Thursday, June 01, 2006
As you may know, my main role over the past few months was to work with the team in cochin based in the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. It has been a rewarding and challenging time - and a time of real upheaval and change. My thanks to the warm welcome I was offered. My involvement has included support and training for the 2 year Diploma students, clinical teaching, setting and assessing assignments, arranging examinations (the first OSCE for ?Kerala) and offering management support and mentoring. Can I pay tribute to the work done by Prof Rajagopal and Dr Gayathri Palat in the development of this service and wish them well as they move on to other roles? Best wishes too to this years Diploma graduates as they move on (Biju, Biju and Sunil). The picture shows a social gathering. It was a real pleasure to work with the students and team and learn from them. They have made a real impact in AIMS with innovative practice and sound clinical work. I look forward to seeing some published work such as the experience with 'allow natural death' orders. We shared much over these months and laughed together many a time. Dr Charu Singh with the backing of Dr Sangeev Vasudevan will be leading the department now and I wish them all the best. I have been invited back as an external examiner for the Diploma exam in January 2007 so will get an opportunity to see the students again - even if not at their most relaxed!!
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