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Nurturing Ethical values…..

Enriching Medical Education.

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“Establishing highest level of ethical and professional standards in health professionals education,practice and research.”


“To inculcate the basic ethical,professional and humanitarian values in medical students right from the first day of training in order to make them not only expert clinicians but also compassionate human beings.”


Dr. Salagre Poster

Background History:

The ’GSMC-MUHS UNESCO Bioethics Unit’ was formed in the month of August 2015. The solemnisation of the Unit under the MCGM Nodal Bioethics Unit and affiliation with UNESCO, Chair in Bioethics Haifa Australia was on 9th November 2015. The MCGM nodal unit was established at an event held in Topiwala National Medical College auditorium.

Mr Sanjay Deshmukh, Hon. Addl. Municipal Commissioner and Dr SuhasiniNagda , Director (ME& MH) were handed over the UNESCO Charter and writ for the establishment of the MCGM MUHS UNESCO Nodal Centre for Medical and Dental institutions by Professor Russell D’Souza Head, Asia Pacific Bioethics Program of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.Dr AvinashSupe , Dean Seth G S Medical College received the writ for GSMC MUHS UNESCO Bioethics Unit.

The inauguration event was attended by Dr.ArunJamkar Hon Vice Chancellor MUHS, Dr.ShekharRajderkar, Pro Vice Chancellor MUHS, Dr Susan Vize Regional UNESCO Advisor, Bangkok. Deans of MCGM run Medical colleges: Dr AvinashSupe, Dr Ramesh Bharmal, Dr Suleman Merchant and Dr. Ramesh Chaturvedi graced the programme with their presence.

The First students wing was formed from winners of the essay competition in bioethics (14th October 2015) .

The Formal Students wing was formed on 21st January 2016 – “Formation day of student wings”

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The objective of Bioethics Unit is to integrate the MUHS approved UNESCO Bioethics curriculum in the undergraduate and postgraduate students education and to train the faculty in effective implementation of the same.

  1. To introduce and deliver bioethics and professionalism training in undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.
  2. To prepare an updated and modern curriculum, reflecting the need for integration of ethics during the training period and for its effective implementation in clinical practice.
  3. To increase interest and respect to values involved in health care delivery and raising awareness for competing interests. To introduce various non-medical facets of medicine: sociology, economics, and public administration to students.
  4. To add new chapters to present curriculum that will relate to new dilemmas, accommodating medical, technological and scientific progress.
  5. To create training programs for teachers and instructors of ethics in medical institution.

To initiate, collaborate, facilitate and participate research related to bioethics


Dr. Santosh Salagre, Dr, PadmajaMarathe and Dr. Anjali Telang have received formal training on bioethics at MUHS in the form of the 3T (Train-Teach-Transfer) training workshop organised in May 2015. Dr.Salagre&Dr.Marathe additionally received ETTC (Ethics Teachers Training Course) in November 2015 at MUHS.


Steering Commitee of GSMC-MUHS INTERNATIONAL CHAIR (WMA) Bioethics Unit – (GMUBioethics Unit)

Sr. No. Name Designation Department
1 Dr.Sangeeta Ravat Chairperson Dean
2 Dr Padmaja Mavani Head Bioethics Unit & Editor “Inarch” Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 Dr Yashashri Shetty Head, Steering Committee Pharmacology &Therapeutics
4 Dr Usha Kasar Secretary Occupational Therapy
5 Dr Jyotsna Thosar Treasurer Physiotherapy
6 Dr Kanchan Kothari Website coordinator Pathology
7 Dr Santosh Salagre Member Medicine
8 Dr Padmaja Marathe Member Pharmacology &Therapeutics
9 Dr Varsha Kulkarni Member General Surgery
10 Dr Anjali Telang Member Anatomy
11 Mrs. Mariya Jiandani Member Physiotherapy
12 Dr Venkatesh Rathod Member Physiology
13 Dr Praveen Iyer Member Anatomy
14 Dr. Priyanka Prasad Member Microbiology
15 Dr Deepika Sadawarte Member Community Medicine
16 Dr Satyaprakash Rane Member Biochemistry
17 Sister Tutor Vaishali Chavan Member Nursing
18 Sister Tutor Aarya Deshmukh Member Nursing
19 Brother Tutor Ravindra Markad Member Nursing

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List of student wing members 2022

Sr No Name of the Student Course Year
1 Shruti Tilak MBBS Intern
2 Piyush Vinchurkar MBBS Intern
3 Jayesh Urkude MBBS Intern
4 Paras Arora MBBS Third Year
5 Vaibhavi Tapade MBBS Third Year
6 Vaishnavi Miskin MBBS Third Year
7 Alisha Sayyad MBBS Third Year
8 Dikshant Degloorkar MBBS First Year
9 Mansi Goud MBBS First Year
10 Vineet Chandak MBBS First Year
11 Samridhhi Narayan MBBS First Year
12 Dheer Porwal MBBS First Year
13 Mrinmayi Sanap Occupational Therapy Intern
14 Shreya Shah Occupational Therapy Intern
15 Tina Parker Occupational Therapy Intern
16 Sakshi Palsambkar Occupational Therapy Final Year
17 Kinjal Lapasiya Physiotherapy Final Year
18 Anusha Kapileshwar Physiotherapy Final Year
19 Yashvi Gogri Physiotherapy Third year
20 Anushree Somanathan Physiotherapy Second Year
21 Akash Joshi Physiotherapy Second Year
22 Rutuja Bhoir Nursing Second Year
23 Priyanka Bunde Nursing Second Year
24 Sampada Sawant Nursing Second Year
25 Pooja Hajare Nursing Second Year
26 Neha Yadav Nursing Second Year
27 Swapnali Hile Nursing Second Year
28 Santoshi Vanve Nursing First Year
29 Poonam Kadam Nursing First Year

Activities 2020

Overview of International seminar held on 23rd November 2020

International seminar held on 23rd November 2020

  • Resource Library to teach and explore bioethics in health care services.
  • Training workshops in bioethics for teachers and students of health profession education
  • Communication skills Workshops

  • Faculty training through Teach, Train and Transfer (3T)
  • Ethics Teachers Training Programme
  • Horizontal and vertical integration of bioethics education in the curriculum
  • Strengthening of activities of the Unit through Student’s Wing- A skit/ drama on Bioethics by students, movie discussions
  • Bioethics grand rounds with Medicine , Pediatrics and Obstetrics &Gynecology PG students and faculty
  • Research projects on Bioethics – Members and Students
  • Bioethics conferences and national and international programmes of students wings
  • Preparing Modules for Postgraduate Students.
  • Create a Resource bank.
  • “Writing, Reading and Listening Workshop” to enhance these skills in students to make them more empathetic towards patients .

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Visit on 29 May 23 by Professor Joseph Muenzer, Pediatric Geneticist , University of North Carolina

Workshop on “Principles of Scientific Writing” 12, 13 October 2017, conducted for Pfizer Ltd

Mr Ashnik Chauhan at the DIA meeting in Chicago in June 2017

90 years of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, January 2016