Faculty Development in Medical Education: Where Do We Stand in Assam?

AUTHOR(s) : Barua Purnima, Debajit Hazarika
DOI No. : 09.2016-64934814

Various roles have been ascribed to the medical teacher of today and to function at the optimum, faculty development programmes (FDP) play a very crucial role. Academic activity is largely dependent upon the proficiency of the faculty members and their interest. FDP is a tool for improving the educational vitality of our institutions. Considering the overwhelming changes in medical education scenario and mushrooming of medical colleges in the country, it becomes imperative that the quality and the standards of education are maintained so as to produce a breed of quality doctors. The capacity building of teachers has been considered to be not only a cost effective intervention, but also a long term strategy to link medical education with the national health needs. This article aims at illuminating in a subtle way the evolution of medical education and FDP in Assam till date in the light of tremendous growth in the country. It urges to place the significance and the pressing need of faculty development in the region for the medical teachers to be at par with the counterpart globally.

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