Most medical schools have established a medical education unit (MEU) or similar bodies in response to various reforms in medical education. Such units have a variety of titles and operate either independently or under the office of the dean. Their activities include conducting educational research, teaching and providing service and career development of academic staff. The scope of their activities ranges from serving medical faculty only to all other health professionals at either the undergraduate or postgraduate levels. Several factors contribute to the success of MEUs and their establishment is seen to have a positive effect on their medical school.
The functions of MEUs include research, teaching, service and career development of staff and the scope of their activities ranges from undergraduate to postgraduate programmes and from uni-professional to multi-professional audiences. The balance of these activities varies according to the mission and scope of the units; however, the right balance is important for their continuity and stability.
Since its inception, this unit has been functioning, tirelessly, with a mission to constantly improve the quality of medical teaching by conducting various Faculty Development Programmes, PG Orientation Programmes, Workshops, Symposia, CMEs, & Combined Clinical Meetings.
|Dr. Anuradha Iyer||Professor||Physiology|
|Dr. S.M. Naik||Professor||ENT|
|Dr. Puja||Assoc. Prof.||Pathology|
1. Facilitate faculty staff professional development in teaching and learning.
2. Act as key advisory role in curriculum development and review.
3. Promote research in medical education.