National Medical Commission’s onsite training at CMC
The course will train 3o doctors in team building, principles of learning and competencies as per new competency based MBBS curriculum introduced in the country in 2019
Ludhiana: National Medical Commission’s (NMC) three-day course on revised basic course in medical education is being held at NMC Nodal Centre for Faculty Development, CMC, Ludhiana. The course will train 3o doctors in team building, principles of learning and competencies as per new competency based MBBS curriculum introduced in the country in 2019.
Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMC inaugurated the program along with Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal, CMC. Dr. William informed that this is first onsite program of NMC being conducted after conduct of series of faculty development programs by NMC, Nodal Centre, CMC, Ludhiana in 2020 and 2021. He informed that doctors will be trained in teaching skills, clinical skills and professionalism.
Dr. Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal CMC appreciated the presence of participant faculty for attending the 3-day course in advancements in technology in teaching and clinical services. Dr Pandian added the training will help the teaching faculty for implementing new curriculum of MBBS. He highlighted the role of CMC in imparting the training to doctors for new curriculum even during challenging COVID-19 times using various online courses. Department of Medical Education (DOME), CMC, Ludhiana conducted and supervised 34 programs in last one year to train faculty of medical colleges in avrios aspects of medical education.
Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Professor, Department of Medical Education & Convener of NMC nodal centre informed that RBCW has restarted in offline version and this is the first NMC onsite course being conducted in CMC. This will be followed by conducting the RBCW in 28 medical colleges allocated to Nodal Centre, CMC, Ludhiana. He added that continuity of doctors training is required for proper implementation of new MBBS curriculum. Dr. Badyal is Member, NMC Task Force for implementation of new MBBS curriculum.
Dr. Anjali Jain, Co-convener and incharge RBCW added that the onsite program includes sessions on competency based medical education, domains of learning, assessment methods, internal assessment, interactive teaching methods, small group teaching, designing MCQs, teaching AETCOM (attitudes, ethics and communication), clinical skill teaching in skill labs and self-directed learning.
The program faculty trained in higher course in medical education and health profession degrees included Dr Dinesh Badyal, Dr. Anjali Jain, Dr. Monika Sharma, Dr. Bharti Uppal, Dr. Roma Isaac, Dr. Kavita Mandrelle, Dr. Pamela K. Alice, Dr. Aroma Oberoi, Dr. Gagandeep Kwatra, Dr. Maria Thomas, Dr. Christina George, Dr. Clarence Samuel, Dr. Deepshikha Kamra and Dr. Suchitra Deolalikar. CMC runs two higher educational faculty development centres that trains medical faculty from India and South East Asia countries. This includes NMC Nodal centre for faculty development and CMC’s collaboration with FAIMER (Foundation for advancement of international medical education & research), Philadelphia, USA represented by CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute. / (February 24, 2021)