2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 13-19, 2015, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2015 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Lakshmi Trikkur Anantharaman, M.B.B.S., M.D., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Geeta M. Govindaraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut, India

Jayalakshmi J., M.B.B.S., M.D., M.B.A., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India

Manjusha Jindal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Goa Medical College, Goa, India

Anila A. Mathews, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Palakkad, Palakkad, India

K. R. Nagesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India

Janardhana Aithala P., D.N.B., D.Artho., Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, India

Rukmini M. S., M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

VinodKumar C. S., Ph.D., S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere, India

Girija Sivakumar, M.Sc., Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Maduranthagam, India

Shanthakumari Sivanandam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India

Jyotsna Srinagesh, D.D.S., M.D., D. A. Pandu Memorial R. V. Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, India

Sandheep Sugathan, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.P.H., Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak, Perak, Malaysia

Maria Therese, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India

Murugan Venkatesan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinaygar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, India

Z. Zayapragassarazan, Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

2014 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place March 29 – April 4, 2014, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2014 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Prashantha Bhagavath, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Johnson Cherian, M.B.B.S., M.D., Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

Archana Dharwadkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Sivaraman Ganesan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India

Manoj Goyal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Haryana, India

Kiran H.S., M.B.B.S., M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India

Umarani Jayaraman, M.Sc., Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangalore, India

Nitin Joseph, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Shwetha K., M.D.S., M.S. Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

Deepalakshmi Kaliyaperumal, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Archana Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Soundravally Rajendiran, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India

Ambili Remesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College & Hospital, Kerala, India

Parvathi S., M.B.B.S., D.N.B., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Poornima Sadashivaiah, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, India

Sunila Sangappa, M.D.S., J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital, Mysore, India

2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 6-12, 2013, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2013 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Syed Ali, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

Jayavardhana Arumugam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Gayathri Balasubramaniam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Rituparna Barooah, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Meghalaya, India

Rajnish Borkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, India

Ajay Halder, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Vijayshree Khairkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Meena Kukkamalla, M.B.B.S., M.D., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

Anupa Lucas, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Kottayam, India

Anupama Murthy, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Preethi Pai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Preethi Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Savita Ravindra, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Baby Subramanian, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Surekha Tayade, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Mahalakshmi Venugopalan, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore, India

2012 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 14-20 in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2012 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Mausumi Basu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India

Sheshgiri Chowdapurkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Juliana D’Sa, M.Phil., Ph.D. (Nursing), Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangalore, India

Shirley George, M.B.B.S., M.D., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Suvetha Kannappan, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Sitanshu Kar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Padma Krishnaswamy, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Swapnatai Meshram, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, India

Pushpalatha Murugesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India

Balu Palicheralu, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Krishnananda Prabhu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Kalpana Ramachandran, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Muthukumaran Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Amita Ray, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India

Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam, M.B.B.S., D.L.O., D.N.B., Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

Kalyanasundaram Swaminathan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, India

Asha V., M.Sc. (Medical Physiology), Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

2011 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 2-8 in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2011 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Althaf A., M.B.B.S., M.D., T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

Kalaiselvan Ganapathy, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry, India

Reneega Gangadhar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Sarath Babu Gillellamudi, M.B.B.S., M.S., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Sunil Holla, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Rashmi Jain, M.B.B.S., M.S., Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

S. Muhammad Salim Khan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Srinagar, India

Shobha K. L., M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Ramesh P. Menon , M.B.B.S., M.D., T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

Komala Nanjundaiah, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Subish Palaian, Ph.D., College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal

Sunita Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Rano Mal Piryani, M.B.B.S., M.D., KIST Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asuma Rahim, M.B.B.S., M.D., Calicut Medical College, Calicut, India

Sharada Rai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Ashakiran S., M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, India

PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute 2010

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The first residential session of the 2010 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 24-30, 2010, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2010 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Brogen Akoijam, M.D., Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India

Smitha Bhat, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, India

Niranjan Gummaraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India

Samuel Hansdak, M.B.B.S., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Nandita Hazra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, India

Anand Kukkamalla, M.Sc., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

T. Mahalakshmy, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, India

Chetna Maliye, M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Thomas Mathew, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Sarala N., M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, India

Sudha Ramalingam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India

Latha Ravichandran, M.B.B.S., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, India

Narasimman Swaminathan, M.P.T., Father Muller Medical College, India

Renu Varghese, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India

Prashant Vishwanath, M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, India

Bhadresh Vyas, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.P. Shah Medical College, India

(posted April 23, 2010; updated May 10, 2010)

2009 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute

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The first residential session of the 2009 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute (PSG-FRI) took place April 18–24, 2009, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2009 PSG-FRI Fellows are:

Lakshmi Achanta, M.D., Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, India

Roopa Bellad, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawarharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Leena Francis, M.Sc. (Nursing), M.A., M.Sc. (Psych.), PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, India

Marina Joseph, M.B.B.S., M.D., Comm. Med. Dip. N.B., C.T.A., Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery, India

Latha Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India

Jayalakshmi Lingaraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore, India

Kalpana M.K., M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Satheesha Nayak, M.Sc., Ph.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Sairu Philip, M.B.B.S., M.D., T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

Seema S.R., M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Vinutha Shankar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, India

Ranjana Sahasrabude, M.Sc., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Maharashtra, India

Y.S. Sivan, M.A., Ph.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India

Ragunanthanan Srinivasan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

Roopa Srivasan, M.B.B.S., M.D. (Physiology), P.G.D.M.C.H., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu, India

Venkata Sujatha Vellanki, M.B.B.S., M.S.-O.G., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

(posted April 10, 2009; updated May 20, 2009, May 28, 2009)

2008 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute

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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)

PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Application Available On-line

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Applications for the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute are available on-line. Based at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, this two-year part-time fellowship program is designed for health professions educators who have the potential to play a key role in improving education at their schools. The first residential session of the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute will take place April 16-21, 2008. A proposal for an education innovation project, supported by the applicant’s school, is required for consideration, and projects that demonstrate a link to improved health in the community will be given higher priority.

The deadline for application is January 31, 2008.

(posted October 17, 2007; updated November 28, 2007, December 12, 2007)

PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute

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PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows and Faculty

Sixteen medical educators from India, Nepal, and Iran took part in the first PSG‑FAIMER South Asia Regional Institute held in Coimbatore, India, April 16‑20, 2007. This newest Regional Institute was launched under the direction of Dr. Thomas Chacko, Professor and Head of Community Medicine and Medical Education at the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and a 2004 Fellow of the FAIMER Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Chacko was joined in presenting this first session of the institute by 11 international and regional FAIMER faculty members as well as by 11 PSG colleagues.

Participants worked hard during the course of the week-long session on further developing and refining their education innovation projects while also advancing their knowledge and skills in team building and group dynamics, education research and evaluation, good teaching practices, distance learning, change and conflict management. Since completing the session, the participants have fully embraced their roles as co-mentors. The PSG-FAIMER listserv is virtually percolating with shared advice, resource recommendations, articles, experiences, questions, and expertise.