The subjects mentioned in the curriculum for students who wish to pursue or are in the process of pursuing an MBBS are:
|2||Human Physiology including Bio-Physics|
|4||Introduction to Humanities & Community Medicine|
|5||Forensic Medicine Including Toxicology|
|6||Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases|
|10||Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|14||Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|18||Ear, Nose, and Throat [E.N.T.]|
The MCI Regulations establish a mandatory training period for MBBS aspirants:
Every student must undergo a period of certified study extending over 4½ academic years divided into 9 semesters, (i.e. of 6 months each) from the date of commencement of his study for the subjects comprising the medical curriculum to the date of completion of the examination and followed by a one-year compulsory rotating internship.
Each semester will consist of approximately 120 teaching days of hours each college working time, including one hour of lunch. The period of 4½ years is divided into 3 phases as follows:
Phase-I (two semesters)
Phase-II (three semesters)
Phase-III (continuation of the study of clinical subjects for seven semesters after passing Phase-I)
The first 2 semesters (approximately 240 teaching days) shall be occupied in Phase I (pre-clinical) subjects and introduction to a broader understanding of the perspectives of medical education leading to the delivery of health care. No student shall be permitted to join the Phase II (Pare-clinical/clinical) group of subjects until he has passed in all the Phase I (Pre-clinical) subjects for which he will be permitted not more than four chances (actual examination), provided four chances are completed in three years from the date of enrollment.
After passing pre-clinical subjects, 1½ year (3 semesters) shall be devoted to para-clinical subjects. Phase II will be devoted to para-clinical and clinical subjects, along with clinical posting. During the clinical phase (Phase III) pre-clinical and para-clinical teaching will be integrated into the teaching of clinical subjects where relevant. Didactic lectures should not exceed one-third of the time schedule; the two-third schedule should include practical, clinical or/and group discussions. The learning process should include living experiences, a problem-oriented approach, case studies, and community healthcare activities.
Universities shall organize admission timings and admission processes in such a way that teaching in the first semester starts by the 1st of August each year. The supplementary examination may be conducted within 6 months so that the students who pass can join the main batch and the failed students will have to appear in the subsequent year.
The detailed syllabus for an aspirant of MBBS throughout his or her curriculum is as follows:
|Sl. No||Subjects of Study|
|3||Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases|
|4||Skin & STD|
|10||Ear Nose And Throat|
|11||Obstetrics and Gynaecology including Family Welfare Planning|
An internship is a phase of training wherein a graduate is expected to conduct the actual practice of medicine and healthcare and acquire skills under supervision so that he/she may become capable of functioning independently. Time allocation to each discipline is approximate and shall be guided more specifically by the actual experience obtained.
Thus a student serving in a district or taluk hospital emergency room may well accumulate skill in surgery, orthopedics, medicine, obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Paediatrics during even a single night on duty. Responsible authorities from the medical college shall adjust the intern experience to maximize the intern’s opportunities to practice skills in patient care in a rough approximation of the time allocation suggested.
|Community Medicine||3 months|
|Surgery including Orthopaedics||2 months|
|Obst./Gynae. Including Family||2 months|
|Welfare Planning||15 days|
The elective subjects allowed for aspirants of MBBS are:
Some major MBBS specialization areas are: