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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 489-494

Game change in Indian Health Care System through reforms in medical education curriculum focusing on primary care- Recommendations of a joint working group

1 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, India
2 Academy of Family physicians of India, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College, Mandi, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu and Kashmir, India
6 Department of Orthopedicsrp, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, India
7 Department of Pathology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, India
8 Department of Forensic Medicine, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
9 Department of Pharmacology, ASCOMS, Jammu and Kashmir, India
10 Department of Community Medicine, ESIC Medical College, Faridabad, Haryana, India
11 Department of Community Medicine, PIMS, Jullundur, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Raina
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Kangra, Tanda, Sadarpur, Himachal Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_92_18

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Despite the stated aim of Medical Council of India (body regulating medical education in India) to produce an Indian Medical Graduate with requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and responsiveness, so that he or she may function appropriately and effectively as a doctor of first contact of the community while being globally relevant, it appears that we failed. The joint working group extensively consisting of medical teachers have come up with suggestions which may work as the game changer in Indian Health care system. The key is to dedicate medical education towards primary care.

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