NEET Bulletin: First 4 semester’s Common syllabus in MBBS , BDS and Nursing Courses to make easy the process of Bridge Course and Lateral Entry into MBBS.- NEP Draft 2019
Reiterating the government idea of having a bridge for nursing, dental etc to allow them to practice allopathic medicine in the country, the National Education Policy draft 2019 recommends lateral entry for nursing, BDS into MBBS courses, besides for developing a new medical education framework that allows for a common foundational education period for all these graduates.
The National Education Policy Draft was recently submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, recommends a Pluralistic healthcare education and delivery by suggesting a common first few years/semesters for all science graduates including MBBS, BDS, Nursing or other specialisations, whereby specialisations can be taken up after completing the common coursework. The NEP also calls for a Graduates from other medical disciplines such as nursing, dental etc., being allowed lateral entry into the MBBS course. In particular, its recommendations state