The current undergraduate medical education curriculum focuses on competencies and outcomes and gives emphasis to skill development in all phases. The competencies ‘Shows How’ (SH) or ‘Perform’ (P) are listed in relation to the skills to be acquired by the learner. The Graduate Medical Education Regulations Part II, 2019 envisages that certain skills are prerequisites for graduation. Therefore, it is necessary for institutions to create skill sessions in which essential/ desirable and certifiable skills are acquired. There should be proper documentation of the process of acquisition of skills. When required, a skills lab may be used to impart training. Skills lab provides a safe training environment in which a learner can be observed and be provided with the feedback necessary to improve. It also allows the learner to do tasks repetitively under supervision till the desired level of competency is achieved.
Skill Training helps to:
a) understand the link between competency and skill,
b) enumerate the general principles of skill acquisition,
c) explain how to apply these principles,
d) understand the different methods and steps of skills teaching and acquisition
The students will undergo ‘hands on’ training on Procedure Patient Care Skills through the process of Active training under supervision. The skills lab aids in the transfer of these skills. The Students are also trained in life support skills from year 1. All students are trained in Basic & Advanced Life Support by the completion of internship.