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Reduce MBBS from five to three years, Enhance MD course duration: Delhi HM Satyendra Jain

Reduce MBBS from five to three years, Enhance MD course duration: Delhi HM Satyendra Jain

Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain on Sunday asserted that the Medical Council of India (MCI) was a major road block in the country for medical education, while calling on the course for MBBS to be reduced from five to three years.

“The course for MBBS should be reduced to three years from five years and MD course duration must be enhanced from three years to five years,” he said after inaugurating Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College — Delhi government’s first medical college.

Explaining the reason behind his demand to make the change in the duration of the course, Jain said the students pursuing the five-year MD course will be able to practice simultaneously.

“The MCI must double the medical seats for government medical collages, as it deals with more than five to six thousand patients in government hospitals, (which is) much higher than private medical collages,” Jain added.

The minister also alleged that the MCI works less for students education and does ‘everything else’ instead.

“MCI is a major road block in India for medical education and MCI has affected the medical education the worst. Their job is not to approve anything but create obstacles. MCI okays to private hospitals very quickly,” Jain added.

Speaking on the current situation of city government hospitals, he said all the hospitals will be renewed and no private ward will be there, adding there will air conditioned wards in each hospital.

“From CM to common man, all will be given equal treatment,” he said.

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  1. Why reduce the course from 5yrs to 3yrs? Just send the degree by post to whoever ask for it..!!
    What rubbish is this man talking?
    Even with the present system many are making a mockery of medical education.
    Try to improve the quality of education instead of trying to go short cuts. Earlier it was about grameen doctors, now they are trying to shorten the course.
    No one is talking about increasing the quality of training both at the graduate and PG levels.
    No one should be allowed to run any medical college without enough facilities and enough teaching staff. Be strict on this. We don’t need medical colleges like paan-masala shops at every nook and corner of the country. Keep the number of colleges steady or even less, but try to improve the quality of education.

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    Dr. Ujjawal Jain June 13, 2016, 11:03 pm

    Practically it takes around 6 years in India as most of the university takes late exams and delay admission in the august end. If MBBS will be of 3 years it will not be called as bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery. It will be more like pre-med with all these non-clinical subjects.

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    Dr. Ujjawal Jain June 13, 2016, 11:11 pm

    It can be of 5 years 4+1 year internship by deduction of 6 months.
    There should be an option to go for PG without doing internship in those departments.

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    Dr Santosh kumar June 13, 2016, 4:00 pm

    Super decision now onwards patient need go abroad to medical check up I think 5 1/2 years also less less time to learn if u cut it to 3 years u built medical attender not doctor