National Medical Commission (NMC) Issues Notice for Indian Students Seeking Admission in Foreign Medical Programs



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NMC Notice on medical admission

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has released a notice for Indian students aspiring to apply for medical programs in foreign colleges/universities. They are advised to ensure that all conditions stipulated by the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) are met before seeking admission.

The official announcement states, “It has been observed that the courses, duration, and training provided to students in foreign institutions or universities do not adhere to the regulations set by NMC in India.”

“Therefore, all students who intend to acquire medical qualifications from foreign medical institutions or universities and subsequently practice allopathic medicine in India are advised to ensure that they fulfill all the prescribed conditions before seeking admission.”

FMGE Medical Advisory PDF – Click Here

Any alterations in the duration of training, medium of instruction, curriculum, or terms of internship/clerkship that deviate from the guidelines set by FMGE Regulations 2021 will result in ineligibility for registration in India. In such cases, candidates will be solely responsible for compliance.

Strict New Requirements to Register In India

FMGE Faces Stringent New Requirements for Registration in India FMGE Regulations 2021 were officially published in the Gazette of India by the National Medical Commission on November 18, 2021. The conditions pertaining to the duration of study, medium of instruction, curriculum, and terms of internship/clerkship are outlined in the FMGE Regulations 2021. These conditions are mandatory for allopathic registration in India.

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