NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised

Synopsis: The recent move of the Tamil Nadu government to bypass the NEET exam requires careful analysis of the issues surrounding the NEET. Introduction The government of India cleared the way for making NEET a common entrance examination for all medical colleges across India. This was opposed by many states including Tamil Nadu. What steps… Continue reading NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised

Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

Synopsis: The social issues in India are not just societal problems, but also ingrained deepens our educational system. Introduction Recently National Medical Commission has issued an advisory to all medical universities and colleges. It asked them to bring changes in the teaching methods and opt methods that are not derogatory to the LGBTQIA+ community. What… Continue reading Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

NEET fails the multidimensional construct of merit

Synopsis: The policy of a single test needs to be reviewed to attain the lofty goals of the New Education Policy. Introduction Recently, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a Bill to dispense with the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET). This bill is passed based on the recommendation of the high-level committee led by… Continue reading NEET fails the multidimensional construct of merit

Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Synopsis: This article explains the journey of Education and issues surrounding NEET. Introduction Historically, states had established medical colleges and allowed private persons to establish medical colleges. States regulated the admission of students to these colleges. Standards and quality of education improved over time. But, the NEET is creating an era of great inequity and… Continue reading Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Recently, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a Bill to dispense with the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET). This bill is passed based on the recommendation of the high-level committee led by retired judge AK Rajan. The committee report was prepared after looking into around 86,000 representations from various… Continue reading National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

Medical Educational regulation 2021: Building Consent

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Concerns of Indian Medical Association (IMA) on draft Postgraduate Medical Educational regulation 2021 & demand of withdrawing that bill Synopsis: According to the new regulation, there shall be common Counseling for admission to all medical educational institutions including Post Graduate “Broad Specialty courses” on the basis of merit list of “National… Continue reading Medical Educational regulation 2021: Building Consent

What the post-Covid doctor must know

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: To cater to the demands of future medical needs, India has to reform medical education. Synopsis: The lessons learnt during the Covid-19 should catalyse changes in medical education, enhance the profession’s orientation towards scientific sensibility and compassion. About the Western model of medical education: Major reforms in Western medical education began after… Continue reading What the post-Covid doctor must know