As per the directives of the MCI, the Medical Education Department in Amrita School of Medicine took its inception officially on 22nd March 2018 along with the Second Revised Basic Course Workshop (RBCW) in MET (Medical Education Technologies).

The department was inaugurated by Dr. Sajith Kumar, the Convenor & Head of Medical Education Department at the MCI Nodal Centre in Government Medical College Kottayam in presence of the Chairman, Dr. (Col.) Vishal Marwaha and the Coordinator (Head of the Department), Dr. Anu Sasidharan.

This department is one among the very few centres in India that has been constructed exactly following the guidelines of MCI expanding to 6000 sq. metres. This department is located on the 9th floor of the newly constructed Nalanda Block.

The following are the MCI Trained members of this department:

  1. Dr. (Col.) Vishal Marwaha – Chairman & Principal of Amrita School of Medicine
  2. Dr. Anu Sasidharan – Coordinator (Head of the Department) & Associate Professor in Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  3. Dr. Anusha G. – Co-coordinator & Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology
  4. Dr. Unnikrishnan Menon – Associate Professor in Oto-rhino-laryngology
  5. Dr. Suja Gopalakrishnan - Associate Professor in Department of Physiology
  6. Dr. Riju Menon - Professor in Department of General Surgery
  7. Dr. Sumithra Unni - Assistant Professor in Department of Biochemistry
  8. Dr. Ashika M. S. - Assistant Professor in Department of Biochemistry

Dr. Anu Sasidharan, Dr. Anusha G, Dr. Unnikrishnan Menon, Dr. Suja Gopalakrishnan and Dr. Riju Menon have undergone Advanced One Year Training also from MCI Nodal Centre in Kottayam.

The sole purpose of this department is to teacher train all the teaching faculty members at Amrita. According to MCI any faculty in School of Medicine who is an Assistant Professor or above and who is acknowledged by the MCI as Teaching Faculty in their respective departments can register for this program. As of now, any kind of teacher training program done anywhere in India before 2015 has become invalid; since from 2015 onwards MCI has updated the syllabus and hence the course has been renamed from BCW as RBCW in MET.

It is mandatory for 100 percentage of all the faculty members in School of Medicine to undergo this Teacher Training Programme. It is a 4-day course and the attendance is mandatory for all the sessions on all the days for obtaining the MCI endorsed certificate. The certificate is valid for a period of 5 years. The names of such faculty members who has completed training will be uploaded into the website of the MCI through the MCI Observer/Inspector who will be coming as ‘observer’ for each workshop session in Amrita.

On successful completion of the course, the doctors while filling the ‘declaration forms’ for MCI inspections can enter the complete details of this training on the second page (top portion).

RBCW in MET and AETCOM Sensitization Program has been temporarily suspended by the Medical Council of India and the focus is now to get all the 100% of faculty members trained in CISP (Curriculum Implementation Support Program) in 2019 itself. CISP is a 3-day MCI Observed program with mandatory attendance for all the sessions. Timings of the sessions will be from 8:30am to 5:00pm on all the three days.

Please click here for registration of the second CISP.


Any form of registration that was done earlier (offline) has been cancelled. Please ensure that you have concurrence with your unit chief / HOD, on your participation. We will not be sending any letters to them directly before/after the Program about your registration/selection. The final decision of selection of participants rests on the Coordinator of this Department. All participants need to bring a laptop and their own hotspot / WiFi connectivity for the workshop. For further clarifications please feel free to contact:

Dr. Anu Sasidharan
+91 9400337086
+91 (484) 285 8018
+91 (484) 285 8053

Training Programs Conducted Till Date

March 28-30, 2017 1st RBCW
March 22-24, 2018 2nd RBCW
May 25 to June 3, 2018 RBCW for AHS
August 8-11, 2018 3rd RBCW with AETCOM
May 22-24, 2019 1st CISP

2nd CISP coming soon!!

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Faculty Members Trained Under Medical Education Department