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Zayapragassarazan, Zayabalaradjane; Kumar, Santosh; Kadambari, Dharanipragada – Online Submission, 2019
In order to make the existing MBBS curriculum more effective as per the health care needs of the nation, Medical Council of India (MCI) has taken a bold step by proposing new teaching-learning approaches including a structured longitudinal programme on attitude, ethics and communication, which is named as the Attitude, Ethics and Communication…
Descriptors: Health Services, Medical Education, Teaching Methods, Ethics
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Kumar, Santosh; Zayapragassarazan, Zayabalaradjane; Dharanipragada, Kadambari – Online Submission, 2018
Twin principles of attendance policy are suggested to understand need-based attendance policies reported in literature for undergraduate medical education. In these reports, clinical sessions need compulsory attendance with remediation, nonclinical small group sessions need compulsory attendance with minimum attendance requirement and lectures…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Policy, Undergraduate Students, Medical Education
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Zayabalaradjane, Zayapragassarazan; B, Abhishekh; Ponnusamy, Madhusudhanan; Nanda, Nivedita; Dharanipragada, Kadambari; Kumar, Santosh – Online Submission, 2018
Motivation is an important factor influencing important outcomes in medical education. The choice of medicine as a higher study depends upon various factors such as interest in the medical field, good job opportunities, a desire to serve others, medical background of the parents and many more. This study is aimed at identifying those factors…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Career Choice, Medicine, Undergraduate Students
Kumar, Santosh; Zayapragassarazan, Z. – Online Submission, 2013
Modern curricula have both compulsory portions and electives or portions chosen by students. Electives have been a part of graduate and postgraduate general higher education. Electives are included in various standards for graduate medical education and are also included in proposed Medical Council of India Regulations on Graduate Medical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Medical Education, Elective Courses, Curriculum
Zayapragassarazan, Z.; Kumar, Santosh – Online Submission, 2012
The ongoing pedagogical advancements in medical education across the globe have gained the attention of academicians for the preparation of well-educated and competent physicians to address the healthcare issues facing today. The integration of technology into medical pedagogy has proved effective in many ways. This has made the medical education…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Blended Learning, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
Zayapragassarazan, Z.; Kumar, Santosh – Online Submission, 2012
Present generation students are primarily active learners with varied learning experiences and lecture courses may not suit all their learning needs. Effective learning involves providing students with a sense of progress and control over their own learning. This requires creating a situation where learners have a chance to try out or test their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Educational Methods, Teaching Methods
Zayapragassarazan, Z.; Kumar, Santosh – Online Submission, 2011
Studies have shown that IQ alone does not contribute to the professional success of medical professionals. Professionals who are trained to be clinically competent, but have inadequate social skills for practice have proved to be less successful in their profession. Emotional intelligence (EI), which has already proved to be a key attribute for…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Medical Education, Interpersonal Competence, Medical Students