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Exit Exam- an essential for medical students say experts

Exit Exam- an essential for medical students say experts

New Delhi : The National Exit Exam(NEXT), proposed in the Draft Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016 that has been thrown open for public opinion till January 6th, 2016, does have its  benefits despite the severe criticism it has been facing at the hands of  students, doctors and vested political interests.

Experts in the field of Medical Education were seen lauding the National Exit Exam as an effort on the part of the government to bring about standardization in medical education, by giving students studying in medical institutions of varying standards to compete from the same platform.

Dr. Batra , Executive Director, National Board of Examinations, speaking to HT has called NEXT  “an essential tool for meeting the basic objectives of quality and safe physicians for the society,” keeping in mind  diverse  medical institutions, offering education of varying quality .

Dr. Arun Kumar Agarwal, Former President, Delhi Medical Council has gone a step further  by wanting the exam to take the place of the PG  National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as well as, the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE), for he feels that students  should not be made to appear  for an exam of this nature more than once in their entire MBBS phase of study. His wanting it to become a replacement to PG NEET and FMGE should also set to rest student apprehensions about having to appear for too many tests, with the introduction of NEET.

On the issue of exit exam as a replacement for existing exams, Dr Batra informed Hindustan Times, “It will be an ideal scenario, if one exam in the early phase of internship is used as the exit test and the performance is used as a grading tool for ranking the medical graduates for entry to PG residency programmes.”

Speaking about the impact that NEXT may have on Foreign students, Dr Batra said, There will be no change for their licensing requirements. “Currently, they write the FMGE screening test, which in all likelihood will be subsumed as the exit test, bringing parity between the Indian and foreign medical graduates,” and  as reported by the HT.

Meanwhile , Section 10 E addition to the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, is what facilitates  a uniform national exit test (NEXT) to be conducted for all medical institutions at the undergraduate level. NEXT will replace the uniform entrance exam at the postgraduate level too, if the draft of the amendment bill 2016 turns into a law.

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  1. THEN LET MCI CANCEL FINAL MBBS EXAM AND INSTEAD THEY CAN WRITE EXIT EXAM.IF MCI OR HRD DEPT FEELS MBBS STUDENTS R NOT FIT TO PRACTICE THEN ITS NOT STUDENTS MISTAKE ITS BECAUSE OF THE CURRICULUM THEY TAUGHT.PLEASE DONT FOOL THE PUBLIC AS IF UR DOING SOME THING NEW AND DONT WANT TO CHANGE ANCIENT MEDICAL CURRICULUM

    AND MOST FUNNY THING IS THESE DEPT FEELS NLY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS R UNFIT PRACTICE WITH OUT EXIT EXAM AND ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL R FIT TO WORK WITH OUT EXIT EXAMS

  2. make one exam for all like CBSE 12th – medical student final exist exam and with that give entry for PG also before internship which make sense. from next year it can introduce and all pass out until 2017 should be removed from this exit exam. the student who passed UG (MBBS) should given admission to PG as they already have many stress for the exams and internship and time lapse of the course. make the practice from this year for the students to practice for the 2018 EXIT examination as 2017 is not prepared for them to EXIT. some standard should keep which avoid corruption and kick back from the medical students apart from the usual fees collection by private and govt. medical colleges -that is to be strictly used

  3. Medical students spend most of their time with books and patients , they are already stressed a lot. Kind request to conduct all yearly exams by NBE and valuation by NBE
    BY THIS WE DON\’T REQUIRE NEXT HENCE STRESS CAN BE REDUCED

  4. Consider following issues/ scenarios

    What if someone after going through entire curriculum fails the exam
    Why there are different standards, on one hand exit exam for mbbs and on other allowing ayush doctors to practice
    If it\’s true, foreign medical graduates will be exempt from their screening test and our own mbbs doctors will face one more exam just to cover up inefficiency of system
    Can we do something for reservation, exit exam with reservation defeat the very basic purpose
    Why so many exam- one exam for exit as well as PG entrance

  5. Exit exam should be same for everyone including foreign degree graduates. Nothing to worry if the student is worthy to pass. But then next on one side and allowing ayush guys to practice modern medicine raises serious credibility on the credentials and knowledge of the proposers of the bill