MMC launches first of its kind CME portal, an digital initiative in medical education

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jun 2018 09:59:45


Staff Reporter,

MAHARASHTRA Medical Council (MMC) has taken first of its kind digital inititiave in medical education by launching State's first accredited on-line CME portal with credit points at the hands of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan, MMC President Shivkumar Utture, Ethical Committee Chairman of MMC Dr. Vinky Rughwani, Executive Body Member Ajit Gopchade, Member Girish Maindarkar, Registrar Sanjay Deshmukh were prominently present at the time of launching. CMEs are intended for practising doctors as well as PG students to update their knowledge as well as stay updated with the latest developments in medicine.

The main features of the on-lineplatform include access from their mobileorlaptop at their convenience, highly engaging video lectures from top experts accredited by reputed Associations/Institutes, Face recognition for identity validation, etc. The guidelines for accreditation shall be notified online on MMC's website.

Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra said, "Government of Maharashtra in collaboration with MM Chas launched on-line CME platform to continuously improve the knowledge and skills in the State. This initiative can significantly improve quality in the State and enable better patient care".

Girish Mahajan said, "This new digital platform will bring the latest in medical education at the doorstep of doctors which will go a long way in giving the best of medical treatment to all patients of Maharashtra, especially from rural areas and small towns.” President, MMC Dr Shivkumar Utture said, "Maharashtra Medical Councilis the first council to launch accred it ed online CME's in India. This would enhance the knowledge of RMP's especially in their field of practice/speciality as they would get easy access to latest in the medical field developed by highly qualified professionals of national and international repute."

The Executive Body Member and Chairman of Ethical Committee Dr Vinky Rughwani has requested all the registered medical practitioners to take advantage of this digital platform to enhance their knowledge. Medical science is dynamic and there is no end of learning for a doctor. This is in essence the concept of continuing medical education (CME).

Tremendous advances are taking place in the field of medical sciences, which are continuously changing the concept, approach to management and the outcome of several diseases. The rapid pace of these advances makes it mandatory for doctors to keep themselves updated so that they may apply this information to their patients wellbeing and improve the quality of care rendered to them. A doctor must always strive to enhance his/her competence and knowledge by keeping abreast with latest development in field of medicine.