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MCI BOG nod to new formula for TEQ rules in case of New Super-specializations

MCI BOG nod to new formula for TEQ rules in case of New Super-specializations

New Delhi: With the advancement in medical science, the era of super-specialisation is now here. The Medical Council of India, taking cognisance of the growing nature of super-specialisation is also trying to incorporate new PG and SS courses and medical colleges are now moving to offer these courses to create a highly qualified medical workforce.

However, with the introduction of new specialisation courses, the challenge comes for a medical college starting with the super-specialisation in finding faculty to teach such a course. MCI requirements call for the teachers to have particular qualifications as well as training experience in order to be qualified as a faculty for that particular discipline.

Now, with disciplines and specialisations which are being introduced for the first time in the country, having a prerequisite Teacher qualification for that discipline is indeed a difficult task. Providing a solution to this problem, the Medical Council of India Board of Governors, recently gave their nod to a proposal that calls for Consideration of in-house training as experience for the appointment of faculty members in newly introduced super speciality courses

The proposed model amendment in Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Medical Institutions Regulations, 1998 was placed for approval by the Board of Governors in their meeting in December 2018. While the case in question was the specialisation of M.Ch. (Surgical Gastroenterology), however, it was proposed that in case of approval, the same principle will be followed for all such new disciplines where the teacher with prescribed PG super speciality qualification/PG broad speciality qualification plus 2 years special training is not available.

The Board of Governors came to the following decision. For the course in question, it was decided that the TEQ requirements would be as follows

M.Ch. (Surgical Gastroenterology)
M.S. (Surgery) with 2 years special training in Surgical Gastroenterology
M.S. (Surgery) with three years work experience in Surgical Gastroenterology Unit/Department With the following conditions:

a. Work experience is duly certified by the Head of Unit and/or Department and endorsed by Director/ Dean /Principal

b. Such faculty member must have devoted at least 2/3rd time in such super speciality during last 3 years (Teaching, Clinical and Research work duly certified by the Head of Unit and/or Department and endorsed by Director/ Dean /Principal.

c. Documentary proof of contribution to teaching research, clinical services/public health etc. in a related speciality.

The Board of Governors directed the TEQ/PG Section to use the above model for proposing the suitable amendment in TEQ Regulations.

The condition relating to the availability of the above exemption for 10 years be maintained, the BOG stated.


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    Dr Nirpaul singh February 26, 2019, 8:58 pm

    Agree with dr shamsudeen

  2. Its a boon to many teaching hospitals as the Super-Specialists always prefer to join corporate sector for lucrative package or plan for own center and hence many of the teaching hospitals except the one located in metros , would be benefited

    Rather these 2 years special training may be considered as Fellowship program and the the fellowship may be awarded preferably by an university after a due examination so there is definite value

    Secondly those PGs with MS & MD unable to get DM & MCh of their choice and College / Hospitals will be the one going to be benefited at large

    but let us not forget BoG is suggesting this relaxation for 10 years only

  3. Yes it is for 10 years so does not apply to Surgical Gastroenterology which started 35 years ago – in 1984

  4. I think it’s a great initiative. Some of older super specialty toohave doctors who worked in a particular sub-specialty, then did super specialisation . In such case persons experience of entire period ( pre and post super-specialisation ) needs to be considered and not only period after MCH /DM.

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    Dr. Surajit Bhattacharya February 22, 2019, 11:33 am

    For teaching position in any speciality I wonder why the eligibility stops at academic qualification and teaching experience? Why is research experience and publications and patents not an essential criteria? If we do not attract good researchers to these specialities these departments will not do anything novel and will never qualify to become the best in the world.

  6. At least the trainer should have qualification and experience to certify the trainee. As we know the training certificates are easy to obtain in our country particularly from the so called self trained superspecialist. I don\’t thing this to be a right decision. This will dilate the quality and the very purpose of providing quality care to the masses and will breed half baked superspecialists. Why can\’t we train superspecialist in other fields on the similar pattern?