Medical education Department

Introduction

Medical Education Cell (MEC) at AIIMS, Rishikesh was conceptualized in year 2013 with the aim to keep faculty members and students abreast with latest trends in teaching methodologies and advancements in clinical and basic sciences. It was created to accomplish requirements of teacher and also learners with respect to medical education. In addition, support and strengthen high quality research activity by imparting desired knowledge on research methodology and ethics to researchers.

Scope of medical education cell at AIIMS, Rishikesh extends from creating and devising informative and innovative curriculum for medical students to make them into good clinicians and research physicians to training of trainers (ToT) who can impart such training besides keeping them updated with latest trends in field of medicine.

MEC at AIIMS, Rishikesh is dedicated to achieve these goals in a reasonable frame to time. Since its inception it has tried to keep pace with growth of the Institution from a medical teaching college to a full-fledged tertiary care teaching hospital. It is steadily moving towards achieving the desired objective and is in the phase of building up of resources and utilizing the available things for best outcome.

Goals

  1. To establish a centre of excellence in medical education
  2. To promote and conduct activities of Continuing Medical Education (C.M.E.)
  3. To conduct training of faculty in methodologies of Medical education, curriculum designing, communication skills, teaching, learning, assessment, evaluation & scientific writing.
  4. To conduct research in field of medical education.
  5. To train MBBS and Nursing students in medical ethics

Members

Year Post Name Designation
2013-14 Chairperson Prof. (Dr.) Latika Mohan Dean
Member Secretary Dr. Saurabh Varshney Professor (ENT)
Member Dr. Puneet Dhamija Assistant Prof (Pharmacology)
Member Dr. Neha Singh Assistant Prof (Pathology)
2014-15 Chairperson Prof. (Dr.) Latika Mohan Dean
Coordinator Dr. Shalinee Rao Additional Professor (Pathology)
Member Secretary Dr. Bhanu Kiran Assistant Prof (Pediatrics)
Member Dr. Neha Singh Assistant Prof (Pathology)
Member Dr. Ranjita Kumari Assistant Prof (Community and Family Medicine)
2015-16 Chairperson Prof. (Dr.) Latika Mohan Dean
Coordinator Dr. Shalinee Rao Additional Professor (Pathology)
Member Secretary Dr. Puneet Dhamija Assistant Prof (Pharmacology)
Member Dr. Tarun Goyal Assistant Prof (Orthopedics)
Member Dr. Farhanul-Huda Associate Prof (General Surgery)

Activities

Bimonthly Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs were initiated in year 2013 to keep faculty members updated with recent developments in various branches of medicine. Grand Clinical Rounds (GCR) were introduced once hospital was fully functional with discussion on interesting clinical cases / cases with unusual findings. List of CME and GCR topics discussed at AIIMS, Rishikesh till date is available here.

MEC has stood up to its task of educating trainers, students and updating faculty members regarding latest developments in field of medicine. Activities in future have been planned in this direction and active cooperation from other centres of excellence in Medical Education across the country will be

Future Directions

Medical education cell with the aim of improving skills of medical teachers plans to conduct regular faculty development workshop in Medical education technologies. We would also arrange for senior residents programme on basic medical education. Medical education cell will also organize Basic Course in Biostatistics for Faculty and senior residents.

  1. Guest Lecture
  2. Lectures and Speakers