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The NTRUHS has recently started a special Zonal CME program for PGs of all medical colleges in the state.
For this purpose, the medical colleges have been divided into 5 zones -
Zone 1 = AMC, RMC, MIMS, GSL, KONASEEMA
Zone 2 = GMC, SMC, ASRAM, NRI, PINNAMANENI, KATURI
Zone 3 = SVMC, KMC, NMC, KUPPAM
Zone 4 = OMC, GMC, DECCAN, MEDICITI, KIMS, SVS
Zone 5 = KMC, CARMC, PRATIMA, MNR, MAMATA
The PG subjects are divided into 2 groups -
Group A = 10 subjects = Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology. Forensic Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology. ENT, Ophthalmology, SPM.
Group B = Gynecology, Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Surgery. Anesthesia, Dermatovenereology, Chest Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology&Radiotherapy.
1. CMEs will be conducted once every month in all the 5 zones – Group A subjects in one month & group B in the next, alternately.
2. CME to be preferably conducted on the last Sunday of the month. If due to any inevitable reason (festival, examination on that day) it cannot be done on the last Sunday, the CME may be conducted on the prior Sunday, informing all the concerned PGs to attend, as also the NTRUHS & Zonal Coordinator.
3. The Zonal coordinator will prepare the schedule of which college in the zone will host which subjects CMEs.
4. All the PGs in that zone must attend their subject CME in their zone. Attendane must be taken by the host dept. and sent to the UHS. PGs must attend at least 80% of CMEs in a year, to be eligible to take their Final Exam. 5 credit hours will be awarded to those attending the CME.
5. The CME will have at least 5 lectures (1 hour each) – 3 before lunch & 2 after - by faculty of that college or other colleges. At least one faculty must be from outside the zone preferably. Outside experts also may be invited to speak. The post lunch session should be INTERACTIVE – e.g. Case discussions for clinical PGs, some practicals or other interactive session for other PGs.
6. The topics must be relevant to the PGs curriculum. Host organisers are requested to consult previous CMEs to avoid repetition of topics.
7. A working lunch and tea will be provided to the PGs and speakers. No delegate fee may be collected from PGs.
8. TA / DA to outside speakers will be provided as per UHS rules – 2nd AC to & from & DA.
9. The HOD of the Dept. or designated Prof. /Assoc. Prof. will be the coordinator of the CME, and organise the CME, schedule of topics, inform other colleges in the zone, correspond with UHS /other colleges, etc. and look after other details.
10. The Coordinator of the Medical Education Unit of the College & Vice Principal (Academic) will supervise the various CMEs that take place in their college and liasion with the UHS, etc.
11. A brief report of the CME, topics, attendance of PGs, etc., speakers, Summary of feedback, etc. must be submitted to the Registrar, UHS, wIthin one week of completion of CME, along with a CD containing the powerpoint presentations of the various speakers.
12. The NTRUHS will reimburse upto a maximum of Rs.10,000 per CME on submission of proper bills and other documents. The expenditure will cover TA& DA of outside speakers, food, preparation of handouts, etc.
13. PGs of other depts. may attend the CME if they wish with the permission of the hosting dept /Principal etc.
14. In the month of June & December, all PGs will write a Theory exam for Practice on the 3rd Sunday, in their respective colleges. Like the usual UHS exams, paper will be sent by net, downloaded and given to students. The answer scripts will be evaluated in the respective colleges; the HOD /Prof. will discuss the answers with the PG and hand over the answer script to suggest improvements, etc.
On the last Saturday /Sunday, all the PGs will go to a designated college of their zone for a Practical Exam, where while 4 or 5 students will be ‘examined’ others will watch and learn. A CME on Recent Advances is proposed on the Sunday. (practical exam may not be held separately now as the post lunch session in CME is dedicated to clinical /practical /interactive discussion)