The Medical Council of India has decided to change the syllabus of the first year MBBS course after a huge gap of 17 years. The previous syllabus had been in use for very long and the latest development in the medical sciences demanded this change. The syllabus would allow the first year MBBS students to treat the patients allowing hands on training for the students from the very beginning of their courses. The MCI has applied for the copyrighting of their new syllabus and they would upload the same in their website once they get the approval.
In order to make it more legible and competitive to the world standards, it was a must for the MCI to change the syllabus and create a favorable practical environment for its students. The proposal for the syllabus was submitted way back in 2011 by MCI and was named Vision 2015. The delay in the implementation was caused due to some disagreements within the body and it is now get implemented only after certain revisions and submission of a fresh version with certain modifications.
The students till date could get into direct clinical practices only at the end of their second year, but after this revision in the syllabus they would get to start clinical practice at the very first year of their course.
Apart from allowing students to get indulge in clinical practices early the new syllabus has also included Radiology and surgery in the syllabus. The last change in the MBBS syllabus came in the year 1997 where the tenure of the first year of the course was curtailed to 12 months from 18 months.