Aligarh, March 2: MBBS 2019 batch students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were welcomed in the second phase of their education with an ‘Orientation Programme’ organised by Medical Education Unit.
The transition into the second phase of the MBBS course was delayed due to the period of pandemic enforced idleness, bringing education institutes to a halt.
“Since academic activities are now resuming in medical colleges after months of ‘classroom- teaching’ suspension, students are advised to strictly follow the Government of India advisory on Covid-19 and extend helping hands to the university administration for re-opening the medical college in this unprecedented time,” said Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) in the welcome address.
Acclimatising the students with teaching-learning methods, Prof Rakesh spoke on the implementation of the new National Medical Commission (NMC) curriculum.
Prof Seema Hakim (Coordinator, Medical Education Unit) acquainted the students with ‘Competency Based Medical Education’.
She also interacted with the students in a discussion to understand the intent and purpose of the new curriculum.
Prof Zehra Mohsin (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Prof Shaheen (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Prof Kamran Afzal (Department of Paediatrics) and Dr Nasreen Noor (Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) conducted the session on communication skills essential to deal with patients and their attendants, colleagues, seniors and faculties.
Medical Education Unit members, Prof Shagufta Moin, Prof Saira Mehnaz, Dr Nasreen Noor, Dr Ali Jafar Abedi briefed the students on how to tide over difficulties faced in the transition to the second phase of their education.
Prof Tamkin Khan (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) conducted as session on ‘How to write Reflection’; Dr Ummul Baneen (Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases) and Dr Bushra Siddiqui (Department of Pathology) spoke on the ‘Doctor Learner Method’ of clinical teaching and learning; Dr Fatima Khan (Depart of Microbiology) and Dr Deeba Khanam (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) instructed the students on essential infection prevention practices to be followed in hospitals and Prof S Manazir Ali (Co Coordinator, Medical Education Unit) delivered the concluding remarks.
In the two-day programme, students were also taken for a hospital tour. They gave positive online feedbacks on how the orientation has helped them in understanding the essential aspects for moving into the second phase of their course.