10-01-2014, 02:41 PM
The medical council of India (MCI) has ruled a change in the route of the first year of MBBS. The change is done after a gap of 17 years. The new curriculum will enable first year MBBS treat patients giving a new shape to the revised itinerary. MCI to upload the revised curriculum on its website after obtaining copyright already implemented.
In a press conference director Dr. consultant M. Rajalakshmi MCI said that the MBBS curriculum needed to be changed to make it based on competencies.
In 2011, MCI propose a new curriculum in the name of Vision 2015 with the Ministry of Health, but the implementation was halted due to disagreements within the body. "The apex regulatory body for doctors has now revived the plan by sending a fresh version of the itinerary after making some modifications," a newspaper quoted a source as saying MCI.
Although medical students generally begin clinical practice at the end of its second year, the new curriculum will introduce clinical practice in the first year itself. MCI Regional Coordinator Christian Medical College, Vellore, Dr. Dhayakani Selvakumar said in a newspaper report that the first year students learn only issue-oriented topics, and there was a need to modify the course according viability.
According to the amended itinerary, radiology and surgery was introduced in the new studies MBBS. According to sources in the MCI, the new curriculum for MBBS has been represented by a group of doctors doing some body changes in the syllabus. In 1997, some changes were made to the curriculum of MBBS first year demolished tenure of 18 months to 12 months.