Ludhiana, September 16, 2018: The seventh advance course in medical education started at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. CMC Ludhiana is the National Nodal Center of Medical Council of India for training medical teachers in the art and science of medical education. It is a year long course with 2 on-site and 2 online learning sessions. The Convenor of the center, Dr.Tejinder Singh informed that 25 new teachers and 24 teachers of the previous batch assembled during the poster day to present their work on innovations in medical education. The emphasis of the course is not only on teaching method but also on educational leadership, educational research and student centeredness. It also aims at promoting educational networking among teachers and institutions to disseminate the innovative teaching methods.
Dr. Jeyaraj Pandian, Principal, inaugurated the day. He stressed on the need for teachers using educational methods to maximize learning. Dr. Purnima Barua from Jorhat medical college bagged the first prize for her poster. A total of 24 posters were presented.
Dr. Dinesh Badyal, incharge of the course, informed that CMC caters to the medical colleges in North and north east India. So far, over 150 teachers have been trained at our center. This training is crucial to prepare teachers for the proposed new medical curriculum likely to rolled out shortly. The target is to have 30% teachers of each college undergo this course.
Participants were high appreciative of the interactive methods show cased by the faculty and felt that many of these can be replicated in their own institutions.