Indian Medical Council has designed a new curriculum for MBBS graduate from the current academic year. It gives high importance to the doctor-patient relationship.
The new syllabus will be designed by Attituded and Communication Modell in Medical Communication (ATCOM) and Medical Council of India. The new MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) course has been designed in such a way that the new doctors will understand the subject and its ethics related to it.
Subjects to be Included in the curriculum:
- 1st Year: What is a Doctor?
- 2nd Year: Bio-Ethics
- 3rd Year: How to communicate with the patients?
- 4th Year: Medical Negligence and Death
“Nowadays patients have lost their faith on the doctors. Owing to which the incidents of attack on the doctors are rising. Patients and their relatives feel that doctors don’t talk to them at all. So, the change in the syllabus will help the students. Not only they will learn the theory, but also appear for the exam in this subject as well,” said Dr Anil Pachnekar, Vice President, National Working Group, Indian Medical Association.
As per WHO data, in 2014, around 600 doctors in 19 countries were attacked while they were at work.