Visiting Scholar

Kadambari Dharanipragada MBBS, MS (Surgery), MHPE

Professor, Department of Surgery
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
Puducherry, India

Dates of Visit: October 16 – 27, 2023


Dr Kadambari Dharanipragada is a general surgeon by training and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at JIPMER, Pondicherry, India since 1997. Her area of interest in Surgery includes Breast diseases. She has obtained her MHPE in 2016 from the FAIMER-Keele University programme and is now pursuing a part-time PhD on the topic of trust development between teacher and trainee in postgraduate surgical training. In the field of medical education her interests include undergraduate medical education particularly in promoting integration of basic and clinical sciences, clinical reasoning development and curriculum development. She is also interested in assessment in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Purpose of Visit

During the visit Kadambari would like to interact with the members of the CHES community to discuss her ideas for research in the broad areas of assessment, quality assurance measures, educational management and administration and professional development of medical teachers. She also looks forward to interacting with students and teachers to understand better first-hand, how the undergraduate and postgraduate training program in medicine is conducted at UBC.