Bengal Physician Journal
Volume 10 | Issue 3 | Year 2023

Competency-based Medical Education: A Fresh Perspective

Nandini Chatterjee

Department of Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Corresponding Author: Nandini Chatterjee, Department of Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Phone: +91 8145005804, e-mail: nandinibpj21@gmail.com

How to cite this article: Chatterjee N. Competency-based Medical Education: A Fresh Perspective. Bengal Physician Journal 2023;10(3):77–78.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Medical education in India has undergone a sea change with the advent of the new competency-based curriculum. Our knowledge about medical education is expanding with each passing day.

A new curriculum ensures that the content being taught is relevant to the current state of knowledge, technology, and industry trends. The NMC has introduced several newer components to align medical education with international standards and enhance the learning experience. It not only promotes learning but also ensures the meeting of international standards.

There are several key features of the new curriculum that are noteworthy:

They will no longer be dictatorial and pedantic but act as facilitators for the learning process.

To conclude, today’s education system is more student-centered, adaptable, inclusive, and focused on holistic development. It integrates technology, emphasizing critical thinking and practical skills, fostering collaboration, and promoting lifelong learning.


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