National Faculty Development Programme
To improve the quality of medical education by training the teachers
- sensitize teachers about new concepts in teaching and assessment methods,
- develop knowledge and clinical skills required for performing the role of competent and effective teacher, administrator, researcher and mentor,
- assist clinicians to acquire competency in communication, ethics and behavioral skills,
- update knowledge using modern information and research methodology tools.
The Medical Council of India, by the MCI Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, made it mandatory for all medical colleges to establish Medical Education Units (MEUs) or departments in order to enable faculty members to avail modern education technology for teaching. In order to boost this activity, Basic Course Workshops in Medical Education Technologies are being conducted by the medical regulator since 2009 through selected Regional and Nodal Centres, (Nodal Centres are upgraded regional Centres) located at medical colleges with required infrastructural and trained manpower.
Regional Centres in Medical Education Technologies
The Regional Centres (tier I Centres) conduct Workshops in (1) Basic Course Workshop (BCW) in Medical Education Technologies, (2) Attitude, Ethics and Communication Module (AETCOM), and (3) Curriculum Implementation Support Program (CISP). Nodal Centres, in addition to these three types of Workshops, also conduct Advance Course in Medical Education (ACME).
The Regional Centres are located in the following medical colleges:
The Nodal Centres are located in the following medical colleges:
The location of the Regional and Nodal Centres is given below as Annexures I & II.
|Location of Regional Centres: