Author(s): Arindam Ghosh1 , Aritri Bir2
BACKGROUND Medical Council of India has mandated the CISP (Curriculum Implementation Support Program) training of every medical faculty. However, due to time constraints and limited sessions of CISP programs, there is a section of faculties which has been trained only in the basic or the revised basic course but yet to be trained in the CISP workshop as well as there are faculties who have been trained in CISP after a long gap of MCI basic/revised basic course workshop (BCW/RBCW). In view of these variedly distributed faculty programs, this study was conducted with an intent to document the perceptions of medical faculties regarding these programs by analysing their views and challenges faced in implementation of CBME to search a novel solution to improve the scheduling and proforma of faculty development programs. METHODS A pre validated questionnaire consisting of components of CISP and BCW/RBCW was emailed to the teaching faculties of IQ City Medical College via google forms. Consenting faculties responded. Their results were analysed by inbuilt google statistics and was cross verified with SPSS 20.0. RESULTS The results show that among those who participated in the study, 28.2% faculties with CISP training are better suited to implement the new curriculum having a better knowledge and perception of CBME. Those faculties who have been trained only in 43.6% BCW/RBCW lack uniformity in knowledge and perception about CBME and there are ambiguities in their perceptions about CBME with mixed results. The substantial number of faculties not trained in any of the teachers training (28.2%) program completely lacked the perception about the modern modalities of teaching learning as well as competency based curriculum and its implementational techniques. CONCLUSIONS In view of the above results, a new combined (3 day) program may be suggested combining the content of both RBCW and CISP programs for training of new medical faculties.