Medical Education Unit of AIIMS Bhubaneswar had organized a Pre-conference workshop on 23rd of January and Medical Education Conference on 24th of January, 2020. The theme was “Medical Education: Focus on Solutions, Not Problems”.
The Conference was attended by Faculties from KIMS Bhubaneswar, Dr. Nirmala Poddar (Assoc. Professor, Microbiology); Dr. Kumudini Panigrahi (Assoc. Professor, Microbiology) and Dr. Gyanraj Singh (Asst. Professor, Anatomy) who participated in the Pre-Conference workshop and main conference. Dr. Dipti Patnaik (Professor, Microbiology); Dr. Nipa Singh (Assoc. Professor, Microbiology); Dr. Rajalaxmi Sarangi(Assoc. Professor, Biochemistry); Dr. Jyotirmayee Bahinpati (Assoc. Professor, Biochemistry) and Dr. Matuli Das (Asst. Professor, Ophthalmology) attended the main Conference while Dr. Nipa Singh presented a poster.
The various topics which were discussed by the Guest Speakers :-
-Portfolio based teaching, learning & assessment,
-The need for an eclectic approach to Medical Education,
-Unconventional Learning methods,
-Teaching learning methods: Going beyond the classroom,
-Adapting to curricular change.
Panel discussions on:-
-Issues in assessment and their solutions,
-Do we really practice what we preach in Medical education?
A crossfire round was held on the following topics:-
-Microteaching – Does it really help?,
-Is Internet hampering medical education?
-Feedback – ritual/reflection and
-Attendance in class – A compulsion/choice.
Some participants were invited to talk on hurdles faced and innovations used in new institutes.