2016 Fellow Profiles

Final Bionotes 2016

Dr. Aarti Sood Mahajan

Dr. Aarti Sood Mahajan
I am Dr. Aarti Sood Mahajan, working as a professor, in Maulana Azad Medical College, in the department of Physiology since 1999 and as an honorary member in the department of Medical Education since 2003. Presently my work is related to endocrine and cardiovascular physiology. I am also involved in teaching haematology. My association with Medical Education began during my senior residency at AIIMS, where I was exposed to OSPE. I have written a book on OSPE in physiology. I also have publications in medical education along with physiology. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and have studied or worked in four medical colleges in Delhi. In my personal life, I am married to a consultant Radiologist, have 2 daughters, one has completed MBBS, and the other is studying in IIT, Delhi. My desire to learn has shifted me towards medical education. I admire many seniors who have worked to collaborate at the international level and I am fascinated by the enthusiasm of many juniors. New ideas that are coming up inmedical education and my interaction with medical students are my source of motivation. I feel that there is so much to be learnt that perhaps one life is not enough.

 

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Dr. Anjana Wajekar
I am Dr. Anjana S. Wajekar. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai since past one and a half year. I have done my MBBS from Dr DY Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, my DNB anaesthesiology from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai and Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia from Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital. I have always been very passionate about learning both as a student and now as a teacher. It has always been my dream to work in a teaching hospital and I am blessed with this opportunity of working at KEM Hospital. Two of my primary interests in my job are teaching the UG, PG and allied courses and research. Till date I have 10 publications in national and international journals. In medical practice, especially anaesthesiology, vigilance is very important since we face many critical situations in the operation theatres and ICUs where we are required to make quick decisions on which the patient lives may depend. It is very important that we teach our resident doctors to be vigilant and pick up signs of any potential critical problems earlier. This can only be achieved by a very good understanding of the basic medical and anaesthesiology knowledge which can be imparted by a good teacher. We can improve the dissemination of this knowledge with the aid of technological advances, simulation etc and most importantly better communication practice. Most of our memories of our schools and colleges are always associated with great teachers and I think this FAIMER fellowship is one of my first steps towards this goal. I sincerely thank the FAIMER team for giving me this opportunity. My other hobbies include reading fiction novels, cooking, travelling both in India and abroad. I am an adventure enthusiast having done bungee jump, sky diving, scuba diving, shark cage diving, paragliding, caving etc.

 

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Dr. Ashwin Kotnis
Hello from Dr. Ashwin Kotnis, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry from the recently established All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal. My passion for teaching and research in Biochemistry was fuelled from undergraduate degree in Biochemistry/Microbiology from Mithibai College Mumbai, followed by postgraduate degree in Biochemistry and Nutrition from M.S University, Baroda during which I obtained the UGC-CSIR-NET fellowship. The fellowship helped me to obtain lectureship in the Dept. of Life Sciences in St. Xavier’s College Mumbai and later PhD position in Cancer Research Institute (CRI)/ACTREC in Mumbai where my thesis topic was ‘Genetic predisposition to multiple primary cancers.’ In 2007, I moved to Karolinska Institute, Sweden to work on a postdoctoral assignment in understanding DNA repair mechanism in lymphomas followed by CR-UK postdoctoral fellowship to understand DNA repair mechanisms in bladder cancers at the University of Oxford, England. During these assignments, I mentored students and attended courses in effective teaching methods. After returning to India in 2011, I worked as visiting Faculty in the Dept. of Bioscience, NMIMS College, Mumbai and editor of Science articles. Thereafter, I joined AIIMS Bhopal in 2012. I have been awarded the DST-SERB research grant for 3 years to work on Genetics of Vitiligo. Three of the MBBS students whom I have mentored for STS-ICMR projects have won awards for poster presentations in national and international conferences. Away from work, I enjoy cooking, reading biographies, gardening and attending theatre and music concerts in the beautiful city of lakes – Bhopal, with my wife Janhavi who is medical physicist and a trained classical singer. Since 2012, I am serving as Officer-In Charge of Apna School an informal school for children of construction labourers working for AIIMS Bhopal. I am thankful to GSMC FAIMER for the prestigious fellowship and look forward to interactions towards learning to be a better medical educator such that it is beneficial to the fraternity and make teaching-learning more rewarding. It would be useful to learn more about methods of assessment and interactive teaching amongst other aspects.

 

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Dr. Dushyant Agrawal
I am Dr. Dushyant Agrawal, currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Anatomy at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur. I was born in Aligarh (UP). I have completed my MBBS degree from S. N. Medical College, Agra & MD (Anatomy) from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. I have worked as a faculty of Anatomy in Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Nellikuppam, (TN), Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College & RC, Moradabad, (UP) & LLRM Medical College & associated hospital, Meerut (UP). I joined as Assistant Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) in 2012. My wife Dr. Gitika Arya Agrawal is Ayurveda physician and currently working as private consultant in Jodhpur. I enjoy music, movies and reading books. I have more than twenty publications to my credit. My areas of interest are Human Genetics, Radiological Anatomy. I have been Principal Investigator, & Co-PI to intramural research projects. I had undergone special training/workshops in Genetic Counselling from SGPGI, Lucknow, Emergency & Trauma at AIIMS Patna, in addition attended national & international workshops & CME’s too. I am Joint Editor of Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy & Physiology. I also authored a chapter in MCQ’s for MBBS 1st Prof& PG Entrance: ANATOMY, Volume-1. Amongst my administrative responsibilities, I am also working as Assistant Controller of Examinations at AIIMS Jodhpur. I am very thankful to GSMC-FAIMER to provide me an opportunity to join fellowship program. This Program will help me in thinking about learning, assessment, changes in concepts & psychometrical approaches, new innovations, and a whole new exciting research in the medical educational environment.

 

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Dr. Jaimala Vijay Shetye
I am Jaimala V. Shetye, currently working as an Associate Professor in Physiotherapy School & center, Seth GSMC & KEMH, Parel, Mumbai. I have graduated from this same institute and completed my Masters from LTMMC, Sion. I worked as a junior Physiotherapist at Physiotherapy dept. of LTMMC & LTMGH for 6 years after which I worked as lecturer there and was transferred to Seth GSMC in 2000 as Associate Professor where I am working at present. I have worked in various fields of Physiotherapy like Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in adults and children, Amputee rehabilitation, Post head injury rehabilitation, Burns unit and at present I am working in Medical Intensive care unit. I am also involved in teaching Physiotherapy UG and PG students at Seth GSMC & as an external faculty for the FRCPT (Fellowship affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences) at AIIPMR. I believe that trying new evidence based techniques in education helps the students as well as the teacher to sharpen their skills. Innovation is necessary for progress and I feel confident that with the able guidance from the faculty of FAIMER, I will be able to do so. I like to update my knowledge by attending seminars, workshops, conferences & CME. I am the Hon Secretary of the Staff society of Seth GSMC & KEMH and a member of Institutional ethics committee (IEC I) of this same Institute. I have organized several workshops in my field of interest on invitation from other colleges all over the country which gives me an opportunity to meet students from all over. I have also been invited to give lectures on various topics like fitness for all, women health to name a few, on various occasions by different organizations like banks, community groups etc… and have also arranged charity camps in rural areas on my own. My husband, very understanding, is a self-employed electrical engineer by profession and has an inverter manufacturing unit. My elder son is also an engineer with MBA in finance and is working in Mumbai so also my daughter in law who is a gold medalist postgraduate in biotechnology from Ruiya college and MBA in pharmacy; works in a Pharma organization Thana. My younger son is pursuing masters in commerce and aspires to complete his company secretary degree. All of us like to travel and visit new places.

 

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Dr. Mohan R. Joshi
I am Mohan R. Joshi working as a associate professor in Samhita Siddhant Department of Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune. I was born in Shirur, a town near Pune. I have completed my Graduation (BAMS) from SSAM, Pune and PG (MD Samhita) from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune. I have also completed MA (Sanskrit) and MBA (Marketing). I have 15 years of Academic experience teaching students from I to final and even Research Methods and Medical stats to post graduates. I have worked as an Ayurvedic consultant and practised Panchakarma therapy in my clinic. I like to learn new things, acquire new skills hence keep attending CME, workshops, seminars. I have organized many seminars and workshops and was part of organizing committee in National and International conferences. In last few years I have taken interest in MET activities and using various new techniques in teaching. My wife Madhura is working in Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Pune as Scientist in R & D section. I have two daughters Medinee (11yr) and Manvita (6yr). I like travelling, reading, classical music and running as exercise. Use of Technology and learning to develop new programmes is my hobby. I am thankful to FAIMER organization for my selection. This will be a great opportunity to gain new knowledge and enhance the skills by attending sessions of mentors, observing the senior faculties and interactions with the Peers. The exchanged ideas and newly developed insight in the field of Medical education will surely bring innovation in teaching and for planning innovative methods to develop healthcare.

 

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Dr. Prashanti Eachempati
I am Dr. Prashanti currently working as Professor and Head of Department of Prosthodontics, in Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia. I am a “Pakka Hyderabadi” by birth, but graduated and spent most of my time working in Manipal, Karnataka. Teaching is my passion and right from the start of my career, my urge was to prove myself as an excellent academician, teacher and clinician par excellence. To some extent, this dream was fulfilled with the “Best teacher award” I received from Manipal University, India. I am an author of more than 40 publications and am currently working on 3 Cochrane Systematic reviews. After joining Melaka Manipal, Malaysia 3 years back, I was very fascinated by the Medical education department here and attended every single faculty development and research workshops conducted. Only then I realized that there is much more to learn and FAIMER is that platform to begin this journey towards academic excellence. As the head of department, it always intrigued me that we are giving utmost importance to the professional exam, which reflects the performance of a student on a single day. It has always been in my mind to develop a system to assess the student throughout his study period and to utilize this assessment as a component of the professional exams. I thought it was best to answer my long standing question by taking up a FAIMER project on Portfolio. To talk more about my personal front… My “Best half” Dr. Sumanth, is an Oral Medicine and Radiologist who had also joined FAIMER in CMCL Ludhiana 2 years back. We have an adorable daughter “Sanskruti” who is 8 years old. If I didn’t become a Prosthodontist, I would have become a singer. I learnt Carnatic classical music for more than 15 years and am fond of singing even the latest Bollywood numbers. I love interior decoration and being creative in all I do. I love to be light hearted and have fun in everything I do. I am passionate about new challenges, tasks and innovations. I feel extremely privileged for being selected into GSMC FAIMER and can’t wait to meet the faculty and friends, get to know each other more and of course unlearn and learn new challenges together. For me FAIMER is the platform to get answers to many of my unanswered questions regarding medical education and also a mind-set changer to make me a better teacher and an academician as a whole. As someone very well said “The starting point for all achievements in the desire to begin”! So, Here I am, at the starting point of my journey into the Mumbai FAIMER family and I hope and Promise to be the best I can be to make this journey a memorable one for all of us.

 

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Dr. Prerana Nirav Shah
I am Dr. Prerana Nirav Shah working as Professor (Additional) in Department of Anaesthesiology at GSMC & KEMH since 2002. I am born and brought up in Mumbai. I have done my, UG & PG training from TNMC and B Y L Nair Hospital. I worked in BYL Nair Hospital for 6 years after my PG as lecturer and joined GSMC and KEMH in 2002 as an Associate Professor. I am involved in teaching since residency days for my post graduation in Anaesthesiology. I try to do it with innovative methods. I like to update my knowledge by attending seminars, workshops, conferences and CME. From my days of lecturer to associate professor to now additional professor, technology has got added in our lives both personally and professionally. This makes it essential to learn how to use technology optimally. However, teaching and learning is a never ending process. Unless one learns, one cannot teach. Being in a teaching institute, it is essential that new methods and techniques are learnt and used for teaching. Clinical teaching and theory teaching are different. Various methods may have to be designed to make it interesting and easy for students. This will enhance the teacher’s skills that may then be passed on to the students. Curriculum planning and regular audit of overall teaching program is essential for progress. Methods and modules designed for the same can be used and improved upon to make research among students interesting and not stressful. Evaluating students involves taking exams that includes setting question papers and clinical evaluation. Anaesthesiology being a dynamic specialty of medicine, skills have to be updated and revised regularly. With the number of surgeries and thereby anaesthesia increasing, it becomes even more necessary. I desire to do the prestigious FAIMER fellowship to be able to improve my skills in teaching and thereby teach the postgraduates in a better and interesting way and thereby improve patient care, by making them and myself better medical professionals and individuals. My husband specializes in HR and Finance Software and works with an IT company. In my free time, I solve Sudokus. I practice Yoga and run Half marathons. I am thankful to FAIMER organization for my selection and eager to meet all in this programme.

 

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Dr. Priti V. Puppalwar
I am Dr. Priti V. Puppalwar currently working as Associate Professor in Dept of Biochemistry, SVNGMC, Yavatmal. I was born and brought up in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, I completed my MBBS from JNMC, Savangi and MD Biochemistry from IGGMC, Nagpur. I joined MGIMS Sewagram as lecturer in 2006, followed by as a DSB lecturer in SVNGMC Yavatmal. In 2012, I joined as Associate Professor at JNMC, Sawangi and then through MPSC of Associate Professor joined back SVNGMC, Yavatmal. I am much interested in academics and teaching UG and PG students. I like to carry out innovative projects in teaching and my aim is to make biochemistry subject more clinically oriented for UG teaching. I completed my Advanced course of Medical education technology from JNMC Savangi in 2014. I am a committee member of Medical education unit at my college. I have 10 publications to my credit. I am also interested in Quality control in laboratory and have recently completed my Internal auditor and Quality management system certificate course organised by Foundation for Quality India, at Pune. I update my knowledge by regularly attending Conferences, CMEs and Workshops and also actively participate in organisation of the same. My son is 13 years old studying in 8th class. My husband Dr Sharad Kuchewar is an Associate Professor in Forensic Medicine and he also has done MCI recognised Fellowship in Medical education from JNMC, Savangi. I am very much thankful to FAIMER organisation for my selection. Its a great opportunity for me to interact with the well learned FAIMER faculty members and my colleagues. I am sure I will be much benefitted from this interactive educative programme.

 

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Dr. Rupali Sabale
Myself Dr. Rupali Sabale, am working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at K J Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre, Mumbai. I am a recognised MUHS examiner for MBBS students. I passed my MBBS examination in 2003 with first class and MD-PSM examination in 2008 with securing first rank in Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital and second in the Mumbai University. I also passed Post graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (PG-DHA) with first class in the year 2007. I had strong inclination towards Medical Education, so did FIME (Fellowship in Medical Education) from Seth G S Medical College. After FIME fellowship, my interest in Medical Education grew, so applied for FAIMER and feel fortunate for being selected. I always had interest in teaching career, and thus for last eight years, I am in the teaching profession. I have been actively involved in the bringing out the necessary changes in our department in teaching / learning methodologies. Due to my substantial contribution in medical education, I was nominated by our institution for the award “Smt Sakarben Somaiya Award for Outstanding Academic Innovation” and won this award which was presented to me on the Foundation Day of our Somaiya Vidyavihar Day in the year 2015. Apart from teaching undergraduate students; I have been assigned various administrative roles such as In-charge of Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC), immunization service in the hospital, in-charge of teaching related activities such as departmental – lectures, practicals, examinations and interdepartmental timetables. As UHTC In-charge, I was the pioneer in developing Under Five Clinic, Well Woman Clinic, Ophthalmology OPD and Immunisation OPD at UHTC. I have published papers as an Original articles and First author in National and International journals and also presented papers in the National Conferences. I am always a part of departmental on-going projects such SHEPS (School Health Education Program of Somaiya), SPARSH (Somaiya’s Project of Adolescent and Reproductive and Sexual Health), C-3 Program (Child to Child-Community program) and NCD (Non Communicable Disease) project. I have also organised MMC accreditated CME in our college. Regarding my personal life, my husband is a non-medico, SAP consultant working in MNC. I have a daughter aged 5 ½ years studying in Montessori -3. I live in Navi Mumbai. I like to listen to music (mostly film songs). Frankly speaking, I don’t have any expectations with FAIMER. My aim is to learn whatever that will be taught and apply the knowledge gained in today to today practise while teaching, developing curriculum, while conducting training sessions etc.

 

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Dr. Sarojini Jadhav
I am Sarojini Jadhav, presently working at Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Aurangabad in the department of General Surgery as Professor & Head. I have done my graduation & post graduation from L.T.M. Medical. College, Sion, Mumbai. After that I had opportunities to work at different institutes viz Medical Officer at Civil Hospital Ratnagiri, Lecturer Surgery at L.T.M. Medical. College, Sion then M.G.M. Medical college Aurangabad, and then G.M.C. Aurangabad. I also worked as Professor & Head at V.M. Govt. Medical. College. Solapur. As a Professor, I was deputated to Govt. Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad for two years which is the first Government hospital of its kind in government of Maharashtra , here, I carried the responsibility of starting operation theater , wards etc. I am proud to share ours is the first department to carry out Cadaveric Multiple Organ Retrieval, first time in Government institute in Maharashtra. I have keen interest in minimally invasive surgery & have FMAS, FIAGES fellowships to my credit. I have also done Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration & Management .I am co-coordinator of MEU at our institute and also involved in other academic and administrative activities. I am a very enthusiastic person , I like to learn new things. I am looking forward to FAIMER fellowship with intension to improvise me, my department, and my institute. Pramod Jadhav , my dear husband is Professor of E.N.T. and he is the source and support at all my endeavors. Shubham Jadhav, my son and the best friend is pursuing his carrier at I.H.M.-A. I am thankful to FAIMER for giving me the opportunity to be fellow at G.S.M.C. Faimer Regional Center.

 

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Dr. Shalini Chandra
Greetings to whole FAIMER family, myself Dr. Shalini Chandra working as Professor Pharmacology at Rohilkhand medical college, Bareilly, UP. I was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh. I did my schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, MBBS form Moti Lal Nehru medical college, Allahabad and post graduation in Pharmacology from Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College, Meerut. I joined this institution in the year 2006 as Assistant professor. I have 10 years of teaching experience. I did my basic medical education workshop in 2012 from KGMC, Lucknow and then Revised workshop and AT Com Sensitization program in 2015 from HIMS, Dehradun, where I got hands on experience and extended opportunity to learn and grow as medical educationist. I am presently acting as co-coordinator and resource person of MEU at my institute and actively involved in various activities held by MEU. I am also acting as guide and co-guides for postgraduates. I have many publications to my credit. I got an opportunity to pursue advance course FIME from NHL MC, Ahmedabad, Gujarat in 2015, where I further developed interest in medical education and I really wish to pursue this interest forever. All this stimulated me towards FAIMER where I will get many opportunities to learn in depth by interacting with academicians and educationists. I strongly believe that teaching Pharmacology is a challenge in the sense of making our students to actually imply their knowledge in clinical settings. As this subject is one of the most difficult to understand due to the subject being volatile and too much to memorize, we should take special interest in making our students to better understand Pharmacology which will help our graduates to be competent clinicians. Teaching has always been by passion. I am ever willing to improve upon my existing knowledge about teaching and its evaluation system. Since traditional medical education teaching technologies needs regular upgradation to cope up the fast changing educational scenario. This fellowship will not only help me to grow as a better teacher but also as a stronger person. Besides my academic responsibilities, I am also shouldering the responsibility of warden of MBBS girls and Interns hostel since 2006, which gives me better chance to interact my students which helped me in improving my administrative and communication skills. I am an active member of various committees in the institution viz. Institutional Ethical Committee, Cultural Committee, Orientation and Convocation Committee, Gender Harassment Committee, Disciplinary Committee. Regarding my personal life, I am married to Dr Sameer Chandra MS (KGMC, Lucknow), Mch. Neurosurgery (GB Pant hospital, New Delhi), who is my better half and keeps motivating and supporting me throughout. I have two beautiful daughters, Shatakshi and Samriddhi who are in 8th and 6th standards respectively. I love doing so many extracurricular activities. I am so much passionate about music and have been learning Kathak dance of Lucknow Gharana since last 3 years along with my daughters and passed 3rd year in Kathak. I had also done my graduation in classical singing. I am also fond of travelling and visited many places both in India and abroad. I am also very much passionate about doing Yoga which makes me feel energetic and enhances my inner strength and willpower. My new journey begins here in Faimer……….I am feeling so privileged to be a part of this prestigious fellowship.

 

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Dr. Subhendu Pandit
I am Dr. Subhendu Pandit, currently working as a Professor of Anatomy in Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. I am an undergraduate (1993) and postgraduate (2003) of the same college. Being from the Armed Forces we have been to different parts of the country and it has given us a wonderful learning experience in all spheres of life and academics is not an exception. In the last ten years, I am actively involved in teaching the undergraduates and postgraduates in Anatomy and other Surgical and allied subjects. I like to teach the students in ways which keeps their attention focused and like to come down to their level of understanding to slowly build on the subject of the day. I have an interest in Neuroanatomy and Plastination and follow interesting developments in these fields. As a faculty member, I am in charge of the institutional body donation programme which has been a great success. I have been fortunate enough to have been granted a project on body donation by the office of DGAFMS, Ministry of Defence to formulate body donation related SOPs for the Armed Forces Medical Services. My firm belief in imbibing knowledge has led me to various seminars and workshops including being member of few societies and completing few on line certificate courses from prestigious universities. It has always been my endeavor to be a good teacher, and it has led me to FAIMER, which I feel is the best fellowship programme to rediscover ourselves as a teacher again and learn all the nuances of Medical education. It’s indeed a great privilege for me to have been selected for the prestigious fellowship from a host of other luminaries and I will try my best to be a valuable member of the team and carry the knowledge and skills back to my alma mater and beyond. Other than the academics, I like visiting different parts of our country, to learn more about its cuisine, local culture and traditions. I like reading history, the beautiful and laidback stories by Ruskin Bond and JhumpaLahiri to name a few. The latest book I read was the Beautiful mind, a truly inspiring book of a scientist, excelling in his field and not letting adverse situations distract the ultimate goal of his life. My wife, Sukanya is a Physiologist but now teaches in a school. I have a lovely daughter Sucharita, all of 12, showing promise in Kathak and reading. Looking forward to meeting you all for a great interaction.

 

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Dr. Suchita Dabhadkar
I am Dr. Suchita Vivek Dabhadkar, currently working as an Associate Professor in Dept of OBGYN at Bharati Vidyapeeth Vidyapeeth Medical College Pune. I completed my schooling from Bal Vidya Mandir Parbhani . I stood 7th in Maharashtra state Merit list .I did my UG & PG training from SRTR GOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE, Ambejogai. I am married to Mr Vivek Dabhadkar, an IT person by profession. That brought me to Pune and we became Puneite since 1996. I worked with corporate hospitals in Pune initially and joined Bhatati Vidyapeeth medical college in 2007. I have done basic medical education technology course from Vardha nodal center in 2010. Since then I am an active member of local MET. group in our college. I am participating as a faculty since 2010 for the basic workshop and other activities conducted by MET center at Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical college, Pune. I have also completed Advanced course in Heath Science education technology offered by IMETTT, Aundh , Pune in 2013. I think becoming an MET person has made me a better teacher. I want to further my journey and want to give bigger contribution in the field of Medical Education. Learning about Medical education in a more scientific way will help me achieve this goal. Apart from medical education my other area of interest is “preventive oncology in OBGYN”.I have specialized in Colposcopy and contribute in cervical cancer prevention programme offered by the institute. Regarding my hobbies, I am a voracious reader, also a big fan of movies. I am a proud mother of Swarali, my daughter, who is appearing for 12th standard exam at present. Swarali and Vivek are very good singers and I am a good listener!! I am thankful to FAIMER organization for my selection. I think it’s a great opportunity to meet others, exchange our ideas. I will be more useful to the Institute in planning, creating and executing the desired curriculum. This will be beneficial to the students and the society at large.

 

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Dr. Swapnil N. Patil
I am Dr. Swapnil N. Patil, presently working as a Lecturer, in the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics at VSPM Dental College, Nagpur, since last 10 years. Graduated from VSPM Dental College, I have done my Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA&M) from DMIMS University, Wardha. Then I completed my Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Annamalai University, and Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDF) from Nagpur University. I have a keen interest in Medical Education Technology and its innovative practices. I have done my Advanced Course in MET, from MUHS centre Pune and currently I am the Executive member of FIRST EVER -Dental Education Technology (DET) unit in Maharashtra, at our college. I am actively involved in organizing and conducting DET workshops and seminars. My hobbies are playing Cricket, exploring new places etc. My Wife is currently pursuing MD in Ayurved. I have a one and half year Son, with whom I love to spend time. I am proud to be a part of FAIMER Family and looking forward to contribute My BEST in the field of Medical Education Research and Public Health.

 

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Dr. Vasudeva Murthy
I am Dr. Vasudeva Murthy, a medical doctor specialized in forensic medicine. I am currently working in International Medical University, Malaysia. I am course director of the Forensic Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence with strong interest in medical ethics and medical laws. I graduated with a degree in medicine from a reputed medical school in India. My deep interest in clinical forensic medicine was the motivation to undertake post – graduate training in forensic medicine. I have studied both Medicine and medical law in the India and trained as a specialist in forensic pathology. During my post graduate training I started engaging in both forensic pathology& clinical forensic medicine. I also participated in national level conferences as a research scholar. After completion of my post-graduation in clinical forensic pathology I worked as faculty in Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine in Hospitals both In India and Malaysia. During my tenure as faculty I worked as forensic consultant in two major university hospitals, M S Ramaiah Medical College and S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences. I also provided consultation services as medico-legal expert at few private hospitals in India. I later moved over to an academic career in international medical schools in Malaysia and established forensic pathology courses and research units in two medical universities in Malaysia. In addition to my residency in forensic pathology, I have granted MFFLM from Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal college of Physician in UK. I have also accepted as foundation fellow of Clinical forensic medicine of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (FCFM-RCPA) and fellow of Australian college of legal medicine. Having worked as forensic pathologist in India and Malaysia for over 10 years and my forensic pathology case work included over 350 autopsies per year, clinical forensic medicine, weapon examination, injury examination etc. I was also included in special police squad and Forensic Investigation working team which examined the individuals killed in the shootout which occurred at the J N Tata Auditorium of the institution, IISC campus. Bangalore. I have also assisted medico-legal work in the government hospitals affiliated to teaching universities. My Special interests include Injury Interpretation, Sexual Assault Child Abuse and Accidental Injuries in children, and Medico-legal Death Investigation. I have also provided expert medical testimony in a range of courts in the India and in the last 10 years I have been particularly involved in the establishment forensic pathology, medical ethics and medical jurisprudence as an academic subject in medical curriculum. Over the past five years my illustrious academic career, I have gathered expertise in academic & research in the departments of Forensic medicine & clinical pathology at International medical school-MSU, International Medical University Malaysia I also undertook international training in digital autopsy from the prestigious AFMS university in London UK. I am also working to establish forensic pathology research units which are aimed at preventing avoidable death and injury prevention in the workplace, in medical care settings and toxicology. In relation to my focus on death prevention, I am trained by befriends Malaysia as a one of the counselors to prevent suicide. I have published more than 20 articles in the field of Forensic medicine & pathology in reputed peer reviewed journals and also has written, co-written and contributed to a number of books in the fields of medical ethics, professionalism and empathy. I am an invited speaker at national conferences & seminars in Malaysia & India. I have also worked as guide for number of undergraduate & post graduate research projects during my career. I am an active member of various academic bodies such as International association of Forensic toxicology, International society of Forensic Radiology, International association of medical examiners, forensic sciences society and American society of forensic sciences. My hobbies include photography & writing & travelling to historical destinations.