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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6

What after MDS?


M.D.S. Founder Chairman ICDRO

Date of Web Publication18-Aug-2014

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Vijay Deshmukh
M.D.S. Founder Chairman ICDRO

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.139083

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Deshmukh V. What after MDS?. J Int Clin Dent Res Organ 2014;6:6

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Deshmukh V. What after MDS?. J Int Clin Dent Res Organ [serial online] 2014 [cited 2018 Dec 17];6:6. Available from: http://www.jicdro.org/text.asp?2014/6/1/6/139083

Recently a group of freshly passed M.D.S. students came to visit me at my practice. All happy with hopes of doing something in life. I asked one student what you want to do, he said Sir, I am going to all dental colleges and will apply for job of lecturer. The other student said but there are no vacancies, the third said as a fresher we don't get attachment as consultant and forth one said I will get married and think after 3-4 years what to do… I said this is terrible!!! You guys have invested 8 year of golden time of your life and lacs of rupees into this and you don't know what to do with life.

I feel this is a failure of our education system. We teach them the subject & don't teach them how to make life out of this. The sad part is this is happening to the "Nobel Profession". I feel the time has come, we must have some orientation programme during their professional degree programme. The universities must not only give a degree holder to the society but who knows what he/she will do after his/her degree programme. A student awarded Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) degree must know either he/she is clinician, researchers, academician, administrator or good candidate for general dentistry.

I feel there are very few positions of teaching jobs. If the supreme authority controlling the dental education system in our country (Dental Council of India) asks each department of a college/each college to recruit one MDS as "Research Associate" it will help in generating good Research project & Publications and possibly would create more availabilty of job opportunities to approximately 3000 MDS degree holders and overall uplifting of the research programme in dentistry in our country.

 
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