Jassar Dental Medical Education Health Foundation Wins the Award for Excellence in Medical Education

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New Delhi [India], November 29: Jassar Dental Medical Education Health Foundation (JDMEHF) was awarded the “Excellence in Medical Education” award in the Higher Education Category by CollegeDunia. JDMEHF is a charitable society that runs DJ Group of Institutions based on Niwari Road, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, UP

Annual awards for recognizing meritorious academic institutions have been instituted by CollegeDunia through their CD Connect program. CollegeDunia is the leading digital platform for students seeking information, student reviews, and admission guidance to empower them to make informed decisions regarding their higher education. CD connect is an annual event that celebrates the visionaries and change-makers in the field of education. This event united influential figures, encompassing educators and industry leaders. It was held at the Taj Palace, New Delhi recently.

Guest of Honour, Ashok Kumar, IPS, DGP of Uttarakhand and Sahil Chalana, Founder CollegeDunia presented the award to Rhitik Jassar, Secretary JDMEHF, and the senior management team of DJ Group of Institutions.

On receiving the award, Rhitik Jassar said, “I am delighted that we have received such recognition from a trusted platform such as CollegeDunia. We have remained focused on offering a quality education in programs structured around healthcare and medicine. This award is an indication that we are on the right path. Our intent is to develop a world-class medical education campus that also functions as a Medicity offering dental, ayurvedic, and medical healthcare.” This is the third award in recent times for JDMEHF in the segment of medical education, with laurels being awarded earlier to its Dental college and its Ayurvedic Medical College.

“This is the first time we have received an award at the group level that recognizes the efforts of all our institutions collectively in advancing the agenda of medical education and promoting healthcare not only in Modinagar but in the larger region of Western UP,” added Dr . Ashish Singla, Professor, Community Dentistry and Head of Admissions at DJ College of Dental Sciences and Research.

“I am delighted to have been part of the delegation accepting this distinguished award on behalf of our hard-working faculty, high-performing students, and committed team of non-teaching staff at DJ Group of Institutions,” added Manoj Kumar, Business Head , Divya Jyoti Ayurvedic Medical College.

JDMEHF currently runs the following institutions under the aegis of the DJ Group:-

1. DJ College of Dental Sciences and Research

2. Divya Jyoti Ayurvedic Medical College

3. DJ College of Pharmacy

4. Divya Jyoti College of Pharmacy

5. DJ College of Paramedical Sciences

6. Divya Jyoti College of Nursing

7. DJ College of Medical Sciences and Research (under approval process)

Its core focus is medical education and providing accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to communities based in the campus’ area. JDMEHF has a significant presence in the affordable healthcare segment through its operation of three units, an independent dental hospital, ayurvedic hospital and a medical hospital.

Jassar Dental Medical Education Health Foundation was started by Mr. Ajit Singh Jassar in 1997. He has been credited with re-inventing Modinagar as an educational city. Commenting on the family legacy, Dr. Smiti Klaire, CEO, JDMEHF shared, “We are the third generation of the Jassar family in the city of Modinagar. Our grandfather had a humble beginning here in the 1940s with a small transportation business. My father built these institutions from nothing, starting with a small tract of land measuring about 1000 square yards and only 50 students to now a campus of 75 acres, 20+ courses and around 2000 students. We are committed to his vision of building this campus as a premier educational medicine.”

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First Published: Nov 29 2023 | 12:15 AM IST

Medical Education Day showcases health professions education research, innovation | News Services

Students in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University — as well as students from other health sciences disciplines — shared their research and networked with other students and faculty during a celebration of health professions education on April 4.

“Creative work, innovation and interprofessional collaboration are all happening right here at the Brody School of Medicine and we are highlighting those efforts here today,” said event moderator Jill Sutton, a clinical associate professor in Brody’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “It is an exciting time to be in medical education and all of it can benefit our learners as well as our community and our stakeholders.”

Second-year Brody School of Medicine student Taha Lodhi discusses his poster presentation during Medical Education Day on April 4.

Second-year Brody School of Medicine student Taha Lodhi discusses his poster presentation during Medical Education Day on April 4. (ECU photos by Ben Abel)

The ninth annual Medical Education Day showcased 26 undergraduate and graduate projects related to health care and research. The event, held at ECU’s East Carolina Heart Institute, featured innovative projects by faculty, staff, students and residents in areas including curriculum, teaching and educational research and leadership.

This year’s theme was interprofessional collaboration; the event featured a keynote address by Alan Dow of Virginia Commonwealth University entitled, “Can Interprofessional Practice Save Us in Health Care?” Dow’s presentation defined trends in loneliness and burnout among health care professionals and illustrated how increasing interprofessional connections can improve practitioner well-being and health outcomes. Dow is interim division chief, division of hospital medicine, assistant vice president of health sciences for interprofessional education and collaborative care, president and CEO, UHS-PEP, VCU Health continuing education, and is the Seymour and Ruth Perlin Professor of Medicine and Health Administration at VCU.

Students earned accolades for their work during the event. Ryan Dickerson, third-year medical student and Medical Education and Teaching scholar, earned the Outstanding Podium Presentation award for his presentation, “Use of Supplemental Spaced Digital Image Identification Improves Student Performance on Medical Neuroanatomy Digital Practical Exams.”

Jared Barkes, fourth-year medical student and Medical Education and Teaching Scholar won podium runner-up for his research, “Incorporating Combined Near-Peer and Peer-to-Peer Teaching into the Pediatric Clerkship to Increase Student Exam Performance and Preparation for Residency. ”

The first place poster award went to fourth-year medical student Alexandra Doherty, Medical Education and Teaching Scholar, for her project, “Near-Peer Created Full-Length Practice Laboratory Practicals in Gross Anatomy and Embryology: Medical Student Support and Perceived Impact on Emotional Well-Being.” Second place poster was awarded to Rachel Stiglitz, third-year medical student and Research Scholar, for her presentation, “APEx pilot program — group educational sessions for pregnant adolescents on caring for themselves and their infants.” Taha Lodhi, third-year medical student and LINC Scholar, was awarded third place poster for his research “Evaluating Second-Year Medical Student Perceptions of a Combined Anki Deck for Spaced Reptation-Based Pathology Course Study.”

The Hypothesis Testing award was given to Kelly Davis, fourth-year medical student and Medical Education and Teaching Scholar and the Hot Topic award went to Mark Hand in the College of Nursing.

“This year’s event united ECU’s Health Science Campus through the celebration of educational research and innovation in medical and health professions education,” said Jenna Garris, executive director, of Brody’s REACH Initiative. “Moving forward, it is our vision to build an interprofessional network of faculty, staff and learners to promote educational excellence across ECU’s Health Sciences Campus.”

A complete list of award recipients, podium and poster presentations is available online.

Alexandra Doherty, M3 student, and K. Ryan Dickerson, M2 student at the Brody School of Medicine, discuss their poster presentation.

Alexandra Doherty, M3 student, and K. Ryan Dickerson, M2 student at the Brody School of Medicine, discuss their poster presentation.

Mark Hand, a nursing professor at the ECU College of Nursing, discusses his research poster with Shannon Powell, also from the CON, during the Brody Medical Education Day.

Mark Hand, a nursing professor at the ECU College of Nursing, discusses his research poster with Shannon Powell, also from the CON, during the Brody Medical Education Day.


New program to guide First Nations students into health, education and arts

A new CDU introductory program is set to help guide First Nations people into studying health, education and arts.

The vital knowledge of First Nations people will be harnessed in a new program to support students into tertiary studies in health, education, and arts.

In January 2023, Charles Darwin University (CDU) will launch the First Nations Introduction to University for Health, Education, and Arts program, giving a taste of university for students interested in a career in health, education or arts.

Split into two interlinked units, the program will give foundational academic skills and knowledge in the students’ proposed future study area.

The program was co-designed with First Nation and non-First Nation educators and professionals and will include guest speakers from local organisations.

Co-developer and Gudanji and Wakaja woman Dr Debra Dank said the inclusive program aimed to empower students and give them the confidence to use and expand their knowledge.

“This program gives students the opportunity to understand the importance of the knowledge they bring,” Dr Dank said.

“It’s about building the sense of resilience of First Nations knowledge and the ongoing validity and broadening of that knowledge framework, so we can embed some Western knowledge ways and students can see how they fit into the university space.”

The program, delivered at CDU’s Casuarina campus in Darwin, will connect students with a First Nation’s student mentor and an academic tutor who will provide both cultural and academic support.

“This will be a bit different. “There will be a very strong commitment to utilizing Aboriginal knowledge within this space,” she said.

Students who complete the program will be given assistance in choosing university pathway options at the end, such as qualifications at certificate, diploma or degree level in health, education or arts.

“We’re hoping when students come along, they’ll get really excited about how they can build their place within the tertiary institution with new knowledge and skills about how they can access university places,” Dr Dank said.

“The more First Nations people we have actively engaged in the dissemination of education, arts and health, the better a place we’re all in.”

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory Chief Executive Dr John Paterson said there were critical shortages of First Nations personnel in both areas, in particular health.

“This is a great opportunity to grow our own workforce in the Northern Territory,” Dr Paterson said.

“There are plenty of opportunities for First Nations students and people who want to study and undertake tertiary studies and strengthen their capacity and upgrade their skills to take on very important roles.

“If you pursue education you can teach and look after your own and if you pursue health, you’re looking after the health and wellbeing of your family and other countries.”

First Nations people from across Australia are eligible to apply. There is no fee for the program and those living outside the Greater Darwin area will be given financial support for travel and accommodation.

The program will run for four weeks from January 16 to February 10, 2023, from 9am to 4pm.

Learn more about the First Nations Health, Education and Arts University Introduction Program here. Applications close on December 1, 2022.

This program complements CDU’s suite of First Nations enabling courses, including the Pre-Law program, the Pre-Business program and the Pre-Accounting program.