dr. Putu Moda Arsana, SP PD-KEMD., FINASIM, Chairman of the Indonesian Medical Council (KKI), was the primary speaker at the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) event for the formation of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, which was held in the Parterre building (05/09/2022). dr. Putu Moda Arsana, SP PD-KEMD., FINASIM presented information on the Challenges of Indonesian Medical Education in the Globalization Era, as well as research and suggestions for the creation of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, during this Focus group discussion.
The FGD was attended by several officials from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, including UPI Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., MA, Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Didi Sukyadi, M.A., University Secretary Prof. Dr. Memmen Kustiawan, SE., Ak., M.Sc., MH., Dean of the Faculty of Sports and Health Education Prof. Dr. Boyke Mulyana, M.Pd, leaders, and lecturers of FPOK, the team of lecturers for the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine, UPI and lecturers for the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine from Padjadjaran University.
Prof. Dr. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., MA emphasized that this forum was created to demonstrate UPI’s commitment to building the Faculty of Medicine.
UPI has collaborated with and received guidance from Padjadjaran University in the process of establishing this Faculty of Medicine and has appointed doctors to become lecturers and prepared lecture buildings that will be equipped with laboratories and other facilities.
Dr. Putu Moda Arsana, SP PD-KEMD., FINASIM talked about the difficulties of Indonesian medical education in the face of globalization in the first FGD session. Human existence, according to him, has evolved from an agrarian culture to an industrial society, an information society, and a super smart society. The challenges of Indonesian doctor education in the face of the Globalization Era are met with world developments in the 4.0 era, which is marked by unlimited medical services, regenerative medicine, digital brain, nanotherapy, new diseases, real-time diagnosis, artificial intelligence, gene therapy, and virtual medicine/telemedicine. (Yana Setiawan, Humas UPI/Translate R.R. Nabiila, kontributor Humas UPI)