Membership

For being a member of PSRN SC IOM, a student of Maharajgunj Medical Campus or Maharajgunj Nursing Campus must fulfill the following criteria

  • Must be an undergraduate student of Maharajgunj Medical Campus or Maharjgunj Nursing Campus
  • Must have actively participated in at least one activity or movement of PSRN SC IOM
  • Must be motivated to work actively in the organization in accordance to the vision and goals of the organization.

 

A member has the following duties

  • Must actively participate in all the activities and movements of PSRN SC IOM.
  • Must perform the responsibilities delegated to him/her responsibly.
  • Must actively participate in the general meetings of PSRN SC IOM.
  • Must volunteer actively in the organization for the attainment of the common goal.

 

A member of PSRN SC IOM has the following rights

  • Participating in all the activities of PSRN SC IOM.
  • Apply for coordinating any activity of PSRN SC IOM.
  • Participating in the General Meeting and discussing on the agendas of the meeting.
  • Getting informed about every activities related to PSRN SC IOM

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

For becoming a member, any undergraduate student of Maharajgunj Medical Campus or Maharajgunj Nursing Campus must fulfill the Membership criteria.

A membership form must be filled up.

An interested student can get the Membership form from the Executive members of the organization. Alternatively, an interested student can also download the form from the link below, fill it and hand it over to an executive member or send it to our email address (psrnsciom@gmail.com)

https://goo.gl/LJaZVZ

Orientation Programme for Freshers

With the aim of introducing the organization PSRN-SC IOM among the newcomers of different faculties of IOM, an orientation  programme was held on 14th Feb and 15th Feb 2016. The programme was conducted on both days at 4:30PM at Room no.9 in Yellow building of IOM.

Day one
Orientiation programme was held on 14th  Feb for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year  nursing students. Around 60-70 student showed active participation in the programme. The programme was conducted by Mr. Yubraj Pandey. The participants were welcomed in the programme by Ms. Sabita Baral with a welcome speech. Following this, a presentation about the organization was given by Mr. Pawan Gyawali. The presentation included  the contents like introduction of the PSRN-SC IOM, projects and programmes run, partnership with IMCC, future plans and  opportunities in the organization. Along with this our senior member of PSRN-SC IOM Ms. Rabina Gyawali inspired us with her valuable words and experience. Finally,  the programme was concluded with a thank you speech by Ms. Aanchal Regmi, the Vice President of the organization.

Day two:
Likewise, on the following day i.e. on 15th Feb, orientation was given to the new comers of different faculties of Maharajgunj Medical Campus like MBBS, BPH, B.Pharmacy, BMLT, BASLP, BSc MIT and others. There was the presence of around 140 participants. The programme was initiated by Mr. Yubraj Pandey following the welcome speech given by Ms. Sabita Baral.The  programme ran well with the presentation including the topics like introduction of the PSRN-SC IOM, projects, programmes conducted, partnership with IMCC, future plans and  oppurtunities for the members which was presented by Mr. Pawan Gyawali and Ms Sharmila Acharya. Similarly, our senior member of PSRN-SC IOM Dr. Bipin Ghimire delivered us his precious words and experience. In conclusion, thank you speech was given by our vice president Mr. Amit Timilsina, the Vice President of the organization and the programme was formally ended.

In general the programme was effective as evidenced by positive  feedback from many participants. Programme was devoid of any technical difficulties. Participants were enthusiastic. Heavy number of participants in the programme  well  explained our effective delegation of information.

On the other side, one of the problem we faced is ineffective mass control. However we managed to cope with that.

In overall, the programme was successful and almost met the expectations of the participants.

-Aanchal Regmi

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Partenrship Aggrement with IMCC Nepal

We have recently signed a new Partnership aggrement with IMCC Nepal on the fourth of February 2016. The attached photos are of our President and Medical Students’ Representative Mr. Binod Khanal and the representative from IMCC Nepal Mr. Asger Sand Paludan-Müller, signing and exchanging the aggrement papers and shaking hands. Our president and Mr. Asger spoke about our current project on Uterine Prolapse and told that they were hopeful that the partnership between IMCC Nepal and PSRN Students’ Chapter IOM would be a long-lasting one.

Workshops for Partnership Development

Workshops are undeniably the best platform for learning and exploring. Considering this significant fact, 4 days workshop was conducted by the PSRN IMCC Partnership Project from 27th January to 30th January. The workshops included interactive sessions on basically 5 topics- Organizational structure and development, Communication, transfer of knowledge, Financial management and fund-raising and Conflict management. The workshops attracted the participants from different faculties of Institute of Medicine , mainly those who are present key members (present executive committee members) and future key members (who are interested and motivated to work in PSRN in the near future). The overall objective of the workshop was to cultivate practical knowledge regarding the above mentioned topics in those participants to help them work better in future with the organization and the partnership project and also to strengthen partnership by ensuring its sustainability. The objective of the workshop was successfully achieved through interactive lectures, practical demonstrations, group discussions and presentation of group works.

The major topics of workshop were addressed in 4 days sessions .The three prior days were about reaching the aimed objectives and the fourth day was a refreshing team building event which was held in Kakani.

The first day was an opening session. The delegates from Denmark Mr. Asger Sand Paludan-Müller, Ms. Julie Marie Winckler, Ms. Johanne Paludan-Müllerand, and Ms. Maria Florentsen formally opened the programme. At the beginning there was an introduction part where we got to know all the participants and then the short overview regarding PSRN-SC and IMCC Partnership project was given by the foreign delegates. Then we entered the topic that was organizational structure and development. We talked about what an organization is and what it should do and its relations. Then we discussed about basically used two types of organizational structures, vertical (hierarchical) and horizontal (flat) structures. The pros and cons of both the structures were also explored.

Flat type:

Pros

  • Very including and democratic

  • Ensure that all member have equal say

  • Facilitate good communication if few members

Cons

  • With many members become inefficient and unorganized.

  • Unofficial hierarchy.

  • Communication channel can be unclear.

Hierarchical type

Pros

  • Efficient especially for many members.

  • Makes for complex task possible.

  • Professional division of responsibility.

Cons

  • Can be less including.

  • Top to down communication may not be very efficient in case of any break in the chain of communication.

  • Demands cooperation between different groups.

Further SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities, threats) analysis was also made about the current organizational structure of PSRN-SC. During theanalysis,communication and transfer of knowledge were the major problems identified.

Then Ms. Julie elaborated on the topic accountability. She explained how accountability is maintained within IMCC-Nepal and we also got divided into different groups and we figured out how is the accountability maintained within PSRN-SC and who is accountable to whom.

Later, we discussed on major problems we have in our meetings and we focused on plans and ideas for meeting to be held in an organization so that the meeting held would be more effective and conclusive. The group effort on this came up with the following basic but foremost required conditions in a meeting.

The requirements discovered:

  • Active participation of members

  • Moderator/coordinator

  • Appropriate conclusion at the end

  • Formal summons one week before meeting

  • Agenda were everyone can contribute

  • Minutes shared via media

  • One person responsible for information dissemination

  • Coordination of materials, fund etc

  • Conflict management between members. This is to be done by moderator through conflict management and delegation of speaking time.

  • Time limit

  • Spacious room

Besides, we worked on minutes of meeting. Group discussions came up with the points that should not be missed in minutes. The points were date, time and place, agendas of meeting, discussion and conclusion, next meeting to be held and the list of participants.

Interactive discussion on conflict management and communication was held on second day. Various dimensions of causes of conflicts were introduced to the participants. The concept of conflict escalator described how conflict grows. Ways of responding to conflicts and core points of conflict resolution were presented. An imaginary conflict case was assigned to the participants to resolve on groups. Similarly, communication was next topic for that day to discuss. Analysis on present and plans for future communication were made. A brief plan of internal communication with the formation of communication group including the members from each faculty was proposed by the participants. All the members attending the workshop came to a common conclusion of selecting specific communication channels for internal communication to make it more effective. Idea of preparing hard copy of notice of meetings and events prior one week in each faculty and sharing minutes was agreed. In addition to it, regular update of white paper and website of PSRN-SC was also included in future plans for internal communication. The focus of communication was formation of partnership communication group and handing over the responsibilities of communication regarding partnership to that particular group. It was supposed to include executive as well as general members, juniors and seniors proportionately. The foremost criteria set for a partnership communication group member was sufficiency of time to contribute. We both Danish and Nepali partners had proposed a plan to use Google email groups and drives for exchange of information (minutes, reports, white papers). SWOT analysis of communication between PSRN-SC and IMCC Nepal was also carried out.

The third day of the workshop emphasized on present and future transfer of knowledge and financial management. Maria, the financial manager of IMCC-Nepal shared her knowledge on preparing budget, maintaining expenditure account book, receipts and fund raising. Group works were performed on preparing budgets and maintaining expenditure account books. Foreign delegates shared their ways of fund raising in IMCC Nepal and the contents of a formal application in Denmark for fund. Besides, brainstorming was done to explore the ideas applicable within PSRN-SC. After that we talked about basic requirements of sustainable partnership. Then we went through the theories of transfer of knowledge, kid solution and seminar. Group works were done to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both the methods of transfer of knowledge and later we came to conclusion that using both the ideas would be an effective solution for the transfer of knowledge within PSRN-SC. SWOT analysis was made on current system. Informal way of communication was identified as a major problem in our current system and problem tree with the effects and causes was framed. The root causes were busy schedule, lack of time in updating the white paper, the  horizontal structure of the past leading to no proper work delegation, natural disaster and political instability. Resulting effects were decreased accountability, unreached goals, nepotism, conflicts and ultimately threat to existence of organization and partnership.

Final day comprised of the events of team building for which we headed towards Kakani at 8:30 am and reached there at 10:00 am. Picnic spot was finalized and a name game was played for the purpose of introduction. We had catering service and music system with us. Games contributing to the objectives of team building were introduced. Finally, Mr and Ms Picnic were selected and group pictures were taken. It was a total fun day and we enjoyed to our fullest. Hence, our four days workshop were over.

– Sinchan Pandey, Suskera Pandey and Pratistha Dhakal