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Teaching ethics during undergraduate teaching in Medical Schools in India

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S. R. Shrivastava ,

Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, IN
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P. S. Shrivastava

Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, IN
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Department of Community Medicine
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Abstract

An Indian Medical Graduate should ideally acquire five core competencies, nevertheless, for decades emphasis has been given only to the clinician role, while other attributes have been ignored. There is an immense and indispensable need to ensure that medical students should be exposed to principles of ethics and ethical practices during their undergraduate training at medical school. Keeping in mind that the duration of the course is already very long, the strategy to introduce ethics as an individual subject will not be regarded as a student-friendly step. In conclusion, ethics has a crucial role in the undergraduate teaching and training, and it is the need of the hour to take strategic steps to give adequate importance to ethics within the curriculum without increasing the duration of the course.
How to Cite: Shrivastava, S.R. and Shrivastava, P.S., 2019. Teaching ethics during undergraduate teaching in Medical Schools in India. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 13(1), pp.11–13. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v13i1.57
Published on 19 Jun 2019.
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