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Medical Council of India initiates new MBBS Curriculum- Clinical Exposure from 1st year itself

New Delhi : MBBS students will be soon imparted practical training from the very first year, as the Medical Council of India, is in the process of introducing a new practical based curriculum for undergraduate medical education in the country.


Competancy Based Integrated Curriculum

Currently the structure of the MBBS curriculum is that of a segmented curriculum. MCI is now working towards bringing a competency based Integrated curriculum. This will see a horizontal and vertical integration across current subjects and disciplines and students would be given clinical exposure from the first year itself.

The new curriculum will provide early clinical exposure to medical students right from the 1st year. This will be done through integration of three aspects- classroom teaching, hospital based medicine and community medicine. The aim is to provide problem based learning and develop skill based competencies of medical students.”  said Dr Ved Prakash Mishra, Chairman, Academic Committee of the Medical Council of India which has prepared, the new curriculum.

This new curriculum called Competency Based Integrated Curriculum for UG Medical Education has been finalized by the expert committee of council and is in the process of being approved by the government. The curriculum will come to existence after being notified in the gazette.

New Modules

The new curriculum which has been finalized will also see new modules being added to bring it in par with new developments, including a special module on medico-legal. ” We have added new modules include mental health, public health, as well as medico-legal aspects in the curriculum. Another important module will be AETCOM module- Attitude Ethics and Communication to train students in better patient interaction. All these have high importance in today’s scenario,” said Dr  Mishra.

The course structure, which has taken almost two-and-a-half years to prepare, is now towards finalization stages. Currently it has been included in the National faculty development, with around 40,000 medical teachers being imparted training for the same through the MCI faculty development program. It is expected that the curriculum would be launched from the next academic year.

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  1. They should also change the MCQ pattern from theory based one word questions to practical based questions. Everybody will fall in line. We \’ll produce more doctors then and not theory masters

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    Dr.Ruqaya Aziz May 18, 2018, 2:05 pm

    All the three subjects should be given equal importance Why Biochemistry is getting less classes than Anatomy and Physiology.Although Biochemistry is related with Medicine and students should understand it during their one year Course

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    Srinivasan Santhanam May 18, 2018, 7:14 am

    I wish there was a forum where the new curriculum could be discussed among practising doctors. If there has been such attempts I was not aware. I wonder if MBBS curriculum should only be focussed on practice alone. There should be enough component of research, teaching skills, financial aspects, ethics, knowledge and informed tolerance of other systems of health care, influence of modern life on health,etc.

  4. At last !!! Thank you . NEXT make a program to evaluate and certify existing practitioners .

  5. As per my opinion when we compare doctors who have passed in 80s to 90s, to present day doctors we can see the result of course modification. Previous mbbs doctors were very strong clinically. They can easily perform small operations including normal delevery apart from treating genral patients. But present mbbs doctors are afraid of trating general patients.