ENHANCING MEDICAL EDUCATION: INTEGRATING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE AND CLINICAL PEDIATRICS CURRICULA

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Dr. Muhammad Ammar Bhatti
Saleemullah
Yasra Memon
Gamal eldin Mohamed Osman Elhussein
Dr. Syed Hyder Raza
Sobia Haris

Keywords

Internal Medicine, Clinical Propaedeutics, On-the-Job Training, Clinical Approach, Professional Competency

Abstract

Introduction: Despite the fundamental importance of professional skills in medical education and their central role in a physician's career, the training of human capital in the healthcare industry often lacks a strong emphasis on these competencies. This critical study aims to advocate for curriculum design that prioritizes professional competencies, explicitly focusing on internal medicine and clinical paediatrics, to prepare medical students for their future careers better.


Development: The article discusses the current shortcomings in medical education and proposes improvements to the curriculum, emphasizing the need for skills-based training. It highlights the advantages of on-the-job training in clinical pharmaceuticals and internal medicine, illustrating how practical experience enhances clinical competence. The study underscores the importance of skills-based training in elevating the quality of medical education, a concept endorsed by leading global organizations.


Conclusions: Designing a curriculum around professional skills is essential for enhancing academic outcomes and ensuring that graduates are well-prepared, socially engaged, and capable of fulfilling the healthcare system's social mandate. Students can achieve excellent proficiency, readiness, and societal impact by integrating professional competencies into medical education.


 

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