Faculty development encompasses all activities related to the induction, training and further development of faculty members so as to optimize their effectiveness as teachers, trainers and leaders in education. While most teachers in medical education accomplish the task of teaching by emulating their seniors, and by trial and error, the need for systematic faculty development programmes (FDP) is well established. Faculty development is considered an essential tool to cope with new teaching tasks and is a means for participants to build important career relationships with peers, mentors and academicians who contribute to academic advancement. Recognizing the importance of improving the quality of Medical education, its role in improving health care and the development of our own faculty, our Medical College established its own Medical Education Unit in 1997. Over the years the department has progressed and presently is one of the excellent group with like minded, passionate team members with a single objective of improving the educational policies, strategies and improving outcomes. All the members are primarily teaching faculty in various specialties working together for the cause in addition to their responsibilities.
FORMAT & CONTENT
Methodology used is dependent on the needs, learners and focus areas with emphasis on learner centric methods. Commonly used methods are workshops, hands on training, orientation and re orientation, updates and Guest lectures and other innovative methods. Each activity is planned and executed as per needs, feedback in consonance with academic and statutory needs. All the programs are revised as per needs and feedback regularly.
The faculty members of the Medical Education Unit consist of the Head of the Department, a Co-ordinator and other part-time members. The part-time members or teachers have their full-time responsibilities in their parent departments. Their contributions to the department, in terms of time, energy and scientific inputs are on a voluntary basis for the cause of Medical Education. The Medical Education Department is open to any faculty member who is trained or interested in any aspect of Medical Education.
ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The department is involved in various medical education related responsibilities like, curriculum development, preparation of necessary course material for various courses, review and organize capacity building of the faculty related to teaching skills, coordinating and participating in various such activities with other departments, arranging workshops, guest lectures and any such activity, encouraging and training teachers in e learning etc.
The yearly calendar of activities of the Medical Education is planned at the beginning of the academic year. The meetings, as of now, are scheduled as per the forthcoming event. Anyone interested in attending the meetings, apart from the members, are welcome and encouraged in the same
These workshops expose the participants to:
Basic Course Workshop on Medical Education Technology:
- Curriculum planning and implementation.
- Developing and constructing learning objectives.
- Methods to foster adult learning.
- Lecture method and other methods of instruction.
- Optimal use of audio visual aids and other teaching tools.
- Principles of lesson-planning.
- Method of conducting a small-group teaching session.
- Practice teaching sessions.
- Concept of teacher as a classroom leader.
- Basics of student assessment and appropriate tools to conduct assessments
- Innovative teaching methodologies and Planning and implementing OSCE/OSPE etc.
Workshop on Student Assessment
This workshop exposes the participants to the:
- Principles of Student assessment
- Use of evaluation to promote learning.
- Guidelines for setting and evaluating essay questions.
- Guidelines for setting and evaluating objective questions.
- Objective structured practical & clinical examination.
Guidelines for setting a question paper
Ph.D. Orientation Programme
This workshop gives the delegates, who are newly joined PhD scholars, an insight into how to:
- Write a dissertation.
- Use a library effectively
- Review a journal article.
- Use the common audio-visual aids.
- The importance of developing soft skills
- Understand basics of ethics in biomedical research, informed consent et
Postgraduate Orientation Workshop (Duration: 3 days)
This trains and sensitizes the first year Post graduate/resident students to:
- Select a topic for research, write synopsis, understand statistics, plan and implement research design.
- Understand ethical issues related to biomedical research and obtain proper informed consent.
- Write a dissertation.
- Use the library, especially the digital library.
- Conduct Literature Search.
- Review a journal article.
- Use the common audio-visual aids.
- To develop soft skills
The newly appointed teachers get an insight into:
- The importance and potential of lecture method of teaching.
- The art of effective lecture taking.
The importance and impact of set induction
Interns Orientation Programmes:
- Duties of an intern in various departmental postings.
- Development of communication skills and their importance.
Emergency Medical Care, medico legal aspects, ethical issues and empathy etc
PG cum Intern Symposium Forum on Patient Safety:
This activity encourages participants to apply their knowledge for
- Defining Human Safety Factor.
- Understanding Systems & the impact of system-complexity on patient care.
- Engaging with patients & care givers.
- Minimizing infection through improved infection care.
Undergraduate Bridge Courses:
Initially started as orientation programmes for the newly joined undergraduates, these have now evolved into ‘bridge’ programmes, divided into Part 1, for the new entrants and Part 2, for the students going for their first clinical experience. This orientation programme exposes the new entrants and their parents towards course curriculum, duration, statutory requirements including facilities and student support system information.
UG Orientation Programme /step 2 Bridge course
This activity is for the new entrants in the hospital when the clinical exposure begins. This Programme sensitizes regarding hospital etiquette, ethics and code of conduct in the hospital environment.
Workshop on Art and Science of Learning
This innovative half day work shop for the fresher’s (Newly joined first MBBS students), is organized keeping in mind variety of learners and sensitizing them to choose appropriate method.
- Appropriate learning style.
- Strategic learning.
- Studying independently.
- Time management.
- Reading strategy, writing techniques.
- Memory tips and techniques.
- Stress management.
Re-Orientation Programme For Postgraduate Guides:
This programme re orients the teachers for being better postgraduate guides and the duties towards postgraduates including guiding research.
Workshop on Research Grant Proposal Writing:
This workshop focuses towards understanding nuances of research and grants writing for faculty covering Ins & Outs of external Funding sources ,Procedures & Execution of budget Interdisciplinary research –the future, Data Collection & Data Quality assurance, How to search for funding resources etc.
Workshop on construction of MCQS
This innovative hands on workshop guides, encourages and trains the faculty in construction of multiple choice questions
Curriculum Development And Revision Of Curricula
The department co ordinates all the BOS of the University in revising and updating curricula. It is the core team for suggesting appropriate teaching –learning methodology for the courses and screens all the curricula and updates them regarding regulations and supports the teams in framing the course content, T-L methods and assessment methods.
Guest Lectures, CME & Panalities
The faculty of the department are actively involved in delivering guest lectures, Panelists and in educational research resulting in publications. It conducted International CME in Medical Education & Research, Global Perspectives. Doyens of Medical Education like Dr. Robert Carroll. Professor of Physiology and Father of Modern Medical Education. East Carolina University, USA. Dr. Vivek A Saoji. Dean Bharati Vidya Peeth Deemed University, Pune., FAIMER Fellow and International Resource Person in Medical Education and Dr. Jyoti M Nagmoti, Director, University Department of Health Education KLE University, Belagavi participated.
MCI – Curriculum Implementation Support Program (CISP) :
- Competency based medical education (CBME), 2.IMG: Goals, roles &Competencies
- Deriving objectives from competencies, 4. Linking competency objectives to Teaching Learning Methods (TLM)
- Linking competency objectives to Teaching Learning Methods (TLM)
- Proposed changes in Graduate Medical Education Regulations (GMER) 2019
- Electives, Foundation Course, 7, AETCOM module, 8,Early Clinical Exposure (ECE
- Aligning & integrating competencies
- Skills training
- Assessment in CBME
- Aligning assessment to competency objectives &TLM
- Learning Resource Materials
- Curricular governance
- The road ahead
- GMER – 2019 and Principles of CBME
- Foundation Course
- Seven Principles of Integration
- Early Clinical Exposure
International CME in Medical Education
Theme: Competency based medical education,the path ahead,
From: 05-09-2019 to 06-09-2019, Venue: Medical Education hall
- Key note address Medical Education : Why change & why now ? – Prof Robert Caroll
- Tailoring learning strategies for Competency based curriculum – Dr Renuka Sharma
- Need of CBME in Indian Scenario – Dr. Sunita Patil,
- Critical thinking skills – Dr Mahalakshmi V.N.
- Documenting the knowledge, Skills & Attitude in USA Medical School education-Prof Robert Caroll
- 6.Skills training & competency acquisition – Dr Mahalakshmi V.N
- Incorporation of values, ethics & empathy in outcome based Medical Education- Dr Sunita Patil
- Designing teaching & learning methods in CBME: hands on activity-Dr Renuka Sharma