How to Improve Medical Education In KMU

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How to Improve Medical Education In KMU

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  6. 6. 6 How to Develop Medical Education Center In KMU Prepared by: Prof. Dr. A.H.Baray Member of Internal Medicine Department in KMU Dr Hekmatjo Member of Infectious Diseases Department in KMU
  7. 7. 7 Current Status of Medical Education in KMU  MEDC established at KMU by the year of 2003  MEDC revised to EDC by cooperation of JICA in 2005  JICA trained five groups of KMU lecturers at University of Tokyo yet, totally 36 lecturers in field of medical education. – 34 lecturer's from KMU – 2 lecturer’s from Ningarhar Medical Faculty
  8. 8. 8 Current Status cont….  JICA has held some seminars about PBL and CBL  Medical education is teacher-centered – This is the wish of Professor that he or she explains everything he or she wants and prepares the lecture notes from various sources according to his or her desire – Each professor teaches according to the curriculum of which country he or she has been trained
  9. 9. 9 Continue…. There is no limitation between undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. For example the same amount of Anatomy is being taught for both of them There was not coordination between departments
  10. 10. 10 Continue.. There is no generalized principles for all departments – Just knowledge is assessed not skills and attitude – PBL and CBL have already been implemented in KMU – Undergraduate curriculum was revised – PBL committee has been established
  11. 11. 11 Goals Faculty development Curriculum development
  12. 12. 12 Objectives  Undergraduate and postgraduate education, continuing professional development and continuing medical education  Standardization of teaching methods among the KMU lecturers through: – Training courses for lecturers – Conduction of workshops and seminars – Refresher courses
  13. 13. 13 Continue..  Replacement of teacher-centered method to student-centered method by implementation of new methods such as PBL, CBL and OSCE.  Training excellent GPs for the better future of the society.  Improving quality of health services.
  14. 14. 14 Strategy  Improvement of Undergraduate and Postgraduate education by implementation of standardized curriculum.  Continuing professional development programs specially for the junior staff of KMU.  Continuing Medical Education with the cooperation of ex-trainees.
  15. 15. 15 Functions  Teaching  Research  Health services  Nurturing the careers of academic staff
  16. 16. 16 Teaching  Familiarization of lecturers with new methods of teaching like PBL and CBL  Implementation of new methods.  Refreshment courses about new methodology of teaching for the lecturers of KMU.
  17. 17. 17 Medical Education Research  Establishment of Medical Education Research center.  Establishing relation of the research center with worldwide research centers.  Hiring expert staff.  Providing human resources through relation with worldwide research centers.
  18. 18. 18 Challenges  Cooperation of senior lecturers.  Participation and cooperation of ex-trainees.  Financial support – Preparation of stations for OSCE – Training of simulated patients – Equipments and materials
  19. 19. 19 Action Plan  Enlist the support of the dean and other powerful advocates within the KMU  Appoint a medically qualified director  Demonstrate practical ways in which the department of medical education can help the KMU early on  Ensure a nonthreatening and nonjudgmental approach to the KMU and faculty members
  20. 20. 20 Continue..  Establish effective lines of reporting and communication with the KMU  Employ appropriate staff – Expertise – Skills – Background  Focus on the health professions’ education  Create enthusiasm for teaching at KMU
  21. 21. 21 Continue..  Obtain a guarantee of funding for a few years until self-supporting  Attract financial resources  Gain recognition for the development of the scholarship of education in the KMU  Establish contract with other groups both nationally and internationally
  22. 22. 22 Continue..  Community based learning.  Establishing General Practitioners program.  Training of educational staff in different specialized fields
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  24. 24. 24 Any Questions?

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