In response to a request from the University Staff Development Center, and in conjunction with a staff development course for incoming academics, the faculty staff development committee hosted a workshop for newly recruited academics to learn about the faculty’s history, organizational hierarchy, human and physical resources, the Degree Programme offered by the faculty, various other academic and professional bodies attached with the faculty etc. This was held as a half-day mini-workshop on November 10, 2021, from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the faculty’s main lecture theatre. The following valuable sessions were led by the following resource experts at the workshop.

MBBS Degree Programme

Dr. Sanjeewa Bowatte, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Wayamba University of Sri lanka

Career advancement for new academics and work-life balancing.

Prof. Jennifer Perera, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Introduction to Programme review and Institutional review

Prof. Renuka Silva, Director – Centre for Quality Assurance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Dr. Nayomi Ranatunga, Coordinator, Faculty Quality Assurance Cell. Faculty of Medicine, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

This would be more beneficial for our junior academics to begin their new careers in the faculty in a more successful manner, as well as to plan their future career advancements.