2 Year Diploma Course Announced by West Bengal in Family Medicine from UK
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2 Year Diploma Course Announced by West Bengal in Family Medicine from UK

According to family physicians West Bengal is going all out to bring to life the vanishing breed of doctors.

Mamta Banerjee, chief minister of the state is all set to announce a two year diploma course in family medicine in order to make sure that there are adequate family physicians for everyone in the state.

Mamta Banerjee will be arriving in London for her three day maiden visit to United Kingdom on Sunday night along with a strong delegation of sixty members from the government, industry and arts.

Malay Kumar De who is the principal secretary of health department of the state will be signing a memorandum of understanding commonly known as MOU with Royal College of General Practitioners also known as RCGP in order to roll out the course.

As per the interview, Professor Maureen Baker, chairmen of RCGP said that The Royal College of GPs is about to sign a memorandum of agreement with the Institute of Health and Family Welfare of West Bengal also known as IHFW on 27th July 2016. He also stated that they have been associated with work in West Bengal since 2016 and have already managed to pilot a fellowship of a year in family medicine. After the new proposed agreement this one year fellowship will be converted into a new two year diploma. They were also very pleased by the enthusiasm and encouragement shown by the IHFW in supporting the respective venture and their dedication for a noble cause of promoting primary care globally.

He further explained that "The College is committed to maintaining standards of patient care both in the UK and abroad, so we are delighted to be working with IHFW to continue to support the development of primary healthcare in India. Building a strong primary care network in India is part of our international strategy over the next 10 years. This partnership will give us the Opportunity to promote the considerable benefits of family medicine both to wider healthcare systems and patients".

He also added that "The first step in developing strong family medicine is to train physicians how to be a good family doctor and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise in order to make this happen."

India has witnessed an enormous rush in the students who go for medical courses to become “specialists”, and as a result the cadre of family physicians which was once the backbone of India will soon disappear now.

Bengal is doing everything possible to bring back the cadre of family physicians in the forefront of basic and primary healthcare. The steering health committee has also been laying pressure on the health ministry to endorse family medicine.

According to a report “family medicine discipline needs to be introduced in all medical colleges so that they can effectively manage most of medical problems encountered at primary level, and referral to specialists occurs only when necessary."

Most of the family physicians were MBBS doctors by now.

Dr. K Srinath Reddy who is a president of Public Health Foundation of India had earlier stated that the family medicine is an important and required discipline. The mad rush for specialization in various streams has restrained doctors of the ability to witness individual as a whole person and a family as a whole unit. The necessity and requirement of family physicians is large which also involves a broad range of clinical competencies.

American Academy of Family Physicians defines this as “medical specialty that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages — both sexes — each organ system and every disease entity."

A one year fellowship in family medicine was initiated by West Bengal in 2016 – 2016 for students with MBBS degree in a technical collaboration with RCGP. The respective fellowship was awarded jointly by the University of Health Sciences in West Bengal and RCGP. The fellowship covered anesthology, critical care medicine, trauma care, pediatrics, neonatology and orthopaedics.

 

 

 

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0 # Lakshay 2017-02-01
Hii, I am from Ghazipur, plz tell me What is the difference between NEET and AIPMT for MBBS Admission?
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0 # Mukesh 2017-02-02
Both NEET and AIPMT are conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses, NEET is national level test, while AIPMT is conducted by CBSE for admission to these courses in government medical and dental colleges of all places including Ghazipur
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0 # Aarush 2017-01-30
Hello, I am from Nowgong, want to know How to get admission to MBBS at JIPMER
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0 # Pallavi 2017-01-31
For getting admission, you should go through online entrance test known as JIPMER MBBS, after clearing this you can get admission in this institute, you can also find other good MBBS institutes of Nowgong-Medical in Nowgong
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0 # Nishith 2017-01-06
Hii, plz suggest me What higher studies options are available after completion of MBBS in Lohit?
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0 # Pallavi 2017-01-07
On completion of MBBS, for being specialised in a specific field, candidate will have to take up MD or MS course in Lohit with appropriate specialization.
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0 # Nishith 2017-01-04
I am from Navi Mumbai, plz tell me the time duration of MBBS course in India
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0 # Aarav 2017-01-03
I belong to Amritsar, plz tell me As per 2016 ranking, which is the best MBBS college in India
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0 # Pallavi 2017-01-03
The first position is held by Delhi AIIMS, followed by Vellore’s Christian Medical College, AFMC, Pune, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and the fifth position is held by the GGMC & SIR J.J. Hospital in Mumbai, you can also find some good colleges in Amritsar- Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Education and Research ; Government Medical College-Amritsar
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0 # dr sk hanif Older than three months
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