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Clear EXIT Exam if you want the Doctor Tag

Clear EXIT Exam if you want the Doctor Tag

Medical Students to get the doctor tag only after clearing NATIONAL EXIT TEST- NEXT

New Delhi: With the Union Ministry unveiling the draft Indian Medical Council(Amendment) Bill 2016 on Thursday, a National Exit Test (NEXT) for medical students is expected to soon become a reality.

The test would not only provide an exit point for MBBS courses, but proposal is going further to link it with the entry level of the PG medical education. It is also proposed that the test would replace FMGE exam as well as for CHS recruitment.

“It will substitute three tests, including NEET for postgraduate admissions, recruitment for central health services and the foreign graduate medical examination,” an official has confirmed to TOI, adding it will be an outcome-based test. “The results of how students from individual colleges have performed in NEXT will be made public. If a college has over 90% students clearing the test, it will automatically act as an indicator. Students can make an informed choice while selecting colleges,” said the official.

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Should there be a national exit exam for Doctors after MBBS?

The policy which comes along with allowing of corporates to set up private medical colleges, is expected to provide a level playing field and a strong degree of standardization in the field of medical education. The proposed  policy is similar to the exams that are conducted in the US and UK

Speaking to the daily, Dr P Shingare,  director DMER, Maharashtra welcomed the move.”How can we equate a student from X university with one from Y University? NEXT will bring about standardisation,” he said. Since the MCI inspections focus more on the infrastructure of medical colleges, the exam will act as a parameter for governing the quality of education at the respective colleges.

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Source: With inputs
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    Dr. Sudhakar Manav January 2, 2017, 8:41 am

    An entry and an exit examination is a good consideration. But to bring parity, clarity and equality, please do not play politics here, for heaven\’s sake, please do not introduce reservation here. It will defeat the whole purpose of introducing the exit exam

  2. If the student wants to give civil services exam, can he sit in that or NEXt is necessary for that also. Will he be considered as graduate without NEXT

  3. Medical Education in India is going in the right direction. Hope it gets implemented

  4. it seems to make some one extra money in examination names. who prepare the question papers, who prepares the answer papers, are getting money. why cannot make a MBBS degree after 4.5 years study and final exam common for all colleges irrespective of Deemed university and private/govt. college all like CBSE 12 standard model. one india, one exam instead after passing MBBS final exam to go for NEET AND NEXT are additional people to make money as training instute and their allies.

  5. This move seems to be aimed at malpractices by private medical colleges that have set up their own universities and are guaranteeing degrees. It is a welcome step but requires some clarifications. Will there be a limit on the number of attempts to clear the examination? What will happen to those who fail to clear the examination even after availing maximum number of attempts?