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J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 Dec;9(12):CC12-4. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/15875.6986. Epub 2015 Dec 1.

Perception of Medical Faculties towards Early Clinical Exposure and MCI Vision 2015 Documents in Western Maharashtra.

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1
Assistant Professor and PhD Scholar, Department of Physiology, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences , Loni, Tal. Rahata, District Ahmednagar, India .
2
Professor and HOD, Department of Physioloy, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences , Loni, Tal. Rahata, District Ahmednagar, India .

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has advocated early clinical exposure for students in medical colleges. In its 'Vision-2015' document for further reforms in undergraduate medical education, the MCI underlined the need for clinical teaching from first year onwards in medical colleges.

AIM:

Our aim was to collect and analyse perception of medical faculties towards early clinical exposure and MCI Vision 2015 and to study the awareness, depth and interest among medical faculties towards these changes.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We used 10-item self developed survey questionnaires, which was validated from experts in medical education. 10-item questionnaire was based on awareness, depth and interest among medical faculties towards early clinical exposure and MCI Vision 2015 documents released by MCI in 2011. Qualitative data was assessed using percentage scale. We were approached to 182 preclinical medical faculties, however responses were received from 127 medical faculties from first year medical course subjects from six different college's viz. two from Deemed University, two from Government sector and two from private sector but affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health sciences, Nasik, India.

RESULTS:

A 94.48% faculty members were aware regarding MCI Vision 2015 documents released by MCI in 2011. Average 12% faculties could answer specific approach MCQs based on MCI Vision 2015 documents. However, 82.67% faculties agreed early clinical exposure will be definitely helpful if implemented in curriculum.

CONCLUSION:

The present work underlines need of special coaching and attention towards this important issue in medical education.

KEYWORDS:

Medical education; Traditional teaching pattern

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