Methods and technologies in Medical Education are advancing rapidly, making it mandatory for medical schools to continuously abreast faculty and students with contemporary and context specific educational practices. Department of Undergraduate Medical Education (DUME) at SKZMDC was established to facilitate planning, implementation and evaluation of contextualized, contemporary best practices in our resource-constraint environment. DUME was established as a fully functional department in Jan 2013.
DUME is facilitating all curricular and co-curricular activities in medical college. DUME is conducting training workshops of faculty in curriculum, instruction, assessment, feedback, evaluation and research. DUME is also involved in training and facilitation of undergraduate students in research. DUME has three cells working under designated faculty.
- Electives Cell:
EC is responsible for facilitating students in the process of electives, nationally or internationally. This cell established linkages with GHLO, GMC and others. We had an MOU with George Washington University, USA in 2016-17 for sending students in Clinical Electives Program at GW, Summer Research and Medical Enrichment Program at GW, Observership Program at GW and Medical Research Fellowship Program (Non-Residency Track) at GW.
- Career Counseling Cell:
CCC is responsible for organizing regular career counseling sessions and seminars with well-known experts in different medical and surgical disciplines and also with high achievers in USMLE, PLAB and FCPS exams. CCC organizes these activities in collaboration with student bodies like, IFMSA-local council of SKZMDC every year.
- UG Research Cell:
UGRC is responsible for facilitating and organizing training workshops and seminars for SKZMDC and other medical students on research proposal development skills, reference management using Endnote, questionnaire development, survey methodology, SPSS and data analysis. UGRC is also assisting and training students in scientific writing including reviews and original research papers’ writing.