Employment News- How many students go abroad to pursue MBBS every year, the central government told the Parliament on Friday, July 22, 2022? He doesn't know about this. The government on Friday told the Lok Sabha that the data of students going abroad to pursue MBBS is not maintained centrally.
Passing in FMGE is mandatory for those studying abroad
In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health Bharati Praveen Pawar said that a student who has acquired a foreign medical qualification from a medical institution abroad, must be a foreign medical graduate before applying for medical practice and license in the country. Examination (FMGE) is required. Only those who clear this exam are eligible to practice medicine in the country, take up a job as a doctor or run their own clinic.
neet mandatory for studying abroad
The Minister of State for Health, Pawar said that Clause-8 (iv) of the Medical Institutions Regulation, 2002 states that any Indian citizen or foreign national of India who has obtained primary medical qualification from a medical institution outside India on or after May 2018. He/she has to compulsorily qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS course.
No separate permission required from NMC
The minister said that the result of NEET will be treated as a certificate of eligibility for such individuals and no separate permission from the NMC (National Medical Commission) is required. Hence, the data of students going abroad to pursue MBBS is not maintained centrally. Minister of State for Health Bharti Praveen Pawar was responding to a question whether the Center has data on medical students studying abroad and whether there is any eligibility test for medical students studying abroad to practice in India.