Foreign Medical Students to Complete Internship in India says NMC (National Medical Commission), the detailed guideline for the same has been released. Looking out the unforeseen situations worldwide, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has allowed students who are studying MBBS abroad, all Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) with incomplete internships because of 'compelling situations' such as war and Covid-19 to apply for internships in India if they are able to clear the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination(FMGE). The Foreign Medical Graduates Examination(FMGE) is a licensing examination that all FMGs have to qualify for in order to continue their practice in India and attain a medical license. The National Medical Commission has also released certain guidelines for the registration of Foreign Medical Graduates to start their internship in Indian medical colleges and hospitals.
Well, in addition to the above-mentioned content, it has further been observed that there are also some Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) with incomplete internships due to certain compelling situations which are not under their control, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest war, and everything in between.
The official notification released by the National Medical Commission (NMC) also stated, “Considering the agony & stress faced by these foreign medical graduates, their application to complete the remaining part of an internship in India is considered eligible.: Accordingly, the same may be processed by State Medical Councils provided that the candidates must have cleared FMGE before applying for completion of internship in India," added the notification.
Considering all relevant regulations and circumstances of the National Medical Commission (NMC), the commission has released a set of guidelines for the registration of FMGs by the State Medical Councils in order to apply for the internship in India. The guidelines are as listed.