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Punjab Medical Council opposes minister over ‘ghost teachers’

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Strongly opposing the move by Punjab's Medical Education Minister Anil Joshi to give a clean chit to doctors who were indulging in the unethical practice of being "ghost teachers" in various medical colleges at the same time, the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) on Tuesday said that it not stall proceedings against them. Several doctors involved in private practice in Punjab were earlier found to be on the faculty list of medical colleges in various states at the same time. This was being done by the medical colleges to obtain clearance from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for running their medical colleges without engaging regular and specialist teachers on full-time basis. In a strongly-worded letter to Joshi on Tuesday, PMC president G.S. Grewal said that he and the PMC were shocked and anguished over the clean chit by the minister and asking the PMC to stop the ongoing probe against the delinquent doctors. Expressing strong reservation over the minister's interfe…

10 great tips for note taking for Medical PG Entrance exam preparation

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This makes one think whether it is important for doctors to know about taking notes. There is a very good reason why it is important. Medical PG entrance exam preparation involves learning and revising more than 15 subjects. This is more to remember than most other competitive exams. There are 3 main areas where you need a note book – lectures, reading and online study Tips to follow for note taking for medical PG entrance exam preparation:Copy a neat small summary with headings. Do not copy a mass of information.Have a hot word column:Keywords or hot words are a very concise summary that helps improve your memory. Make it a habit to find keywords for all important points. 
Do not use skeleton prose: This is the usual way of taking notes with headings, subheadings and bullets. This method is everywhere like text books and guides. This is not good for personal notes as it becomes ‘copy and paste’. It doesn’t organise contents for your memory with meaning.Summary: Make sure that you hav…

Measures Taken By Govt. To Overcome The Shortage Of Doctors

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The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that as per Medical Council of India (MCI) records, there are 9.29 lakh doctors registered in the Indian Medical Register as on 31.03.2014. Assuming 80% availability, it is estimated that around 7.4 lakh doctors may be actually available for active service. It gives a doctor-population ratio of 1:1674 against the WHO norm of 1:1000. Besides, there are an estimated 6.77 lakh AUH doctors in the country. If the Allopathic and AUH streams are considered together, it gives a doctor availability ratio of 1:855.
The Government has taken the following steps in order to enhance the availability of doctors in the country:-
I. The ratio of teachers to students has been revised from 1:1 to 1:2 for all MD/MS disciplines and 1:1 to 1:3 in subjects of Anaesthesiology, Forensic Medicine, Radiotherapy, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology.
II. DNB qualification has been recognized for appointment as faculty…

"Stay in India", says govt to doctors

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MARD moves court against govt's decision which nullifies chances of doctors going abroad to practice.
Doctors in Maharashtra are a peeved lot as the government has stopped issuing a key certificate that enables them to practice abroad. They say they have been singled out as the education of IIT and IIM students is also subsidised but they have no obligation to work in India. 
Taking its fight to the courts, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has filed a writ petition against the Centre for putting a halt on the practice of issuing the No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) certificate. 
Any doctor who wants to work in a foreign country needs a NORI certificate. 
Doctors say that the government's move is a violation of their fundamental right and that they are free to work and stay outside India. 
"Why only doctors? The government spends a huge amount of money on IIT and IIM students too," said Dr Sagar Mundhada, president of MARD. "We had no…

FMG doctors protest against NBE

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Foreign medical graduates protest in New Delhi. Picture courtesy: All India Foreign Medical Graduates AssociationRaghuram Nayak, who spent six years earning a medical degree in Ukraine, has spent the past three years trying to clear the examination that will allow him to practise medicine in India. In June this year, he failed the examination held twice a year a sixth consecutive time. Nayak studied medicine at the Zaporazhye State Medical University in Ukraine because his rank in the medical college entrance tests was not good enough to get an admission into government-run medical colleges in India and his parents could not afford the capitation fees sought by some private colleges.
He is among several thousand Indian medical graduates from foreign universities struggling to get a licence to practise in their homeland. They are claiming that they are victims of a screening examination that is unfair and whose grading practices appear tainted.
Members of the All India Foreign Medical G…