Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Competency-Based Medical Education for The Indian Medical Graduate: Implementation & Assessment in Ophthalmology

Kirti Singh, Neha Rathie, Parul Jain
Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical college & assoc. Hospitals New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Kirti Singh
Dir Professor of Ophthalmology & Director GNEC State Nodal Officer NPCB
Guru Nanak Eye Center, Maulana Azad Medical College  & assoc hosp. Ranjit Singh Marg, New Delhi, India

Received: 04-JUN-2022 Accepted: 20-JUN-2022 Published Online: 25-JUN-2022

Competency-based medical education (CBME) curriculum has been implemented by National Medical Council from 2019 for the Indian Medical Graduates (IMG). This competency-based curriculum focuses on skill acquisition with   incorporation of soft skills related to attitude, communication and ethics.  Widespread adoption of a competency-based approach would mean a paradigm shift in the current approach to medical education.
The current article describes rationale of CBME along with an overview of the competencies mandated in ophthalmology with detailing of assessment module by means of logbook with incorporation of work place based assessment. 

Keywords :Competency-based Medical Education (CBME), Assessment, Logbook, Undergraduate curriculum, Teaching-Learning methods