MCI circular on research publications: Missing the wood for the trees?

Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Ajay Phatak

Abstract

We read with interest the editorial “Regressive trend: MCI’s approach to assessment of medical teachers’ performance”. MCI is the holy cow of medical education, and we are yet to see a detailed critique of its various policies. India lags behind in evidence-based health policies as well as those that regulate education. It was not surprising to see the regulations on research publication in the context of promotion. It was shocking that the circular has numerous typos, which erode one’s credibility. Historically, typos have resulted in regime changes and company liquidations.

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