‘Medical Education need of hour’
MEU ORGANIZES SEMINAR
Srinagar, Dec 22: In a bid to highlight new innovations in teaching of medical education and varied challenges faced by the doctors of Kashmir, a seminar was held here at SKIMS Medical College on Wednesday.
Organized by the Medical Education Unit, SKIMS Medical College, the seminar was attended by a large number of doctors. “Apart from training the doctors, it is essential for medical teachers to counsel and maintain cordial relationships with their students. But it is lacking in our system,” said Dr Sheikh Sajjad, coordinator and founder MEU, SKIMS Medical College.
Dr Sajjad said the MEU is the first- of- its- kind unit functional in the State. “There are four medical education units in Jammu and Kashmir. But the MEU of SKIMS Medical College is aiming to improve the standard of teaching and counsel the students who are depressed with their studies. We counsel the students, impart training to doctors and stress on effective teaching,” he said.
Speakers on the occasion said the present medical education system was faulty and needs to be revived. “Our syllabus is basically failing, students are not. For better results whole of the syllabus and curriculum should be reshaped in way that is compatible to the students,” said Dr Rafiq Ahmad Mir.
Other speakers deliberated upon the concepts of feedback and counselling. Dr Rubeena Lone said that both teachers and students must exchange feedback at the end of the class or training which will prove helpful in drawing out the potential of students.
Dr Majid a psychiatrist, dwelt upon the mental stress of students and way outs. “We as teachers should be as cordial as friends. We should be effective teachers and learners at the same time,” he said.
Associate Professor, GMC, Prof Nisar Ahmad Mir in his address said that newer methodologies should be adopted for providing medical education to upcoming doctors. “Scientific knowledge, apart from practical skill, is must for the contemporary doctors who are amid machines and technology. They must be abreast to the newer innovations in technology and scientific thinking,” he said.
Expressing contentment over the establishment of MEU, Principal, SKIMS Medical College, Prof Mushtaq Ahmad said doctors need to develop good communication skills so that they can communicate well with patients at critical situations.
“Doctors need to come down to level of patients so that they can understand their problems and treat them well,” he said.
While addressing the gathering, the guest of honour, Director Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, Prof Showkat Zargar said medical education students and teachers need to get out of the conventional methods and follow comprehensive methods of teaching and learning.
“Students should make a beginning in the renovation of syllabus, so that modern state-of-the-art teaching is at the helm,” he said. Dr Zargar proposed to formulate a governing body to promote medical education units across the State
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