Systemic Shortcomings in Medical Education System of India: A Review with Radical Solutions JE01-JE07
AIIMS Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
India leads the world in the number of registered medical institutions and produces the largest number of medical doctors in the world. Notwithstanding this, India struggles for the concerns of poor quality of medical education, incompetent medical workforces, and insignificant research contribution to the world which is due to the malfunctioning of Indian regulatory bodies. Many authors (domestic and foreign) have written extensively on the prevailing deficiencies of the medical education system of India in the last decade but essentially failed in offering effective and realistic solutions for the deficiencies cited by them. This study undertakes a detailed review of the articles published in the last decade that critically analyses the various aspects of the medical education system of India. The objective of this article is to present the deficiencies in the medical education system in the country supported by statistical facts and figures to provide a framework to enable a better understanding of the complexity of the medical education system in India. This article also attempts to present effective solutions for the same as publicised by the regulatory and governing bodies of medical education and health care system of India thereby providing insight into the future directions in revolutionising it.