Revised Basic Course Workshop and Training in Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM)

Revised Basic Course Workshop and Training in Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) was held by MEU of TMMCRC under Regional Center (HIMS, Dehradun) from August 26-28 August, 2021. The purpose of this three day workshop was to sensitize the faculty about the changes in New MBBS Curriculum which has been implemented from August 2019 for the New MBBS Admission of Year 2019 onwards as well as train the trainers to be facilitators. The workshop was conducted in the presence of NMC Observer, Dr. Shalini Chandra (MEU-Coordinator) from RMCH, Barielly.

Twenty Eight faculty members from different streams were registered for the program as per guidelines received from NMC. The program was conducted by the Medical Education Committee Members, Curriculum Committee Members and Curriculum Subcommittee Members (Dr. Shyamoli Dutta, Principal & Prof-Pathology; Dr. Ajay Pant, MS & Prof-Orthopedics; Dr. Rehana Najam, Prof & HOD-Obstetrics & Gynecology; Dr. Seema Awasthi, Prof & HOD-Pathology; Dr. Jayballabh Kumar, Prof & HOD-Physiology; Dr. Ashutosh Kumar, Prof-Pathology; Dr. Sadhna Singh, Prof-Community Medicine; Dr. N K Singh, Prof & HOD-Surgery; Dr. Rohit Varshney, Prof-Anesthesia; Dr. Nidhi Sharm, Prof-Anatomy; Dr. Ashutosh Kumar, Prof-Pathology; Dr. Shruti Chandak, Prof-Radiodiagnosis; Dr. Faiyaz Ahmad, Prof-Pathology; Dr. Anish Prabhakar, Associate Prof-Community Medicine; Dr. Anjali Verma, Associate Prof-Physiology; & Dr. Prithpal S Matreja, Prof & HOD-Pharmacology & MEU Coordinator), all the resource faculty have been trained by Regional Center / Nodal Center for the Revised Basic Course Workshop and AETCOM Training from 2015 onwards.

As per guidelines received 7 participants from Pre-Clinical Department; 10 participants from Para-Clinical Departments and 11 participants from Clinical Department were selected.

The Topics covered were Introduction: Ice breaking and Group Dynamics; Systems Approach-Principles of Adult Learning, learning Process; Goal, roles and Competencies: CBME; IMG: Goal, roles and competencies, Learning Domains and progression of learning; Objectives-writing objectives-developing objectives from competencies, linking learning and assessment with competencies with workshop; Introduction to Assessment; Choosing a teaching method for objectives and competencies-workshop; Interactive and innovative teaching methods including Large groups, small groups, and appropriate use of media; writing a lesson plan; Assessment planning and quality assurance, writing the correct essay question, short answer question and MCQ; Internal assessment and formative assessment; Discussion on AETCOM module-Reflections and narratives; Matching assessment to competency, objectives and learning-workshop; effective clinical and practical skill teaching; Assessment of clinical and practical skills; Improving SDL through technology; Feedback and Education network for growth. This was followed by feedback of the session.

The training program included all the aspects of new curriculum starting from framing the objectives to linking it with teaching learning method and also finally assessment of the concerned competency. The training also apprised the faculty of their new role of facilitator and how this could be achieved. There was reinforcement of certain concepts which were new like electives, early clinical exposure and skill assessment which were thoroughly discussed and opinion of participants were taken. The participants were also told about the changes in assessment method and integration.