Workshop on ‘Skill Training and Assessment for Indian Medical Graduate’


Aligarh: Adept experts discussed competencies related to specialist concepts, perspectives, diagnoses, and management approaches for medical care in the online workshop on ‘Skill Training and Assessment for Indian Medical Graduate’, a continuation of the Faculty Development Programmes of the Medical Education Unit (MEU), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

“Skill training and assessment is a crucial element of competency-based medical education to hone the essential and certifiable skills of medical students. These skill sessions are to be planned according to their respective phases,” said Prof Rakesh Bhargava, Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

After the welcome address, he also stressed the proper documentation of the process of acquisition of skills.

Prof S Manazir Ali (Department of Paediatrics) introduced the participants to the concept of skill training and apprised them with the necessary important terms, definitions and principles of skill training.

Prof Seema Hakim (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and Dr Ruhi Khan (Department of Medicine) elaborated the major components and structure of the skill development programme with the help of criticality versus feasibility matrix and various models of skill training.

They emphasised on communication, psychomotor, intellectual and team skills.

Prof Shagufta Moin (Department of Bio-Chemistry, JNMC), Dr Nasreen Noor (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and Dr Fatima Khan (Department of Microbiology) delineated the development of task training modules,

They discussed the task training modules for Blood pressure measurement, urinary catheterization, pediatric I.V. cannulation and the checklist designed for skill certification.

In the session on skill assessment, Dr Saurabh Gandhi and Dr Shaista Syed, from the NHL Municipal Medical College Ahmedabad deliberated the importance of skill training assessment and the use of cognitive, psychomotor and communication skills using assessment tool kit.

They stressed that the method of assessment should be chosen based on validity, reliability, acceptability, feasibility and educational impact.

Dr Shehla Jamal (RMRI Bareilly) presented the role play on the briefing on shock management and discussed the impact of briefing and debriefing sessions, the checklist for these sessions and the shared mental model.

The workshop concluded with the interactive session of the participants and the resource persons.

Dr Sufia Naseem extended the vote of thanks, while Dr Bushra Siddiqui conducted the workshop.