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What the Fellows who experienced the Fellowship say…

The last PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute on-site session from 2nd to11th April was a rich and enjoyable learning experience. Some of their reactions given below are a testimony to what one can expect from the two-year FAIMER INSTITUTE learning experience:

Latha RK (2009 Fellow) :  “Dear All, Missing all of you at PSG. Brings back lot of wonderful memories of my FAIMER experience. Batch 2011 can look forward for a great learning experience. All of us feel proud to part of this wonderful program where you have support, learning on list server and good exposure to innovations possible in your home Institute,..”

Sairu (2009 Fellow) on behalf of other 2009 Fellows after their graduation and re-union with later year fellows wrote: “dear all, along with a BIG THANK YOU to FAIMER faculty & fellows for the wonderful experience-sharing the edelweiss song (on behalf of all 2009 fellows)

EIDELWEISS,EIDELWEISS   WE ARE HAPPY TO MEET AGAIN ; STRONG & BRIGHT,NETSAVVY &WISE  WE ARE B’COZ OF FAIMERLY ; LET OUR FAMILY BLOOM & GROW BLOOM & GROW FOREVER ; EIDELWEISS, EIDELWEISS  BLESS OUR BELOVED FAIMERLY

thank you, with best regards….2009fellows”

Renu (2010 Fellow) : “Dear Faculty and the 2009, 2010 and 2011 batch,I dont have words to express. I am so overwhelmed by everything – the programme, the interaction and lots more. I am glad to be a part of the Faimerly.”

Rashmi (2011 Fellow): …. “I have been selected as a member of newly constituted TEACHING LEARNING CENTRE under the Yenepoya University. I am a part of esteemed team of  Eight members with a term of two years. …….Dr Latha (2009 fellow) is also a member.This is the first CHANGE in my academic career and the University, post on-site session; I am really glad to see the effects so soon… I thank FAIMER for this and am sure that this is just the beginning…. I look forward to many more. Thanks FAIMERly and I look forward to inspiration, advice and guidance always.”

 Smiths Bhat (2010 Fellow) : …. “we had such a wonderful learning experience at PSG. And the best part was the friends we met among the fellows and faculty, the new friends we made among the 2011 fellows and the friendliness and hospitality at PSG.”

PSG-FRI Faculty at PIMS Pondicherry

The Learning Circle
“Pair and Share”
Democratic Leadership
Multi-voting

 

Since it was directed to the senior faculty, sessions and tools familiar to FAIMER fellows were used. Appreciative Inquiry was used to “discover” and thus facilitate sharing of Good Teaching practices already being practiced in the institution but in isolation with other departments not being aware of the same.

The participants also got exposure to “Interactive Teaching” through demonstration of ways in which the traditional didactic lecture can be made interactive. The Session on Educational Research took the participants through the process of identification of a teaching-learning process which needs study so that it can be improved or how to generate evidence to show that it works. This made them realise that they too can do Education Research and it can help the institution to improve quality of student learning. Session on Change management made them use some of the tools required in the armamentarium of Educational Leaders.
Renu (2010 PSG-FRI Fellow) recalls the impression of one of her colleagues who attended the workshop: “I came thinking …. another boring lecture …… but what happened was that we learnt from each other.” Another faculty participant recalled “I did’nt know what (good teaching) our colleagues practised in their own department (but now I am familiar with many good teaching practices that I too can start in my department).” After the program ,Renu wrote “A big thank you from all of us to Dr. Ramalingam, Dr. Vimal and you (Dr Thomas Chacko). The participants are still raving about your sessions. You have really helped us and motivated us. I hope we can have such interactions again”.

2010 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute

The 2010 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 24-May 3, 2010, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2010 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Brogen Akoijam, M.D., Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India

Smitha Bhat, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, India

Niranjan Gummaraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India

Samuel Hansdak, M.B.B.S., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Nandita Hazra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, India

Anand Kukkamalla, M.Sc., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

T. Mahalakshmy, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, India

Chetna Maliye, M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Thomas Mathew, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Sarala N., M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, India

Sudha Ramalingam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India

Latha Ravichandran, M.B.B.S., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, India

Narasimman Swaminathan, M.P.T., Father Muller Medical College, India

Renu Varghese, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India

Prashant Vishwanath, M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, India

Bhadresh Vyas, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.P. Shah Medical College, India