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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154-158

Methods to enhance capacity of medical teachers for research publications

1 Additional Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Neelakandhan Asokan
Prashanthi, KRA-11, PO Kanattukara, Thrissur - 680 011, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.184574

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In 2009, the Medical Council of India (MCI) made a certain number of research publications mandatory for the promotion to higher posts of medical teachers. Responding to this, there was a series of workshops on research and scientific writing for faculty members of a medical college. We decided to explore the opinions and perceptions of the participants on the need and relevance of such efforts, using qualitative methods such as focus-group discussions (FGDs) and semi-structured interview. The main themes that emerged from the study were as follows: a) presently, there are several hurdles for research and publication; b) recent attempts to upgrade skills of research methodology and scientific writing are encouraging, but need to be sustained; c) the traditional role of clinician - teacher is being replaced with that of clinician-teacher-researcher. Suggestions for future included - a) combined workshops on research methodology and scientific writing skills, b) continuous institutional support system for research and publication, and c) effective mentorship.

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