Doctors at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital will be approached by the curriculum committee from May 21 to 23 to sensitize on the requirements of the new MBBS syllabus, reported The Times of India.
The doctors will be made aware on how to train and teach students who come to the hospital for clinical hours. The new curriculum is more focused on students’ clinical competencies rather than knowledge.
“The new syllabus focuses on the ability of students to observe their core competencies, skills in handling patients, clinical exposure, communication skills, among others and will test them on those bases rather than their book knowledge. So, our doctors should focus on giving the students more exposure and skill training”, said Dr. B Ashokan, Dean, CMCH to TOI.
The examination pattern is also likely to change from essay questions and short answer questions to one-word answers.
The training programme organized by the curriculum implementation support programme at CMC, Vellore, was attended by six senior doctors from CMCH’S curriculum committee in March and April this year.
“From May 21 to 23 one of their observers will be at CMCH to monitor the sensitization programme”, Dr Ashokan said.