Conduct Supplementary MBBS exams as soon as possible: NMC issues advisory
New Delhi: Through a recent notice, the newly constituted apex medical regulator National Medical Commission (NMC) has directed all the concerned authorities to conduct the Supplementary Examination of MBBS course as soon as possible.
This comes in pursuance of the relaxation given by the erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI) in the provision of Appointment of External Examiners, schedule and conduct of Examination in Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 (GMER) because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now with the academic activities having commenced in many of the institutions along with the reopening of medical colleges, the NMC has now given its direction to the concerned authorities on the conduction of the said exams so the students can move ahead with the training which has already delayed due to the COVID precedence and lockdown.
The advisory issued to this aforementioned effect signed under the authority of NMC Secretary Dr RK Vats, clearly states:
Conduct of Supplementary Examination of MBBS course
In continuation of the Advisory bearing No. MCI-34(41)(Gen.)-Med./2020/ 113080 dated 04.08.2020 issued by BOG/MCI wherein relaxation in the provision of Appointment of External Examiners, schedule and conduct of Examination in Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 (GMER) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic were permitted, it is further advised by the National Medical Commission that all pending professional supplementary examinations of MBBS course be conducted as early as possible so that the students can progress to the next phase of their training.
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Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about that the medical education sector of the country is set to witness major reforms from the next academic session since the National Medical Commission (NMC) had finally released the final amended regulations concerning MBBS admissions and establishment of medical colleges.
The regulations have come into force with its recent publication in the official gazette and will be applicable to medical colleges being established from the 2021-22 academic session.
Earlier, the NMC had put forward the draft regulations on public domain inviting feedback from people and various stakeholders.
"There is a necessity to re-cast medical education and training to enable the medical graduate to be able to effectively discharge their role as a physician in this changing world. The new demands on medical education also necessitate redefining the standards. There is a need to define standards based on functional requirements, rather than in absolute terms. Quality should be the benchmark of the new standard. Optimization and flexibility in utilising the available resources, and harnessing modern educational technology tools would facilitate in moving towards quality education even when resources are relatively scarce, " stated the preamble to the draft regulations.