1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
Guru Speak | Dr Anita Saxena
Dean of Academics and Head of the division, Cardiology, AIIMS Delhi
AIIMS, New Delhi (Jun. 2017); Photo by Yasir Iqbal
“The main change that occurred due to the lockdown is that a whole lot of instructing has gone on-line. Our educational part has labored actually laborious to make it successful by offering a whole lot of platforms for studying to the scholars. For instance, now we have digital web site instructing the place we create downside-fixing instances for college students. These are actual instances which have been with us earlier and now we have made up an entire historical past, instructing, examination expertise round it. It is an issue-oriented class, which is sort of a digital ward expertise for them, in order that they know the right way to recognise and make a sure prognosis. Ward postings and sensible studying have taken a little bit of a beating because of Covid; a lot of our college students and residents are posted within the Covid facility. A variety of instructing modules have been developed to arrange them for work within the Covid wards. These usually are not only for residents, but in addition for nurses, interns and analysis employees, anybody who is not used to working in Covid services.
We have additionally positioned a whole lot of emphasis on the psychological well being and wellbeing of our college students, with devoted common programs being performed by our psychiatric division. Many residents are underneath a whole lot of stress working within the Covid wards. They additionally know that their coaching is struggling to some extent as non-Covid work has gone down in these occasions as most sources are diverted to Covid work. The psychological well being programs are preventive in nature but when somebody is feeling confused, they’ll additionally method the division via helpline numbers.
Last 12 months, from December to March we had began bodily lessons for undergraduate college students. They have been right here on campus and attended lessons within the wards. But we had a small group dimension, round 4-5, versus the traditional 10-15 college students to make sure social distancing.”
2. Christian Medical College, Vellore
Guru Speak | Dr Anna B. Pulimood
Principal, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Dr Anna B. Pulimood, Principal, Christian Medical College, Vellore
“At CMC Vellore, we give a whole lot of significance to medical instructing. Medical college students spend a lot of their time on daily basis within the wards and outpatient departments underneath the supervision of our medical doctors. From the beginning of the primary lockdown of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, we realised that our regular instructing and studying course of was going to be severely affected.
We rapidly organised conferences with the heads of all our instructing departments to plan a plan of action. We had to make sure continuity within the studying course of and that evaluation of scholars occurred at common intervals. Our V-P for MBBS college students coordinated all of the schedules for instructing and on-line checks and ensured that attendance was monitored, and marks collated as required. Fortunately, we had Microsoft Teams for on-line instructing and we put this to make use of instantly. All principle lessons went on-line straightaway, however the sensible lessons and clinics have been an issue.
Every division developed their very own technique for sensible on-line instructing and the college began to make use of a whole lot of revolutionary strategies: some departments made movies of sensible lessons. To exchange common medical studying, college students got paper assignments, digital sufferers and telephonic assignments the place they took the historical past of sufferers within the wards who agreed to be interviewed. Discussions have been organised with consultants on the method to completely different medical eventualities. To monitor the instructing-studying course of, college students have been required to take care of an internet logbook of instances mentioned. A WhatsApp group of scholar representatives of medical teams with their college coordinators was additionally made. We ensured that college students participated in modules on administration of Covid sufferers and the right use of PPE kits.”
– As informed to R. Gireeshvaran
Student Speak | Sara Jacob
Final-year scholar, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Sara Jacob, Final-year scholar, Christian Medical College, Vellore
“From being at their bedside, studying from our sufferers, being face-to-face with a various vary of instances every day, to seeing footage of the medical presentation and leaving the remainder to our creativeness, there was a major shift nearly in a single day for all of us. Classes started after the onset of the pandemic with an orientation on Covid-19, its administration and the right use of PPE kits, which reveals the far-sighted imaginative and prescient of the administration as we now use these expertise every day.
While we missed our group research periods, our digital lessons have been cut up into small teams, enabling a better instructor-scholar ratio, for higher interplay and clearing of doubts with our professors. For fingers on expertise, we managed by inspecting one another and sometimes our members of the family. Regular assessments saved us on the grind, and we have been in a position to research for these utilizing recorded lectures as nicely. We compiled an unlimited on-line collective useful resource which is able to proceed to be helpful to us sooner or later.”
– As informed to R. Gireeshvaran
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