This year's calendar is aimed at creating awareness about gender in medical education.
Systematic critiques of medicine and public health curricula in India have highlighted many lapses like poor orientation of medical students to social determinants of health, especially gender. Gender in Medical Education (GME) was conceptualized and implemented in 2013 with an aim to achieve gender sensitization and awareness on public health issues. GME is a collaborative effort of CEHAT, Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and supported by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Some of the specific objectives of GME are: Build capacity of medical faculty on gender perspectives and women’s health issues through the Training of Trainers’ (TOT) programme. Facilitate teaching of gender perspectives to MBBS students by trained medical faculty. Advocate for policy inclusion of modules integrating gender perspectives in MBBS curriculum after assessing impact of this programme.