Medical and dental colleges, whether in public or private sector, are important strategic assets for any country as they play significant role in strengthening health system of the country through providing well trained health workforce. Departments of medical education play crucial role in providing technical support to the medical and dental colleges to plan educational activities. Realizing the need for such departments, in 2008, the PM&DC made it mandatory, that every medical and dental college must have a department of medical education. These departments now form essential component of college infrastructure to provide effective and quality educational services. Similarly, a well-functioning department of medical education established at the PMC level is essential to support educational planning and ensure that the strategic decisions made by the governing body of the Commission are translated into reality through a strong nexus of such departments at the college and PMC level.
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