Competency Based Medical Education and its Application in Biochemistry


CBME (Competency Based Medical Education), IMG (Indian Medical Graduate), Integration, ECE (Early Clinical Exposure)


Healthcare profession educators have been pioneering for curriculum development from time to time. One of the innovation proposed in medical graduate curriculum across the globe is Competency Based Medical Education (CBME). Recently, Medical Council of India (MCI) has described the basic competencies for the Indian Medical Graduate (IMG) including a module on attitude, ethics and communication as well. The implementation of the competency based approach necessitates its understanding in the first place. This article gives a brief overview of CBME along with a rationale for its adoption. It mainly focuses on how CBME can be implemented in the context of basic sciences, particularly biochemistry.


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