Faculty Development Programmes

Objective: To improve the quality of medical training by training the teachers
  • sensitize teachers about new concepts in teaching and assessment methods
  • develop knowledge and clinical skills required for performing the role of competent and effective teacher, administrator, researcher and mentor
  • assist clinicians to acquire competency in communication and behavioral skills
  • update knowledge using modern information and research methodology tools.
The Medical Council of India, by the MCI Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, made it mandatory for all medical colleges to establish Medical Education Units (MEUs) or departments in order to enable faculty members to avail modern education technology for teaching. In order to boost this activity, MCI has been conducting Faculty Development Programmes through selected Regional Centres, since July 2009. These Centres are located at institutions which have trained manpower in Medical Education Technologies (MET). These are:

Location of Regional Centres

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A module for the Basic Course Workshop in Medical Education Technologies has been developed with help from a group of eminent experts. This module is being adopted uniformly by all regional Centres and medical colleges to ensure uniformity. A one-day module for an Orientation programme has also been developed for Coordinators of Medical Education Units. Coordinators are required to attend this in addition to the Basic Course Workshop.


The Regional Centres conduct Orientation Programme for Coordinators of Medical Education Units and Basic Course Workshops for junior and midlevel faculty in medical colleges.They mentor medical colleges who have adequate number of trained faculty to conduct Basic Course Workshops.


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