Our Experiences in Initiating Implementation of Electives at a Bilawal Medical College, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh Pakistan

Authors

  • Rano Mal Piryani Professor, Pulmonology and Medical Education, Director Medical Education, Bilwal Medical College for Boys, Liaquat Uninversity of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2574-7226
  • Abdul Ghani Soomro Professor, General Surgery, In-charge Committee for implementation of Electives, Bilwal Medical College for Boys, Liaquat Uninversity of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Shahzad Ahmadani Lecturer, Forensic Medicine, Member Committee for implementation of Electives, Bilwal Medical College for Boys, Liaquat Uninversity of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Razia Asif Assistant Professor, Pathology, Member Committee for implementation of Electives, Bilwal Medical College for Boys, Liaquat Uninversity of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Asiya Parveen Shaikh Assistant Professor, Forensic Medicine, Member Committee for implementation of Electives, Bilwal Medical College for Boys, Liaquat Uninversity of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/mjmms.v2i4.53720

Keywords:

Electives, health professions education, undergraduate

Abstract

Electives supplement to the core curriculum of undergraduate health professions education, thereby enriches personal and professional development of undergraduates in diverse areas. Electives provide an opportunity for transformative learning. This paper describes the implementation of electives at newly established Bilwal Medical College for Boys, a constituent college of Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. Firstly, concrete policy for electives was developed by health professions educationist. Then Committee for the implementation of electives was constituted. Subsequently, feasible and achievable implementation plan was formulated focusing on the activities to be done before, during and after the placement of students for electives in different departments and process of implementation. The first batch of students studying in fourth year of MBBS attended the electives. With keen involvement of all stakeholders such as, students, faculty, administration, parents and collaborating departments and their faculty, the program was successfully implemented. Thorough supervision and monitoring during placement contributed toward the success of program.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Piryani, R. M., Soomro, A. G., Ahmadani, S., Asif, R., & Shaikh, A. P. (2022). Our Experiences in Initiating Implementation of Electives at a Bilawal Medical College, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh Pakistan. MedS Alliance Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 2(4), 97–102. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjmms.v2i4.53720

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Medical Education