Published Year: 2016
Published Year: 2015
GME Gender in Medical Education - A project for training medical educators in state medical colleges in Maharashtra to incorporate a gender perspective in their teaching.
In this context, CEHAT, with the support of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and UNFPA, is implementing a project on integrating gender in medical education in Maharashtra. The project is being implemented in select medical colleges in Maharashtra with the aim to sensitise medical students and health professionals to gender inequity and its interaction with health. Specifically, the GME project seeks to achieve gender sensitisation and awareness on public health issues such as sex selection, abortion and violence against women by integrating gender perspectives in the MBBS curriculum. With the Integrating Gender in Medical Education project, CEHAT aims to inject change in the education of future healthcare providers so as to create a generation of medical doctors who will come forward to take up their role in promoting sexual and reproductive health rights while dealing sensitively with concerns around gender-based violence, access to safe abortion and sex determination.