Recently, the Department of Anatomy at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram, Wardha, proudly inaugurated its state-of-the-art Virtual Dissection Table to enhance the learning experience for its students. Dhirubhai Mehta (President, Kasturba Health Society), Shri PL Tapadia (Vice-President, Kasturba Health Society), Dr. BS Garg (Secretary, Kasturba Health Society), Dr. AK Shukla (Dean, MGIMS), Dr. Poonam Shivkumar (Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital), Dr. Jwalant Waghmare (Head of Anatomy, MGIMS), faculty members, residents, and students were present at the occasion.
The Virtual Dissection Table represents a revolutionary step forward in medical education, offering an immersive and interactive touch-based learning experience that significantly enhances the understanding of human anatomy. This cutting-edge device provides students with an unprecedented opportunity to explore and dissect virtual anatomical structures, including muscles, bones, nerves, and internal organs, with remarkable accuracy. To maximize the benefits of this innovative learning tool, each student at MGIMS is assigned a unique login ID, granting them access to the virtual dissection platform and a wide range of interactive exercises tailored to their specific areas of study.
Dr. Jwalant Waghmare, the visionary behind this initiative, emphasized the significance of this technological advancement, stating, "Learning anatomy is a complex endeavour, requiring an appreciation of three-dimensional relationships between anatomical structures. While the use of cadavers for dissection has been a traditional method for years, its limitations, including the scarcity of cadavers and the inability to repeat procedures frequently, have prompted us to embrace virtual dissection. Through this technology, we can now demonstrate and discuss clinical cases related to the topics under study, greatly enhancing our students' grasp of the subject."
"The National Medical Commission has introduced a competency-based curriculum that places a strong emphasis on relating anatomical knowledge to clinical practice. The introduction of the Virtual Dissection Table into our teaching methodology not only enables our students to practice procedures repetitively but also provides them with a more realistic understanding of organ pathology and anatomy. This transformative approach will create a dynamic learning environment on our campus, fostering active learning and ensuring our students attain the desirable competencies required in modern medicine” said Dr Shukla.
Shri Dhirubhai Mehta said “Kasturba Health Society is committed for excellence in health care and quality medical education. Our lecture halls are digitized with state-of-the-art facilities. These lecture halls are interconnected with each other, and this development will continue to meet the global standards.”
“Cultivating innovation and embracing cutting-edge technology is at the heart of our mission at MGIMS. The introduction of the Virtual Dissection Table is a testament to our commitment to providing our students with the best tools and resources for their education”, Shri PL Tapadiya said.