|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 233
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Submission||13-Sep-2021|
|Date of Acceptance||13-Sep-2021|
|Date of Web Publication||28-Sep-2021|
Dr. K Anbarasi
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Anbarasi K. Excellence…. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2021;33:233
This year has been a matter of pride for all IAOMR members as our journal is indexed in two popular indexation bodies namely Scopus and Web of Sciences. But, we need to move towards excellence in quality to preserve the prideful status.
This is a right time for us to rejuvenate our mind, body, and soul to plan for a remarkable achievement in our specialty and in dentistry as a whole.
As an Oral Medicine faculty member in a dental college, think of your daily tasks. Are your teaching tasks in the department feeling monotonous? Sometimes, we just have to do monotonous tasks. And that's okay. But sometimes we get stuck doing this because we simply haven't taken the time to find a better way to teach, research, publish, care for the students, and serve the patients.
How many of these tasks leave you feeling recharged? Motivated? Inspired?
When our work is dynamic and inspiring, it helps us being productive and might even make us more engaged in our jobs. This engagement is amazing to keep us involved, enthusiastic and committed to our work and workplace. Just Believe, we have the power to make our work schedule more versatile. All we need to do is get creative about finding the solutions.
How to go about it?
Going through the routine just day by day, without knowing where we're going, is not the most constructive way to work. But, when we have a goal we're working towards, we push ourselves on the path towards achieving excellence.
As rightly said by Thomas J. Watson: “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.”
Make your goal specific and stay focused on it. What is the ONE THING I am committed to? For example, what new teaching methods am I going to practice for improving my students' attention? How to improve my research area? How to strengthen my publications? You needn't feel overwhelmed with making too many choices.
Create a strategy – Have “the big picture” in mind. Look around and see what is happening right now in the field at the national and global level; plan your future work at least two steps ahead.
Be innovative – Break away from the tracks of thoughts that are holding you back. Consider different approaches to get closer to your goal.
Last but not the least;
Use the opportunity to educate future generations of healthcare professionals, treat the wide variety of Oral Medicine conditions, do research in a variety of settings, involve with the Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology in several activities that allow staying current with what goes on in the field, to be in constant contact with peers.
You will earn a reputation for an extended period and it will be strengthened through your research excellence, knowledge excellence, and social excellence.