No MCI Test for Students with Foreign MBBS Degree

According to media reports appeared in Deccan Chronicle, there is a proposal to MCI to scrap MCI test for foreign MBBS graduates. Students from India who are pursuing medical courses abroad from foreign universities will now have an opportunity to work in India without any qualifying test here according to a proposal sent by the Union health ministry to the Medical Council of India.
According to the reports this move is to overcome the shortage of six lakh doctors in the country. Doctors who graduate from China, Russia, Nepal, South East Asian and Eastern European countries have to write the Foreign Medical Graduates As of now students who graduate from foreign medical colleges need to write a qualifying examination here.
Data from the Medical Council of India shows that since 2002, 29,968 students have appeared for the foreign medical examination and only 3,610 have passed.

At present, several Indian doctors who got their degrees abroad and were rejected in India are practicing in the countries they passed out from. According to sources in the Medical Council of India, many of them have got employment in the Middle East and South East Asian countries where the patient load is manageable.

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