'Online Medical Classes Only Valid During Covid-19': Nationa
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The National Medical Commission (NMC), which regulates medical education has clarified that online theory classes are valid for MBBS students.

“Online classes are valid and approved for teaching during current pandemic Covid-19 only,” Dr RK Vats, Secretary, National Medical Commission, said in a letter addressed to the heads of all the medical colleges.

He added, “Such online theory classes are required to be supplemented by practical and clinical training as per the current curriculum in all MBBS subjects in the Colleges/Institutions and affiliated hospitals as and when colleges reopen.”

Earlier, media reports had stated that the Medical Council of India (MCI) disapproved online classes for teaching of MBBS curriculum.

The confusion cropped up over MCI’s response to an application under Right to Information Act in which a candidate had asked, if MCI has approved the online mode of teaching by foreign medical universities for the first semester.

The MCI in its response on August 13 said, “The Medical Council of India doesn’t recognize/approve any online teaching in MBBS on its equivalent medical courses.”

Dr Vats has clarified that the MCI’s response was “in reference to the conduct of MBBS teaching curriculum by foreign medical universities through online medium only.”

Source: https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-online-medical-classes-only-valid-during-covid-19-national-medical-commission/361424
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Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
I don' t understand the logic of not allowing teaching of theory topics by online teaching, when already 6 months have passed with no in person classroom teaching in any colleges. Moreover, online teaching is accepted even at primary and secondary school level education, isn' t it a high time to bring reforms in medical education, too?
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S●●●●●k K●●●●●a General Medicine
Any expected dates for reopening of colleges
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S●●●l S●●●●●●i General Medicine
& exams on 4 Jan
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