On August 08, 2023, the National Medical Commission (NMC), released an advisory for Indian students seeking to study medicine in foreign countries reminding the students to fulfill the set criteria for admissions to the Medical universities Abroad. Recently, the NMC has observed that many medical universities abroad follows the duration, syllabus, training that are not in sync with the regulations set by the commission. The National Medical Commission on November 11, 2021, published the Foreign Medical Graduates Licentiates Regulations 2021 mentioning that Indian Students must fulfill the following criteria to be granted permanent registration to practice medicine in India:
- Foreign Medical Graduates must be granted the permanent registration in accordance with the provisions of the NMC regulations.
- Foreign Medical Graduates must complete a minimum duration of 54 months of medical course in a foreign country.
- Graduates must undergo a mandatory one-year internship in the same foreign medical institution
- The instructions for the MBBS course in the foreign medical institution must be in English medium.
- Foreign Medical Graduates must fulfill the requirements of education and training equivalent or commensurate with that of an Indian Medical Graduate.
- Ensure that the Foreign Medical institution is registered with the respective regulatory body, competent to grant license to practice medicine in India.
- A foreign medical graduate must undergo a supervised internship in India for a minimum of one year after applying for the same to the Commission; and has cleared the National Exit Test or such other mandated test conducted by the Commission.
Indian students desirous to obtain medical qualification from Foreign Medical Universities and thereafter practice medicine in India are advised to ensure that the chosen universities abroad fulfill all the conditions prescribed in the FMGL before taking admission.
For any latest information related to FMG, kindly visit the NMC official website https://www.nmc.org.in/