New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences ,AIIMS) is all set to alter the teaching pattern for final year MBBS students with a view to enhance their clinical knowledge aimed at helping them to learn patient care and for future competitive exams as well.
A committee was constituted in this regard on Wednesday to suggest “reforms” in the pattern of teaching, training and evaluation of the students.
An order issued by the director Prof M Srinivas, stated that it was revealed that students had poor attendance in lecture classes and they were more interested in coaching classes meant for preparation for PG entrance examination. Besides, the method of teaching and learning has changed significantly with a larger participation of online methods and simulation based training.
Hence, there is a necessity to modify the current pattern of teaching, clinical training, and evaluation targeting long-term capacity building and develop a validated model for nationwide implementation.
Constitute an 11-member committee, the director has asked them to suggest the required changes in the current format of teaching, clinical training and final year MBBS examination in a period of two months after due consultation with stakeholders. The committee is headed by Dr (Prof) Piyush Ranjan, medicine department. The committee will submit its report to the Dean for approval and implementation, said the director.
According to a senior official, this is for the first time when the module of teaching, training and evaluation pattern will be changed. A survey was conducted in the institute before constituting this committee. He said, there is a plan to change the pattern to clinical based knowledge besides providing theory and practical. It will be competency based which will help the students to get comprehensive knowledge at one place. Students said that PG oriented topics should be included in the teaching pattern to help them for clearing the entrance exam.