The Foundation Course for the MBBS undergraduates admitted in 2019 was held in TMMCRC in August, 2019. The Foundation Course was conducted by the Medical Education Unit and Foundation Course Committee of TMMCRC as per the recent modification implemented by MCI (under BOG) for Batch 2019.

The foundation course has been divided into a total of 6 modules which included Orientation Program, Professional development including Ethics, Skill Module, Field visit to Community Health Center, Sports & Extracurricular activities and enhance of language/ computer skills with a wide array of topics for the overall growth and development of students

The purpose of this foundation course was to orient students to all aspects of medical college environment, equipping them with certain basics and provide them with opportunity to interact.

The team of Speakers included – Prof. R.K. Mudgal (H’ble VC, TMU), Prof. (Lt. Gen.) B.K. Chopra (Ret’d), Prof. Ajay Pant (Medical Supd’t& Vice Principal), Prof. S.K. Jain (Vice Principal), Prof. N Huda (Addl Dean Adacemics), Shri Vipin Jain (Director – Planning & Development – TMH), Prof. V.K. Singh (Deputy MS & HOD – Medicine), Prof. Prithpal S Matreja (Coordinator –MEU & HOD – Pharmacology), Prof S Dutta (HOD –Pathology), Prof SeemaAwasthi (Prof – Pathology), Prof ShrutiChandak (Prof-Radiodiagnosis), Prof Sudhir Gupta (HOD-Community Medicine), Dr. Ashutosh Kumar (Prof – Pathology), Dr. Faiyaz Ahmed (Assoc. Prof – Pathology), Dr. Nidhi Sharma (Prof – Aantomy), Dr. RohinGarg (Assoc. Prof – Aantomy), Dr. Prerana Gupta (Assoc. Prof – Psychiatry), Dr. Anish Prabhakar (Assoc. Prof – Community Medicine) and other members of foundation course committee.

Apart from these speaker we had speakers from CCSIT for covering the module of enhancement of language/ computer skills. The areas covered included not only domains of medical sciences but other areas for their development. Domains of medical sciences included – Need for the program, Holistic healing, Medical profession, Your journey through 4.5 years, Doctors & beyond, ATCOM module, Basic medical research, Health Care system & policies, IMG, Doctor-patient relationship and Teaching & learning Methodology. Whereas other areas covered were – Exploring the library for studies, Introductory computer skills, About TMU, Motivational enhancement techniques, Learning & Communication Skills, Ethics & its practice in life, Expected behavior, English language, Key to success, Co-curricular activities, Protecting yourself and Campus life to name a few of the components of various modules held. The skill module involved modules on first aid, BLS, Universal Precautions, Waste management, Immunization and documentation which motivated the students.

The Anatomy Department under Dr. S.K. Jain (Vice Principal & Prof & HOD) also conducted the cadaveric oath which dealt with humanely dealing with the cadaver as it was the first teacher in a medical college. The cadaver was a voluntary gift by individual for betterment of society and should be given appropriate respect. The aim for these sessions was that the first year students do not feel lost in the Medical College and the expectation. The program aimed to keep the student motivated and also laid emphasis on their overall development for a responsibly individual for himself as well as family, relatives and society at large.

The participation of students was quite energetic and they gave their inputs that they wanted more interactions with their seniors as well as regular sessions at monthly interval so that their motivation does not wane off.

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