MBBS in Kyrgyztan: NMC warns students before taking admission
New Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has again warned the medical aspirants to decide diligently before pursuing an MBBS course abroad. Such warning came from the apex medical regulator in a recent advisory informing the students of the possible problems in pursuing MBBS in the newly launched medical colleges in Kyrgyztan. "It has come to the notice of Ministry...
New Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has again warned the medical aspirants to decide diligently before pursuing an MBBS course abroad.
Such warning came from the apex medical regulator in a recent advisory informing the students of the possible problems in pursuing MBBS in the newly launched medical colleges in Kyrgyztan.
"It has come to the notice of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India that few new Medical Colleges have been launched in Kyrgyztan in last one year namely, the Avicenna University, Adam University, Royal Metro, Int'l Medical University Salymbekov University, ABC etc. and nearly two hundred Indian students have already been enrolled in these institutions without enrollment of a single Kyrgyz Student," NMC mentioned in the advisory dated 18.02.2022.
"In this context, any prospective student needs to be aware that there may be some supervisory, regulatory and infrastructural issues in these institutions that should not be overlooked before taking admissions there. Allowing overseas students on the day of the launch also runs contrary to international norms requisite to enroll foreign students," it added.
This warning on the part of NMC should be read in continuation with a recent notice where the apex medical regulator had urged the medical aspirants to be careful while applying for MBBS admission in the medical universities in China.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that referring to the travel restrictions imposed by the China Government and fate of numerous international medical students who are stuck at home due to visa troubles, NMC had reminded the students that medical courses done only by online mode are not recognized by the medical regulator.
In fact, back then also NMC had referred to the FMGE Regulations 2021 and had warned that the duration of the MBBS course should be a minimum of fifty-four months.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that these Regulations brought many changes, which might make foreign medical education less lucrative. The regulations clearly mentioned that after acquiring their medical degree, the foreign medical graduates in future will have to clear the NeXT exam and also undergo additional internship in India, apart from pursuing internship in their own instiutitions at the foreign country where they have studied.
On the issue of Grant of permanent registration to Foreign Medical Graduate, the regulations stated that No foreign medical graduate shall be granted permanent registration, unless he has– undergone MBBS course with a duration of fifty-four months, completed an internship for a minimum of 12 months, studied in the medium of instructions in English, studied some specific subjects, registered with the respective professional regulatory body, completed supervised internship in India for 12 months, and has cleared the National Exit Test.
In the recent notice as well, NMC has advised the students to refer to the FMGE Regulations, 2021 before getting admitted to MBBS courses in Krygyztan, "Also students are advised to refer to National Medical Commission's FMGE Regulations, 2021 before applying or planning to seek admission in any institutions in Krygyztan or any other foreign country."
"In view of the above, students are advised to exercise due diligence in choosing where to pursue medical education from," NMC added in the notice with a tone of warning.
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