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Himanshu Pandya Is Appointed Associate Dean for UG at Pramukhswami Medical College

Himanshu Pandya (CMCL FAIMER Fellow 2007), appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Pramukhswami Medical College in Karamsad, India, 2018. Dr. Pandya also serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at Pramukhswami Medical College, and was recently elected as President of the Academy of Health Professions Educators (AHPE) .

NDr Tejinder Singh awarded NBE Excellence Award (Eminent Alumnus) by Hon. Vice President of India. 2014 (2018)

Dr. Tejinder Singh, Professor of Paediatrics & Vice Principal,  Christian Medical College, Ludhiana was awarded NBE Excellence Award (Eminent Alumnus) by Hon. Vice President of India. 2014 (2018). Dr. Singh is a distinguished paediatrician, academician, researcher, and teacher. A major leader in the realm of medical education, Dr. Tejinder Singh has published extensively in the field. He has published more than 260 works in national and international journals, has contributed 45 chapters in textbooks and is the author of four textbooks. 

Dr Dinesh Badyal’s 2nd edition of book on Pharmacology released

Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Professor & Head, Pharmacology published second edition of his book “Practical Manual of Pharmacology” (Jaypee Publishers). The book was released by Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMC during MCI Program on 25th April, 2018. The changing paradigms of pharmacology and upcoming new curriculum for MBBS necessitated 2nd edition. This second edition of the book emphasizes more on the use of low cost and less resource intensive methods for the teaching of clinical pharmacology. The book is quite popular and second edition is updated with new prescription guidelines, latest essential medicine list, use of newer media, prescription audits, basics of research, adverse drug reaction monitoring and case-based learning.

Dr. Dinesh Badyal, awarded Masters in Health Profession Education (MHPE) with Merit by Keele University, UK

Dr. Dinesh K. Badyal Professor & Head, Pharmacology and Professor of Medical Education was recently awarded Master’s degree “Masters in Health Profession Education (MHPE)” with ‘Merit’ by Keele University, UK. This is a very prestigious and internationally renowned degree in medical education. The selection process is very competitive and even after selection the success rate is quite less. The whole course is designed over various modules with mandatory assignment and a contact session at Keele University. The course is very rigorous and demands a lot of academic input and successful completion of dissertation. Only approx. 10 faculty from India has been awarded MHPE. This qualification will be a value addition in the progress of Department of Medical Education, CMC, Ludhiana.MHPE 2014 Batch with faculty at Keele University, UK

Special issue in ME of IJABMR

International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research (IJABMR) published a special issue in Medical Education, containing 15 projects of the CMCL-FRI FAIMER graduates of Batch 2016. Dr Tejinder Singh and Dr Dinesh Badyal were the Guest Editors for the special issue. The issue was released during convocation of Batch 2016 on 5th February 2018. The issue can be accessed at http://www.ijabmr.org/showBackIssue.asp?issn=2229-516X;year=2017;volume=7;issue=5;month=;supp=Y
Dr Rajiv Mahajan (Editor in Chief)

Shubha Gade (CMCL2010) is Executive Editor of Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences

Shubha Gade is now Executive Editor of JETHS ( Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences )
An Index Copernicus multidisciplinary Journal exclusively devoted to research in Health Professional Education Technology.  JETHS is a print journal of which 3 issues are published in an year. Since last 3 and half years 11 issues have been published. The journal publishes education technology articles from the teachers of medical,dental,physiotherapy,nursing, ayurved and homeopathy colleges.

Soumendra Sahoo, CMCL 2012- awarded ‘MaGEX”; Manipal Global Excellence award

Soumendra Sahoo, CMCL-2012,  was awarded ‘MaGEX”; Manipal Global Excellence award-2017 held on 10th August 2017 at Bangalore, India. The Manipal Global Excellence (MaGEX) awards recognise individuals who go beyond the call of duty to deliver extraordinary results. He was also awarded of PhD degree in Medicine from Utkal University (NAAC accredited A+ 2016).

Himanshu Pandya CMCL2007-Appointed Associate Dean, UG studies & President AHPE

Himanshu Pandya, MD,  CMCL2007-Appointed Associate Dean (2018) for Undergraduate Studies at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India. Dr. Pandya also serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at Pramukhswami Medical College, and was recently elected as President of the Academy of Health Professions Educators (AHPE) .

Special issue of IJP on education

The team of FAIMER fellows brought out Special Issue of Indian Journal of Pharmacology entitled “Revising and innovating Pharmacology Education”. The link to full pdf is
The link to issue on website isijp-sp-cover
Dr. Chetna Desai (Chief Editor)
Dr Dinesh Badyal (Guest Editor for Special Issue)

Prof. G. Achari oration for Dr. Dinesh Badyal

oration-achariDr. Dinesh Badyal, Co-Director, FRI, Ludhiana delivered prestigious Prof. G. Achari oration, at 49th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society held at PGI, Chandigarh in October, 2016. Dr. Badyal was invited to deliver this oration as the Eminent Pharmacologist in India based on his work in pharmacology education and research. In his oration talk Dr. Badyal focused on “Pharmacology education In India: Challenges & relevance” and added that the technological advancements and fast progress in new medicine discovery need to be integrated for further progress of pharmacology education and research.