The National Medical Commission (NMC) has taken proactive action to address the worries and stress that MBBS students are experiencing while they prepare for the National Exit Test (NExT) test. The NMC, in conjunction with all medical colleges nationwide, has organized a webinar in an effort to reduce stress and provide clarity regarding the upcoming exam. This post will describe the webinar’s specifics and explain the importance of the NExT test.
The Webinar’s Announcement
The Under Secretary of NMC, K Srinidhi, informed the deans of all medical colleges about the upcoming webinar in a letter dated June 23, 2023. During the webinar, the chairman of NMC will speak to faculty members and final-year MBBS students to allay any fears they may have about the NExT exam. The webinar is slated to start at 2:30 PM on June 27, 2023.
Information on the Webinar
The webinar is anticipated to serve as a channel of direct communication between the Chairman of NMC and teachers and final-year MBBS students. One hour prior to the appointed time, all medical colleges—private or public—have been asked to join the webinar using the provided URL. Each medical college must make suitable arrangements and outfit their lecture halls with appropriate audio-visual technology. Only one login is allowed from each medical college, and the webinar is only open to final year MBBS students and teachers.
What the Webinar for
The main goal of the webinar is to relieve anxiety and concern that have been raised over the proposed National Exit Test (NExT) test. Given that the NExT is a popular exit cum licentiate examination, it is critical to allay student worries and give them a thorough understanding of the examination’s structure, prerequisites, and advantages.
The National Exit Test’s (NExT) significance
The NExT exam is a significant step towards national uniformity in medical education. The NMC put out the idea as a part of the 2019 law that was approved. The exam is a final year undergraduate exam that is used as a baseline for admission to PG medical programmes, registration to practice medicine, and the screening test for foreign medical graduates seeking to practice modern medicine.
Advantages of the NExT Exam
The Indian medical school system benefits in a number of ways from the NExT exam. It guarantees a consistent method of grading medical students and creates a standard for their proficiency. The NExT promotes openness, justice, and excellence in medical education by administering a standardized test. It also attempts to close the knowledge gap between theory and application, preparing students for medical problems they will face in the real world.
Questions and Concerns
Dr. Yogender Malik, a member of the NMC Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB) and the director of NMC’s Publication Division, has extended an invitation to students and physicians to submit their concerns and questions. The NMC attempts to include as many questions as possible and offer thorough responses during the webinar, ensuring that all questions are answered and students are at ease before the test.
Actions by the NMC
To ensure the smooth operation of the webinar and the NExT exam, the NMC has taken proactive measures. On June 26, 2023, a sample run was planned to find and fix any technological issues beforehand. The NMC intends to deliver a flawless webinar experience for all participants and reduce any potential disruptions by conducting the mock run.
NMC Members’ Confirmation and Support
The anticipated meeting of the Chairman of NMC with final year students and faculty members of all medical colleges has been confirmed by Dr. Yogender Malik, a member of the NMC Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB) and the Public Relation Officer (PRO) in NMC. The NMC is dedicated to allaying concerns and making sure that students are adequately ready for the NExT test.
The Webinar’s URL
Participants must use the following link to view the webinar: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/eventi2f6bb54f-13e8-4a55-a2df-79a20a6bbc4e@b0ebec68-73cc4678-ac24-4d2c3ce38b6d. All participants must sign up for the webinar through this link at least one hour before the scheduled start time.
The NMC’s initiative to provide a webinar to address concerns and stress related to the NExT examination demonstrates its dedication to the achievement and well-being of final year MBBS students. The NMC seeks to create confidence and guarantee a seamless transition for students into the next stage of their medical careers by providing clarity, responding to questions, and offering guidance.