Saint James School of Medicine’s faculty is made up of accomplished medical professionals dedicated to scientific instruction and academic excellence. All faculty members hold an M.D., a Ph.D., or both. Saint James School of Medicine faculty offer tutoring, mentoring, one-on-one guidance, and research support.
Dr. Santosh Ramkrishna Malwade has been a valued member of Saint James School of Medicine’s faculty for 4 years now, teaching a wide variety of subjects including Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, and the Basic Science Review Course. We recently sat down with Dr. Malwade to ask him a few questions about his background and why he has chosen to teach.
Where did you go to school?
I received my MBBS from Government Medical College in Aurangabad, a public medical school in the state of Maharashtra. From there I worked as a medical intern in Sassoon Hospital and Medical College. I served as a Medical Officer in Charge at the Primary Health Center in Pune District, Maharashtra for a year after that. During my medical Officership, I wrote my GRE exam and was accepted to Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio for my Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology with a full scholarship.
What inspired you to teach?
Although I started my career as a licensed medical practitioner in India, I always liked imparting medical knowledge to students and I think this is the most satisfying job I have ever done. Having a passionate professor in medical school is important for all medical students to keep them interested in their respective subjects, and I believe educating is my small effort towards accomplishing my beliefs.
What are your favorite subjects to teach?
During my teaching career at Saint James, I have had the opportunity to teach many disciplines in the Basic Sciences. Besides Anatomy and Embryology being the main courses I teach, I have also taught Histology and the Basic Science Review Course. Teaching a variety of courses has boosted my confidence in teaching.
What do you find most rewarding about teaching?
To see students successfully finishing their USMLE step exams, get into the residency of their choice, and become licensed medical practitioners. I think that is immensely satisfying and feel lucky to have this opportunity to serve in this noble field of Medicine.
Finally, what advice do you give students who want to be successful at SJSM?
Hard work, dedication, quest for knowledge rather than just studying for another exam, and a positive attitude towards what you are doing is the only way to be successful in medical school.
Thank you to Dr. Malwade for sharing his passion for teaching with us! Stay tuned to our Blog for future Faculty, Student, and Alumni Spotlights!