Medical Education Page-1     Medical Education Page-2
Medical Education Technology-Update

The medical education unit of Sree Narayana institute of Medical Sciences sent three faculty for the 1st basic course on medical education technologies conducted at the medical council of India appointed regional centre at Government Medical College, Kottayam. The training was conducted over 4 days in the 1st week of September. This training programme was supervised by Dr. Rajalashmi, Director academic, medical council of India and the formal launching was conducted by MCI governor Dr. Sita Naik.

The faculty trained there are:

Prof. Dr. Sunchnada Sahu MD (Biochemistry)

Dr. Joseph John MD (Paed) Dip NB (Paed)

Dr. Jose P Augustine MD (Microbiology)

Two more faculties are being sent for the 2nd basic course on medical education technologies to be conducted in December 2010 at medical college, Kottayam.
These enthusiastic young doctors plan to conduct an in house for our own faculty early next year.

The medical education unit at SNIMS presently is composed of:

Dr. Joseph John - MEU, In charge, Associate Professor, Paediatrics.

Prof. Dr. P J Vincent - Professor & HOD, Surgery.

Prof. Dr. Kunjamma George - Professor & HOD, Medicine.

Dr. Abdul Khader - Associate Professor, Physiology.

Prof. Dr. Suchanda Sahu - Professor & HOD, Biochemistry.

Dr. Jose P Augustine - Assistant Professor, Microbiology.

Dr. Joseph John took over as in charge of the medical education unit due to the vacancy created with Dr. P J Vincent being promoted to the post of medical superintendent.


January 2011 update

The 2nd MCI Regional centre for medical education technologies at Kottayam medical college conducted the 2nd basic course on medical education from 1st to 3rd December 2010. Dr. Abhishek, Assistant Professor, department of Anatomy and Dr. Pramod C, Assistant Professor, department of ENT attended the course.


They have learned a lot from the training. Here are their Comments:-


Dr. Abhishek Prasad Sinha:-

The MET workshop was basically aimed to focus on the effective and structured teaching pattern in this high tech era.

The emphasis was given on the merits and demerits of different modes of teaching like chalkboard teaching, overhead projector, liquid crystal display teaching and the use of flip charts.

After attending this workshop I am able to understand the educational objectives and their different types such as, general educational objective, intermediate educational objective and specific instructional objective etc, and also the different domains of these objectives.

I was definitely enriched by the session which dealt with the planning of lecture classes.

We were exposed to those factors affecting learning & the Principles guiding, teaching learning methods.


There was a short training program on the following events:

To conduct a group discussion

How to conduct Problem Based Learning etc

Time management

Conducting a seminar

Principles of evaluation and assessment

Framing a question paper

How to develop communication skills

How important is the eye contact to the audience

Importance of feedback./p>  


We were asked to present a topic of our own interest and that presentation was monitored and assessed by the experts and the merits and drawbacks of the presentation were discussed.



Education is the most essential part of human life, it is not bound to a classroom.

Education can be achieved anywhere or everywhere, but the most important aspect is how we perceive the things or the changes and convert them into learning.


So the question arises is what is learning?

What I perceived is that: - Learning is a process which comes with time and also which brings about changes in behaviour and attitude of an individual. This change in an individual should be able to bring changes in life of a mass which ultimately reaches the goal of serving mankind.


Dr. Pramod Chirakkal:-

This is my first kind of workshop as teacher rather than a surgeon. I really learned a lot, especially how we go about discussion with students and even to set the question for exams etc. I would like to suggest all Doctors especially young doctors to attend this workshop in order to start their carrier not only as consultant but also a teacher, a good teacher.



Toll free Number for reporting ragging incidences - No: 1800- 180-5522
Web Site Last Updated on 08 - 12 - 2017