MEETS “Musically Express your Emotions Thoughts for Success” – for 1st year MBBS students

The CMTER team in collaboration with the Department of Physiology, MGMCRI conducted a structured music therapy program “MEETS” to the fresh medical entrants of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College with a goal to improve their focus of attention, motivation and self-esteem levels and evaluate their learning attitude. 228 I year MBBS students participated in the program on 05.10.2016. The music therapy activities conducted by the faculty of CMTER included 1) Rhythmic Improvisation with musical instruments to enhances the focus of attention and concentration. 2) Songwriting & group singing to improve self-expression, socialization, coordination, and teamwork. 3) Relaxation training with music to restore calmness and balance. Feedback regarding the subjective feelings evoked was obtained from all the participants. 88% liked the session very much, 84% felt the content very useful and 82% of them wished to have similar sessions regularly in future. Regarding the impact of the sessions, 12% of the total participants reported improvement in their communication, 18 % felt it helped to develop self-expression 24% perceived an improvement in their attention & focus, whereas 44 % gave the feedback that it relieved their stress.