Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Issue 11, pp 967–969 | Cite as

Teaching Undergraduates Beyond the Classroom: Use of WhatsApp

  • Anil Kapoor
  • Vibhav Tiwari
  • Anju KapoorEmail author
Research Letters


WhatsApp is a popular platform for social interaction. We used it as an e-learning platform for medical education. We discussed five clinical cases on a WhatsApp group with undergraduates; it increased their knowledge in the subject significantly (P<0.001). Participants accepted it well and perceived that it has improved their problem solving skill and stimulated them for self-study.


E-Learning Medical education Social media 


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Funding None; Competing interest: None stated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicinePeople’s College of Medical Sciences and Research CenterBhopalIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsPeople’s College of Medical Sciences and Research CenterBhopalIndia

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