In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, will discuss the goals and objectives of a skill lab in this video. The goals of skill labs are to train the undergraduates and postgraduates medical students, trained doctors with skills they can use in their clinical practice. He explains that the major goal is to give them a stimulated environment which stimulates the patient in actual hospital or clinic settings. He further states that the environment is stimulated with artificial tissue or animal tissues where the students can actually perform on that particular model. The student later in the actual environment can perform the task with perfection.
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.