How Difficult Is It To Implement A Competency-Based Medical Education In India: The Next Steps?
Challenges To Implementing The CBME
Background: Medical Council of India is in the revamping mode to align the medical curriculum to the emerging health care needs of the society, by introducing Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME). This new medical curriculum intends to impart the competencies that are needed to produce medical graduates who would function efficiently as Physicians of first contact or basic doctors in the community. The ECE program would enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitude of the medical graduates if it is implemented. We conducted this study to assess the challenges currently faced by faculties for the implementation of this new curriculum. Material and Methodology: It is a cross-sectional study conducted at NC Medical College, Israna during the study period was July 2021 to November 2021. The study team regularly scrutinized the data collection process and met periodically to review the study conduct and computing of data. At the end of the study period, the consolidated data were analyzed using IBM SPSS version 22. Result: A total of 50 teaching faculties, we acknowledged 48 questionnaires that were complete. 96% faculties showed positive and opportunistic behaviour towards the new curriculum of CBME with constructive ideas but 4% faculties declined. Conclusion: CBME is the paradigm shift in the teaching and learning approach of medical education. Most of the medical faculty members are aware of the need and have attained a positive attitude for the application of CBME. However significant barriers do exist in the form of manpower, new time mapping and resources which need to be addressed. [Tewari R Natl J Integr Res Med, 2022; 13(1): 85-90, Published on 26/01/2022]