In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, will talk about the drawbacks of a skill lab in this video. He says that skill lab needs a lot of input, lot of space and finances are required, investment of consumables, equipment and their maintenance. He states that it need a good team work and a good skill lab to work. The number of courses done in one year should be significant. The amount of money invested should be justified by preparing courses properly. The drawbacks are not many and they can be tackled by a good team work.
Professor Pawanindra Lal, MS, DNB, MNAMS, MNASC, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Glasg.), FRCS (Eng.), FACS. Dr Pawanindra Lal is Professor of Surgery at MAMC, New Delhi. An award winning graduate from MAMC and post graduate from UCMS, Delhi, Keenly interested in teaching and laparoscopic surgery, he has more than 50 publications in national and international journals and more than 100 paper presentations. He is a member of all national surgical bodies as well as ELSA (Asia), ALS (UK) and SAGES (USA). He is the first Indian working in India who has contributed a chapter in the 25th Edition of Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery in 2008. He has done pioneering work in Laparoscopic surgery in Basic Laparoscopy, TEP, GERD, Colorectal surgery and is now stepping into Metabolic surgery. He is a recipient of the Commonwealth Fellowship in Laparoscopic colorectal surgery at UK in 2007, Travelling fellowship of the Royal College with Sir Alfred Cuschieri in 1998 and several other awards. He was awarded FRCS England (ad hominem) in the year 2010. He has been awarded the prestigious International Guest Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons for the year 2012. He has been instrumental in setting up the first Clinical Skills Centre at Maulana Azad Medical College in 2006, which is first of its kind in any medical college in the country. He is holding academic positions such as Vice President of the International College of laparoscopic surgeons, Vice President (North Zone), Indian Hernia Society, Vice President, (Hernia Society of India), Board Member, Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic surgeons of India (SELSI) and President, Delhi Chapter of SELSI.