Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has revised the MBBS curriculum and added a foundation course of one month for undergraduate students.

Students will be taught as per the new curriculum from the 2018 academic year.

The MCI has included the new undergraduate programme to orient students in ethics, patient safety, national health priorities and alternate health systems among others. Besides, the students will get an early clinical exposure, an MCI release read.

Students have welcomed the move of MCI and believe the new programme will help enhance doctor-patient relationship.

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“I welcome the move of the medical council. But its effectiveness depends a lot on how the government implements it,” said Chinmaya Pradhan, an MBBS student at SCB, Cuttack.

Another student of SCB, Satyajeet Nayak, said such programmes are needed for all. “If the new curriculum helps students enhance  their work ethics then it will be great,” said Nayak.

“The new step of MCI is commendable taking into account the growing resentment of people towards doctors. I believe the programme will help doctors regain people’s faith,” said Basant Pati, a Gynaecologist.

Meanwhile, as per the release, the new syllabus will be common throughout the country to ensure uniformity.

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