Medical Colleges Faculty should be agents of change: J&K Financial Commissioner at SKIMS
Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo recently urged faculty members at medical institutions to take leadership role for providing better services to the people.
Speaking on the inaugural function “Revised Basic Course Workshop on Medical Education” organized by SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Dullo said it was important for academics and faculty members to take role in providing better medical services and facilities in these institutions.
He said that organizing such workshops was envisaged by the MCI (Medical Council of India) to emphasize on competencies in a move towards competency of basic medical education.
The workshop was aimed at faculty who could take on leadership roles and be agents of change in their institutions. He also said that a revised course would help the faculty to develop knowledge and skills in principles of education and technology to bring about the educational reforms.
Dullo said that the main motive of the workshop was about learning principles in an interactive format to help participants to develop knowledge and skills in competencies pertaining to the curriculum of undergraduate medical education, teaching, learning and student assessment in a competency-based medical education.
He insisted on maintaining a balance between the theoretical and practical portion of the curriculum so that a good quality of education may be provided to the upcoming doctors which may help them to serve mankind.
He further said that faculty of medical institutes could shape the future of medical fraternity as they provide essential medical services and facilities to the masses as they deserve it.
Member Governing Body SKIMS, Prof Dr Muhammad Sultan Khuroo, Director SKIMS, Prof Dr Omar Javed Shah, Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina, Dr Reyaz Ahmad Untoo, Chairman Academics SKIMS Medical College, Dr Abdul Wahid Khan, Medical Council of India (MCI) Observer, Dr Richa Ghay Thaman also spoke on the occasion. Principals of other Medical Colleges, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Kunzes Dolma, HoDs, Faculty members, besides senior Doctors and students were also attended the workshop.