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Foreign Medical Education Matches NMC Gazette 2021?

The MBBS education abroad has gained a lot of attention nowadays due to its cost affordability and other advantages. Most of the students are showing interest on MBBS abroad education to become a successful doctor. The students are opting various countries like Australia, USA, UK, Philippines, and many other countries to pursue MBBS education.

Most of the students from India are opting the foreign countries to pursue MBBS because of cost affordability and world-class exposure. In 2019, NEET qualifying has become compulsory for pursuing in abroad. Only NEET qualified candidates are having the possibility to go to abroad for pursuing MBBS.

Students are opting best countries for MBBS with all facilities and also exploring countries which provide opportunities soon after completion of the course. The NMC has released a new set of rules for the students who wish to pursue MBBS in foreign countries. NMC Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate, Regulation issued on 18th Nov 2021 has been released with updated with new set of rules for MBBS abroad study. Students can check all the details of NMC Gazette 2021 from here.       

National Medical Commission (NMC)

The National Medical Commission (NMC) established by the Parliament in 2019 with the act, National Medical Commission Act, 2019. The NMC regulates the rules and regulations for the medical studies. Earlier NMC Gazette notification was released on 24th September 2020 and recently the NMC Gazette was issues on 18th November 2021. Medical Council of India constituted under section 3A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 standards were not in use after the NMC Gazette.

Some of the many functions of NMC are listed as:

(a) lay down policies for maintaining a high quality and high standards in medical education and make necessary regulations in this behalf;

(b) lay down policies for regulating medical institutions, medical researches and medical professionals and make necessary regulations in this behalf;

(c) assess the requirements in healthcare, including human resources for health and healthcare infrastructure and develop a road map for meeting such requirements; etc

Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate Regulations 2023

After making certain corrections in the draft notification of Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) in April 2021, the NMC faced several issues from the stakeholders. The NMC considered all the grievances and concerns and finally issued Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate (FMGL) Regulations on 18th Nov 2021 for students who wish to study MBBS abroad.

Students who opt to pursue MBBS in foreign countries can practice in India after clearing the FMGE examination and completing the permanent registration process.

NMC Gazette 2021 Reads As

“No foreign medical graduate shall practice medicine in India, unless he is granted permanent registration in accordance with the provisions of these regulations.”

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Permanent Registration by the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/ Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs)

  • Students must have studies a total of 54 months of course and 12 months of internship from the same medical institution.
  • The official medium of study should be ‘English’ in the concerning university.
  • The students must have studied the subjects like:

Medicine, Community General Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Dermatology, Emergency or Casualty services, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, lab services and their sub-specialties.

MBBS Course Duration and Other Details for the FMGs

Any of the Indian aspirants studied in Foreign Medical Colleges must have studied the theoretical and practical subjects which as equivalent to MBBS course in India.

Students must have completed 12 months of internship from the same medical institution.

The NMG Gazette also highlights that students must have complete the total course curriculum along with the internship within 10 years of the date of enrollment.

The course curriculum shall be made available for review by appropriate authorities, and if necessary, in the website of the institution or university where the course is being pursued at the time of joining the course.

NMC Gazette 2021 – Important Points

  • The Foreign Medical Graduates must studied MBBS course for a duration of at least 54 months ie, 4.5 years.
  • The Theory and practical training obtained in overseas must be equivalent to the MBBS degree in India.
  • 12 months of Internship from the same medical institution after completion of the course is compulsory.
  • Students must have done the course, internship/clerkship from the same medical institution during their course of study.
  • It is mandatory to clear the FMGE examination to start practicing in India.
  • After the completion of examination and registration process, the FMGs are permitted to practice in India.
  • The NMG Gazette also highlights that students must have complete the total course curriculum along with the internship within 10 years of the date of enrollment.

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