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Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001

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Social Roots of Medical Education

Social Roots of Medical Education

(p.90) 4 Social Roots of Medical Education
Equity and Access

Neha Madhiwalla

Oxford University Press

Allopathy has become the dominant system of medicine in India today. Since mid-nineteenth century, allopathic medical education institutions have grown exponentially. However, its growth has been problematic. Further, the political influence of modern medicine practitioners has enabled them to gain monopolistic control of state health system, even though they remain marginal to the provision of primary care in the rural areas.

Keywords:   Medical education, Modern Medicine, Medical Colleges, Reservations, Gender Ratio, Diversity

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