PHASE WISE TRAINING AND TIME DISTRIBUTION FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Competency based Undergraduate Curriculum and Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) course, as published by the National Medical Commission of India and also made available on the Council’s website, shall be the curriculum for the batches admitted in MBBS course from the academic year 2019-20 onwards.
Training period and time distribution:
Every learner shall undergo a period of certified study extending over 4 1⁄2 academic years, divided into nine semesters from the date of commencement of course to the date of completion of examination which shall be followed by one year of compulsory rotating internship.
Each academic year will have at least 240 teaching days with a minimum of eight hours of working on each day including one hour as lunch break.
Teaching and learning shall be aligned and integrated across specialties, both vertically and horizontally for better learner comprehension. Learner centered learning methods should include problem oriented learning, case studies, community oriented learning, self- directed and experiential learning.
The period of 4 1⁄2 years is divided as follows:
1) Pre-Clinical Phase [(Phase I) - First Professional phase of 13 months preceded by Foundation Course of one month : will consist of preclinical subjects – Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Introduction to Community Medicine, Humanities, Professional development including Attitude, Ethics & Communication (AETCOM) module and early clinical exposure, ensuring both horizontal and Vertical integration.
2) Para-clinical phase [(Phase II) - Second Professional (12 months)]: will consist of Para- clinical Subjects namely Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Professional development including Attitude, Ethics & Communication (AETCOM) Module and introduction to clinical subjects ensuring both horizontal and vertical integration. The clinical exposure to learners will be in the form of learner-centered method of clinical training in all phases. The emphasis will be on primary, preventive and comprehensive health care. A part of training during clinical postings should take place at the primary level of health care. It is desirable to provide learning experiences in secondary health care, wherever possible. This will involve:
(a) Experience in recognizing and managing common problems seen in outpatient, inpatient and emergency settings,
(b) Involvement in patient care as a team member,
(c) Involvement in patient management and performance of basic procedures.
3)Clinical Phase – [(Phase III) Third Professional (28 months)]
(a) Part I (13 months) - The clinical subjects include General Medicine, General Surgery,
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology,Ophthalmology, Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Psychiatry, Respiratory Medicine, Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy and Anaesthesiology &Professional development including AETCOM module.
(b) Electives (2 months) - To provide learners with opportunity for diverse learning experiences, to do research/community projects that will stimulate enquiry, self- directed experimental learning and lateral thinking.
(C) Part II (13 months) - Clinical subjects include:
I. Medicine and allied specialties (General Medicine, Psychiatry, Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy (DVL), Respiratory Medicine including Tuberculosis)
ii. Surgery and allied specialties (General Surgery, Orthopedics [including trauma]), Dentistry, Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, Anaesthesiology and Radiodiagnosis)
iii. Obstetrics and Gynecology (including Family Welfare)
v. AETCOM module
The learning process includes didactic lectures, interactive sessions, practicals, clinical or/and group discussions clinical experiences, problem oriented approach, case studies and community health care activities.Examinations:
(I) Supplementary examinations shall not be conducted later than 90 days from the date of declaration of the results of the main examination, so that the learners who pass can join the main batch for progression and the remainder would appear for the examination in the subsequent year. (ii) A learner shall not be entitled to graduate later than ten (10) years of her/his joining the first MBBS course. (iii) No more than four attempts shall be allowed for a candidate to pass the first Professional examination. The total period for successful completion of first Professional course shall not exceed four (4) years. Partial attendance of examination in any subject shall be counted as an attempt. (iv) A learner, who fails in the second Professional examination, shall not be allowed to appear in third Professional Part I examination unless she/he passes all subjects of second Professional examination. (v) Passing in third Professional (Part I) examination is not compulsory before starting part II training; however, passing of third Professional (Part I) is compulsory for being eligible for third Professional (Part II) examination. (vi) During para-clinical and clinical phases, including prescribed 2 months of electives, clinical postings of Three hours duration daily is mandatory in various departments as specified by the council.