Internship in Forensic Medicine 8 Toxicology-A Proposed Curriculum

  • Partha S. Bhattacharyya Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkatta, India
Keywords: Ethics, Forensic Internship, MBBS, Medico-Legal, Medicine 8 Toxicology.


The controlling authority for medical education in India has finally taken the much-needed decision to increase the course duration of the subject Forensic Medicine 8 Toxicology (FMT). The subject has been now included in the 3rd Professional MBBS (Part 1), thus increasing the course duration by nearly one year. There is now also a provision for 15 days of elective internship posting in the subject. However, these 15 days of training are often not optimally utilised as there is a lack of clear-cut guidelines. The MCI/NMC curriculum is vague and too much open for interpretation in this regard.1 So a standard curriculum that can easily be followed in all Medical Colleges of India is much necessary to ensure a uniform standard of training.