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    NMC Guidelines for Students Pursuing MBBS Abroad

    • 3/1/2022 3:58:31 PM
    • Manikanth
    • BMU

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Indian students who pursue MBBS in foreign universities and medical colleges, the National Medical Commission (NMC) stated that theory sessions could be attended via online. However, the clinical practices and practical sessions should be attended in person at the institute where the candidate studies.

    The Commission ordered that the students should mandatorily attend the practical sessions and present certificates of the same. These have been included in the latest guidelines for the medical students who had sought admission after 18 November, 2021.

    Meanwhile, those who have completed MBBS courses from foreign universities before these guidelines were published and those who are already attending the course should adhere to the Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate (FMGL) regulations.

    The top medical body has even answered to some queries regarding pursuing MBBS from foreign medical colleges:

    What are the guidelines regarding the duration of the course, medium of instruction and subjects for MBBS courses from foreign universities?
    The candidates must complete at least 54 months of undergraduate medical training. The course should be offered in English. The students are required to complete the theory, practical and clinical training, equivalent to the MBBS training in India. They have to compulsorily complete a 12-month internship at the hospital run by the same institute.

    Is there a qualifying test for foreign graduates in India?
    The candidates who complete MBBS from foreign universities and medical colleges should take the National Exit Test or equivalent qualifying test prescribed by the NMC. 

    Source: First published on ONmanorama



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