National Medical Commission (NMC) will replace MCI

Q.  Which of the following is/are true?

1) National Medical Commission (NMC) will replace MCI and UGC.
2) NMC will have two boards under it.

- Published on 16 Aug 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Neither 1 nor 2
  • A committee is set to recommend the scrapping of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and replacing it with the National Medical Commission (NMC).
  • Four Boards —Under Graduate Medical Board, Post Graduate Medical Board, Accreditation and Assessment Board and a board for registration of medical colleges as well monitoring of the ethics in the profession — will be set up under the Commission.
  • The committee is also debating if a universal exit exam should be introduced for medical students to make the medical education system merit-based.
  • The NMC will become the main regulatory body and will take over all roles and responsibilities of the MCI.
  • The main objective of the reform is to end the Inspector Raj in the medical education sector.
  • For allowing private medical colleges, the reformed system will strive to be more assessment-based, focussing on outcomes rather than relying on the inputs-based eligibility criteria in the present system.

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