CMC nodal center trains medical colleges for New Curriculum of MBBS

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New Curriculum of MBBS from 2019: CMC nodal center trains medical teachers
Ludhiana, July 11, 2019: MBBS course is going to have a new competency based curriculum from 1 August, 2019. Medical Council of India (MCI) is training medical teachers for implementation of this curriculum. MCI Nodal Centre for Faculty Development, Christian Medical is training allocated medical colleges by conducting three day program “Curriculum Implementation Support Program (CISP)” from July 11-13.
Dr.William Bhatti, Director, CMC, Ludhiana inaugurated the program and emphasized the shift in curriculum based on the changing needs of the professions and the society. He added that CMC has taken a lead in training the teachers of medical colleges. Dr. Jeyaraj D. Pandian, Principal, CMC welcome all the participants including senior teachers and administrators of medical colleges.
Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Convener of MCI Nodal center informed that the present curriculum was implemented in 1997 and now after 22 years the MBBS 2019 batch will have a new curriculum based on integrated teaching and early clinical exposure. Dr. Badyal who is also Member of MCI Expert group on implementation of new curriculum added that all medical collages are being trained so that the implementation of the new curriculum happens smoothly and phase wise. This training is mandatory for all teachers in medical colleges. The earlier batches will continue to have the conventional curriculum and for next 4 years these 2 curricula will run parallel.
The CISP training has sessions on integrated teaching across various subjects, early clinical exposure starting from year one, skills acquisition and development of skills & simulation labs, electives in various specialized areas, changes in examination system and introduction of new methods in teaching learning and assessment. Each medical college is required to develop skills and simulation lab by the end of this year. The medical students graduating under new curriculum will be known as Indian Medical Graduate (IMG). The IMG has 5 roles that includes Clinician, Communicator, Life-long learner, Leader and Professional. Each of these roles are to be achieved through various competencies which have been defined by MCI and are available on MCI website. One of the major addition is one month foundation course where students will learn about professionalism, language, computer, stress management, time management, National health policies, family medicine and relevance of proper documentation. This is targeted for overall development of the graduates.
Dr. Gagandeep Kwatra, co-convener of Nodal center proposed vote of thanks. The well qualified faculty of Nodal center, CMC conducting this program were present on the inauguration and included Dr. Jugesh Chhatwal, Dr. Monika Sharma, Dr. Sheena Singh, Dr. Bharti Uppal, Dr. Parvez, Dr. Roma Issac, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Deepshikha Kamra, Dr. Anjali Jain, Dr. Pamela, Dr. Maria Thomas and Dr. Suchitra.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019