Facilitators highlight the importance of Ethical Medical Practice, Artificial and Emotional Intelligence

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CMT course at KEMU
Facilitators highlight the importance
of Ethical Medical Practice, Artificial
and Emotional Intelligence

LAHORE: Certificate in Medical Teaching contact session at King Edward Medical University concluded recently. During the session, issues like artificial intelligence, emotional intelligence were discussed in detail besides highlighting the importance of ethical medical practice by healthcare professionals.

Speaking at the occasion Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal VC KEMU highlighted the importance and observance of ethical practices by trainers and urged them to inculcate the same in the trainees. He mentioned that Medical Education has undergone rapid transition from Apprenticeship Model to Competence Based Medical Education. The success of Competence Based Model in Medical Education involves demonstration of desirable attributes of a medical doctor/trainer as a teacher as a facilitator and as a research scholar. These attributes have also been highlighted in Can Meds and ACGME Models.

Prof. Zahid Kamal, Principal Sahiwal Medical College, in the interactive session on Professionalism and Ethics in Medical Education, discussed that proper qualities of a Doctor in discharging professional duties towards patients and recognizing role of medical professionals is of paramount importance.

The second session was on Artificial Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence by Dr Khalid Cheema. An engaging and interactive session ensued as CMT learners proactively discussed the challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education, whether or not it can replace human intelligence? He explained that some software’s may mimic human brain however soft skills such as empathy and altruism may not be demonstrated by computer software and programmes. The session on emotional intelligence elaborated upon attributes of emotionally intelligent individuals and the importance of striking a balance between brain and heart to create an apt learning environment and become professional doctors. Prof. Abrar Ashraf Ali highlighted attributes of doctor as good leader.

The Chief Organizer of CMT Prof. Dr Bilquis Shabbir thanked the help and guidance of Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal and the galaxy of facilitators faculty members of KEMU which included Prof Zahid Kamal, Prof Syed Asghar Naqi, Prof Abrar Ashraf Ali, Prof Ali Madeeh Hashmi, Prof Nazish Imran , Dr Amna Khanum and Dr. Tabish for their support in educational activities at King Edward Medical University. (PR)

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