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The amount of suspense, excitement, emotions and disappointment generated by the counselling drama, which takes place yearly, is to be endured to be believed.
As delighted as I was to read a piece highlighting the problems bedevilling Indian medical education, coming straight from a promising medical student himself, I was equally dismayed to be reminded about the malady Indian medical education continues to suffer from.
There were two things to my dismay at the BEmOC (Basic Emergency Obstetric Care) training session for medical officers which I attended a couple of weeks ago. First was the thorough casualness and out and out lack of discipline with which the session was conducted — a feature common to most of such training programmes.
It is high time that India conducts a ‘Flexner reform’ of its own. Research and innovation should be encouraged at student level along with the incorporation of modern teaching and training methodology and tools. The government also needs to crack down on medical colleges working without an infrastructure and either shut them down or revamp them with modern standards. Medical education should transition from singular rote learning to a more holistic approach that can benefit the nation in long run.
Kolkata: Three “fake doctors” have been arrested within a span of past 10 days from state-run healthcare units and the police believe there could be several more fake doctors working in health institutions across the state.
Chennai: The NITI Aayog has recommended opening of 187 medical colleges in the country by 2022, according to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
New Delhi: Twelve states and four union territories have favoured making it mandatory for MBBS students passing out of government as well as private medical colleges to clear the proposed National Exit Test (NEXT) to get the ‘doctor’ title.
Chandigarh: With power and water supply disconnected, and the doors of most rooms, including classrooms, locked, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital at Banur, about 35 km from Chandigarh, appears as virtually closed.
New Delhi: In a shocking revelation to an RTI query, AIIMS Delhi & Rishikesh and other medical colleges of the country have informed that they are not taking MBBS medical students to court for giving exposure to court room procedures of recording of medical evidence in order to teach medico-legal practices as the Medical Council of India (MCI) doesn’t mandate it.
Wardha (Maharashtra): Responding to an RTI query, NITI Aayog has informed that 80% of the public, who responded to NITI Aayog, when it invited suggestions by email, have opposed the move to conduct the National Licentiate Examination (NLE) or Exit Test for MBBS graduates.