Perception on Competency-based medical curriculum in Indian medical schools: Post-implementation

Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Research in Social Sciences

Year: 2021

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Perception on Competency-based medical curriculum in Indian medical schools: Post-implementation

Shipra Agarwal

 

ABSTRACT: 

Faculty development is one of the most neglected issues in Indian Medical Education as there was no provision for training as per MCI regulation. Lack of professional skills, training and unimproved knowledge hinders their development as teachers and student education as graduate doctors. Medical Council of India addressed the matter of quality of Indian medical graduates. It introduced Competency-based medical education that prioritizes the scope beyond basic medical knowledge to core competencies such as better clinical skills, empathy, professionalism, altruism, communication skills, ethics, and humanities and a focus on health systems as a national goal ‘Health for All’. Indian Medical schools now have gained significant experience understanding the actual status of medical education post-implementation. “Drawing a big picture could be a shared meaningful experience for the implementation and monitoring committee. The study will be a primary observational study investigating a large cohort of medical students and faculty across India at various MBBS medical colleges. The study will examine the perception of CBME implementation and functional challenges from medical students and faculty points of view. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted this pedagogical environment. Implementing CBME requires capacity building, the opportunity for direct experience and using valid and up-to-date knowledge by clinical staff. The paper will highlight the ongoing challenges that require strategic planning and improvement of the graduate program concerned.

keywords: Competency-based medical education, Faculty development, Perception, Clinical Practice, Medical education.