RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS AT RAWALPINDI MEDICAL COLLEGE
With the name of Almighty Allah Rawalpindi Medical College has inaugurated a Department of Medical Education since several years and this department is fully active to perform its different activities in different aspects. Conduction of workshops / seminars on different aspects for all departments related to medical faculty is one of the major activities of DME/RMC. Here we have a brief introduction regarding importance of workshops and seminars in our professional and academic life and also a data record of held workshops and seminars. We also provide the facility of information about upcoming and past workshops / seminars on our website.
WHAT IS A WORKSHOP AT RMC?
In general, a workshop is a single, short (although short may mean anything from 45 minutes to two full days) educational program designed to teach or introduce to participants practical skills, techniques, or ideas which they can then use in their work or their daily lives. Most workshops have several features in common:
etc.? Because there are a number of different ways to teach people things, and because people learn things in different ways, a workshop has some advantages (and some disadvantages, too, most notably the lack of time it provides) over these other methods that make it a good choice in certain circumstances.
WHEN A WORKSHOP IS REQUIRED AT RMC?
A workshop, as explained above, is valuable in certain circumstances. When do those circumstances arise, and when might we choose to conduct a workshop over other methods of education or training? There are a number of situations in which a workshop would be the best choice:
The beginning of something new
The initial training of staff or volunteers.
The in-service or ongoing training of staff or volunteers.
The demonstration of a new concept.
The explanation of something to the public.
The availability of a knowledgeable presenter.
PROCESS OF CONDUCTING WORKSHOP AT RMC
There are three phases to conduct a workshop: planning, preparation, and implementation (actually doing it). In addition, once we were done, its important to follow up with participants to get feedback on the workshop, so we can improve it the next time. We will look at each of these phases separately. PLANNING Once we know what our topic will be, planning a workshop ultimately means figuring out what we want to do to guide participants through the experience, and what we hope they will learn from it. In order to do that, we have to consider a number of factors:
In the final phase of the workshop, we need to wrap things up and give participants a chance to react to what they were just been through. We may want to go through some formal activity for this purpose, or we may want to just throw out some questions and listen to what people have to say.
After the workshop is over, there are still a few loose ends to tie up.
In order to conduct an effective and successful workshop, we need to address its planning, preparation, and implementation. As we plan, consider the workshops audience, its size, its length, its purpose, and our presentation options. Preparation includes logistics (managing the physical items involved, materials, equipment, etc.) and preparing psychologically as well. Finally, the implementation of the workshop includes attending to all three of its phases: introduction, substance, and closure. And we do not forget to follow up, both by fulfilling any promises and using feedback to redesign or change parts of the workshop so that our next one will be even better