An interactive session on Academic and Administrative audit was organised on 27.9.2019. Prof Dr Amit Banerjee, Vice chancellor of Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha spoke at length explaining the objectives of the AAA. He narrated the details of the AAA and the indicators necessary to assess the quality. He also detailed the methods of proper documentation of clinical data and academic performance at the departmental level. He said that medical personnel pay less attention towards documentation due to the heavy workload. Overburdened with clinical work, doctors usually do not record and document their activities. This results in under reporting and apparent low performance.
The faculty members of IQAC interacted with him and expressed few reservations. Dr Banerjee clarified the matter and pointed out the ways and means of meeting the NAAC criteria. He said that Narayana Medical College has great potential and should work towards improvement of NAAC score in the next cycle.
Narayana Engineering College and Narayana Medical College in collaboration developed incubation centre with the financial assistance from Ministry of Government of India. Initially, representatives from the Engineering college explained the details of the scheme and sought innovative proposals for the common health problems encountered during the clinical work. In partnership with the technical faculty, novel solutions can be worked out. A novel solution for drug compliance is discussed on 10.1.2020 and project proposal is submitted for discussion
Faculty Development workshops on Competency Based Medical Education, Competency Implementation Support Program and Revised Basic Medical Education Technology workshops are conducted. Medical Teachers received training in Project report writing and how to write a proposal for grant seeking were also organised
The First Curriculum Implementation Support Program (CISP) at college level allotted to Regional centre, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam was conducted by MEU, Narayana Medical College. The 3 Days work shop was started with welcoming the MCI observer Dr.Rajalakshmifrom RC and introduction of participants and resource persons to each other. Ice breaking session was done by Dr. Surya Prakash Rao, Dean. The 1st session of the day was on Competency Based Medical Education by Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy coordinator MEU by highlighting the definitions of competence, competency & competent. He spoke about the salient features of CBME. Dr.Madhavulu, Co-coordinator MEU, presented a talk on IMG: Goals, roles and competencies with examples.
The third session was taken up by Dr.B.Sowjanya, Professor of Bio-Chemistry and she talked at length about deriving objectives from competencies and it’s importance while preparing the time table. After the session, group activity was given on deriving learning objectives. Post lunch session, Dr. Mahidhar Reddy, Surgeon talked about proposed changes in Graduate Medical Educational Regulations 2019. He made the session attentive and pointed out what the MCI wanted the IMG to be with knowledge, skills, attitude and communication skills. Then Dr.E.Ananada Reddy ,Associate Professor, Psychiatry presented a talk on Electives, the concept of electives, advantages, when to do the electives how they help students, where to be done, attendance, evaluation etc.
Topic on Foundation course was presented by Dr.Surya Prakasa Rao, Dean. He talked about the concepts, difficulties, its time frame etc., with examples and anecdotes. A group activity was given. The last session for the day was the AETCOM modules which was taken up by Dr.P.Sreenivasulu Reddy and he spoke about the purpose why it is being implemented into the curriculum the mission & objectives and what are the qualities needed by a medical professional in addition to the expertise like communication with patients their families, empathy, good attitude, ethics etc. This was followed by the inauguration of the workshop by Dr.Sudharshan garu, Vice –Chancellor, Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore and vote of thanks was delivered by Dr.Madhavulu.
Day 2 of CISP training program the 1st session was presented by Dr.B.Sowjayna, Professor of Bio-Chemistry on Integration with the help of Harden’s 11 steps ladder on integration by using a Linker. The next session was presented by Dr.P.Sreenivasulu Reddy, on alignment and integration in Medical Education. In this topic it was enlightened that how it facilitate the learning process and competency acquisition as envisaged in the GMR 2019 document. He spoke about how to derive the objectives from competencies and how to reduce redundancy to align and integrate the topics from different subjects in the same face. Post Lunch session was taken over by Dr.B.Madhavulu, Co-coordinator and presented a topic on early clinical exposure. He cleared the doubts related to the importance, implementation and implications of ECE to produce a competent IMG. Then the last session was ended by Dr.V.Mahidhar Reddy, Professor of General Surgery presentation on skill learning. He spoke on about the importance of skill learning and how to implement and the importance of skill learning in the assessment process.
The 3rd Day proceedings of CISP Program started with rappoteur’s report by Dr.Sharmila Krishna, Associate Professor of Bio-Chemistry. The 1st session of the day was assessment CBME by Dr.S.P.Rao, Dean, NMC. He spoke about assessment in CBME and the importance of assessment in progressive learning. After the tea break Dr.S.P.Rao, Dean continued his presentation with learning resource material.
The next session was presented by Dr.P.Sreenivasulu Reddy, and explained about the organogram for the curricular governance. In this presentation he mentioned about the various committees involved in the preparation of time-table and the importance of team work to complete the tasks as given by GMR document. Importance of HODs to prepare aligned and integrated topics and curriculum committee, curriculum sub committees and AITs to deliver the program.
The next session the road ahead was presented by Dr.B.Madhavulu, Co-cordinator, MEU and he spoke about the importance faculty development programs to implement CISP effectively. The next session was on the open house with distribution of feedback forms to the participants. All the participants expressed their reflections on the program which was encouraging for the organizers to conduct this kind of programs in future to enrich the knowledge about the Medical Education among the faculty. The valedictory function was successfully completed with distribution of certificates to participants and remarks by the Observer from MCI Dr.G.Raja Lakshmi.
A two days CME was conducted on Research Methods for Dissertation and Publication on 21.06.2019 and 22.06.2019 organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). This CME has the approval of Andhra Pradesh Medical Council (Vide letter No. APMC/CME/ 800/91/2019 Dated. 22.05.2019).
The resource persons for this CME included Dr. Richard Kirubakaran from Cochrane South Asia Centre, Vellore and Dr. Partha Pal from Wiley research Academy apart from eminent resource persons from the faculty including Dean Dr.S.P.Rao . The CME also included hands on sessions on the above topics.The CME was attended by 195 participants including postgraduate students and faculty from Narayana Medical and Narayana Dental College.The Andhra Pradesh Medical Council has awarded four credit hours and Dr. Ashok represented the Medical Council as an observer.
3rd Revised Basic Course Workshop & AETCOM module was conducted by the department of Medical Education, Narayana Medical College under aegis of Regional Centre for Medical Education Technology, Andhra Medical College, Vishakhapatnam with the approval by Medical Council of India from July 1st to 4th, 2019. Everyday program was started at 8.30AM and closed by 5.30PM at Learning Hall, Medical Education Unit. Inaugural function was graced by the Dean Dr.V.Surya Prakasa Rao and the Observer from Medical Council of India Dr.P.Bala Murali Krishna. Total 30 participants from various specialties of Narayana Medical College & General Hospital undergone this training program.
All participants were actively participated throughout the process of training. Total 9 Resource persons were participated to deliberate their presentations in this workshop. Group activities were conducted on the merits & demerits of Exit exam for Indian Medical Graduate. For each presentation the group activities were done by forming small groups. The interactive sessions among the participants and Resource Persons were very much interested throughout the program. Last day of the program i.e. 04.07.2019 many sessions were conducted on AETCOM module by focusing on its advantages and role of AETCOM module for progression of a competent Indian Medical Graduate. Simulated paper cases were discussed to identify the ethical violations while dealing with the patients to the deliver the health care.
Final program was very much interesting in the form of open house discussion and filled in feed back forms were collected from all the participants as usual as every day of this program. Valedictory function was conducted in the presence of the Dean, MCI Observer, Resource Persons of Medical Education Unit and Participants. All the participants were happy with their learning process in all the four days program. Finally, participants Certificates were distributed to all the participants and Resource Persons, by the Dean and the Observer from MCI.