download and create an account. Once created you will then be able to follow the group link that was shared with you where you can join the group.
At this moment in time, you can only join a group if starting the group yourself, or if you have been invited by a colleague or peer.
At this moment in time, there will be one option for notifications in Groups. You can turn notifications on/off by going to the ‘Profile’ tab and clicking on ‘Settings’ on the top left hand side of the screen. Click ‘Notifications' to select your preference.
The only person who can view your conversations in a Group are the other participants in the Group – and no one else. For more information on how we ensure the security of your data, click here.
At this moment in time, this feature is not available. It is something that we are looking to integrate in the near future.
On your ‘Home’ feed screen or in a content piece that you click through, you can share content with a group through one of the feature buttons on the right-hand side of the content piece
Yes, you can upload an image or video from your phone library, or take one instantly and upload it straight to Medit.
At this moment in time, this feature is not available. It is something that we are looking to integrate in the very near future.
You can create a ‘Group’ and add just one person. Within that one-on-one Group, you can then send direct messages and share articles, Collections and Lists from within the app.
You can delete your own messages and posts within a group, but not those of other group members.
Medit complies with all data and privacy legislation and ensures that all content shared in groups is secure. Medit cannot control what group participants share outside Medit. For more information on how we ensure the security of your data, click here.
The admin of your Medit Group is the person who initially set up the Group. If that person leaves the group the admin status is then randomly assigned to another member inside the group.
You cannot change the admin of the group.
If inappropriate content is posted in a group the group admin should deal with it. If the content originated within Medit, Medit should also be informed.
No, at this moment in time you are not able to mute in app notifications. This is something we will be looking to implement in the near future. At the moment you have the option to turn ‘notifications’ on/off.
No, at this moment in time you are not able to mute just a single group. This is something we will be looking to implement in the near future. At the moment you have the option to turn ‘notifications’ on/off.