MEDICAL EDUCATION

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Why It’s Important To Restore The Prestige Of Family Medicine In India

The general practitioner (GP) has been relegated to a position at the bottom of the medical ladder, with the higher rungs occupied by specialists. The diverse skillset needed to run a successful family practice, and the fact that a general grasp of different specialties makes a worthy specialty in itself, has never been appreciated. The rampant specialty cult in the country has thus stripped family practice of its prestige and allure.
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What We Can Do To Cure Our Medical Education System

India faces an urgent need to fix its basic health concerns in the areas of communicable diseases, maternal and infant mortality. In addition, the nation faces the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The panacea could be a three-dimensional talent funneling process, resulting in the availability of an adequate resource pool for healthcare and, finally, better health for the nation's populace. Let me term this the A2S System.

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