NMC Issues Draft Guidelines For Post Graduate Medical Courses

9 Sept 2023 • The National Medical Commission released the draft minimum standard of requirements with an aim to realise the goal of post-graduate medical education, which is to produce a competent specialist who has mastered most of the competencies, pertaining to the concerned speciality, required to be practised at the secondary and the tertiary levels of health care.

  • Hospitals wanting to start post graduate medical courses should have a minimum of 200 beds, 75 per cent of which should be occupied throughout the year by patients requiring inpatient care.

  • Minimum 15 per cent of the total beds imparting PG training should be ICU beds or HDU beds.

  • Hospitals will have four functional departments of biochemistry, pathology, microbiology and radio diagnosis.

  • With the increase in the number of beds, there shall be proportionate increase in the faculty, and infrastructure.

  • Adequate number of latest in-house equipments should be made available.

  • Average daily out-patients attendance should not be less than 50 in primary specialties.

  • One teaching room should be made available to each teaching department with a capacity to accommodate adequate number of students for clinical case discussions or demonstrations.

  • Institutions should have adequate in-house laboratory and imaging facilities for the training of PG students.

  • Digital data of records of investigations done in various departments or laboratories should be available.

These guidelines have been drafted to facilitate institutions imparting PG medical education to synchronize the institutional goals with the national goals to produce trained manpower with high knowledge, appropriate skills and impeccable ethical standards.

Source: NMC | Read full story

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