FMGs Requesting Government to Postpone National Exit Test and Continue FMGE Examinations Until September 2026

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New Delhi, Jan 26, 2022: Foreign Medical Degree aspirants requested government to postponed NExT until September 2026 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other circumstances. This examination pattern includes 2 Exams and an Internship which should not be mandatory in the Philippines like countries where the Doctor of Medicine course is taught instead of MBBS and this Doctor of medicine course includes a Clerkship which is equivalent to the internship. The National Medical Commission should consider FMGE until 2026 for Foreign Medical Graduates as we strongly oppose this National Exit Test Examination pattern. Around lakhs of foreign medical graduates will suffer because of this new examination pattern and this will not be tolerable.

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The National Medical Commission (Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate and Compulsory Rotating Medical Internship) Regulations, 2021 Notification dated 18th November 2021 (UGMEB/NMC/Rules & Regulations/2021/) should be abolished. Foreign Medical Graduates coming after completing their degree from the Philippines should be allowed to practice after passing Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) without an internship from India because in the Philippines there is already a 12-month Clinical Clerkship included in the Course duration.

Foreign Medical Students (FMGs) requesting government to abolish the regulations of Compulsory Rotational Internship which should not be mandatory for Philippines like countries because there is 12 month Clinical Clerkship which is equivalent to 12 month internship in india.