We are writing to enlist your support and participation in an unique medical education event. As an education you may be aware that the new MCI curriculum has been in effect since 1997. The first batch of students will take their final MBBS exams this year. This juncture - you will agree is a good time to take stock of the impact of the new regulations on medical teaching, students, and faculty.

The Department of Medicine of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute under the auspicies of the Deemed University and in association with Medical Council of India is organizing a workshop and seminar to gauge the impact of the new regulations and their acceptance; review newer teaching modalties and assessment programs in the Indian Context on Saturday and Sunday 14th & 15th of July 2001.

Dr. Ketan Desai, President of Medical Council of India has consented to participate in this important event. Eminent educators and health care administrators will also be present during the workshop and conference.

Day 1 will be focused workshop on teaching and examination reform for professors, heads of department, registrars, curriculum committee chairpersons, deans controllers of examinations and vice chancellors while day 2 will be a seminar for any teacher who is interested in medical education. The deemed university will completely under write the registration costs of the delegates.

This program will be an unique oppurtunity to share experiences, learn from each other and create strategies to improve the quality of undergraduate medical education in the face of rapid changes in technology and values.

The program has been structured in such a way that every person in the hall is a resource person. Didactic lectures have been limited to the minimum and even then only to provide a stimulus for discussion. Ample time for discussion and expression of views have been built in so that maximum benefit can be obtained from wide ranging viewpoints. In addition this program will bring educators and policy makers under one roof so as to create meaningful outcomes.

Please take a moment to fill in the attached from and send it to us through email/mail or fax. Please circulate this pamphlet among your colleagues and invite them to participate in this event.


Prof. T.K. Parthasarathy

Vice Chancellor

Prof. KV Somasundaram

Department Of Medicine