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MCI launches mandatory foundation course for all MBBS studentsThe Medical Council of India (MCI) has rolled out a mandatory one-month foundation course for all the MBBS students across the country, as reported in Times of India."Most often, it is assumed that the students will acquire certain soft skills such as communication, empathy and professionalism with time and experience. However, it is imperative to formally teach these fundamental concepts to the students. The foundation course is a consequence of the focus on upgrading the medical curriculum," says VK Paul, chairman, MCI and member, NITI Aayog.As part of the Professionalism and Ethics module,students will also learn about disability rights, disability etiquettes while addressing patients with disabilities along with medical and social models of disability. Professional attributes such as accountability, altruism, empathy, comp...
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