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Crores for medical degree: What about ROI through honest ethical practice?

Thanks to the crisis in Ukraine and the tendency of young boys and girls aspiring to become doctors by studying abroad has paved the way for what appears like a never-ending discussion. The development has simultaneously raised several concerns about the quality of medical education back home and the measures adopted for admission? Our today’s guest Dr Anirudha R.Podder is a Gynecologic Oncologist and has experience of 16 years in the field. He completed MS-Obstetrics and Gynecology from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai in 2006. He did a Fellowship of Gynecology Oncology from the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute in 2009. Some of the services provided by him include Vagina surgery and Gynecological cancers etc. Presently he is working as a Senior Consultant Gynaec-Oncologist at Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna. Ongoing war ignites heated debate: Dr Anirudha R.Podder is of the opinion: “The ongoing Russia Ukraine war has ignited the debate- has India failed its stude

Medical Education in Russia, Ukraine, China etc. far from good: Dr Deepa Sunil Nadkarni

Thanks to the Russian invasion over neighbouring Ukraine and last-minute efforts to bring the stranded Indian medical students back home has given rise to a sequel of worrisome factors related to medical education abroad. Initially, big blame was put on the system here where even meritorious students scoring 97 per cent in the +12 standard fail to get a seat while foreign universities were lauded for imparting medical courses at a quarter of the expenditure. Only a negligible per cent of foreign medical graduates qualify: The more you try to peep in, the issue looks like becoming more perplexed. Contrary to what was being proclaimed in public, your marks in PUC alone don’t matter for a medical seat. Earlier your marks in the CET at the state level mattered while the same has paved the way to NEET at the national level now. Apart from that, according to the statistics available from the official sources, only 20 per cent of foreign medical graduates qualify back home! Medical counsellin

Ukraine medical education more friendly: Dr SR Narahari, Dr Prasanna Kodimoole

While the country is trying to take a grip on the fallout of the turn of developments in Ukraine following the Russian military attack, the debate over Indian students making a beeline to that country keeps going unabated. If lack of enough seats in the general category is attributed as the main cause for the native students craving to reach Ukraine and other such countries, there is also an opinion that the courses elsewhere are damn cheap. Ukraine medical education is far cheaper than in India: Today we have Dr SR Narahari MD; DVD, head of the Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD) in Kasargod, Kerala and his dermatologist wife Dr Prasanna sharing their viewpoints on the present predicament concerning the medical education aspirants of the country. They feel that medical education in Ukraine is far cheaper than in India. They have also dwelt with many other factors revolving around the present crisis. Here, we go for their comments: Selection based on the aptitude to learn: Dr SR N

Ukraine and other foreign MBBS graduates fail in FMGE

The Ukraine crisis has paved way for a variety of issues related to the Medical profession, including the admission system, Private Medical colleges owned by politicians of all parties minting money, state and central governments becoming puppets by the capitation mafia and the foreign Medical graduates failing miserably in the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination(FMGE) etc. image source: 16.01 lakh candidates for 90,000 seats! Apart from the craving like mental conditions of many a parent wanting their wards to become doctors, the prevailing situation is also posing a real big challenge for serious contenders as well. According to recent statistics disclosed by a senior neurosurgeon with more than three decades of experience wishing to remain anonymous, "the number of students wishing to become doctors exceeds the number of seats available in India. For instance, as per the data provided by the Medical Council of India(MCI) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,

Ukraine fallout: Merit issue for admissions to Medicine courses once again in the forefront

The tragic death of Naveen Shekarappa Gyangoudar on the outskirts of Kharkiv in Ukraine, apart from sending shock waves to the family members and across the state has given rise to several questions. Among them, the crucial query that perhaps will continue to be debated is the current trend of Indian students aspiring to become Medical graduates abroad. Every parent wants their ward to become a Doctor: Dr Chandrasekhar V. Shettar has been working as Asst. Professor at USM KLE’s International Medical Programme at Belagavi for the past seven years. He asserts: “Once the Death of Naveen happened due to Russian shelling in Kharkiv, people are talking about why students of India go to countries like Russia, Georgia, Central America and many other countries. The craze for a medical degree in every Indian Parent is leading to a situation wherein everyone wants their child to become a Doctor”. Now Medical profession is an absolute business: “Once upon a time it was really a noble profession