“Convenient, organized and sexy. A lot of people in class have asked me about Kami since other programmes did not have all the functionality that we needed. I will be a longtime user for sure!”
– Ashim Ahuja, Medical Student, St. George’s University of London
Challenge: Finding a program that has functionalities that are needed in class, such as taking notes at any point on a PDF slide, highlighting, and adding comments directly to the file.
Solution: Kami is a PDF editor that allows for text and graphic annotations. You’ll also love that it can be connected to Google Drive.
Benefits: Kami is a software that makes PDF editing so much easier, thanks to its simple user interface. The user can click anywhere and make a comment on an exact point in the file.
About the University
St. George’s University of London has grown to be a contemporary academic and research institution that produces innovations in the medical field since it started 250 years ago. The faculty and staff are committed to providing the best quality of teaching and support to their students. They make sure that the environment they are in is accommodating and conducive to learning. St. George’s University aims to strengthen efforts to prevent, diagnose, and cure illnesses in different areas, such as cell signaling, heart disease, and infection, by being involved in research. Some of their greatest alumni include Edward Jenner, who was able to create the first smallpox vaccine, and John Hunter, the father of modern surgery.
Academic and Technical Challenges
St. George’s University of London believes that the practice of medicine is continuously evolving; therefore, students should be prepared to subject themselves to a life-long learning process. This is needed in order to adapt to the changing times, which gives birth to innovations. In line with this, tools that have been enhanced with technology are greatly needed in order for students to keep up with the amount of information that they need to process and digest. In the field of medicine, the wise use of time is essential. The tools that are used should be simple and readily accessible so that time is not wasted on learning how to use them.
Kami rises to the Challenge
Ashim Ahuja, a medical student in St. George’s University of London, was not satisfied with the PDF editors he was using. Programs like Notable PDF did not have all the functionalities that he needed. It was only until his roommate recommended Kami that he was able to find a tool that responds to his needs. He discovered that he could click anywhere in the file to insert a comment. Moreover, the annotations made are linked to an exact point on the lecture slide, which has been especially useful for topics like pathways and anatomy. It has also been very helpful in identifying histological slides, a task that is very particular with details.
Ever since he started using Kami, he has used it every day to prepare for his classes. He commonly uses it to view files, highlight and add text, and save files on his hard drive. Kami has been such a great aid in his studies that a lot of people in his class have been asking him where they can get the software for themselves. He is only too happy to tell them about it because of its simplicity, clean interface, and functionalities. He is positive that he will definitely be a long-time user of Kami.
Why Kami is an Essential Tool for Medical Students
Being a medical student can be overwhelming due to the bulk of information that needs to be digested every single day. In this time today, in which schools are being encouraged to be paperless, and everything seems to become digital, it is fortunate to have a program like Kami to facilitate the easier use of PDF files. The interface was made to be simple and clutter-free so that it would be readily accessible and annotations can be done in a jiffy.
Given its ability to be connected to Google Drive, collaboration is made possible. It is a very useful feature for medical students who need to discuss and share ideas with one another as part of the learning process. Similar to the way the practice of medicine is continuously evolving, the developers of Kami are very responsive to the inputs they receive from users. The program is being improved to cater to the students’ needs.
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