The video talks about training methodology adopted in a skill lab by Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College. Training methodology is mentor-based. The teacher demonstrates the skills either in a laboratory or in the lecture hall. The procedure steps are taught in a right way and then in small groups the teacher allows them to perform on the stations. He states that all are hands on skills which are taught and observed by the mentor faculty. It is a labor intensive job for the mentor which requires dedication in a stimulated environment.
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.