New curriculum for post-grad medical courses

Curricula for 33 courses to be cleared on March 11

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Sonal Matharu | March 9, 2010



Medical colleges in India may soon have a revised curricula for the post-graduate medicinal and surgical courses.

Medical Council of India’s member Dr. Vedprakash Mishra said, “We are revising the curricula for 33 post-graduate courses in medicine and surgery. The general body will meet on March 11 and if approved the new curricula will be implemented from the current academic year.”

More than 170 medical colleges across India offer post-graduate courses in medicine and surgery. Their academic session begins from May 2010.

Curricula of 21 post-graduate courses offered by the medical colleges was earlier cleared by the post-graduate committee which consists of nine members of the MCI including the MCI chairman. Once they cleared the curricula, a general body, which has over 110 representatives from the medical fraternity and universities, approved it in November 2009.

Curricula for the rest 33 courses will be analysed by the general body on Thursday.  If approved, total of 54 medicinal and surgical courses in India will be of international standards, said Dr. Mishra who is also heading the academic cell of the boards of speciality which is working on revising the curricula.

Dr. Mishra said, “The revision process has been going on for two years and 72 boards of various speciality have worked on the curricula.”

All 54 courses will fall under the Medical Council Act, 1956.

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