Srivastava TK, Waghmare LS, Rawekar A, Mishra VP.
Fostering Educational Research among Medical Teachers: Evaluation of a Faculty Development Program in India
J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Dec;10(12):JC09-JC11. PMID: 28208883
There is almost always a discussion on how we lack a research culture in India. And that faculty need to instill such a culture in students. This article talks about the MCI initiative – a one year Faculty Development Program that was started in 2014. The article is an evaluation study at one of the ten nodal centres that run this program. The authors mention that 32.5% of faculty who went through this program, undertook new research projects, on completion of the program. That is good news and indicates that more FDP programs need to be conducted in the years to come.