Medical Education Unit


The Medical Education Unit has been the pioneer in the field of training medical teachers and was established to promote training of health care professionals in educational science and technology and to apply systematic educational planning to medical education. The faculties in the department are trained at St John Medical College, Bangalore which is the nodal centre. The Department has been conducting the Medical education technology training since its inception. The department is committed by conducting faculty development programs such as MCI Revised Basic Course Workshop (RBCW) in Medical Education Technologies, MCI Attitude Ethics and Communication Module (AETCOM) and Curriculum Implementation Support Program (CISP). In addition to the above, the department of medical education conducts annual programmes such as Training Course on teaching technology for Dental faculties and Senior Residents. It also conducts Interns Orientation Programme on Quality Care, Postgraduate Orientation Programme on synopsis and dissertation writing, Research Methodology workshop and Foundation Course for first year MBBS students. Induction program for the fresh appointees will be conducted regarding teaching technologies. The skills lab in the Department of Medical Education provides hand-on training for the faculty, students and residents in simulation-based education for developing clinical and decision-making skills. The department undertakes specific roles in planning and guiding the curriculum committee in curriculum development. The overall responsibility of implementing and monitoring the curriculum is by the medical education unit. It also provides support to DNB postgraduates of District hospital.


To make the Medical Education Unit as one of the Nodal Centre for Health Profession Education.


To promote excellence in faculty development for quality medical education and professionalism.


  1. To serve as a central department to monitor the teaching, learning and assessment processes of the Institute.
  2. Recommend policies and provide educational solutions to ensure standard of teaching learning, assessment and evaluation and student support services.
  3. Support periodic review of curriculum.
  4. Provide teaching assistance in imparting educational science for students of medical and Dental sciences.
  5. Conduct professional development programmes.
  6. Support research in medical education.
  7. Document/maintain database to facilitate accreditation process.


Educational & Training Programmes in Medical Education

  1. Foundation Course for first year MBBS
  2. Interns Orientation Program on Quality Care for MBBS (twice a year)
  3. First Year Postgraduate Orientation programme on Research, Ethics, Communication & Quality Care for MD/MS
  4. Research Methodology workshop for postgraduates
  5. Third year Postgraduate (Scientific Writing)
  6. Training in Medical Education Technologies for faculties (once a year)
  7. Short faculty development workshops
  8. Curriculum Development Programmes


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    Dr AG Srinivasa Murthy, Principal
    Dr Manjunath GN, Professor and Head of Pharmacology

    1 Dr G.N. Prabhakara Professor of Surgery, PG Registrar
    2 Dr Dhananjaya BS Professor and HOD of ObG
    3 Dr Jyothi Swarup Professor and HOD of ENT
    4 Dr Chandru Prof and HOD of Forensic medicine
    5 Dr Geetha JP Professor of Pathology
    6 Dr Kumar GV Professor of Pediatrics
    7 Dr Niharika Shetty Professor of Ophthalmology
    8 Dr Venkatesh P Associate professor of Com medicine
    9 Dr Deepali A Associate Professor of Physiology
    10 Dr Shashiraj HK Associate professor of Physiology
    11 Dr Swetha R Associate Professor of Com medicine
    12 Dr Lakshmi D Assistant professor of Biochemistry
    13 Mr. Riyaz Ahmed Statistician

    Sri Siddhartha Medical College (SSMC) was started in the year 1988 by Sri Siddhartha Educational Society (SSES). The Medical College and hospital is located in the outskirts of Tumkur city..

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    • Sree Siddhartha Medical College and Research Centre,
      B.H. Road, Agalkote,
      Tumkur, Karnataka, India.
      ph : +91 -816- 2278867