Nagpur: The change will not only compel students to do research, develop various skills but also provide them platform which was not available till now
Most of the students be they of any education – medical, engineering, science, commerce, art– lack in leadership skills, lack in communication skills, lack in efforts of self-enhancement and most important they don’t have research aptitude. Considering all these aspects, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has revamped academic structure of medical education. The change will not only compel students to do research, develop various skills but also provide them platform which was not available till now.
The change is made in four parts, namely: Capacity building; providing platforms to faculty, students to present themselves; Decentralisation of academic activities and collaborations. Capacity building Dr Mohan Khamgaonkar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of MUHS, who was in Nagpur elaborated the revamp while talking to sources. “Under the capacity building aspect, we trained 300 people from all pathies for research, communication skill, leadership skills. We brought advancement in research methodology, medical education technology, health science education technology, study of international diseases and healthcare scenario. These 300 people are the trainers who will train more people when they go to their respective places,” explained Dr Khamgaonkar.
Till now MUHS had never organised conference dealing with particular aspect of medical education. For the first time MUHS will be holding conferences on several themes including ‘Allied health science’, ‘Ayush’, for dentists, for healthcare administrators, for Medical Education Technology at different places.
“These conferences will be the platforms where students, teachers and other from medical fraternity can present themselves to test their skills. Apart from this, we have started research journals. This is for the first time since the inception of MUHS that it has its own journal now. The research papers of the students will be selected through competition and winning entries would be included in medical journals,” explained Dr Khamgaonkar.