Department of Medical Education
The department of Medical Education has been acclaimed as the pioneer in medical teacher training which was established to promote the training of health professionals in educational science and technology, apply systematic educational planning to medical education and conduct educational research. The Department of Medical Education has been conducting the National Course on Educational Science for Teachers of Health Professionals since 1976. The department is committed for national capacity building in medical education by conducting faculty development programmes such as the National Course on Educational Science for Teachers of Health Professionals, NMC Revised Basic Course Workshop (RBCW) in Medical Education Technologies, NMC Attitude Ethics and Communication Module (AETCOM) and Curriculum Implementation Support Programme (CISP). The Medical Council of India (MCI) has recognized the Department of Medical Education as a Regional Centre for Faculty Development Programmes in Medical Education in June 2015 for training faculty members from twenty-four medical colleges across Puducherry and Tamilnadu. The National Medical Commission (NMC) has recognized the Department of Medical Education as a NMC Nodal Centre for Medical Education Technology in Medical Education with effect from February 2023.
In addition to the above, the department of medical education conducts annual programmes such as Training Course on Medical Education for Senior Residents, Interns Orientation Programme on Quality Care, Postgraduate Orientation Programme on Research Methodology (for first year and final year postgraduates) and Foundation Course for first-year MBBS students. The department academically supports the Nursing College by deputing its faculty to teach Nursing Education Paper for MSc (Nursing) students every year since 2010.
The department provides guidance and consultancy to medical education units of medical colleges allotted by MCI and to the AIIMS institutions by participating as resource persons for activities planned by those units. The skills lab in the Department of Medical Education provides hands-on training for the faculty, students and residents in simulation-based education for developing clinical and decision-making skills. The department undertakes action research in various areas of medical education, including curriculum development. The department collects annual feedback from the MBBS students and submits the same to the office of the Dean (Academic) for further action.
To make the Department of Medical Education a National Centre for Health Profession Education.
To promote excellence in faculty development for quality medical education and professionalism.
- To serve as a central department to monitor the teaching, learning and assessment processes of the Institute and ensure scholarship in teaching and learning (through observation, feedback, analysis, action plan, implementation, etc.).
- Recommend policies and provide educational solutions to ensure the standard of teaching-learning, assessment and evaluation and student support services.
- Support periodic review of the curriculum.
- Provide teaching assistance in imparting educational science for medical, nursing, and allied health sciences students.
- Provide educational consultancy to the administration in the selection of students and the organization of their learning experience.
- Conduct professional development programmes.
- Support research in medical education
To provide Educational & Training Programmes in Educational Technology to faculty, residents and students of health profession.
List of Resource Faculty:
- Z. Zayapragassarazan, Professor & Head of Medical Education
|Dr. D. Kadambari, Professor of Surgery||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for the proposed Fellowship in Health Profession Education, President of Alumni Association of NTTC JIPMER and Coordinator for promoting Educational Research.|
|Dr. Latha Chaturvedula, Professor of Obst. & Gyn.||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for offsite programs|
|Dr. Zachariah Bobby, Professor of Biochemistry||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for MSc, & PhD Orientation Programs.|
|Dr. Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, Professor & Head of P&SM||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for offsite programs.|
|Dr. Nanda Kishore Maroju, Professor of Surgery & Head of EMS||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for Student-doctor method of Clinical Training and Palliative Care Education.|
|Dr. S. Manikandan, Additional Professor of Pharmacology||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for Medical Humanities.|
|Dr. Vikas Menon, Professor of Psychiatry||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for Mental Health Education Programs.|
|Dr. Mahalakshmy T, Additional Professor of P&SM||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Co-convener (BCME) for NMC Nodal Centre.|
|Dr. Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Professor & Head of Plastic Surgery||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for DM, MCh Orientation Programs.|
|Dr. Medha R, Professor of Biochemistry||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Co-convener (ACME) for NMC Nodal Centre, Coordinator for MSc, & PhD Orientation Program, Treasurer of Alumni Association of NTTC JIPMER.|
|Dr. M. Vivekanandan, Professor & Head of Medicine||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for first year MD, MS Orientation Program.|
|Dr. Ram Sankar. P, Additional Professor of CTVS||NTTC Faculty Centre, Coordinator for DM, MCh Orientation Programs.|
|Dr. Madhusudhanan Ponnusamy, Additional Professor & Head of Nuclear Medicine||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for MBBS Foundation Course and First Year MD, MS Orientation Programs, Member of PG Curriculum Revision Sub-committee|
|Dr. Subathra. A, Additional Professor of Radiodiagnosis||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for Interns Orientation Program and Coordinator and Member of PG Curriculum Revision Sub-committee.|
|Dr. Sivaraman G, Additional Professor & Head of ENT||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Co-convener (ACME) for NMC Nodal Centre, Coordinator for third year PG Orientation Program, Coordinator for promoting Educational Research.|
|Dr. Nivedita Nanda, Additional Professor of Biochemistry||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for MBBS Foundation Course.|
|Dr. B. Abhishekh, Additional Professor of Transfusion Medicine||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for MBBS Foundation Course.|
|Dr. J. Sree Rekha, Additional Professor of Pathology||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for first year MD, MS Orientation Program.|
|Dr. Dinesh Kumar. V, Associate Professor of Anatomy||NTTC Faculty, Coordinator for BSc., AHS Foundation Course.|
|Dr. R. Rajalakshmi, Associate Professor of Physiology||NTTC Faculty, NMC Nodal Centre Faculty, Coordinator for Interns Orientation Program, Coordinator for BSc. AHS Foundation Course.|