Whatever NEXT? Exit exam in medical education

Sambit Dash, Anant Bhan

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


The proposal of a National Exit Test as an exit examination for MBBS graduates to ensure a minimum quality standard is desirable in a country with large gaps in healthcare. However, in its current form it could be reduced to just another examination that can be gamed and one that does not ensure basic skills. Sound designing, increased investment in testing infrastructure, and phased planning and implementation are needed to ensure that NEXT serves as a panacea to the lack of standardised medical graduate output in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - 30-12-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Political Science and International Relations


Dive into the research topics of 'Whatever NEXT? Exit exam in medical education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this