Questions for discussion
A sneak peek into how the participants were stimulated into voicing their thoughts online: The initial questions posed to the group in each session

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.

Nancy Willard

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.

Alice Wellington Rollins

 

 

 

SESSION ONE

INTRODUCTION TO NON-SCHOLASTIC ABILITIES

 

·       Do you think it is important to develop or foster non scholastic abilities in ourselves or our students? Why?

·      Which non-scholastic abilities would you lay emphasis on, in your students and why?

·     Which non scholastic abilities would you like to develop or nurture in yourself?

·      In your opinion to what extent do non-scholastic abilities matter in medical profession?

·     Share with us some non-scholastic abilities that you observed in your colleague or students that impressed you.

 

SESSION TWO

SPECIFIC NON-SPECIFIC ABILITIES: PART-I

 

1.     Communication skills:

  • What constitutes good communication skills?

  • In your opinion what is the role of communication skills in the medical profession?

  • How can we foster these skills in students?

2.    Scientific temper:

  • Why is scientific temper important in the medical profession?

  • How do we develop scientific temper?

  • How do we hone writing and presentation skills?

 

    SESSION THREE

    SPECIFIC NON-SPECIFIC ABILITIES: PART-II

     

    Social and Interpersonal skills: Team work, leadership, handling stress, attitude to work, ability to share

    Emotional intelligence:

    ·        Compassion, professionalism, ability to adjust in rural and urban situations

    ·        Awareness of health economics of our patients and willingness to serve

    Extracurricular activities: Sports, hobbies, social service       activities

    1. How are each of the above skills/ traits important in medical students and how do we encourage and foster them?

    2. How can we train medical students in acquiring the above skills?

    3. Please share any specific anecdotes/ experiences where you felt the need for these skills most.

    SESSION FOUR

    ASSESSMENT OF NON-SCHOLASTIC ABILITIES

    1. How will you judge if your students/colleagues possess one or more of the above non-scholastic abilities?

    2. How will you evaluate these non scholastic abilities?

    3. Do you agree with the assessment methods outlined for each of the non-scholastic competencies in the ACGME grid- and can you add to these methods? Where do you disagree with it?

    4. Where do you believe these methods can be introduced in our present system- in the formative assessment or as part of summative assessment?

    Home

    Introduction

    Overview of the learning process

    Questions posed

    Communication skills

    Scientific temper

    Interpersonal Skills

    Emotional Intelligence

    Leadership and teamwork

    Professionalism

    Service Orientation

    Assessment of Non-scholastic abilities

    Dialogue and discussion by the Chatterati!

    Summary

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