After 21 years, new syllabus for MBBS in India

Dated: 8th August

Soon undergraduate medical students will get the opportunity to check and treat patients at hospitals from the first year of their enrolment. They could acquire clinical experience at hospitals only from the third year only, in the present scenario.

The new system would be in place from the 2019-20 academic session in all medical colleges across the country once the new curriculum is in place. Deelip Mhaisekar, vice-chancellor of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), told TOI that the Medical Council of India (MCI) was in the process revising the syllabus for the MBBS programme.

The new syllabus will have lessons on gender sensitivity, communication-skills, lifestyle diseases, behavioural sciences and medical jurisprudence. The new curriculum will allow students get clinical experience from the first year. The motive is to start doctor-patient interaction at the earliest. With inclusion of modern trends, the MCI has ensured that many sections those have become irrelevant in modern age be removed from the syllabus. Mhaisekar said the MCI has started training teachers on how to handle the new course material. Initially, 40,000 teachers across the country will be trained, who will later conduct college-wise training of other faculties. More than 1,200 senior faculties from medical colleges affiliated to the MUHS will receive training. Including private medical colleges and three deemed medical universities in the state, this number will be above 1,500.

“The sensitization of senior faculties results in further brainstorming and addition of new points to the curriculum. The final publication of the new syllabus is expected in November-December,” Mhaisekar said. Faculties in medical colleges have welcomed the proposed change. “The new syllabus has included some important points from the guidelines issued by the World Federation for Medical Education. Emphasis will be on skills and the examinations will be competency-based,” said a senior faculty from NDMVP’s Dr Vasantrao Pawar Medical College here.


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