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New MBBS Curriculum to have 2 Month Foundation Course for Medicos


New MBBS Curriculum to have 2 Month Foundation Course for Medicos

“The changes are made to commensurate with needs of the country, disease burden, national health programmes and policies.”– Dr Vedprakash Mishra, chairman of MCI’s Academic Council

New Delhi: In order to familiarize medical students to the MBBS programme first instead of them jumping into the medical subjects, a two-month foundation course has been proposed by the medical council in the new MBBS curriculumsays a recent media report

The move has been taken in order to set change to the current course which is considered to be deeply dependant on theory classes. Officials from the MCI told the Indian Express that didactic classes will be reduced to a minimum once this course initiates.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the new curriculum, called Competency Based Integrated Curriculum for UG Medical Education aims to instil a practical based training approach to medical education, with students getting practical exposure from the very first year. It will see a three-pronged strategy to develop problem-based learning and develop skill-based competencies of medical students. This will be done through integration of three aspects- classroom teaching, hospital-based medicine and community medicine.

Dr Vedprakash Mishra, chairman of MCI’s academic council and the head of the drafting team of this new module informed TNIE, “The changes are made to commensurate with needs of the country, disease burden, national health programmes and policies.”

Confirming that duration of each year of the MBBS will remain the same, he added, “Classes will begin with faculty explaining the history of medicine, they will teach communication, language and other skills required. Thereafter, they will be put across MBBS curriculum which will be competency based-which is core idea of the syllabus.”

According to new curriculum received in an RTI reply by Indrajit Khandekar, professor, Clinical Forensic Medicine, MGIMS- Sewagram, two-thirds of the course shall include interactive, practical, clinical or based on group discussions, reports TNIE.

Speaking to The New Indian Express, Dr Indrajit stated, “This will help students to understand the practical intricacies of medico-legal work. Now, examinations of sexual assault cases are taught theoretically to MBBS students. That means students are passing the MBBS course without practical examination or without witnessing a single examination. This would change.”

Not Just this, the practical training of MBBS students was moved to the first year. These changes have been proposed in the new module, Competency-based Integrated Curriculum for Under Graduate Medical Education which will be implemented from 2019-20. It will replace the decades-old existing module.

This new syllabus has been drafted by the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) academic council and it apparently inherits many points from the guidelines laid down by the World Federation for Medical Education.

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“The new course also gives much more emphasis on skills and will have competency-based tests. The students will be provided with early clinical exposure right from the first year of the 4.5 years course plus internship,” an official stated.


Source: with inputs
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  1. I was utterly dismayed when Anatomy, Physio, Bio was reduced to 1 year and duration of SPM was increased. Now two more months taken away for languages. Hindi will be imposed nation wide now. Whole body doctor has become obsolete and it is an era of of super specialization. MBBS has become waste. It is just a foundation course for post graduate entrance. The result patient has to run from specialist to specialist to get his ailment diagnosed and treated. The common man is going to suffer for making the MBBS course mediocre and foundationless in science. Medicos should revolt and save the system.

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    Dr Satyanarayana Labani May 21, 2018, 1:08 pm

    I state my concerns about Biostatistics in new MBBS curriculum. There have been voices to recognize this as a medical specialty. In most medical decisions for core activities of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis Biostatistics plays a vital role. In all clinical subjects – diagnostic and screening test validity. Need for essential relationships in anatomy and physiology. Growth charts in pediatrics are of biostistical base. All epidmiology approaches need Biostatistical methods as their basis. As prof A Indrayan ex Biostatistics Prof of university college of medical sciences stresses that it is the time to recognize biostatistics as a medical speciality (Indrayan A. Statistical medicine: An emerging medical specialty. J Postgrad Med 2017; 63:252-6. When it is a part and parcel of medical curriculum, appropriate recognization and status as a medical specialty and recommendations should emerge to include in new MBBS curriculum .

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    Narendra Kumar May 26, 2018, 3:33 pm

    Sir, it is all drama. In most medical colleges – there are hardly 10% of required patients so Competency based Medical Education will be once again corruption and commission based Med Ed. To divert public attention from utter failure and Butter corruption, all this drama is done, For this you need dedicated, motivated, trained faculty which will take at least 25 years, forget about ethical and professional practice. In sea of Filth, I am trying to search pious, sacred and holy. NEET is neat cheat-18% marks become eligible, how will you teach them, failing them is risky for life and job – including family

  4. Why did you delete my post? I did not think that I posted any obnoxious contents in my comment. Sad ???

  5. Keep mumbo jumbo out of scientific medicine. Teach empathy, compassion, honesty, respect for patient and other virtues by demonstration and setting examples, role models.

  6. Sir, it is all drama. In most medical colleges – there are hardly 10% of required patients so Competency based Medical Education will be once again corruption and commission based Med Ed. To divert public attention from utter failure and Butter corruption, all this drama is done, For this you need dedicated, motivated, trained faculty which will take at least 25 years, forget about ethical and professional practice. In sea of Filth, I am trying to search pious, sacred and holy. NEET is neat cheat-18% marks become eligible, how will you teach them, failing them is risky for life and job – including family

  7. Teach MBBS students about our traditional wisdom of medicine. A doctor does not become a good one unless and until he learns all other systems of medicine. all system of medicine has its merits and demerits so knowing each other make a good doctor rather than blaming each other and competating just for making money.