The Future of Medical education – the sensible way forward
A worldwide convention on ‘The Future of Medical Education’ become held on the Sathya Sai Grama at Muddenahalli in Karnataka on November 21 and 22. Organized through a committee headed by Prof. Kanwaljeet Anand of Stanford University, below the aegis of the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, it pondered the university’s determination “to reverse the current trends of commercialization of knowledge, and herald a new goal of divinization of humans by teaching sciences alongside spirituality, humanities alongside divinity, and excellence alongside enlightenment.”
Big pharma and cocktail dinners, generally a fundamental part of scientific conferences, have been absent from the convention. Instead, there have been luxurious vegetarian meals and classical music by India’s pinnacle artists! The keynote address by Dr. M.R. Rajagopal of Pallium India, who champions the motive of the compassionate stop of existence care, set the tone for the convention. SadguruSri Madhusudan Sai in his inaugural address known as upon the sector to emphasize the ‘care’ thing of healthcare in scientific training and cope with accessibility and affordability issues: access to affordable healthcare for the agricultural underserved populace and access to affordable scientific training for rural youth. Dr. Nitin Gangane of Sevagram, Maharashtra, and Dr. B.N. Gangadhar, former leader of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, said a pressing want to move past only a NEET exam for the choice of clinical students. Criteria past the educational have been essential so that people with an aptitude to function as doctors can be selected. Dr. Pawanindra Lal, who heads the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences, discovered that the authorities become launched -year postgraduate degree publications with 24/7 residency programs at district hospitals, which serve 60 to 70 percent of rural folk. This flow becomes a primary step in the direction of enhancing healthcare transport in those areas.
Based on the convention recommendations, a white paper could be submitted to the State and Central governments for action. At the valedictory, Sadguru Madhusudan Sai, who based a majority of these institutions, following withinside the footsteps of his Master, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, introduced his plans to set up a scientific university supplying completely free scientific training for deserving however deprived rural youth. This will boost the future of medical education.