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Dr. Farooq Ahmed
M.B.B.S / F.C.P.S / M.H.P.E
Director (Professor) Medical Education
Khyber Medical College, Peshawar
The department of Medical Education is considered to be one of the integral component of a medical school and has been made a compulsory prerequisite for accreditation of a medical school by PMDC in recent times. Although, the department was functioning with the help of a part time senior faculty of the college for a very long time, but a full time faculty at the level of Director (Professor) was considered to be the need of the day by the Dean KMC, and for this purpose Dr. Farooq Ahmed was appointed as full time Director of the office on 8th August 2017. One of the important challenges for the new faculty was to develop and implement the modular system of medical education and training in the college as proposed by PMDC and WFME. Nowadays the following departments are working under the supervision of Medical Education department:
Mission

Mission

The mission of the department of Medical Education of KMC is to provide leadership and expertise in the following:
1) Curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
2) Development and implementation of a curriculum for communication skills teaching, Professionalism, Ethics, professional identity formation, and social accountability
3) Clinical and educational research
4) Assessment techniques
5) Capacity building in mentorship and collaboration

 

Vision

Vision

The vision of Medical Education department is to become a model in education, research, patient care and community service through excellence and innovation.

Objectives

Goals

1) Preparation and implementation of a modular system of undergraduate medical education according to PMDC and WFME standards.
2) Evaluation of curriculum.
3) Faculty training regarding teaching, assessment and research.
4) Development of a culture of research in the institute.
5) Development of a culture of respect and professionalism.

 

Objectives

1) To develop and implement a curriculum of undergraduate medical education for the college at par with international and PMDC standards.
2) The train the faculty in teaching and assessment strategies
3) To implement a special curriculum of professionalism, communication skills, research, ethics, professional identity formation and social accountability.
4) To help the students and faculty in designing, conducting and publishing high quality research.
5) To improve and train the faculty in conducting quality assessment of students.
6) To design and implement mentoring programs in the college.
7) To help the college to collaborate with local, regional and international educational institutions regarding education and research.

Targets

1) Implementation of Modular Curriculum in letter and spirit.
2) Modyfing assessment system of the college.
3) Development of an institution Research and Ethics board (IREB) in 3 months.
4) Development a state of the art Skill laboratory in 1-2 years.
5) Enhancement of skills of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate faculty regarding new teaching techniques, assessment and clinical and educational research on regular bases.
6) Implementation of mentorship programs.
7) Development of study guides and other resources for students.

Ongoing and completed activities

Ongoing and completed activities

The following is a brief description of activities those are already completed and are under process.

Curriculum development

The medical education department is working on modules for undergraduate MBBS program in collaboration with Khyber Medical University since September 2017, and has completed the modules of 1st. These modules are under the process of approval and will be implemented from next academic session in October 2018.

Program Evaluation

The department has conducted a program evaluation last month by using a survey questionnaire amongst 1st year and 2nd year students to improve the existing modules and the changes suggested will be implemented in the future modules.

Faculty development programs

The department has conducted about 10 workshops with the faculty of KMC regarding assessments, teaching techniques and research in the last 6 months and many such programs are in pipeline.

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Assessment

The following changes in the assessment system of the college have been implemented; 1) Post-module assessment of 1st year and 2nd year has been a regular event now.
2) The marking of paper is now centralized in the department.
3) The papers have been converted from discipline based to module based with all the questions related to different disciplines in a single paper.
4) An MCQ and SAQ bank development is in progress.
5) Results of the assessments have been modified according to the modules.

Involvement of the department in different activities and committees

TThe department has developed an online attendance system for the students to improve the record of attendance of students. Similarly, an e-portal for students is under development that will be of enormous help for students and faculty

Research

Institutional Ethics and Ethical Review Board came into being in December 2017, and is providing a platform for helping students and faculty in designing, and evaluating proposals and research papers. In intensive effort is going on to promote high quality research in the institution and to promote the quality of research publications in the Journal of the college (JMS).

The department cannot implement all these activities alone and need collaboration and participation of our faculty, Dean and other administrative staff of the college and even help from outside agencies to accomplish these goals and objectives. These reforms will go a long way in improving teaching, learning and patient care in future years to come.