CMC conducts online training of doctors for new MBBS curriculum
It has been continuing the online teaching of students using various innovative methods
Ludhiana: MCI nodal centre for faculty development CMC, Ludhiana conducted 2-day Curriculum implementation support program (CISP) phase 2 training for CMC faculty and faculty of medical colleges allocated to CMC.
The first program was conducted on 2-3 July, 2020 where 40 faculty of various medical colleges of India were trained in online 2-day CISP phase 2 for new MBBS curriculum. Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMC inaugurated the program and informed about the State-of-Art facilities created in Department of Medical Education for online trainings. Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal, CMC welcome all the participants who joined online. Dr. Pandian added that CMC has been continuing the online teaching of students using various innovative methods. Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Professor, Department of Medical Education and Convener of MCI nodal centre informed that CISP phase-2 training which got interrupted due to present pandemic has been started in July 2020 across India. The CISP training is relevant as faculty of medical colleges need to train MBBS students as per new curriculum and conduct examinations as per new MCI guidelines for the batches admitted from 2019 onwards. In the same concern, CMC MCI nodal centre trained approximately 900 faculty of various medical colleges for CISP phase-1 training in 2019. The second online CISP-2 was conducted for allocated colleges using all the social distancing norms by resource faculty. After training by CMC, colleges conduct the same course at their respective institute under an MCI observer from Nodal centre, CMC. Two medical colleges have conducted CISP at their institutes under online observation and next 26 medical colleges are conducting it in August and September, 2020. Dr. Anjali Jain, Co-convener and incharge CISP informed that the format of online CISP included login by colleges from respective institutes and session faculty at CMC used the DOME rooms for conducting sessions online. Various online activities were part of the program including online integrated puzzle making, small groups for aligning teaching methods and assessment and skills teaching. Each college has made all arrangements for online sessions as per a plan prepared and they have been trained prior to program by MCI nodal centre, CMC in using online platform. The various sessions included online role plays, video generation of labour management, use of online clickers, teaching and assessment in COVID times.
The program faculty included Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Dr. Anjali Jain, Dr. Monika Sharma, Dr. Bharti Uppal, Dr. Kavita Mandrelle, Dr. Pamela K. Alice, Dr. Aroma Oberoi, Dr. Gagandeep Kwatra, Dr. Maria Thomas, Dr. Christina George, Dr. Clarence Samuel, Dr. Suchitra Deolalikar, Dr. Deepshikha Kamra and Dr. Ajay Kumar. All the faculty is well trained in higher course in medical education including online conduct of training programs. CMC runs two higher educational faculty development centres that trains medical faculty from South East Asia countries. This includes CMC’s collaboration with FAIMER (Foundation for advancement of international medical education & research), Philadelphia, USA represented by CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute and MCI Nodal centre for faculty development.