Procter & Gamble Health Limited Friday, December 6, 2019 4:30PM IST (11:00AM GMT)   P&G Health launches PANACHE for India’s Gen X doctors – a first-of-its-kind platform to assist medical students on all-round knowledge of healthcare   Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Procter & Gamble Health Limited (formerly known as Merck Limited) today announced the launch of PANACHE – a first of its kind platform to support India’s Gen X doctors in their medical education journey.  

  • PANACHE will assist medical students in honing crucial skills for holistic patient care such as medico–legal aspects, ethics, role of technology and soft skills like emotional intelligence
  • Participants from more than 250 medical colleges across 130 cities will go through 2 rounds of online quiz assessments culminating in a live quiz for the final round at the APICON 2020
  • Top 3 PANACHE winners will be offered a scholarship for further education by P&G Health
     
Procter & Gamble Health Limited (formerly known as Merck Limited) today announced the launch of PANACHE a first of its kind platform to support India’s Gen X doctors in their medical education journey. India has over 65,000 medical students enrolled in 450 medical colleges, amongst whom 30,000 post graduate students will soon enter the professional world. Intended to supplement their core medical curriculum, PANACHE aims to assist students in honing crucial skills for holistic patient care viz medico–legal aspects, ethics, role of technology, emotional intelligence, decision making, good communication, teamwork, problem solving and leadership among others.
 
More than 10,200 students have already enrolled for PANACHE nationwide. Speaking about the initiative, Milind Thatte – Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Health Limited stated, “As India increases access to healthcare, patient expectations of care are rising. Today’s doctors require multiple competencies for good practice. P&G Health’s PANACHE goes beyond sharing medical expertise for any therapy area, to help equip the doctors of tomorrow with holistic skills that encompass all aspects of clinical practice. We are very thankful to the renowned medical expert panel, who worked with us to design the PANACHE program to ensure it covers the most relevant skills and topics, and to the Heads of Medical colleges who are partnering with us to take this program to students across the length and breadth of India.”

  • 1st Round (online): 8th Dec ‘19 
  • 2nd Round (online): 15th Dec ‘19 
  • Final Round (live): 8th Jan ’20 at APICON, Agra
All participating students will have access to tutorials and learning resources on www.panacheindia.org, as well as workshops conducted by leading experts on medico-legal guidelines, patient-doctor interactions etc.

Participants from more than 250 colleges across 130 cities will go through 2 rounds of online quiz assessments culminating in a live quiz for the final round at the APICON 2020. All participating students will have access to tutorials and learning resources on www.panacheindia.org, as well as workshops conducted by leading experts on medico-legal guidelines, and patient-doctor interaction. Top 3 PANACHE winners will be offered a scholarship for further education by P&G Health.
 
Underscoring the vital need for such a program in India, Dr. Neeta Shah Mehta, Honorary Neurophysician at Bhatia General Hospital, Mumbai and member of the expert-panel for PANACHE said, “Today, medical students have to develop a well-rounded personality with a sound grasp of both medical and general knowledge. Along with diagnosing and treating patients, good communication skills are essential, as is a sympathetic yet firm attitude as doctors help patients and caregivers manage both treatable and untreatable conditions. The skills and topics tested by PANACHE thus have immense practical value, and will help drive better care for patients.
 
For registration/more info on PANACHE, please log on to www.panacheindia.org.


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Image Caption : (L-R) Milind Thatte, MD, P&G Health Ltd with PANACHE panelist Dr. Dev Raj Rai, Hon. Prof of IMA College of General Practitioner, Kota, Dr. Neeta (Shah) Mehta, Hon. Neurophysician, Bhatia General Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. AV Srinivasan, Emeritus Professor and Chairman (Board of Research) at Tamil Nadu and Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal, Prof Medicolegal Consultant, Forensic Medicine Mulayam Singh Yadav Medical College and Hospital UP click for high-res image