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Dental Council of India for 3 year BDS to MBBS bridge course

Dental Council of India for 3 year BDS to MBBS bridge course

New Delhi: The Dental Council of India (DCI) has urged the Centre to introduce a three-year MBBS bridge course for Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) graduates so that they could work as full-fledged MBBS doctors.

If BDS graduates are allowed to pursue and complete the three-year bridge course, they could serve in the rural areas of the country for four to five years, DCI president Prof Dibyendu Majumdar said here today.

“We are awaiting the clearance from the Medical Council of India (MCI) in this connection,” Majumdar said .The DCI, he said, is also trying to convince the central government that much importance was required to be given to oral health care since 40 to 45 per cent of all cancers pertained to the oral cavity alone.

“There is a huge budget for health and the DCI is asking for a separate budget for oral health,” Majumdar said while speaking at a programme, which was held under the aegis of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), a deemed university.

Majumdar said the government has already agreed to the DCI’s proposal to allow dental surgeons to give death certificates in case a patient died while undergoing treatment in a dental clinic or hospital.The DCI is making efforts to ensure that the dental students were exposed to lectures by eminent teachers which would be made available to them through the web.”It will not cost the institutions anything as DCI will bear the expenditure,” he said.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that Dentists may soon become Physicians, as the two apex medical bodies, the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India are in the process of finalizing a bridge course to enable BDS passouts to pursue MBBS in the country.

A special committee has been constituted by MCI under the chairmanship of Dr Ved Prakash Mishra for this purpose. The committee is currently addressing a number of technical issues, including the what will be the coursework and the fact whether dental students will have to undergo another round of internship as per the MBBS curriculum. It also needs to be decided where these bridge pass-outs students will be registered ( MCI or DCI or dual registration ) as well as which council will be entrusted with the operations of running the said course.

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Source: with agency inputs
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  1. A donkey can never be transformed into a horse.

  2. salle bc you fucker can never become a human

  3. Does not sound good.Medical profession is one of the noblest profession . Doctors are respected for noblest service to society & mankind. Ego is a great hurdle in the path of true service. A true servant always remain conscious to shed ego. Ego is purely a negative concept & highly detrimental in character formation. Intelligent quotient ( IQ ) is God gift & one must use it in most sensible & positive manner.IQ is not an achievement as it is not cultivated.God has given every one only one life to live & one must do his best for the mankind.

  4. bridge course private dental college ke dwara bds seats bharne ki sajis to nahi…?…?..kiski sajis ??

  5. Bridge course BDS ke liye kab tk start ho jayega?????

  6. The latest development in NMC bill is that all states are free to provide bridge courses to AYUSH & others as per their requirement.Hence,if BDS bridge course is delayed,states will have no other option but to allow bridge courses in their states as per their requirement.Already many states have permitted AYUSH for allopathic medicines.Doctors also can\’t blame the govt as states are ultimately responsible for healthcare of mankind.Of course,govt is increasing medical seats & opening new medical colleges in a phased manner,but it will serve any purpose only after eight to ten years.Let\’s see.

  7. Yes,certainly it is the best possible decision to furnish bridge course for dentists as they are already doctors in allopathic stream & are also well trained in medicine,surgery & anesthesia.But it is not understood why the proposal is not implemented yet.DCI,MCI & govt have given green signal for the course.Many of the eminent medical experts have already strongly advocated for dentist bridge course.Once BDS bridge course commences,there will be less compulsion & burden on fresh MBBS pass outs as they will get the opportunity to pursue PG courses & also other career enhancement courses.

  8. A donkey cannot be transformed in to a horse

  9. But a horse can be transformed to a donkey…Not everyone studying MBBS course are horses….Most of them are donkeys, mules and wild asses… Those who purse high ranks in Neet exam and secures a medical seat in Government medical colleges can only considered as brilliant and as you said \”Horses\”. Famous doctors who have got good name would have studied only in Government Medical colleges and not in Private colleges and 99% of Private medical colleges appoints only good reputed doctors as chiefs who have studied in Government medical colleges…. Many private medical colleges admits students on the strength of parents wealth and capitation and not on students brilliance. So proving excellence in whatever field you prefer or study by choice is the most important and nothing depends upon your course.

  10. But if these…. horses go to urban……dont serving their proper duties in rural areas……then these donkeys have to become lion…..

  11. MCI approved bridge course for BDS students on 01.04.18