The Medical Council of India (MCI) is all set to launch the new syllabus for the MBBS bachelor’s degree programme in the next month for the 2019 session. By this decision, India’s medical education curriculum will get a new transformation nearly about after 20 years.
The information regarding new diseases has been included in the syllabus while removing some of the irrelevant chapters. The old syllabus was mainly theory while the new one concentrates on the guidelines issued by World Federation for Medical Education. These new topics will increase the knowledge and skills of the students. Moreover the students will get an early clinical exposure from their first year of the 4.5 years of course and internship.
The MCI has also started training teachers across the country to make them able to get thorough with the new syllabus and train the future doctors. About 40,000 teachers have been identified by the medical education departments of several colleges for training and these teachers will further train their colleagues on how to handle the course material. The process of revising the syllabus was going on since 2013. Now after the approval of Union health ministry in December last year, the syllabus has been ready to get published in September 2018.
The MBBS aspirants should be ready to face this newly approved syllabus. Moreover the candidates must not confuse the change of MBBS syllabus with the change in NEET 2019 syllabus.
This is a very important year for the medical aspirants- first the shifting of the conducting body from CBSE to NTA of NEET exam and then this decision of a new makeover of MBBS syllabus.