As a part of the faculty development program, a national workshop on “Empowering the Dental Educators – The 4D perspective” was organized on 5th and 6th October 2019 by the Dental Education Unit and IQAC of IGIDS. The program was attended by twenty faculty from Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Vinayaka Mission Dental College, Salem, Seema Dental College, Uttarakhand, Venkateswara Dental College, Puducherry & IGIDS SBV, Puducherry. The program was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of SBV, Prof. Subash Chandra Parija.
Didactic lectures and group work on the following topics were delivered: Day 1 – Learning outcomes and domains, Competency-based dental education- The nuances, New MDS regulations – An update, OSCE/OSPE & Work place-based assessments. Day 2 – Teaching the Millennial Generation- Problem-based Learning, Curriculum vs Syllabus, DCI BDS Curriculum – prevailing and prospects, Leadership and team building, Systems weightage, blueprint, Question paper setting & Time and conflict management. The participants felt that it was a very informative faculty development program.