Getting ready a generation of students who are better prepared for their PG thesis

Getting ready a generation of students who are better prepared for their PG thesis

Approximately about a decade ago when we started teaching literature searching, I used to say that this should be taught to all PG students. A niece of mine - who had just started her BDS, one day told me that we should seriously consider starting at the UG level. She emphasized - "When we start our PG program, we start seeing patients. We want to be practitioners. And our days are filled. As for medical graduates it is probably even more hectic for them. You teach UG students - they are at the learning stage - and will absorb anything…
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What are your problems?

What are your problems?

I recently attended a webinar titled "Sales Excellence for B2B Selling in Emerging Markets". The topic obviously sounds "Oh so commercial", but guess what? The audience were all from the social sector. Now why did we need such a webinar? It turns out that all of us are either creating products or offering services (or both). Only, what we do is for a social objective. The presenter of the webinar was Scott Roy from "Whitten & Roy Parthership" (USA) and he did a great job of tailoring his talk with the social sector in mind! The main message that he…
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Research methodology teaching for undergraduate medical students – an interesting project

Research methodology teaching for undergraduate medical students – an interesting project

Development and implementation of a competency-based module for teaching research methodology to medical undergraduates. Patra S, Khan AM J Educ Health Promot. 2019 Aug 30;8:164 PMID:31544129 The authors did this study as a part of a FAIMER fellowship program (CMCL-FAIMER). It aimed to develop and carry out a "competency-based research methodology" training module for undergraduate students  and get the students' feedback on this. It was carried out in the Community Medicine Department, for 25 students in their 4th semester . The study was done in the year 2017. This group of 25 students were made to work in groups under…
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