Medical Education Technology (MET) Cell

About the Department


The Medical Education Unit for Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College was formed in 2006 with the Dean of Medical College as its Chairman and senior faculty member interested in Medical Education its co-ordinator. The main activity early on was to conduct Basic Teacher's Training Workshops focusing on developing objectives, group dynamics, taxonomy, teaching learning methodology, assessment and micro teaching on a 3 day program annually. About 30 faculty members were trained during each workshop by a core group of faculty members who had already undergone training at Regional centres. External resources were invited to be part of the faculty. The unit members and co-ordinators also participated in National and Regional Workshops organized by MCI to consider MBBS curriculum and regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. An Integrated Curriculum for the MBBS course as well as Post graduation was developed and was implemented in 2006 June.

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE MEU TO

  1. To be responsible for all the educational processes of the Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College.
  2. To provide oversight on the educational activities, and ensure continuous quality improvement in Medical education.
  3. To oversee the Professional Development Course Objectives and its implementation across departmental barriers in the undergraduate Curriculum.
  4. MEU also would sensitize faculty and students in using the active learning Centre.

FUNCTIONING

  1. MEU meeting on regular basis per year.
  2. Need based additional meetings.
  3. Predetermined agenda circulated to all members, deliberate on agenda issues during meeting followed by action taken.

MET CELL MEMBERS

Along with this regularly we send faculties for Basic MET Course as well as advance Medical Education technology Certificate course at MUHS regional centre Pune. Till now numbers of faculty trained for Basic MET course from this institute are around 88.

Numbers of faculty trained for Advanced Medical Education Technology Certificate course from this institute are 10 and 2 faculty are pursuing fellowship in medical education (FIME) at MCI Regional Centre Mumbai.

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