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1 Requirement of Excellence in Professional Education SUNIL SHROFF HOD & Professor Urology & Renal Transplantation Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Deemed University) Chennai, India

2 Excellence is a Philosophy to be Practiced Education is the path on which one needs to traverse to achieve Excellence The ingredients include: Discipline Intelligence Communication Enjoyment Excellence & Education

3 One of the greatest achievements of ancient India is in the field of education - Takshila (700BC )- The World's first university with more than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects The University of Nalanda (400 BC) India Shining

4 What does it mean to excel or to have Excellence ? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, excellence means: "pre-eminent, extraordinary, surpassing and going beyond expectations. To exceed a given standard that is ordinary, average, terrible or unworthy. To be first-rate, first-class, exceptional, peerless, matchless, foremost, exemplary, top-grade, outstanding, superior, superb, superlative, splendid, deserving admiration, top-notch, A-1, marvellous, extraordinary, awesome, brilliant, fabulous, fantastic, heavenly, mind-blowing, stupendous, super, terrific, wondrous and pukka (best quality)! To be superior in quality, greater in quantity, to transcend your job description, and to outdo yourself each time.

5 150 years of Excellence!! Every decade in the last 150 years has seen a major revolution ! We have seen more inventions and discoveries in our one lifetime than what all our forefathers put together saw in All their lifetimes !! Every decade in the last 150 years has seen a major revolution ! We have seen more inventions and discoveries in our one lifetime than what all our forefathers put together saw in All their lifetimes !!

6 1860 - Steam Engine 1870 -Graham Bell – Telephone 1880 - Edisons – Light Bulb 1890 - Eastman invented the moving camera – Entertainment 1903 - Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company - Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first Aero plane 1905 - Einstein describes the Theory of Relativity – E = mc2 1930 -Nylon – ( Scientist from New York & London) 1940 - Penicillin – First Antibiotic 1945 - Atomic Bomb 1950 - Television – Goldmark 1960 - Space exploration 1970 - Steve and Woz – Personal Computer –Apple – invented for playing computer games 1971 - Microprocessor – Heart of Computer – Ted Hoff 1991 - world wide web – Tim Berners - Lee discovered 2003 -Human Genome Project Completed Book of Life Revealed 150 years of Excellence!!

7 If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people ~ Chinese proverb

8 Why The Quest for Excellence Is it the spark of godliness within us that makes us strive towards this goal Is it a Gene within some of us that makes us do all these wonderful things

9 Why The Quest for Excellence Or is it actually, the hidden secret power within us to consume all and destroy all Or Is it the competition that brings the best out of us

10 To Excel one does not need to do extraordinary things,but one needs to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. ~ Angelique Arnauld What does it take to excel

11 Flashes of Brilliance or Flashes of God The Discovery of Zero gave a whole new meaning to Mathematics - Aryabhatta The dream that led to revelation of periodic table changed the whole field of Chemistry - Mendelev The discovery that the double helix configuration of genes has unfolded the Book of Life – Crick & Watson The precision of laws of gravity and the universe makes physics so perfect – Newton, Einstein

12 If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, He should sweep streets even as - Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say… here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Experience Excellence & Experience God

13 The Great Indians Spirit Despite the 800 to 900 yrs of being ruled and subdued our spirit to pursue the supreme or to excel still survives We have a rich heritage and that gives us inspiration Pursuit for excellence has been mostly self-inspired Many Indian have migrated overseas and excelled in their fields Our history is over 5000 years old

14 The Quest for Excellence – Enriching America There are 3.22 Million Indians in America 38% of Doctors in America are Indians 12% of Scientists in America are Indians 36% of NASA employees are Indians 34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians 28% of IBM employees are Indians 17% of INTEL employees are Indians

15 Mother of all Civilisations Mark Twain said: India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

16 One Language Policy Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987

17 Our Great Heritage Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans,cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones

18 The Feel Good Factor India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India

19 Excellence in Education In India – The Visionaries Swami Vivekananda Sri Aurobindo Ghosh Mahatama Gandhi Rabindranath Tagore The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn ~ John Naisbitt

20 Swami Vivekananda - National Resurgence of Indians through Ramakrishna Mission Movement Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man. Knowledge is inherent in man, no knowledge comes from outside; it is all inside. What we say a man knows, should, in strict psychological language, be what he discovers or unveils. What a man learns is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge. All knowledge therefore, secular or spiritual, is in the human mind. In many cases it is not discovered, but remains covered, and when the covering is being slowly taken off, we say we are learning, and the advance of knowledge is made by the advance of this process of uncovering.

21 Sri Aurobido Ghosh – Education should help in Spiritual Regeneration of India Integral education - Education of the body, mind and spirit Sri Aurobindo Ashrams educational programmes, The Auroville and several other schools of the country follow his thought and put it to practice "The first principle of teaching is that nothing can be taught ~ Sri Aurobido I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught ~ Sir Winston Churchill

22 Mahatama Gandhi - Education should be linked to learning and learning to Craft The real difficulty is that people have no idea of what education truly is. We assess the value of education in the same manner as we assess the value of land or of shares in the stock-exchange market. We want to provide only such education as would enable the student to earn more. We hardly give any thought to the improvement of the character of the educated. The girls, we say, do not have to earn; so why should they be educated? As long as such ideas persist there is no hope of our ever knowing the true value of education. ~ M. K. Gandhi, True Education

23 Rabindranath Tagore – Guru-Shishya approach in natural environment As one of the earliest educators to think in terms of the global village, Rabindranath Tagores educational model has a unique sensitivity and aptness for education within multi-racial, multi- lingual and multi-cultural situations, amidst conditions of acknowledged economic discrepancy and political imbalance. ~ Kathleen M. O'Connell Rabindranath Tagore – Asias first Nobel Laureate

24 Deficiencies in Our Modern Education Our Education is too theoretical There is not enough stress on Character and Personality Development The benchmark of a good school depends on its board results percentage of passes The system lacks good career counselors We have had no great visionary in the post independence period

25 Our children learn western values but are expected to practice eastern culture We encourage our children to master English but expect them to think in their mother tongue Our children Know more about Christ than Krishna All this results in Confusion and Stunting of thinking power in our children Neither Here Nor There Early psychologists suggested that people and animals have an innate propensity to imitate behaviors they see ~ Morgan, 1896

26 It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry ~ Albert Einstein Curiosity is the Door that welcomes Education Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~ James Baldwin

27 Inept Govt. Policies or Price of Democracy Birth Control Alleviating Poverty Promotion of one common Indian Language Education could have played a major role in all the three areas

28 When do you excel in your profession… Go beyond just doing a job. Finish the job well. Reach beyond just treating a patient. Do it with Compassion. Desire more than just Making money. Give your patients value for their time A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. - Anonymous Much good work is lost, for the lack of a little more ~ Edward H. Harriman

29 To Excel is to be an Expert in the Subject An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less ~ Nicholas Murray Butler I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business ~ Lorne A. Adrain in 'The Most Important Thing I Know'

30 Formal Education Not a Prerequisite To Excel School and College Drop out who have Excelled: George Washington Bill Gates Jane Austen George Bernard Shaw Dhirubhai Ambani The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor ~ Vincent T. Lombardi

31 Excellence as part of National Character Every single day, the person of excellence (doctor) thinks this way: "I am not selling my time and soul just working for the money. I want to make a big, big difference in the lives of others. The world is going to be a better place because I am here. I am here to cure diseases and relieve man of their sufferings Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence

32 To Excel Is to Go An Extra Mile The person of excellence doesn't do just what is expected of him or her. An excellent person goes beyond the call of duty The person who is average says, - "Hey, this is not my job, I'm not paid to do this!" However The excellent person says, - "I am here to provide the best service possible to my clients or customers even if it means going the extra mile." What is easy is seldom excellent ~ Samuel Johnson

33 Professional Mindset The person who is mediocre says, "Wow, I want to stay out of trouble and cruise through my career. The Professional pursuer says, "Hey, I'm not complacent or satisfied with the status quo, I want to be the best person, I can be for the glory of God. I want to fulfil the highest potential in my life! Your biggest competitors are not your rivals, colleagues or classmates. Your greatest competition comes from yourself !!

34 We are what we repeated do, Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

35 Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. ~ Arthur Koestler What it Takes to Excel as a Professional

36 Excellence in The Field of Surgery Surgery is a field that confers upon its practitioners a great deal of personal satisfaction.Yet the rewards of surgery come at a price. The field requires a grave sense of responsibility that entails, in essence, a lifelong commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

37 What it Takes to Excel as a Professional Dr. Cushing – a famous 19 th Century Clinician wrote - "the physician requires a special combination of - head and heart; the surgeon of - head, heart and hand- a rarer combination which comes partly by gift and partly by training." Tell me, Ill forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me and I Ill understand ~ Chinese Proverb

38 Role of Thinking – The Head The best surgeons are those who make the best decisions. Excellence in surgery begins with disciplined thinking and sound clinical judgement Thorough understanding of the disease process and a deep knowledge of the basic sciences and familiarity with the latest in scientific research The concept of the clinician/scientist that is now universal in academic medicine and is pivotal to the concept of excellence in surgery Trifles make perfection and perfection is no trifle - Michelangelo

39 Compassion Drives – The Heart Medicine is an inherently compassionate profession Compassion ~ is what causes a surgeon to make patient care his or her first priority, regardless of personal convenience Compassion ~ is the impetus behind long hours on the wards or in the laboratory Compassion ~ is what inspires surgeons to donate their services when patients cannot afford to pay Resilience - A surgeon's heart must possess Resilience so that he or she can persist in the face of setbacks Courage - And a surgeon's heart must be courageous, to allow him or her to carry out procedures that entail significant risk

40 A Surgeons - Hand Surgical excellence grows out of an entire career of disciplined, thoughtful devotion to the profession. Surgical outcomes depend on making an entire process smooth Accomplished through teamwork, working toward a common goal, are more important than those of an individual. Hand" also encompasses the responsibility of surgeons to police their field through the voluntary monitoring of outcomes ( by Audits), for an overall improvement in better patient care Surgeons must share their expertise to ensure that the common goal of technical excellence is achievable by all.

41 The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn ~ Alvin Toffler Learning and Unlearning

42 Achieving Excellence By Using Technology Computers Internet Mobile Computing Telemedicine Tel-education

43 Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, and the head is held high, Where knowledge is free; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening by thee into ever-widening thought and action – thought and action – into that heaven of freedom, into that heaven of freedom, my Father, my Father, Let my country awake Let my country awake ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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