MCI Plans to Introduce a New MMed Course After Completing MBBS

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM Education News
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The Medical Council of India (MCI) is planning to introduce a new 2year MMed course, which the MBBS graduates are expected to undergo before they opt for higher education or begin practicing. But this has drawn some kind of criticism from medical teachers as the MCI is only lengthening the process of creating doctors by introducing such reforms.
 MCI Plans to Introduce a New MMed Course After Completing MBBS
MCI Plans to Introduce a New MMed Course After Completing MBBS

Teachers also raised concerns about the significance of the MMed course for paraclinical subjects like anatomy, physiology and pharmacology because generally these students take up teaching as their profession. Currently in India we need doctors to serve as general physicians or in villages but after spending two more years in a medical school not many doctors will be open to the idea of serving in villages.

An MCI official said the idea behind introducing this course is to create quality doctors.

Source: Medindia

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by the time medical students finish MBBS, they are approx 23 yrs old. adding 2 more yrs would mean 25yrs n then 3 yrs of PG that makes it 28 yrs and another 2 yrs of lecturer/registrar/observers etc posts to get hands-on experience. so it will be 30yrs by the time they start their private practice and later if they go in for superspecialisation. when will they settle in their private and professional life and actually start earning?

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