MEU Activities

Background

Established in 1990 as Education Technology Group, it was constituted by 32 teachers trained in education technology by NTTC, PGI, Chandigarh. The group has undertaken various activities like conducting workshops for teachers in Education Technology, defining institutional and departmental objectives as well as other activities like Orientation programs for new entrant medical students. Complying to MCI norms, in 2000, it was renamed as Medical Education Unit (MEU). In June 2009, considering the valuable and significant contribution of the MEU in Medical Education, Medical Council of India designated it as one of the initial Regional Training Centres for Medical Educational Technologies as a part of its newly launched Faculty Development Programme with 30 medical colleges across India under the centre. In 2014, MCI has upgraded our centre as Nodal Centre for Advance Course in Medical Education.

MEU Faculty

SR
No
Name of Faculty Designation Department Contact NO. E-mail ID
1 Dr. Kirti Patel Professor,
Coordinator, MEU
Department of Anaesthesia 9376146862 kirtipatel1954@gmail.com
2 Dr. Aparajita Shukla Associate Professor,Co-coordinator, MEU Department of Community Medicine 9825329930 draparajita73@hotmail.com
3 Dr. Rajan Patel Professor Department of General Surgery 9687777477 alkarajan2@gmail.com
4 Dr. Supriya Malhotra Professor Department of Pharmacology 99727760262 supriyadmalhotra@gmail.com

Details of training courses conducted by MEU

Ten workshops were held during 1990-91, covering about 160 teachers

From 2000-2010 ten more workshops were conducted covering 284 teachers from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College as well as faculty members of other medical colleges of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The following table shows the details of the same.

Summary of Workshops on “Education Technology” – Year 2000-2010

Workshop No. Institute Dates No. of participants
XI NHLMMC 10-13 October 2000 21
XIII NHLMMC + SMIMER, Surat 26 Feb-1 March 2002 26
XIV NHLMMC + BJMC, Ahmedabad 8-a11 October 2002 30
XV NHLMMC + MPSMC, Jamnagar 16-19 September 2003 33
Total-284

Workshops for faculty of nursing institutes

A total of 77 faculty members from nursing institutes from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation as well as Gujarat were trained from 2006 to 2008.

SR NO. Nursing Teachers Dates Faculty Members
I Nursing colleges & Nursing schools, Gujarat state 27-29 March, 2006 25
II Nursing colleges & Nursing schools, Gujarat state 10-12 May, 2006 25
XIV NHLMMC + BJMC, Ahmedabad 8-a11 October 2002 30
III Nursing schools-AMC 22-2a4 July, 2008 27

Workshops for faculty of Dental College

A total of 28 faculty members from Dental College of AMC Medical Education Trust were trained in March 2014.

Training Programmes Attended By MEU Members

  • Dr. (Mrs.) S. S. Desai & Dr. (Mrs.) V.J. Patel attended a Workshop on “Medical Education- Assessment Strategies” held at AIIMS New Delhi from 7-9 October, 1992
  • Dr. (Mrs.) S. S. Desai, Prof. & Head of Medicine was awarded scholarship and attended a workshop on Education Technology at Dept. of Medical Education of University of Illinois at Chicago, USA by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates from January 1994 to April 1994.
  • Dr. Aparajita Shukla attended the National Teachers Training Course at PGI, Chandigarh in 22-31 August 2001.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) S. S. Desai attended workshop for Leaders in Medical Education organized by Sri Ramchandra Medical College, Chennai, Harvard Medical International & Medical Council of India at Chennai from 25/1/05 to 28/1/05.
  • Dr. Kirti Patel, Dr. Supriya Malhotra & Dr. Kanan Shah attended the orientation workshop for Curricular Implementation Support Programme (CISP) at MCI, New Delhi during April 2012.

12 educational projects done in the year of 2014.

Following is the list of faculties and educational project done by them.

1) Dr. Kirti patel

a) FAIMER
GSMC FAIMER fellow 2014

Project Title: Vulnerability to stress, its recognition
and reactions among medical faculties.
First FAIMER fellow in NHL MMC.

b) Advance Course Ludhiana Title.
Developing competency in postgraduate residents
of anaesthesia logistics for how to take informed
consent in the patient scheduled for elective surgery

2) Dr. Aparajita shukla

CMCL Adv Course Project Title – “Preparing
BLUEPRINT for better test paper construction in
Community Medicine”

4) Dr. Jay K. Sheth

Advance Course in Medical Education (at CMCL) :
“Students’ feedback on the process of their health
projects (PSBH Projects) under the Community
Medicine Department”

5) Dr. Shaista saiyed

Advance Course in Medical Education(at CMCL) :
Project title is: ‘Implementation of Cardio
pulmonary resuscitation workshop in I MBBS.’

6) Dr. Supriya Malhotra

Project Title – “Implementation of Adverse drug
reaction reporting among second MBBS students”

7) Dr. Kanan shah

Project Title: Study of Effect of Learning
Enhancement techniques in the classroom of first
MBBS

8) Dr.Upasna Bhatia

Project Title: “Developing competency in post
graduate anaesthesia students for difficult airway management”

9) Dr Harsha Makwana

Project Title: “Developing competency in interns for endotracheal intubation”

10) Dr. Bhavesh Jarwani

Project Title:”Integration of various teaching
methods to improve the competency among the interns to take ECG and interpret ECGs of common cardiac medical emergencies.

11) Dr. Rupal Mehta

Project Title:Evaluation of MCQ and descriptive test for formative assessment of second MBBS students