Introduction to Early Clinical Exposure as a Learning Tool in the 1st Year Medical Students

  • Kumari Rekha MGM Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India,
  • Neelam Choudhary MGM Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, Early clinical exposure, Medical Council of India


Objective: As medical education moves to new curricular models, including competency based education with defined
objectives, benchmarks and outcomes and more standardized approaches, it is important to understand and set objectives
for early clinical exposure.
Method: The study was conducted in MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur in October, 2019. 50 students participated with their
consent. The department faculty was sensitized to ECE, and the feedback questionnaire was approved by them.
Result: ECE is associated with better co-relation clinically (52%), building concept (26%), making subject interesting(48%),
retention (26%) and interactive (26%).
Conclusion: It can be summarized that teaching physiology in clinical context is the need of the hour.

Author Biographies

Kumari Rekha, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India,

Tutor, Department of Physiology

Neelam Choudhary, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Profesor, Department of Physiology


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