As part of India’s efforts to enhance the quality of medical education through a multi-tier approach, the one-year Advance Course in Medical Education (ACME) program was introduced in 2014. Now It has been revised and the duration is only six months for the course. The ACME program is structured as a project-based course spanning 6 months, consisting of two contact sessions: one lasting 5 days and another lasting 3 days. Additionally, there is one overlapping day where two batches convene and engage in interactive sessions. There will be an online Google group discussion and learning moderated by the esteemed faculties from the nodal center.
Eligibility For ACME
ACME is a 6-month project-based course comprising four phases, including two onsite phases and one phase of online learning modules.
The program is intended for 30% of faculty in medical institutes, covering various specialties. It is mandatory for the MEU members and CC members including the dean.
Faculty members should full-time be working with the institute and have completed RBCW or BCME to be eligible to apply for ACME.
At least three years of teaching experience
Nomination is sent by the institute to the nodal center with a dually filled application form along with the course fee DD(15000 INR).
Enrollment and conduct of the program are governed by established rules and norms, and eight batches of approximately 1200 college faculty members have completed the course.
|5 days onsite
|6 months online for discussion on 4 educational themes.
Also, have some content delivered electronically.
|3 days onsite Present their project
Encourage networking and mentoring partnerships
Batch B(new batch)
5 days onsite
No. of participants:
Maximum 25 candidates /Course.
In case the number of participants are more selection criteria will be considered.
A few guidelines for selection criteria:
Member of MEU
Faculty in Basic Course Workshop and other educational workshops
Awards in educational-related activities
Criteria for course completion:
Hundred percent attendance in onsite session 1 and session 2
Active participation in all online discussions
Completion of educational project
Poster presentation of an educational project at the end of 6 months
Observation of basic Course workshop and submission of report
Satisfactory performance in the assessment criteria
Course completion certificate (ACME) will be issued by MCI and the Nodal center at the
end of 6-month
Assessment in ACME Course
Assessment on group presentations: a. Peer assessment b. Faculty assessment
Assessment of project work (The project will be scored on project presentation(poster) at 6 months)
Assessment of online discussions based on the content of the discussion and
number of contributions (2 academic emails/week)
Observership of NMC- BCME (Basic Course in Medical Education) for two days and report submission.
List Of Nodal Centers For ACME
Ten Nodal Centres were recognized by MCI and are located at the following institutions:
- Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
- Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Wardha
- Smt. NHL Municipal College, Ahmedabad
- Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
- St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
- Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai
- Government Medical College, Kottayam
- Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad
- Christian Medical College, Vellore
- Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum