MBBS DESCRIPTION OF COURSE The MBBS course is of four and a half years duration and is followed by one year of Compulsory Rotating Residential Internship. The course begins with a short foundation course sensitizing students to the health situation in India, the role of doctors in the community and basic principles of Communication & Ethics. The undergraduate course in medicine comprises of three stages.
The first stage of 12 months duration consists of the basic sciences - Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry & beginning of basics of Community Medicine.
The second stage is of 18 months duration and comprises of clinical and para- clinical subjects - Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine.
The third stage is of 24 months duration and covers Ophthalmology, Oto-rhinolaryngology, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Child Health, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
A posting in Community Health is an integral part of each stage. Posting in primary health centers and secondary care centres is a unique feature of medical education. The internship lasting for 12 months comprises of postings in Community Health, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Child Health, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine and short elective postings in various specialties. All these are as per the guidelines of the Medical Council of India.