A joint Academic meeting between College of Medical Educationists (CME) and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya was successfully held on 15th June 2016.This was the first ever joint academic meeting of the College following it’s inauguration in May 2016. The meeting was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of University of Peradeniya Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake in the presence of Prof. Vajira Weerasinghe, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Prof. Indika Karunathilake, President, College of Medical Educationists.
The meeting was attended by more than 50 enthusiastic academic staff members. The University of Peradeniya was represented at the meeting by the Faculty of Medicine, Dental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences and Allied Health Sciences. The College of Medical Educationists was represented at the meeting by Faculties of Medicine of University of Colombo, University of Jaffna, University of Kelaniya, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka and Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
The programme included three plenary sessions and a panel discussion. The plenary sessions were conducted on;
• SLQF mapping
• Assessment of higher order thinking
• Problem-based learning process
The resource persons were; Prof. Indika Karunathilake (Head, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo), Dr. Kosala Marambe (Director, Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya), Dr. Gominda Ponnamperuma (Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo), Dr. Madawa Chandratilake (Head, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya), Prof. P.T.Jayawickramarajah (Patron, College of Medical Educationists) and Dr. Wasana Jayaratne (Secretary, College of Medical Educationists).
The resource sessions were well received by participants. They actively engaged in the panel discussion to exchange ideas on a range of medical education issues.
On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya, the event was organized by the Medical Education Unit and the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.