Med students from abroad to do internship in new colleges

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The National Medical Commission (NMC) has directed states to allot seats to Indian medical students whose studies abroad are interrupted to do their internship in the country but only in newly-developed medical colleges and which are still recognized by the commission.

About 60,000 medical students have returned to India from China, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia between their academic sessions due to the pandemic and Ukraine war.

Last November, the NMC released the Compulsory Rotary Medical Internship Regulations (CRMI) 2021 and the Foreign Medical Graduate License (FMGL) Regulations 2021 which allow mandatory internship for foreign medical students in India for at least one year after they are approved to practice medicine after passing the FMG exam. In India.

“To implement these regulations, state medical councils will have to allot seats to FMGs, who have qualified the FMG exam, only in medical colleges. Foreign medical graduates may first be posted in those colleges which are newly-opened and not yet accredited,” according to an official communication by Shambhu Sharan Kumar, Director, UGMEB. “A state-wise list of recognized or approved medical colleges is shared by the commission with the state medical councils. done.”

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