NWC Allows FMG to Complete Internship in India

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  • Students will have to clear FMGE prior to its application for internship.
  • The order was passed by NWC .
  • The notice benefits Indian students abandoned of education in Ukraine, as it underwent an attack.

New Delhi: After much contemplation on the fate of Indian students pursuing medicine in Ukraine, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has said foreign medical graduates with incomplete internships due to situations beyond their control like COVID-19 or war can finish the same in India.

In a circular, the NMC said, “There are also some foreign medical graduates (FMG) with incomplete internships due to such compelling situations which are beyond their control, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and war etc. Considering the agony and stress faced by these foreign medical graduates, their application to complete the remaining part of an internship in India is considered eligible.”

“The state medical councils should ensure the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) should be cleared by the candidate’s seeking registration in India. If the candidate is found fulfilling criteria, provisional registration may be granted by the state medical councils for a 12 months internship or balance period, as the case may be,” the circular further said.

The body further directed the colleges to submit an underwriting to the medical council stating that no extra fee is charged by it from the foreign students for permitting them to do their internship.

This move is set to benefit hundreds of Indian students who had moved to the Eastern nation under attack to pursue medicine.

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