Place: IQ City Medical College
Curriculum Implementation Support Program II was held by Medical Education Unit (MEU) of IQ City Medical College, Durgapur under the aegis of Regional Center (Jorhat, Assam) from 26th to 27th August 2020. It was a two day gathering providing a perfect platform for interactions among the Dean, Medical Council of India (MCI) expert, members of the MEU, Professors and other medical faculty members from Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical Departments in order to accelerate the implementation of the new Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) curriculum. The purpose was to sensitize the faculty about the changes in the new MBBS Curriculum introduced from the MBBS Admission of the Year 2019 onwards.
The workshop was conducted in the presence of MCI observer, Dr. Geetanjali Gogoi from Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat (Assam). Twenty five faculty members from different streams were registered for the program as per guidelines received from MCI. The program was conducted by the MEU Members who were already trained in the said program.
The Topics covered on the first day were Competency Based Medical Education (CBME), Indian Medical Graduates (IMG): Goals, roles and competencies, Deriving objectives from competencies, linking competency objectives to Teaching Learning Methods (TLM), Graduate Medical Education Regulations (GMER) 2019, Electives, Foundation course & Early Clinical Exposure and AETCOM module.
The second day had topics of Student Doctor-Clinical Teaching, Alignment & Integration, Skills Training, Assessment in CBME, Aligning assessment to competency objectives & TLM, Curricular Governance, Ethics in online medical education and online assessment. This was followed by feedback of the session from the MCI observer & participants, valedictory function with our Chairman (Sri Sanjay Jhunjhunwala) along with our Principal [Prof. (Dr.) Gautam Ghose] and the MEU members. Certificates were awarded to the participants and facilitators after the completion of the program.
The training program has provided a broad framework of the new curriculum starting from clearly defined teaching learning strategies including integration methods and effective assessment methods of the concerned competency. There are certain concepts in the new curriculum like foundation course; electives, early clinical exposure and skill assessment which were discussed in details and opinion of the participants were taken.