Graduate medical curriculum is oriented towards training students to undertake the responsibilities of a physician of first contact who is capable of looking after the preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative aspect of medicine.
With wide range of career opportunities available today, a graduate has a wide choice of career opportunities. The training , though broad based and flexible should aim to provide an educational experience of the essentials required for health care in our country.
To undertake the responsibilities of service situations which is a changing condition and of various types, it is essential to provide adequate placement training tailored to the needs of such services as to enable the graduates to become effective instruments of implementation of those requirements. To avail of opportunities and be able to conduct professional requirements, the graduate shall endeavour to have acquired basic training in different aspects of medical care.
The importance of the community aspects of health care and of rural health care services is to be recognized. This aspect of education & training of graduates should be adequately recognized in the prescribed curriculum. Its importance has been systematically upgraded over the past years and adequate exposure to such experiences should be available throughout all the three phases of education & training. This has to be further emphasized and intensified by providing exposure to field practice areas and training during the internship period. The aim of the period of rural training during internship is to enable the fresh graduates to function efficiently under such settings.
The educational experience should emphasize health and community orientation instead of only disease and hospital orientation or being- concentrated – on-curative -aspects. As such all the basic concepts of modern scientific medical education are to be adequately dealt with.
There must be enough experiences to be provided for self learning. The methods and techniques that would ensure this must become a part of teaching learning process.
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