BDS to MBBS Bridge Course: MCI, DCI to review BDS currciculum to Examine Feasibility of Proposal

NEET Bulletin, New Delhi: The proposal of BDS to MBBS Course may see some action in the times to come as the Medical Council of India (MCI), along with the Dental Council of India (DCI) and the Union Health Ministry (MOHFW) will review the curriculum of BDS in this regard.

The purpose of the entire review of the curriculum would be to analyse and determine the feasibility of the
proposal and to determine whether it is possible to Leverage Dentists to fill present gaps of the doctor shortage in the system

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that in the year 2016, the Dental Council of India had put forward the proposal of a bridge course to the government as a solution to two major problems that the country is facing- On one hand there is a severe shortage of MBBS doctors particularly to serve in the rural areas, on the other hand dental students are currently facing a large problem of placements and recruitment after the completion of their courses.

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