An article looking into the increasing need to reform undergraduate medical education in Bangladesh in order to meet international standards.


Medical education is improving across the world, with updated methodologies that are essential to develop an efficient, community-oriented, sensitive and compassionate doctor. Unfortunately, our medical education system is still falling short of international standards.
Why don't we change the current framework of the medical education system to an integrated competency-based education? If we dig deeper, we will find several serious barriers in the current undergraduate medical curriculum, and the faulty system contributes significantly to the frustration of young and energetic medicos.
The undergraduate medical curriculum is extensive and students are expected to cover several disciplines at the same time. However, the current medical academic curriculum provides knowledge in a limited manner and does not provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to explore, evaluate and prepare to view the patient's health holistically.

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