Data of students going abroad for MBBS is not centrally managed
The data of students going abroad to pursue MBBS studies are not kept centrally, the government informed parliament on Friday. In a written reply to a question posed to the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Health, Bharati Pravin Pawar, said that a student who has acquired a foreign medical qualification from a medical institute abroad must qualify for the Medical Graduate Examination Abroad (FMGE) before applying for registration to practice medicine in India.
She said that Clause 8(iv) of the Medical Institutions Regulations 2002 states that any Indian citizen or foreign citizen of India intending to obtain a primary medical qualification from a medical institution outside India in May 2018 or later will be required to qualify in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the MBBS course.
“The NEET result will be taken as the certificate of eligibility for these individuals and no separate clearance is required from the NMC (National Medical Commission). Therefore, the data of students going abroad to pursue MBBS are not kept centrally,” the minister said.
She was responding to a question whether the Center has the data of medical students who study abroad and whether there is an eligibility test for medical students who have studied abroad to practice in India.
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