Yes, you heard it right. It’s 60 years since there is a change in the medical syllabus. The present syllabus was formed way back in 1956.

Now, the Medical Council of India (MCI) is working on a new MBBS curriculum for the country, which may come into effect by 2016-17. Dr.Jayshree Mehta, president of the regulatory body MCI, says

“The first draft has been completed. After looking at it once more,it will be sent to medical colleges for the faculty to be trained, after which it will be implemented,” 

Five changes that is expected in the new syllabus 

  • Competency-based curriculum – practice oriented teaching
  • Syllabus to focus on new updates and delete obsolete topics
  • Emphasis on professionalism and ethics
  • Focus on mental health issues and how to deal with them
  • Sexual health issues and also ensure doctors are trained in treating victims of sexual violence

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