Faculty Perceptions about Continuous Professional Development Plan during Mentoring and Learning Web Sessions

Rahul Ramesh Bogam, Mariya Jiandani, Chinmay Shah, Shakuntala Prabhu, Bharati Taksande


Continuing Professional Development refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that one gains in their career after the initial training. There is no structured and uniform way of assessing and documenting ones progress professionally in our country. Every medical teacher wishes to perfect him/herself. They do so at their own pace by identifying the resources available and time permissible. This observational questionnaire based study was conducted to understand the perceptions of medical teacher on various aspects of ‘Professional Development Plan’ through Mentoring and Learning (ML) Web sessions. Six open ended questions which were answered by participants were analyzed. Seven out of 32 (21.87%) responded to survey questionnaire. All (100%) showed interest in learning about various topics related to teaching, research and career planning, 42.85% mentioned ‘Internet services’, 42.85% ‘Support from administration, family and seniors’ with 14.28% reporting ‘Medical journals’ as major resources used to accomplish professional development plan. Overall participants in present study stated that continuous learning- medical and teaching related as the most important factor of their professional development.


Key Words: CPD, Medical faculty, ML web session

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