Dr. Pawanindra Lal

Director Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi) & Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi

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.

Contributions

  • What is a skill lab?

    In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, will talk about skill lab. Skill lab is a place where they teach hands on skills to the people who are the participants in the hospital or medical college settings.

     

    He will talk that undergraduates and postgraduates medical students about basic surgery skills and life support skills in this skill lab. He further adds that they also teach various techniques which they have to perform in the actual surgical environment. Hence, skill lab’s purpose is to train medical students techniques which can be performed in humans.

  • What are the goals and objectives of a skill lab?

    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.

  • What are the advantages of a skill lab?

    In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, will explain the advantages of a skill lab. He will talk about several advantages. This new concept came into this country in early 2000 and have trained more than 8000 doctors and paramedics. 


    He further talks about the improved ultimate delivery of care in the hospital or in the clinical settings. The doctors and the clinicians can be perfect in their tasks through this training. He will give examples while discussing the advantages. The doctors and the clinicians are trained with the correct method so that when the situation arises they would do their best.

  • What are the drawbacks of a skill lab?

    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.

  • How do you evaluate a skill lab training with real clinic setting?

    In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, will talk on evaluation of skill lab training with real clinic setting. This evaluation is done in various forms, various kinds of tests are done. Pre and post tests before and after the skills are done to detect the improvement of the task by the candidate.


    He also explains the different gadgets such as virtual stimulators which gives a feedback on a computerized screen based on the movements the trainee does. Minute improvements are also recorded by these devices.

  • What are the skills that are taught in skill lab?

    In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, talks about the skill which are taught in skill lab. In this skill lab, surgical and medical skills are taught. In surgical skills, basic surgery skills are taught to MBBD and BDS students. The advanced surgical skills are taught to surgeons who are become general surgeons, gynecologists, ENT and pediatric, plastic or gastrointestinal surgeons or the neurosurgeons. The advanced skills are tailored according to the requirement of the particular field. He is also talk about highly advanced courses.

  • What is the training methodology adopted in a skill lab?

    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.

  • How do skill labs facilitate procedural skills?

    In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, will talk on how skill labs facilitate procedure skills. He explains that these procedural skills are demonstrated on tissues which can be artificial tissues which is made from synthetic or animal material etc. Also on mannequin, resuscitation can performed. 


    He also explained the various clinical situations can be mimicked on the particular mannequin. He further talks about virtual reality stimulators which have computer based programs with procedures recorded in them. Step by step the operative procedure is performed and explained.

  • How do skill labs contribute in improving delivery of healthcare?

    In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, in this video will talk about skill labs which contribute in improving delivery of healthcare. The main purpose of these skill labs are to improve the delivery of healthcare.

     

    The skills labs train the doctors, surgeons, paramedics skillfully so that they do their work perfect in the hospital setting or clinics. They shouldn’t experiment but do it rightfully and swiftly. He will also guide how doctors can improve their skills through these programs and have received positive response in terms of patient’s health.

  • How do you set up a skill lab? What are the prerequisites?

    In this video, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Director, Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, will talk about the prerequisites of setting up a skill lab. A space is needed for the set up along with certain paraphernalia, gadgets, equipment and also a devoted staff. The main thing is a person is required who will run the skills lab.


    He explains that a person has to give more time and the passion for teaching is very important. Skill labs are very challenging so a dedicated person is required for the whole set up to process. He will also discuss about the new soft skills courses which has been recently introduced. It will help in communication as there has been lot of violence against doctors.