Why Mandatory Department By NMC


Family medicine post graduate is a medical specialty within primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, ,UK moved to protocol based treatment across nation general practitioner ( family medicine) dependent protocols is very successful model.

1. NMC Gazette requirement,

inclusion of Family Medicine as a mandatory department in the 'Minimum Requirements for Annual M.B.B.S. Admissions Regulations, 2020 to fulfill

NMC Gazette requirement of Chapter V, 24(1)c, 25(1)J and Chapter VIII, 57(2)(p).

• 24 1 (c) develop competency based dynamic curriculum for addressing the needs of primary health services, community medicine and family medicine to ensure healthcare in such areas, in accordance with the provisions of the regulations made under this Act; (d) frame guidelines

• 25 (1)(j) promote and facilitate postgraduate courses in family medicine.

• 57 (2)(p) the curriculum for primary medicine, community medicine and family medicine under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 24; "

2. Niti Ayog has Vision of 100,000 P.G seats, now we currently have approximately 50,000 P.G seats we need15,000 family medicine PG. seats out of 50,000 PG seats more new seats,

3.Every family in India under family medicine post graduate care similar to UK, and USA. To bring quality care in rural and remote areas in India as developed nation mainly.

4.MBBS graduates alone not has enough clinical exposure and preparation for the breadth of medical knowledge required of the general practice profession, and MBBS graduates do not have their own society to enrich knowledge throughout their carrier.

Post graduate seats in India vs USA, India started 1983 DNB family medicine post graduates but only up to 300 post graduate seats per year in 2022 MCI/NMC started MD in family medicine in 1992 but only 13 PG seats in 7 medical colleges out of 605 medical colleges in India in year 2022,

In USA Family medicine post graduate course started in 1969 4,823 family medicine PG seats (13%) out of 28,000 medical seats and 35,000 total residency seats in USA. 326 million population, compared to in India 300 PG family medicine PG seats out of 50,000 P.G seats,90,000 MBBS seats to 13600 million population

History of family practice in Family medicine since 1944 First, medical specialties and subspecialties increased in popularity, having an adverse effect on the number of physicians in general practice. At the same time, many medical advances were being made and there was concern within the "general practitioner" or "GP" population that four years of medical school plus a one-year internship was no longer adequate preparation for the breadth of medical knowledge required of the profession. Many of these doctors wanted to see a residency program added to their training; this would not only give them additional training, knowledge, and prestige but would allow for board certification, which was increasingly required to gain hospital privileges. In February 1969, family medicine (then known as family practice) was recognized as a distinct specialty in the U.S. It was the twentieth specialty to be recognized.

UK also promoting GP as postgraduation, none of their medical graduates practice without postgraduation of minimum two or three years