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MCI scrapped, single council for medical education

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In a complete overhaul aimed at cleansing the medical education system in the country, a task force of the Union health ministry has decided to scrap all regulatory bodies, including the Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, Pharmacy Council and the Nursing Council, sources revealed.

There will instead be a single regulatory body – National Council for Human Resources in Health – which will oversee seven departments related to medicine, nursing, dentistry, rehabilitation and physiotherapy, pharmacy, public health/hospital management and allied health sciences, sources involved in the revamp process said on Thursday. The move now needs a formal government notification. 

This will not only perform the regulatory functions but also carry out assessment and accreditation of medical and health institutions across the country. 

Simply put, the council will coordinate the entire gamut of medical and health education in India. This will include drafting courses and the period of study, including practical training, subjects of examination and standards of proficiency, conditions for admissions to courses, provide guidelines on curriculum planning, monitoring and overseeing implementation of UG/PG courses with flexibility for local specific modules. 

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Medical Council of India moves to benefit State students

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The Medical Council of India’s (MCI) plan to hold a common entrance test for all the medical colleges in the country will benefit students from Kerala in that they will get access to national-level institutions.

According to Babu Sebastian, director, State Institute of Educational Technology, such a test would give Kerala students entry to top-level national medical colleges that offer quality medical education. It would also improve the quality of future medical personnel as only those with real aptitude for a medical career would enter the profession.

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