Reforming Medical Curriculum While Ignoring Examinations: A Commentary on Sood and Ananthakrishnan’s “Reforming Medical Curriculum in India in Recent Years: Conflicts of Political, Regulator, Educationist and Professional Natures and Strategies for their Resolution”

Reforming Medical Curriculum While Ignoring Examinations: A Commentary on Sood and Ananthakrishnan’s “Reforming Medical Curriculum in India in Recent Years: Conflicts of Political, Regulator, Educationist and Professional Natures and Strategies for their Resolution”

Sabyasachi Sircar (University College of Medical Sciences, India)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 3
DOI: 10.4018/ijudh.2012010110

Abstract

Successive national initiatives in India to improve the medical curriculum are plagued by the lack of objective data that can help grade the existing quality of medical education. Without such quantitative data, which can be conveniently obtained through national exit exams, it is infructuous to embark upon curricular reforms. The results of the national exit exams must serve as a starting point for all subsequent reforms.

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