A well equipped unit is available. This has become even more important with changing curricula and newer trends in medical education. Now it has a well-developed and structured unit with Ten Medical Professionals (Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors) as core members and facilitators. All the facilitators for the course have received various training in Medical Education Technology in the regional centre CMC Vellore.
Six faculties attended the AT-COM (MCI) training at Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur; two faculties are doing fellowship in Medical Education Program in MCI Nodal Center (Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur). Now it has a coordinator and eight trained facilitators. Every year this unit gives training to the faculties in order to infuse a passion for creative teaching, apply the educational principles and address the cognitive (knowledge), the affective (communication) and the psychomotor (skill) domains of learning to their students.
Medical Education unit conducted two MCI Observed Medical Education training programs for 60 faculties of SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre. In addition Research 27 Methodology for Postgraduate students and integrated teaching (Horizontal & Vertical) for MBBS students are being organised regularly.
Medical Education [Faculty]
As part of the MOU with PMI, Chennai launch workshop was organised on August 2015 and another on August 2016 with special emphasis on creation of flipped class room module, competency based curriculum, problem and case based learning, early clinical exposure, integrated teaching.
A seven member faculty team from SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre [SRM MCH & RC], Chennai Medical College [CMC, Trichy] and SIMS [Vadapalani] had visited Boston to observe and learn modern methodologies in medical education from 2nd May to 5th May 2016 and on their return they devised short, intermediate and long-term goals to be accomplished.
Accordingly foundation course and early clinical exposure was introduced for first year MBBS (2016-2017) and is going successfully. As part of intermediate goal with the introduction of flipped classroom slowly didactic lectures are replaced by active student based group discussion. Teachers are only facilitators guiding students to actively participate. As part of long-term goal 30 flipped and integrated teaching modules are being created, virtual teaching content is being formulated and also formation of competency based curriculum is being considered.