FAIMER Faculty Members Tejinder Singh and Anshu Publish Book on Assessment in Medical Education

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FAIMER faculty members Tejinder Singh (Director, CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute; PHIL 2003; IFME 2006) and Anshu (CMCL 2007, PHIL 2009, IFME 2012) served as co-editors of the book Principles of Assessment in Medical Education, published by Jaypee Brothers in March 2012. The book, a sequel to an earlier book entitled Principles of Medical Education, provides a scientific approach to the assessment of clinical competence, with particular emphasis on the use of assessment to promote learning in Indian medical schools. The book contains a foreword written by Bill Burdick (FAIMER Associate Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute), as well as chapters authored by FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, and FAIMER faculty members B.V. Adkoli, Payal Bansal (PHIL 2007, IFME 2010), Janet Grant, Zahra Ladhani (PHIL 2007), Ciraj Ali Mohammed (CMCL 2008, PHIL 2010), Supten Sarbadhikari (PSG 2007), Avinash Supe (Director, GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute; PHIL 2002; IFME 2007), Ara Tekian, and Rashmi Vyas (PHIL 2003, IFME 2005).

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MGM University of Health Sciences Sponsors Continuing Medical Education Program to Celebrate Medical Council of India’s Platinum Jubilee Year

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A continuing medical education program entitled Economics of Health Care in Indian Scenario was held in Navi Mumbai, India, on January 28, 2009, in celebration of the “Platinum Jubilee Year” of the Medical Council of India. The event was organized by the Medical Education Department of MGM University of Health Sciences, and Dr. Madhuri Kate (GSMC 2008) served as its convener. Highlights of the program included an “Overview of Medical Education and Health Care Scenario in India” by Dr. Ramji Singh (GSMC 2006) and Dr. Anshu (CMCL 2007, PHIL 2009) and a presentation by Dr. Avinash Supe (PHIL 2002), Director of the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, entitled “Economics of Medical Education.”