In our medical_education_2.0_icmeIn our blog “Why is medical writing required for Healthcare Professionals?”, dated Oct 22nd , 2018, we recommended that healthcare professionals’ academic training must focus on the narrative form of writing, enabling them to articulate scientific concepts and research into layman’s understanding.
I-CME team was overwhelmed by reading the news in Hindu portal on MBBS curriculum being revised after 21 years, by Medical Council of India (MCI); the revised curriculum will focus on doctor-patient relationship and effective communication. As per MCI guidelines, the new curriculum will be patient-centered and outcome-based, including Attitude, Ethics, and Communication (AETCOM), and aims to build effective communication skills to avoid miscommunication between doctors and patients.
Key benefits of integrating medical writing into the undergraduate curriculum:
The academic institutes should follow the standard procedures to help students enhance their academic/scientific writing skills. An additional curriculum on Medical Writing during their midterm courses keeps the students motivated and get trained in developing the value-added thesis and manuscripts. Medical writing is a sustainable non-clinical career opportunity in the healthcare industry which can prove to be a promising professional career for the students.
I-CME, Academic Edition for Medical and Healthcare Students:
The curriculum and assignments are designed by medical communication experts focusing on students learning objective based on the best practices required to develop real-world scientific documents including manuscripts and publications writing.
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