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Good afternoon faculty colleagues, students and everyone there at KMC Manipal. I began my teaching career at Manipal, Pokhara more than a decade ago and it is good to note that many of you who i began my career with at that time are currently full professors in KMC. It is indeed a great feeling to be able to get in touch with all of you through this web-conference.


The first slide looks like an MCQ but this is just my way of presenting the ‘problem statement’ for today’s discussion as this may allow us to explore further ‘why’ should we at all think of ‘case reports.’


Now if the answer to this MCQ is not too obvious the hint that i would like to drop is: Three of the 4 choices that you see on screen are perhaps physically present right here in this gathering and the one that is not is the answer to this MCQ.


Most of us here: students, faculty, practitioners benefit from Medical education in one form or the other BUT by and large Medical Education has evolved as an institutionalized discipline primarily for the patient beneficiary.


Our lives in any medical institution hovers around our patient beneficiaries and whatever we do in our institutions is always necessarily geared toward the needs of these primary beneficiaries. So the re-phrased problem statement here is: What would be the optimal way for most Medical Institutes to provide the best care for their primary beneficiaries in all that they do? One solution that we would like to propose as the statement of a hypothesis is: “A Patient centred Case-Reports mindset can lead to an ideal learning ecosystem and consequently better patient-care in any medical institution willing to adopt it.” In the next few slides i shall take you on a journey that may encourage you to try and prove this hypothesis in your own institution. I move to my second slide...