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3868Re: [iapsm_youthmembers] Re: MCI recognition, a must?

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  • Omesh Bharti
    Oct 26, 2011
      Dear Dr. Sood,
                           When you do PG for the love of it, you always enjoy and also get opportunities due to your innovations but when you do it by chance, you just curse yourself for doing things you donot like. I have many examples of clinical people saying, they did a mistake and should have chosen public health.
      Regarding MCI not recognising public health courses, is because almost non of the members in MCI are from public health. In Himachal, we have young public health professionals working with the top decision makers and are able to take long term decisions and sustain them in the long run. The earlier problem of decision makers retiring before completion of projects is over now. I think Himachal is a good case study in studying how structural and non- hierarchial changes can affect decision making and bring health service deliveries to the door steps of people, many of them free of cost.
      Just some views....
      Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti

      OSD, Emergency Medical Response and Transport,

      Directorate of Health, Kasumpati,

      SHIMLA, Himachal Pradesh, India.

      bhartiomesh@...; bhartiomesh@...


      --- On Thu, 27/10/11, Dr RK Sood <drrksood@...> wrote:

      From: Dr RK Sood <drrksood@...>
      Subject: Re: [iapsm_youthmembers] Re: MCI recognition, a must?
      To: iapsm_youthmembers@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, 27 October, 2011, 11:40 AM


      I disagree with the Terms "clinical discipline, marginalisation". As per MCI Community Medicine is a clinical discipline. If you are amazed, do a RTI to MCI yourself and get the answer.

      With the emergence of public health, more and more people are opting for public health by first choice and good talent is coming into this stream. The choice of MD and MPH is rather difficult, but as community medicine, I stand by my conviction that if you got the talent, there is NO DEARTH OF WORK. 

      In HP, the trained professional are put to planning post and other public health assignments if they prove the worth. However, a mere degree does not confer any privileges.

      Dr RK Sood
      (MAE) Epidemiologist
      District AIDS Programme Officer 
      Kangra at Dharamshala,  
      District Kangra Himachal Pradesh, India

      Mobile: +91 9418064077

      On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Ritesh Singh <docriteshsingh@...> wrote:
      i absolutely agree with dr akash srivastava

      On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 4:47 AM, Aakash Shrivastava <dr.aakash.shrivastava@...> wrote:
      Dear Dr Radha
      Dr Sood has very politely explained you the difference. I put it in sociological perspective. As an intern who has along way to go, you need to be careful in planning your future. Choosing Public Health, over Clinical Subjects for post-graduation is first step to "marginalization". In public health, choosing a non-M.D. degree qualification is a "double disadvantage". This disadvantage would only have a "cumulative effect" as you progress in your career, unless you choose to leave the borders of India ! That is the only time it gains advantage.
      Expecting that MCI or any other organisation will ever change its skepticism to this issue is like asking too much. I do not think there is any possibility for next  one or two more generations. In India, decisions on public health are taken firstly by bureaucrats, the next level of decision is by Technocrats trained as Clinicians. Then comes the Public Health trained professionals. So policy changes in India on this issue isn't going to happen. Yes, International agencies agree to give opportunities, but only to the point when you have a non-Indian on selection board. The bias for a M.D. candidate is going to be strong. So its better you spent your present days competing for a post graduation in clinical discipline. Even if your ultimate wish to serve the field of public health, in long run this would be a better way to do so.     

      --- In iapsm_youthmembers@yahoogroups.com, Radha Valaulikar <radharadha@...> wrote:
      > Dear IAPSM youth members group,
      > I learnt that he MPH (Masters in Public Health) course offered by various
      > institutes across India is not recognised by the MCI. What are its
      > implications? What all can a MPH person *not* do because his course is not

      > recognised by the Medical Council of India? I'll be thankful if somebody can
      > please answer my query.....
      > Thank you very much
      > Dr.Radha Valaulikar
      > Intern, GMC-Goa
      > radharadha@...
      > 09881202353

      Dr. Ritesh Singh MD (AIIMS)
      Assistant Professor,
      Department of Community Medicine,
      College of Medicine and J. N. M. Hospital,
      Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal.
      Mobile: 9836444242

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