The intern’s orientation programme – Jan-2015 for MGMCRI was conducted on 30.01.2015 and 31.01.2015, at 2nd floor D2 Conference Hall. The programme was meant for 99 interns, passed out in Dec 2014.
Aim of the programme was to familiarize new interns with their tasks in the work places which include wards, OPD, emergency room and community. The objectives of the programme was to enable the interns for developing good communication skills, both verbal and written, be aware of the psychosocial needs of the patients, appreciate the principles in rational drug therapy, develop and refine the skills of requisitions for diagnostic tests, appropriate techniques for collection and transport of samples for laboratory test, ethical issues involved in patient care, tackle common medico-legal issue , identify their role in a multidisciplinary team , develop a sense of belonging to the institute and stress on their responsibility and accountability towards patient care and how to deal with the medical representatives.
The programme was structured with interactive lectures, allotment of group task, role play by students and faculty and discussion of ethical and medico-legal case scenarios. Evaluation of the programme was done by using the feedback questionnaire.
It was a collaborative effort of dedicated senior faculties from the institute which includes Dr. K. R. Sethuraman Vice-Chancellor and Dr. S. Krishnan Dean Administration.
In the workshop following topics were discussed by respective faculty: Why errors occur in the healthcare system and how to prevent them was given by Dr. V. N. Mahalakshmi Professor of Pediatrics Surgery, Written Communication was given by Dr. P. Rani Assoc. Professor Anaesthesiology, Group tasks was conducted by Dr. Seetesh Ghose Prof. & Head OG, Interpersonal skills in Medical Practice was given by Dr. Abu Backer Senior Resident Psychiatry, Group tasks was conducted by Dr. Partha Nandi Assoc. Professor Community Medicine and Dr. B Sivaprakash Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Ethics was given by Dr. V. N. Mahalakshmi Professor of Pediatrics Surgery, Group tasks was conducted by Dr. N. Ananthakrishnan Professor Surgery, Dr. Seetesh Ghose Prof. & Head OG and Dr. V. N. Mahalakshmi Professor of Pediatrics Surgery, Legal aspects in Medical practice was given by Dr. Pramod Kumar Assoc. Professor of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Group tasks was conducted by Dr. Satish Kumar Professor & HOD Forensic Medicine, Concept of ‘P’ drugs Dr. K. A. Narayan Professor Community Medicine, Rational considerations before you order diagnostic tests was given by Dr. Manoj Karthik Assoc. Professor Surgery, Group tasks was conducted by Dr. Mohamed Hanifah Professor Medicine, Dr. Smile Robinson Professor Surgery and Dr. D. Kotasthane Professor & HOD Pathology, Rational approaches of therapeutics was given by Dr. Lokesh Professor General Medicine, Group tasks was conducted by Dr. Mohamed Hanifah Professor Medicine, Dr. Smile Robinson Professor Surgery and Dr. K. R. Sethuraman Vice Chancellor.
At the end of the programme Dr. K. R. Sethuraman Vice – Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidhyapeeth and Dr. S. Krishnan Dean Administration addressed and appraised the interns about their responsibilities. They also gave away the participation certificates and CRRI’s diary.