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Doctors criticise proposed changes to the undergraduate medical curriculum in India

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 15 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1043
  1. Purav Mody,
  2. Jay Karan
  1. 1Surat, India

Proposals to reduce the length of basic medical training in India by six months to just four years have been greeted with criticism by doctors, who say essential components of the syllabus are now optional electives.

The Medical Council of India has proposed the new roadmap, called Vision-2015, to try to stop the fall in standards in medical training that it says has been happening in the past decade. The document recommends reducing the duration …

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