Agenda No. 4: Proposal for Independent Assessment
Proposal to Decouple Medicine 1 and Medicine 2 and Surgery 1 and Surgery 2 Evaluation
It was discussed that the existing procedure dictates that if a student does not pass in Medicine I,
they will automatically be marked as unsuccessful in Medicine II, and vice versa. In order to
rectify this unfair practice, the following proposal is presented to this house:
Distinct Learning Objectives: Medicine I & II and similarly Surgery I & II have entirely different
subject content and there is no point of merging the two subjects in terms of marks. Therefore,
decoupling these two subjects is requested.
Avoiding Unnecessary Pressure: Merging subjects with entirely different content can place
undue stress on students, as they may have to master a wide range of topics simultaneously. This
pressure can hinder their ability to excel in subject/area that truly resonate with their career
Fair Evaluation: Fairness in assessment is a fundamental principle in education. Merging
subjects, which have different content, could make it challenging to evaluate students accurately.
It is important that each student's performance is assessed based on the specific objectives and
content of the course they are undertaking.
Customized Learning Paths: By decoupling these subjects, students have the opportunity to
customize their learning paths according to their interests and career goals. This approach
encourages a more personalized and equitable educational experience as a homeopathic doctor.
Alignment with Real-world Practice: In the medical field, doctors often choose specialties that
align with their interests and strengths. Allowing students to focus on specific subjects during
their foundational education aligns with the real-world practice of specialization, promoting
individual growth and development.
Summary: Automatic failure in one subject due to a failure in the other may not be fair to
students who excel in one subject but face difficulties in the other. It is important to individualize
assessment and the need to evaluate students based on their performance in each subject.
Decision: The House has concluded that the matter of decoupling Medicine I and
Medicine II, as well as Surgery I and Surgery II evaluations, will be automatically
resolved when the educational system transitions from an annual system to a semester
system. Therefore, there is no need to make a separate decision on this matter.