Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Dr Benjamin Samraj Prakash Earnest


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Module Coordinator -Internal Medicine 2 , School of Medicine Taylor's University, 01/07/2019 to present
  • Module Coordinator (Internal Medicine 1), School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor s University, 07/06/2013 to 06/06/2019
  • Senior Lecturer I, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, 24/06/2013 to 07/06/2018
  • Examination coordinator (End of Year 4 Examination), School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor s University, 15/10/2017 to 20/03/2018
  • Chairman of Coordinating Committee for White Coat Ceremony , School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in General Medicine, THE TAMIL NADU DR. M.G.R. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, India
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, THE TAMIL NADU DR. M.G.R. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, India
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Indian Society of Electrocardiology., Life member, Since 2007 (National)
  • Association of Physicians of India., Life member, Since 2002 (National)
  • Indian Medical Association., Life member, Since 1998 (National)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • General Internal Medicine
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Internal Medicine 1-3, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2019)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
2013
  • Chapters 1. Hypercholestrolemia, 2. Graves’ disease with neutropenia, 3. Thyroid myopathy, 4. Physical examination in hypothyroidism, 5. History-taking in depression due to hypothyroidism, 6. Physical examination and counselling in acromegaly 7. Cushing’s syndrome in “Excellence in Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology and ENT ... Illuminating tips for the MBBS exams -Book 2” 1st Edition, Editors: Prof Dato’ Dr. Sivalingam Nalliah, Prof Sachchithanantham Kanagasabai, Colour Box Publishing House (MAG166949-V), No54,Jalan Jati, Taman Jati, 75350 Batu Berendam, Melaka, Malaysia, 2013.
Article in Journals
2011
  • Hassan M R, Mustapha N R N, Zawawi F M, Earnest B S P, Voralu K, Pani S P, (Feb 2011), A comparison of genotype and markers of disease severity of chronic hepatitis C in patients with and without end-stage renal disease. Singapore Medical Journal, 52(2), pp86-89. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2010
  • Benjamin Samraj Prakash Earnest, Leong Chong Men, G Sukvinder Kaur, Rosnita Bt Alias, H Sunita Devi, (Feb 2010), Chronic hepatitis C associated with neuromyelitis optica and antinuclear antibodies. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 58; pp114-115. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2009
  • Benjamin SPE, (Jan 2009). Gastric mucormycosis: Role of preexisting ulcerative and erosive lesions, (Jan 2009). Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Vol 55 (Issue 1); pp73-74. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • E Benjamin Samraj Prakash, ANCA in Graves’ disease: Is it drug induced?, (Jul 2009). Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 57; p545. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2007
  • SPE Benjamin, K Saravanan, J Jerene Jayanth, P Thirugnanam, R Premkumar, (July 2007). Subacute pulmonary embolism presenting with multiple aseptic lung cavities, Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 55; p502. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Renal failure and neuromuscular weakness in Cleistanthus collinus poisoning, (Correspondence and rebuttal, Jan 2007). Journal of the Association of Physicians India, Vol. 55; pp85-86. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2006
  • SPE Benjamin, M Edwin Fernando, J Jerene Jayanth, B Preetha, (Sep 2006). Cleistanthus collinus Poisoning, Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 54; p742. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • EBS Prakash*, ME Fernando**, Malathi Sathiyasekaran***, RM Bhoopathy****, JJ Jayanth+, J Samuel, (Dec 2006). Primary SjÖgren’s syndrome presenting with distal renal tubular acidosis and rhabdomyolysis, Journal of the Association of Physicians India, Vol. 54; pp949-950. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2005
  • Benjamin S P E., 2005. “An isolated cardiac hydatid cyst” published in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 53; June 2005. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Benjamin S P E, 2005. • “Bardet Biedl Syndrome” published in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 53; September 2005. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
Article in Proceeding
2017
  • Earnest B.S.P., Bhargava P., Das A.K., Azhar D.M.T.M., Ibrahim N.M., Sirisinghe R.G. (2018) Transforming Teaching-Learning Culture by Appropriate Use of Discrimination Index in Item Analysis. In: Tang S., Cheah S. (eds) Redesigning Learning for Greater Social Impact. Springer, Singapore. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4223-2_14 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Earnest B.S.P., Bhargava P., Ponnupillai A., Ponnusamy S., Ibrahim N.M., Sirisinghe R.G. (2018) Appropriate Use of Technology: How Useful Are Calculations of Discrimination Index by Optical Mark Readers in Item Analysis of Single Best Answer MCQ Tests with Small Student Numbers?. In: Tang S., Cheah S. (eds) Redesigning Learning for Greater Social Impact. Springer, Singapore. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4223-2_25. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2012
  • Dato' Khairul Anuar bin Abdullah, Benjamin Samraj Prakash Earnest, Oct 2012. Science education to improve quality of life: a medical perspective, Proceedings of the international symposium on “Improving the quality of life through science” organised by the Asian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Science at Colombo, Sri Lanka in Oct 2012.
  • Dhanavathy Gunapandian, Benjamin Samraj Prakash Earnest, (Aug 2012), Thyroid function in metabolic syndrome, Proceedings of the ‘Conference on malnutrition and food adulteration’ conducted by the Indian Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) and Dept. of Biotechnology, M. S. Ramiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India on 4th Aug 2012.
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
2017
  • Benjamin SPE., “Importance of Vitamin D”. Published in ‘Life & Times: Heal’ section of New Straits Times, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Malaysia. The PR value garnered from this piece is estimated at RM 35, 541.00 by the university. http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/03/220679/importance-vitamin-d
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • Factors that Make Formative Feedback more Effective in Clinical Teaching, Chinese University Medical Education Conference (CUMEC) 2018, 16/03/2018 to 17/03/2018, Chinese University of Hong Kong (International)
  • A case of abdominal pain Budd-Chiari syndrome , Monthly school of medicine academic meet, AIMST University, Malaysia., 31/10/2008 to 31/10/2008, AIMST University, Malaysia. (University)
  • Economy class syndrome , Monthly school of medicine academic meet, AIMST University, Malaysia., 25/07/2008 to 25/07/2008, AIMST University, Malaysia. (University)
  • An introduction to arrhythmias , Monthly academic meet , 16/02/2007 to 16/02/2007, CSI Kalyani Hospital, Chennai. (University)
  • LEOPARD syndrome presenting with seizure and transient right bundle branch block (RBBB) , Monthly academic meet , 08/12/2006 to 08/12/2006, CSI Kalyani Hospital, Chennai. (University)
  • Type 2 DM an overview , Monthly academic meet , 20/10/2006 to 20/10/2006, CSI Kalyani Hospital, Chennai. (University)
  • DVT and Pulmonary Embolism , Monthly academic meet, 11/08/2006 to 11/08/2006, CSI Kalyani Hospital, Chennai. (University)
  • "A case of black water fever , Monthly academic meet of the Indian Medical Association, Thiruvottiur-Ennore branch, Chennai, India., 20/05/2005 to 20/05/2005, Indian Medical Association, Thiruvottiur-Ennore branch, Chennai, India. (University)
  • Tuberculoma of the pituitary presenting as diabetes insipidus , Monthly academic meet of the Indian Medical Association, Thiruvottiur-Ennore branch, Chennai, India., 04/03/2005 to 04/03/2005, Indian Medical Association, Thiruvottiur-Ennore branch, Chennai, India. (National)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • 1. Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases 2. Peripheral vascular diseases 3. Heart and cerebrovascular disease 4. Drugs used in cardiovascular diseases 5. Rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, Certificate course in cardiovascular diseases conducted by the Academy of Family Physicians, Malaysia , 10/12/2011 to 10/12/2011, Academy of Family Physicians, Malaysia (National)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Septic shock , Medicine update conference on "current concepts -infections in surgical practice" held in July 2008 at AIMST University, Malaysia., 04/04/2008 to 04/04/2008, AIMST University, Malaysia. (National)
POSTER PRESENTER
  • Blended Learning: An Effective Application to Clinical Teaching , Won a bronze medal for Invention, Innovation & Design in e-Learning (IIDEL) competition at International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL) 2016 on 20th-21st September 2016, Prabal B, Benjamin SPE, Nurjahan MI, Roland GS., , 20/09/2016 to 21/09/2016, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johore, Malaysia. (National)
  • Students perception of ECG interpretation skills learning using Socrative in the first clinical year Internal Medicine postings. (This paper was short listed for award under the Invention, Innovation & Design in e-Learning category), International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL) 2016 on 20th-21st September 2016 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johore, Malaysia., 20/09/2016 to 21/09/2016, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johore, Malaysia. (International)
  • Students perception of Flipped Learning model in clinical examination skills learning in the first clinical year of Internal Medicine postings. , International Medical Education Conference (IMEC 2016) , 21/03/2016 to 23/03/2016, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (International)
  • Value added curriculum: Taylor-ing the ophthalmology module. , Won the best poster award at the International Medical Education Conference (IMEC 2016) , 21/03/2016 to 23/03/2016, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (International)
COURSE ATTENDED
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Health Research Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Research, 24/04/2019 to 25/04/2019 (University)
  • Ultrasonogram CME Workshop for General Practitioners Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Non research, 10/03/2019 to 10/03/2019 (University)
  • International Health and Medical Sciences Conference (IHMSC) 2019 Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Non research, 08/03/2019 to 08/03/2019 (International)
  • Questionnaire Validation Workshop, Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Research, 06/03/2019 to 06/03/2019 (University)
  • Workshop on Problem Based Learning Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Non research, 25/05/2018 to 25/05/2018 (University)
  • Secrets to Healthy Ageing MHAS Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society, Malaysia., Non research, 05/05/2018 to 06/05/2018 (National)
  • Glaucoma, sepsis and functional neurology Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Non research, 04/04/2018 to 04/04/2018 (University)
  • Chinese University Medical Education Conference (CUMEC) 2018 Chinese University of Hong Kong, Non research, 16/03/2018 to 18/03/2018 (International)
  • Centre for Future Learning: Come and Join as a Research Associate! Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Research, 02/02/2018 to 02/02/2018 (University)
  • Workshop on Standard setting in students assessment UniKL, Royal College of Medicine Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia., Non research, 09/10/2017 to 09/10/2017 (National)
  • Laerdal SUN (Simulation User Network) Workshop Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia., Non research, 15/08/2017 to 16/08/2017 (University)
  • Introduction to Systematic Review Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. , Non research, 14/08/2017 to 14/08/2017 (University)
  • School of Medicine Research Symposium Taylor s Clinical School, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia , Non research, 24/07/2017 to 24/07/2017 (University)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (UK), Non research, 15/07/2017 to 13/07/2018 (International)
  • HPV&HPV vac.inH&N cancer and Getting IN&OUT OF CRANIUM P,P&F(SoM only), Research, 14/06/2017 to 14/06/2017
  • HPV & HPV vaccine in Head & Neck cancer and Getting in and out of cranium Taylor s Clinical School, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia , Non research, 14/06/2017 to 14/06/2017 (University)
  • Abdominal pregnancy, Chemotherapy of cervical cancer, OSCE rating & Standard setting Taylor s Clinical School, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia , Non research, 17/05/2017 to 17/05/2017 (University)
  • Abdominalpregnancy,Chemocervicalcancer,OSCErating&Standardsetting (SoM only), Research, 17/05/2017 to 17/05/2017
  • Immunology & Nobel Prize and Crispr In Research Taylor s Clinical School, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia , Non research, 19/04/2017 to 19/04/2017 (University)
  • Immunology & Nobel Prize Crispr In Research (SoM only), Research, 19/04/2017 to 19/04/2017
  • Head Injury: Approach to diagnosis & management & radiology in head Injury Taylor s Clinical School, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia, Non research, 24/03/2017 to 24/03/2017 (University)
  • Head Injury Approach to D&M & Radiology in Head Injury (SoM only), Research, 17/03/2017 to 17/03/2017
  • Outcome Based Assessment in Integrated System Based Curriculum Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. , Non research, 10/03/2017 to 10/03/2017 (University)
  • Outcome Based Assessment in Integrated System Based Curriculum (SoM only), Research, 10/03/2017 to 10/03/2017
  • Taylor s Teaching-Learning Conference (TTLC) 2016 Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. , Research, 12/11/2016 to 13/11/2016 (University)
  • To Form the Best Team Taylor s University (Lakeside campus), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. , Non research, 22/10/2016 to 23/10/2016 (University)
  • Workshop on team-based learning Quest International University Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia. , Non research, 30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 (University)
  • International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL) 2016 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johore, Malaysia. , Research, 20/09/2016 to 21/09/2016 (National)
  • Item analysis of multiple choice questions Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia , Non research, 11/05/2016 to 11/05/2016 (University)
  • Workshop on "Shifting Focus from Problems to Solutions - How to Teach Health Care Students to Work in a Way that Respects Patients Beliefs, Values and World View" at IMEC 2016 Conference, Non research, 20/04/2016 to 20/04/2016 (International)
  • Workshop on "Pre-Admission Non-Academic Conditions for Health Care Programmes" at IMEC 2016 Conference, Non research, 20/04/2016 to 20/04/2016 (International)
  • International Medical Education Conference (IMEC 2016) International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , Non research, 20/04/2016 to 22/04/2016 (International)
  • SimMan 3G Basic User Training, Non research, 29/03/2016 to 30/03/2016 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • MBBS Comprehensive Program Review Workshop Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia , Non research, 30/01/2016 to 30/01/2016 (University)
  • CME Plenary Program 2016 on Stroke Taylor s Clinical School & Hospital Sungai Buloh, Sungai Buloh, Malaysia , Non research, 14/01/2016 to 14/01/2016 (University)
  • Laerdal Harvey Workshop 2015, Non research, 25/11/2015 to 25/11/2015 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • Secrets of a synergistic team Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia , Non research, 28/08/2015 to 29/08/2015 (University)
  • Teaching in the flipped classroom Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia , Non research, 10/07/2015 to 10/07/2015 (University)
  • Practical and simple approach to differential diagnosis Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia , Non research, 04/06/2015 to 04/06/2015 (University)
  • International Medical Education Conference (IMEC 2015) International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , Non research, 22/04/2015 to 24/04/2015 (International)
  • Portfolio-based viva in senior clerkship Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia , Non research, 02/04/2015 to 02/04/2015 (University)
  • Workshop on Effective clinical teaching Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia , Non research, 27/03/2015 to 27/03/2015 (University)
  • Improving clinical reasoning skills and evaluating clinical competency using simulation technology Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 10/02/2015 to 10/02/2015 (University)
  • Senior Clerkship: Training the trainers Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 13/11/2014 to 13/11/2014 (University)
  • Qualitative research Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 26/09/2014 to 26/09/2014 (University)
  • Together everyone achieve more innovation & growth (Team-building) Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 29/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 (University)
  • Taylor s integrated moodle e-learning system (assessment) Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 27/06/2014 to 09/07/2014 (University)
  • Online Application for Teaching & Learning: Nearpod Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 19/06/2014 to 19/06/2014 (University)
  • Taylor s integrated moodle e-learning system (set-up) Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 18/06/2014 to 18/06/2014 (University)
  • Taylor s Graduate Capabilities: Sharing Session Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 30/05/2014 to 30/05/2014 (University)
  • Constructing Learning Outcomes Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 29/05/2014 to 29/05/2014 (University)
  • Applications for teaching & learning: Padlet & Socrative Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 27/05/2014 to 27/05/2014 (University)
  • Teaching & Learning: Single Best MCQs Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 25/04/2014 to 25/04/2014 (University)
  • Managing and appreciating learner diversity Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 24/04/2014 to 24/04/2014 (University)
  • Differentiated Learning: How to teach to varying ability levels Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 21/03/2014 to 21/03/2014 (University)
  • Taylor s University Teaching & Learning Training (Induction) Taylor s University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Non research, 01/08/2013 to 30/11/2013 (University)
  • Workshop on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Non research, 21/12/2010 to 21/12/2010 (University)
  • Workshop on Cochrane reviews International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Non research, 18/10/2008 to 19/10/2008 (International)
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification Clinical Research Center, Alor Star and Ministry of Health, Malaysia, Research, 12/08/2008 to 14/08/2008 (Government Sector)
  • Standing together against diabetes An American Diabetes Association initiative to optimize diabetes therapy, Non research, 11/11/2007 to 11/11/2007 (International)
  • Refresher Course in Critical Care Medicine Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Chennai, Non research, 14/06/2006 to 16/07/2006 (National)
  • ISECON 2006 Annual conference of the Indian society of electrocardiology, Non research, 18/02/2006 to 19/02/2006 (National)
  • Bronchocon 2006 Workshop and conference on bronchoscopy, Non research, 20/01/2006 to 22/01/2006 (International)
  • Advances in Diabetes International Symposium on Diabetes Mellitus, Non research, 07/01/2006 to 08/01/2006 (International)
  • RAIN 2005 International update on neuro-intervention, Non research, 02/12/2005 to 04/12/2005 (International)
  • TIPS 2005 Tuberculosis in your practice -a scientific approach, Non research, 20/03/2005 to 20/03/2005 (National)
  • Senthil School of Sonography, Chennai. Hands on training in Colour Doppler Ultrasonography., Research, 01/11/2004 to 07/11/2004 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • Madras Diabetes Research Foundation & American Diabetes Assn. Second MDRF-ADA Post-graduate Course in Diabetology, Non research, 24/09/2004 to 26/09/2004 (International)
  • MMM School of Echocardiography, Chennai. Basic course in trans-thoracic echocardiography, Non research, 24/04/2004 to 30/04/2004 (Private/Industrial Sector)