Yes, the wait is finally over! The doors of medical colleges across the country have started to open and medicos are all set to get back to their learning paths. But as we know, it’s unprecedented times and we definitely don’t have access to the ‘normal’. There’s going to be a whole lot of changes in the way medical colleges would function, all thanks to the ‘new normal’. Let’s look at how the medical colleges would resume the physical academic sessions after a very long break.

This scenario certainly opens up the need for a metamorphosis in the learning environments. Modern strategies and techniques that ensure scope for learning by adhering to social distancing norms are already in practice in various medical institutes. The pre-existing digital platforms and domains, providing online classes, lectures, and discussions have come in handy during this crisis scenario. These changes that originate from the profound effects of COVID-19 may forever change the way by which future physicians are educated.

To become a doctor is a dream of many. But one can feel the real struggle when they jump to the environment of the medical college. It can take a toll on the mental health of the students. Considering the back-to-back incidences of medical students’ suicides and violence against resident doctors, Indian Medical Association(IMA), in […]

India has seen the rise of 231 new medical colleges since last ten years. While the government plans to increase the medical seats and number of medical colleges, there is one particular state which hasn’t had a single opening of new medical college over the last fifty years! The last medical college to open in […]

The Karnataka state government is planning to increase the fees for medical courses in government colleges by 200 per cent, according to the information by the Medical Education Minister to the Legislative Council during the ongoing winter session. Apart from this, the government also considers providing admission to Non-Resident Indian (NRI) students at state government […]

Image used for representational purpose only. Around 30% of the faculty who teaches first and second-year medical students of the medical colleges doesn’t have MBBS degree themselves, reveals a presentation given to the Board of Governors (BOG), which replaced the Medical Council of India (MCI) as the country’s apex regulatory body for medical education. The […]

The doctors joining Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) will now be taught a course in teaching. Besides medical teachers training, the course shall include communication skills and humanities. The teacher training will only be for those PGI doctors who are interested to teach. Apart from that, there will be five new fellowships […]

Image: Healthcare India In India, where there are only 60,000 MBBS seats, those who just qualified the NEET exam, and ranked 4 lakh also gets admission for MBBS. But how? With all colleges having to go by the NEET ranking in admission, the high fees charged by most private colleges make it possible. For Instance, […]

Decision has been taken by the Ministry of Health and family Welfare for a policy initiative that will set an upper limit on the fee charged by medical colleges in India-in both the private and government sectors. The idea of capping the fee comes as part of an amendment to the Indian Medical Council Act […]