As universally known, medical ethics are moral principles consisting of certain uncompromising values and judgements which form the practice of medicine.
As per the officials, the Association of Health Universities of India petitions Medical Council of India (MCI) to have code of ethics and professionalism as part of the MBBS course, which will be tested through an exam.
This topic has been one of the most debated by the health universities of India.
While some topics are taught in universities, many are not assessed. Earlier on, there was no such exam to assess the students on the subject of medical ethics, though the subject was taught to them in theory. Perhaps real time interpretation and practice of ethics wasn't given much importance, outside the regular lectures on it.
It was reported that MS Ramaiah Medical College has been conducting a certificate programme on the subject for the past couple of years, followed by assignments, with 80%(approximately) students doing the programme.
The association recognises it as the need of the hour and desires to have faculty trained on the course mandatorily, and for students to be assessed on ethics along with their practical skills.
The varsities seem to be taking the values of medical practice diligently and are trying their best to implement it.