Evaluation of a personal and professional development module in an undergraduate medical curriculum in India

Ramnarayan, K and Hande, Shyamala and Mohammed, Ciraj Ali and Subramaniam, Barathi S (2016) Evaluation of a personal and professional development module in an undergraduate medical curriculum in India. Korean Journal of Medical Education, 28 (1). pp. 117-121. ISSN 2005-7288

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The study aimed at evaluating the personal and professional development (PPD) module in the undergraduate medical curriculum in Melaka Manipal Medical College, India. PPD hours were incorporated in the curriculum. A team of faculty members and a faculty coordinator identified relevant topics and students were introduced to topics such as medical humanities, leadership skills, communication skills, ethics, professional behavior, and patient narratives. The module was evaluated using a prevalidated course feedback questionnaire which was administered to three consecutive batches of students from March 2011 to March 2013. To analyze faculty perspectives, one to one in-depth interviews and focus group discussions were conducted by the coordinators with faculty members who conducted the PPD classes. Analysis of the course feedback form revealed that majority (80%) of students agreed that the module was well prepared and was "highly relevant" to the profession. Faculty found the topics new and interdisciplinary and there was a sense of sharing responsibility and workload by the faculty. PPD modules are necessary components of the curriculum and help to mould students while they are still acquiescent as they assume their roles as doctors of the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Curriculum; medical schools; leadership; professional development; students.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 09:15
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 09:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145160

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