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 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute (GSMC-FRI) took place June 4-10, 2012, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2012 GSMC-FRI Fellows are:

Noorin Bhimani, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Kundankumar N. Dandekar, M.B.B.S., M.S., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Ahmednagar, India

Atul Deshkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jazan University Faculty of Medicine, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Saee Deshmukh, M.D.S., V.S.P.M. Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India

Amol Hartalkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Ahmednagar, India

Shenaz Iliyaz, M.B.B.S., M.D., Gulf Medical College, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Sharmila Jalgaonkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Supriya John, M.Pth., K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India

Abhay Nirgude, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Arpita Nishal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

Rajneesh Pandey, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Vishala Pandya, M.B.B.S., M.S., Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, India

Nirmal Pathare, M.Sc., Ph.D., Oman Medical College, Muscat, Oman

Maria Pauline, M.B.B.S., M.D., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Rajeev Saxena, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune, India

Mukeshkumar Vora, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, 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

2012 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 1-7, 2012, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh. The 2012 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Anumeha Bhagat, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. (Physiology), Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Madhuri Chandra, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India

Sabyasachi Das, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India

Puja Dulloo, M.B.B.S., M.D., P.D.H.H.M., Oman Medical College, Sultanate of Oman

Uma Gupta, M.B.B.S., M.D., Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow, India

Dilara Kamaldeen, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Madhuri Kanitkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. (Pediatrics), Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Sandip Kudesia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun, India

Vasudha Kulakarni, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

Shaveta Kundra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Manasee Panda, M.B.B.S., M.D., S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, India

Soumendra Sahoo, M.B.B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Mohammad Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India

Neerja Sood, M.P.H., M.Sc., Ph.D., Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India

Tripti Srivastava, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India

Preeti Yadav, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

New FAIMER Education Center

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On February 13, 2012, FAIMER designated Pramukhswami Medical College in Karamsad, Gujarat, India, as its first Education Center. The goal of the FAIMER Education Center program is to improve faculty development at health professions schools by creating a sustainable system of institutional mentoring.

The Education Center program targets schools with strong ties to FAIMER. To be considered for the program, a college must have at least four FAIMER Fellows on the faculty. The values, goals, and methods for faculty development at the school must be aligned with FAIMER’s. To determine whether a particular institution meets the criteria for becoming an Education Center, FAIMER evaluates its curriculum and workshop design, as well as its methods for evaluating the quality of faculty development workshops and actual evaluation data.

Pramukhswami Medical College is an institution with an especially strong commitment to faculty development. In addition to being a Regional Centre for Medical Education Technology (MET) in the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) ongoing nationwide faculty development initiative, the school hosted National Consultations on Reforms in Medical Education in April 2011, a three-day meeting of health professions education experts that produced a broad set of recommendations for educational reform. There are currently nine FAIMER Fellows working at Pramukhswami, including Professor Himanshu Pandya, Convenor of the MCI Regional Centre and Head of the Postgraduate Academic Cell.

FAIMER Education Centers are designed to support and complement FAIMER’s regional efforts to advance faculty development, in particular the Regional Institutes, with whom they will already have a connection through Regional Institute Fellows. As a new venture, the Education Center program will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and adjusted as needed to meet the college’s faculty development needs.

Colleges or universities interested in becoming a FAIMER Education Center should send an email to education@faimer.org.

National Consultations on Reforms in Medical Education Take Place at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

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Pramukhswami Medical College in Karamsad, India, hosted National Consultations on Reforms in Medical Education, April 1-3, 2011. Eight FAIMER Fellows from Pramukhswami organized the event, among them Himanshu Pandya (CMCL 2007), who served as Organizing Secretary. The consultations addressed four broad areas of medical education in India:

  • structural reforms
  • review of current issues and trends in curriculum
  • review of innovations in assessment
  • inclusion of research and ethics

Within each of these areas, 40 health professions education experts from India and abroad debated two or three subthemes over the course of the three-day meeting. Included among the experts were Dr. Pandya, Anshu (CMCL 2007, PHIL 2009), Chetna Desai (CMCL 2007), Sarmishtha Ghosh (GSMC 2007), Sanjay Gupta (GSMC 2011), Praveen Singh (CMCL 2008), Suman Singh (CMCL 2008), Uday Shankar Singh (GSMC 2008), and Rita Sood (PHIL 2005).

Recommendations arising from the debates were presented on the last day of the Consultations and included the following:

  • A national policy to ensure an adequate number and equitable distribution of health care professionals and medical colleges throughout the country
  • Introduction of a mandatory accreditation process for all medical colleges and teaching hospitals in the country
  • Implementation in phases, depending upon local resources, of an integrated learning program for the undergraduate medical course
  • Integration of a holistic understanding of patients and an integral healing process into the core medical curriculum
  • Alignment of student assessment with predefined learning outcomes based on health care needs
  • A structured curriculum for research methods and ethics for the medical course

On hand to hear the recommendations were Dr. S. K. Sarin, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India, and Dr. Harish Padh, Vice Chancellor, Sardar Patel University.

Looking forward, Pramukhswami Medical College plans to host additional national-level consultations to facilitate regular dialogue and debate in an effort to promote the incorporation of further reforms and trends in medical education commensurate with India’s health care needs.

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

2011 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute (GSMC-FRI) took place June 6-12, 2011, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2011 GSMC-FRI Fellows are:

Parineeta Bhat, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Sanjay Gupta, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

Anjali Kanhere, M.B.B.S., M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Sukesh Kathpalia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Santosh Kshirsagar, M.B.B.S., M.S., Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar, India

Seema Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.D., K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India

Gauri Lele, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune, India

Sarala Menon, M.Sc., Ph.D., Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India

Ashok Mhaske, M.B.B.S., M.S., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Rajashree Naik, M.Sc., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Sujata Patwardhan, M.B.B.S., M.S., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Deepak Phalke, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Loni, India

Maryada Reddy, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Santosh Salagre, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Uma Shinde, M.Sc., Ph.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Kuldeep Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), Indore, India

Vijaykumar Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Subba Sonu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

2011 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute

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The first residential session of the 2011 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 1-7, 2011, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh. The 2011 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Pankaj Bhardwaj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow, India

Deepa Bhat, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India

Nandita Chattopadhyay, M.B.B.S., D.C.H., D.N.B., Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, India

Rajoo Singh Chhina, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

Sheila Das, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Ludhiana, India

Suvarna Shyam Ganvir, M.Ph.T., Padmashree Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, India

Vivek Vishwasji Harkare, M.B.B.S., M.S., N.K.P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Nagpur, India

Ankur Joshi, M.B.B.S., M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Yeshwanth Rao Karkal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal, India

Adinegara Bin Lutfi Abas, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Roopinder Kaur Mangat, M.B.B.S., M.D., Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Ferozepur, India

Ashish Maseeh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Ludhiana, India

Jyoti Nath Modi, M.B.B.S., M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Santosh Ramratan Pande, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. P.D.M. Medical College, Amravati, India

Sushma Santosh Pande, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. P.D.M. Medical College, Amravati, India

Selvam Ramachandran, M.Ph.T., Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS), Sikkim, India

Satendra Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), New Delhi, India

Uma Tekur, M.B.B.S., M.D., Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Richa Ghay Thaman, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Sri Amritsar, India

Neelam Anupama Toppo, M.B.B.S., M.D., Neta Ji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, India

National Board of Examinations in India Creates Specialty Advisory Board

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The National Board of Examinations in India recently constituted a Specialty Advisory Board in Medical Education and Technology. The goals of this Specialty Board are to:

  • develop specialized instructional courses and training programs for faculty development
  • develop assessment tools for formative and summative assessment
  • guide research in teaching, training, and assessment methodology
  • develop specialized workshops and seminars to achieve educational aims and objectives
  • establish standards for essential learning in medical education
  • advise regarding measures required for the growth and development of medical education

The 2010-2011 Specialty Advisory Board is comprised of: Bipin Batra (PHIL 2010) of the National Board of Examinations; Prof. Swarna Rekha of St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore; CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Director Tejinder Singh (PHIL 2003) of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana; Rita Sood (PHIL 2005) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi; and GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Director Avinash Supe (PHIL 2002) of Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai.