In a Nutshell
“Programs similar to Kami like Notability and Microsoft OneNote works great but have problems in accessibility and ease of use. With Kami, everything is a breeze. Add the fact that I can pull PDFs directly from my Google Drive. Kami is a great product!”
– Howard Li, Student, Harvard Medical School
Challenge: To find a program like Notability and Microsoft OneNote that will be able to edit easily and add annotations to documents, especially PDF files.
Solution: Kami is a PDF editor where text and graphic annotations can be done. It can also be connected to Google Drive.
Benefit: Kami is a software that makes PDF editing tasks such as highlighting, commenting, and inserting text much easier because of its simple interface. It is lightweight and cloud-connected so that accessing your edited files from where you are will not take too much effort.
About the University
The Harvard Medical School aims to reduce human suffering that is in part caused by diseases. To achieve this, it has been honing future generations of physicians ever since it was established in 1782. Products of the school are expected to become leaders in the field of research, education, and policy making. In its 200 years of existence, it has always inculcated in its students that they should treat their patients to the best of their abilities and with utmost compassion while upholding their integrity at all times. At present, the Harvard Medical School has been aligning its courses to be able to keep up with the developing trends in medicine.
Academic and Technical Challenge
The Harvard Medical School has been at the forefront of introducing innovations and further improving the style of medical school education all over the world. One of the advancements being referred to is the use of technology to facilitate learning. With the huge amount of diverse information being studied in the field of medicine, tools are needed to help the students digest the bulk of lectures and learning materials that are given. The tools available should be simple enough for time not to be wasted trying to figure out how to use them. It is a well-known fact that in medical school, every minute counts.
Kami is here to Save the Day
Howard Li is among the thousands of students at Harvard Medical School who has been searching for applications that will help them survive each day of class. Note-taking has been proven to be one of the most laborious tasks on his plate. The use of PDF files is very common; however, applications that enable editing and annotation can be counted on his fingers.
Notability, which is the application used by most of his classmates, is only available on Mac computers. Microsoft OneNote is another application that works great but is very complex to work with. An intensive search in the Google application store gave him Kami. Kami was able to fulfill what the previous applications were lacking: accessibility and ease of use.
For Howard Li, what makes this application great is that switching between various editing modes such as highlighting, commenting, and inserting text does not require too much effort. The annotations done are all stored on the Internet such that he can always reference them from any computer. The very affordable premium edition also makes it possible for the edited files to be accessed from Google Drive.
Howard Li has found Kami to be a very useful tool in his academic life such that he has been using the application every day in school. The features that he finds most beneficial include viewing files, highlighting, adding text, and the being able to save files on Google Drive. Freehand drawing is also possible for those who find it easier to study with the use of figures.
Why Kami is a Great Tool for Medical Students
There is no doubt that the amount of information being studied in medical school is overwhelming. It is a good thing that Kami helps ease the burden of medical students by making it easier to utilize PDF files. With Kami, the format of the application is simpler. This makes it readily accessible; moreover, incorporating annotations can be done quickly.
Kami provides benefits that are truly useful for medical students. It serves as a venue for collaborative learning, which will be useful during case studies. The premium edition is even more astounding, and it is sold at a price that is well within the budget of a student. Since it can be connected to Google Drive, files can be saved and shared anytime without posing any inconvenience to users.
Kami is offering students from Harvard a free upgrade to Kami Premium. Find out more here.
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