A new class of 16 Fellows attended the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Coimbatore, India, April 16-21, 2008. They were joined for the final two days of their program by the returning class of 2007, who participated in their second residential session April 20-23. This occasion marked the successful completion of the first joint session for the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, which was launched last year.
The 2008 Fellows spent much of the first several days developing education innovation project plans, which they presented during the intersecting period in small groups made up of Fellows from both classes and members of the Institute faculty. The 2007 Fellows then had an opportunity to present posters detailing the progress they have made on the projects that they launched a year ago. The two classes will continue to build their newly expanded professional networks with on-line discussions using FAIMER’s Mentoring and Learning Web.
Director Thomas Chacko, M.B.B.S., M.D., was joined in presenting the Institute by an able team of local faculty and staff at PSG, visiting Indian faculty comprised of former FAIMER Fellows, and international faculty from the United States and the United Kingdom.
The following is a list of participating 2008 Fellows:
Ashwini Appaji, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, India
Shital Bhandary, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal
Komaladevi Sampath Damodar, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, India
Mangala Charana Das, NRI Medical College, India
Anthony David, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India
Amol Donge, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Animesh Jain, Kasturba Medical College, India
Feroze Kaliyadan, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Gopalakrishnan Muhammad, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Chitra Nagaraj, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Kathamuthu Padmavathy, AIMST University, Malaysia
Baranitharan Ramamoothy, PSG College of Physiotherapy, India
Logeswari Selvaraj, Theni Medical College, India
Sundarakumar Sundarajan, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Satish Sylvester, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Nirmala Thangavelu, PSG College of Nursing, India
(posted April 10, 2008; updated April 30, 2008, May 16, 2008)