MBBS Curriculum Revised After 21 Years! Know the List of Changes Introduced by the MCI Board of Governors
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After 21 years, the medical students in India will study a new curriculum. Finalised by the newly appointed Medical Council of India (MCI) Board of Governors, the new syllabus includes revision based on the present situation in the nation. The board in recognition of the importance of training students not just to be good doctors but also excellent communicators has approved the revision which will be implemented from 2019-20 academic year. The document revisits the 1997 syllabus in the context of emerging diseases and scientific advances. Further medical candidates will study a course on ethics and communication as introduced in the new program. NEET PG 2019 Applications Released Online by NBE; Know Documents, Fee & Other Details Required for Registrations. 

Known as the “Competency-based UG Curriculum for the Indian Medical Graduate,” it takes into account the ground realities addressing the failing doctor-patient relationship. Over the years, we have seen a lack of trust towards the doctors. The Board of Governors underlined the fact that to treat is not enough but talking to the patients and families at the crucial times of illness is equally significant. Under the new course, “Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM),” the students will be assessed on how well they communicate with the patients, counsel their families, how many can manage to convince on organ donation and such “non-medical” parameters. NEET 2019 Online Registration Begins; Know Eligibility & Documents Required to Apply. 

Changes introduced in MBBS curriculum from the academic year 2019-2020

1. Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) course is added to make the MBBS curriculum more patent-centric approach than rote and classroom learning.

2. The students will now study clinical exposures in the very first year instead of the second.

3. Month-long foundation course has been included to help students from diverse backgrounds transition better. It aims to prepare the candidates for the MBBS duration.

4. Elective subjects have been introduced in the new MBBS curriculum. Students can select subjects of choice and dedicated time has been allotted for self-directed learning and co-curricular activities.

5. In a first, the new curriculum also encourages the use of medical mannequins and models for clinical learning. However, the use of human cadavers for anatomy training will continue. 110 MBBS Students Scored Zero or Less, yet Got Admissions in Top Medical Colleges. 

Above all, the inclusion of AETCOM course to make students a better communicator has impressed the medical experts across. The doctor-patient relationship in our nation has historically been imbalanced. This new syllabus will correct the process.