Undergraduate Pathology Education: Meeting the Challenge Ahead


Background: In India, undergraduate medical education has remained more or less static and for last so many decades no effective development has been done. Therefore this study is done for restructuring it and to meet the challenges faced thereby. Material and methods: Depending on the problems faced during undergraduate pathology teaching, questions were prepared and sent to pathology teachers of Odisha. In few aspects, suggestions were also asked for modification of the present system of medical curriculum including the problem of factual or information overload on students. Results: 18 questions were prepared and asked to 96 pathology teachers. The opinions mostly were to introduce small group teaching or problem based learning (PBL) and multidisciplinary integrated teaching. The opinion of students of 3rd and 4th MBBS were also taken into consideration for taking the decisions of modification. Conclusion: Efforts should be taken to bring the desired changes in undergraduate pathology education to produce need based human resources for health care in society.

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A. Kar, T. Kar, K. Dash, N. Rout, P. Bhuyan, S. Panda and R. Mohanty, "Undergraduate Pathology Education: Meeting the Challenge Ahead," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 83-87. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.32018.

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