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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-23

Medical Education: The Hot Seat

1 Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 President, Academy of Family Physicians of India, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Biochemistry, Dr. S N Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, Katihar Medical College, Katihar, Bihar, India
6 Pro-Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Ranabir Pal
Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur - 342 005, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.184618

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Medical science has eventually metamorphosed from 'Knowledge based' to 'Skill based' applied social science. So, the age-old traditional courses and curriculums in Indian medical education need a overhauling with radical modifications. With a paradigm shift, we have to take into account not only the help of scientific feedback from the teachers and students but also from all the stakeholders of health care delivery system.

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