Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Medical Council of India (MCI) has recognised Gandhi Medical College (GMC) as the Regional Centre to take up Faculty Development Programme (FDP), first such centre in the State. The college is also expected to get the much-awaited MCI recognition for its super-speciality seat in Urology from the coming academic year.

The medical education cell of the college will be conducting the FDP, which essentially consists of special workshops, classes and training sessions on ways to improve the teaching methodology of the faculty. Teachers from all the Government medical colleges in South India would be trained at the medical education cell.

“Technology has changed the way we teach. A blackboard is not enough in a classroom and teachers have to constantly upgrade their knowledge and teaching skills. Top CEOs, scientists and researchers from other sectors will be invited to interact with medical college faculty and deliver lectures,” said GMC Principal Dr. Pradeep Deshpande.

The medical college already has ten super-speciality seats in Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Plastic Surgery. In addition to these disciplines, the hospital will now have a MCI recognised super-speciality course in Urology. Only Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam and Osmania General Hospital have similar super-speciality seats in the State.

“The recognition will help us to upgrade the teaching skills of the faculty,” Dr. Deshpande added.