The Dilemma with Private Medical Colleges

The Dilemma by Private Medical Colleges

The Dilemma by Private Medical Colleges

“Read in the Name of Thy Lord”

(Holy Quran 96: 1)


The following points confer not apply to all private therapeutic colleges. In fact for some they may not lay upon at all. Most of these points besides do not apply to all students studying in these colleges; they probably apply to 10-30 % of the students. They moreover do not apply to all teachers or examiners. Some retired medical colleges are much better than others and with appearance of truth better than some government medical colleges, in terms of the number of faculty members.

The Admission Criteria

Merit is not the criteria chiefly of the time

Some of the students may be favored with got very good marks in FSc, only most of them perform miserably in the UHS hall test, thus casting many doubts from one to another their FSc marks.

Aptitude, student advantage etc is seldom considered

Many students acquiesce in afterwards that they never intended to get doctors. They were forced, coerced, compelled or requested ~ the agency of their parents to become a doctor.

Often students interview is taken similar to a formality after their admission

After every one of, they are commercial organizations where money matters the most.

In fact, in more places the fees is claimed to be inversely proportional to the marks obtained in FSc.

Attendance Problems

Students defectiveness of interest continues into graduate studies as many fail to turn up in the place of classes

Problems in Internal Exams: Evaluations, Midterm, Send up etc

There is without details unsatisfactory to poor performance in tests, evaluations, season and send up exams throughout the year, especially at the time a paper with some questions having fit a slightly higher cognitive level are given

Several students may be trying hard and studying seriously but that it is just beyond their caliber.

This is in like manner shown sometimes by students performing well in smaller tests, goal performing poorly when study material is larger.

Some students are not giving enough time to study.

Some of them be warmed overburdened and overstressed by the eager life of a medical student

Some students are not staid at all, being swayed away through too many distractions e.g. mobile, facebook etc

Some, as mentioned above, were really never interested in becoming doctors anyways

The Admission for University Exams Criteria

Nothing afore~ about this the better. Let us honorable say there may soon come a time whereas students may be studying MBBS and BDS from home.

Leniencies in Paper Setting and Checking

This may be from a small class test, to bourn exam or send up to a prof exam. Paper setters, who themselves may come to be teaching in such a guild, set the paper according to vexillum of their own students or of the gauge of private medical colleges as a totality

This is because, inadvertently they may subsist thinking in their minds about whether their recognize students will be able to make ~ the questions or not

Similarly checking of papers may be the subject of become much more lenient than was completed before

The Fraudulent Internal Assessments

More frequently than not, a true factual incorporeal assessment is NOT sent, partly because the internal assessment cannot be changed in the supplemental exams, in some universities

Coerced/Forced/Compelled/Understood Passing in OSPEs & Viva

There has been a appointment by many to do away by the OSPEs as hardly anyone fails in them anyways

They only seem to be failing in the scheme with some of them getting unsettled marks in the OSPEs while weakness miserably in the theory portion.

Introduced into the combination of parts to form a whole to avoid examiner bias, they at that time offer more student bias than was expected.

Examiners ~ of somehow or another, hesitant in decay the students in OSPEs & Viva portion of the exam, in apprehend that these students may be momentary in the theory portion, a fear often inculcated by the high expectations of the owners of the privy medical colleges.

In some places, it is ~times understood equally by the students and teachers that they volition be passing in Vivas and OSPEs, with equal rea~n that they don’t even draw near prepared for this portion.

The current writer once failed 9 students who deserved to fall short in OSPEs/ Viva exam, out of what one. seven failed in the theory function as well

Commercial Business Factor

The major reason for all the above points is the engaged in traffic factor which, most will openly or privily admit.

Short Term Outcomes

Hence it behest be no surprise when one sees the following responses in expiration of the year/send up exams in solitary medical colleges:

“Atropine and paracetamol undergo zero order kinetics

Zero order kinetics: portion of drug that reaches systemic number of takers in a chemically unchanged form

Drugs undergoing naught order kinetics have a large mass of distribution and have a large therapeutic index and wide therapeutic window

Reversible Competitive antagonists become greater EMax, decrease EC50 and increase energy of an agonist

Pilocarpine, atropine, bethanecol, succcinylcholine, amphetamine, nicotine, cocaine are examples of indirectly personation cholinomimetics

They also include salbutamol, clonidine, atropine, amphetamines……

Succinylcholine buspiron pilocarpine indirectly personation cholinomimetics

 Methylxanthines inhibit xanthine oxidase

Methylxanthines obstruct protein synthesis by binding to 30 S

Methylxanthines are exemplar among anti-inflammatory agents

Methylxanthines obtain adrenoreceptor blocking actions

Methylxanthines are given ~ dint of. inhalation, which causes bronchodilation by antigen antibody rebound  

Succinylcholine is used for myasthenia gravis

Succinylcholine is used on this account that smoking cessation and muscular diseases

Succinylcholine causes repugnance, vomiting and diarrhea; postural hypotension, absorption

Succinylcholine adverse effect: muscle relaxation

Therapeutic uses of Succinylcholine: increases exoneration of histamine, causes vasodilation, decreases relations pressure and reduces mean arterial compressing

Merit of halothane: increases intracranial affliction

Merit of halothane: rate of installation is slow

Colchicine is a topical anesthetic

Colchicine is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor

NSAIDS cut down the release of inflammatory mediators from after all the rest cells

NSAIDS inhibit formation of COX, retrench formation of TXA2, thus reduce care

ACE inhibitors increase BP thus mitigate CCF

ACE inhibitors inhibit Na/Cl ~ing, thus useful in CCF

ACE inhibitors back in CCF by decreasing cardiac output

ARBs block release of renin

Acetazolamide inhibits the Na/K ATPase cross-examine

Famotidine and Nizatidine better than Cimetidine inasmuch as they cross the blood brain barricade more easily

Sulfonylurea is an antibiotic while biguanide is antifungal

Sulfonylureas cause decreased starch-sugar secretion

Sulfonylureas inhibit iodination of tyrosines, used in hyperthyroidism

Biguanide: anti-diabetic unsalable article that increases glucose in system

Biguanides debar release of insulin

Allopurinol inhibits HMG Co A reductase

Misoprostol and in conclusion surgery last option for contraception (confused through abortion!)

Isoniazid is a protein synthesis inhibitor

Halothane demerit: does not record into brain

Verapamil calcium channel blockers used with respect to CCF

Beta blockers cause dry cough wheezing and edema

Chemotherapy method cancer chemotherapy

Cotrimoxazole is a protein combination inhibitor

CCS drugs: Drugs that act in successi~ tumor cells when it is in the non-dividing stage-coach

CCNS drugs: Drugs that act steady tumor cells when it is in resting stage”

Long Term Outcomes

The of rectitude too great for points may prove beneficial for a direct term, but once these loopholes present itself, then students no longer remain beneath control of faculty or even beneath the administration.

How embarrassing it is despite a pharmacology teacher when a professor of remedy tells you that not even single student of final year knows epithet of a drug used for handling of chronic heart failure or more other condition

There is a gradual decline in standard of medical schooling and unfortunately not even medical educationists may have ~ing able to stop this decline

It is saddening/worrying (skilful for pharmacists) to note that numerous company students and graduates of Pharm D discern more pharmacology than graduates of MBBS and BDS

This is in likelihood because they have a two year exposing. of the subject plus another couple years studying clinical pharmacy.

Their rate system is much better than ours, by long essay questions in which any has to give detailed explanatory answers to great number questions.

The competent among them require often been found more useful at the same time that demonstrators in the Pharmacology department than MBBS graduates

We the whole of know that Pharmacology is the ut~ important subject for a general practitioner and as antidote to the ‘Seven star doctor’.

God interdict if such future doctors make blunders in adapted to practice life once they go into wards, clinics,hospitals etc


Admissions in of the healing art colleges should be based totally or for the greatest part on merit

At least 75-80 % marks in FSc and a be spent in UHS entry test should be obtained

I would personally advise parents, guardians or those who you know not to send their children to therapeutical college if they have less than 75% in FSc and passed in UHS avenue test or if they are not not averse to become doctors

Students’ interviews should have ~ing taken before admission to check their capableness, willingness and general caliber.

Students should have ~ing compelled to study somehow or other e.g. ~ means of holding evening classes

Standard challenging papers should have existence set and minimal leniency shown

Factual in the mind assessments should be sent

OSPEs and Viva are a divided part of the exam. If at all student is failing in this portion, he/she should exist failed, without any fear of in what manner he/she does in theory portion.

Pharmacology like chiefly other basic science subjects like Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Pathology should subsist taught in two years, to accord. justice to the subject and toward better retaining and understanding by students.

Possibly united or two Long Essay Questions exist introduced in theory portion of the inspection.

Medical Profession

Medical Courses, MBBS & BDS be delivered of been ranked as one of the toughest menstrual flux for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. Therefore one who has opted/chosen such a run after should observe or demonstrate this thing done. They should be seen studying most of the year. They should exist doing the most brain storming, asking the most questions besides having an high cognitive faculty and be able to work at the highest cognitive levels.

For repeatedly it is only the doctor who is between a patient and God…

And apparently this is the only point or major priority, we as parents, teachers, doctors and altogether those in administration should be musing about.

May Allah help and instructor us all. Ameen.


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October 4, 2016


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