Medical Students Have to Clear National Exit Test (NEXT) for Degree [ NEET Updates ]
Students of medical will have to do more than complete a five-and-a-half-year-long medical course to get the title ’doctor. Union health ministry unveiled Draft Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016. They have to pass the National Exit Test (NEXT).
- Test is expected to create a level-playing field in medical education, progressively becoming privatized.
- NEXT exam would be improve the quality level of medical education in India and helps to benchmark students.
It will substitute three tests including:
- NEET for postgraduate admissions
- Recruitment for central health services
- Foreign graduate medical examination
- NEXT will be an outcome-based test.
- How the student have performed in NEXT exam from the individual colleges will be made public.
- Above 90% students of colleges clearing the test. It will automatically act as an indicator.
- While selecting colleges, students can make an informed choice.
- Government should introduce the complete Medical Council reforms instead of such partly efforts.
- NEXT exam will bring about standardization.
- Inspection by authorities can just rate the infrastructure of a college.
- Only outcome of NEXT can be a noticeable parameter to determine the quality of that college.
- Published on: December 30, 2016
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