About us

As healthcare strives to connect an expanding pool of patients to their health care providers, Telehealth is poised for massive growth. BitMED is a telehealth platform headquartered in Austin, TX with the mission to provide no-cost telehealth care on a global scale! BitMED is offering a 4-week or 12-week resident elective in Telemedicine & Emerging Technologies.

By leveraging the latest technologies, BitMED has built their own blockchain protocol and native BXM token. The BitMED Blockchain is a permissioned network combining the highest health IT standards and interoperability (HIPAA, HITRUST, FHIR) with the security of blockchain and benefits of smart contracts. BitMED has established partnerships in several markets including Rwanda, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, China and Central Asia, and continues to experience rapid growth.

About the elective

This elective will include practice in telehealth care delivery with patients and immersion in telehealth research opportunities. The staff at BitMED will provide you with a solid framework to learn and experience telemedicine in a busy and virtual environment. There will be a heavy focus on product development and feedback as well as assistance with roll out of the telehealth platform into certain markets.

The goal of the elective is to introduce residents to the broad applications of telehealth in patient care (on-demand acute, unscheduled care; scheduled visits; and patient follow-up visits). A major focus will be placed on developing both the clinical and non-clinical skills that are essential to telehealth delivery, such as the telehealth physical exam, virtual doctor-patient communication, and troubleshooting technology challenges. Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to participate in various innovation and design thinking labs, attend business strategy meetings and engage with the innovation team.    

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Flexible Hours

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No Fees Required

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Virtual Program

What you’ll learn

  • Medical content development and filtering
  • AI training
  • Assistance with international site rollouts in the North America, Africa, and Asia
  • Engage key stakeholders across public, private, and academic institutions

What you’ll receive

  • Great experience working in the telehealth care space
  • Exposure to the business side of telehealth as it relates to Software Development, Marketing, Product & Sales
  • Opportunity to develop a scientific abstract or publication
  • Grant of BXM tokens and membership to our platform


The schedule is meant to provide flexibility. We are happy to accommodate you to the best of our abilities if you have special circumstances or requests.


You must be an active: Medical Student, Medical Resident or Medical Fellow to participate in this elective.