DARBHANGA: Newly-enrolled students of first year MBBS (2019-20 session) of Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) after completing their one-month foundation course beginning on August 1, participated in the ‘White Coat ceremony’, organized by the college on Saturday.
White coat ceremony is a unique tradition to introduce the students to ethics of practice of medicine and to psychologically prepare them to pursue medicine as a career. Wearing white aprons, the students took an oath administered by the principal of college Dr H N Jha. It may be mentioned here that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has rolled out a mandatory one-month foundation course for first year students in all medical colleges of the country from the 2019-20 session. “The course has been added by the MCI after upgradation of the MBBS syllabus,” the principal added.
During the foundation course, students are taught local dialects like Maithili and Bhojpuri. While training in music and dance was imparted to the students by Lavanya Kirti Singh ‘Kavya’, a faculty of the postgraduate department of music and dramatist, LNMU, Prof Jitendra Narayan of political science department elaborated as to why doctors are considered next to God, disability rights, disability etiquettes etc.
Medical education unit coordinator of DMCH Dr SD Singh thanked all the members of the curriculum committee of the college for successfully conducting the foundation course.