"PG Medicine Abroad: The NMC has recently made an application to the WMFE seeking its recognition. Check here for more details."
PG Medicine Abroad: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has recently made an application to the WMFE seeking its recognition. The NMC wants the World Medical Education Federation (WMFE) to recognise Indian medical students who want to continue their education in the USA. It is a mandatory criteria for medical graduates who want to pursue their studies in the USA and want to do PG from USMLE.
The news relieved the Indian medical students. As of 202, wants to apply for ECMFG certification should graduate from an institute accredited by a WMFE-recognized body. The entire process of accreditation will take approx. 18 months to complete.
USMLE is a licensing exam that enables any medical student or doctor to pursue MD or residency programme in the USA. They can take it from any part of the country as long as the college is recognised by the World Directory of Medical schools. This exam is the gateway for all the doctors in India who want to pursue their careers in the USA.
PG Medicine Abroad: About WFME
WFME was founded in 1972 in Copenhagen. It is a non-governmental organisation working in partnership with six Regional Associations. They are working to enhance the quality of medical education in the whole world.
As per the report, the NMC has already applied for WFME recognition. Post the recognition, Indian medical doctors can appear in the United States Medical Licentiate Examination (USMLE) from 2024.
India has 612 medical colleges. 91,927 doctors graduate every year. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has stated that there are 322 governments and 290 private medical colleges.
Dr. C V Bhirmanandham stated that the government has opened several medical colleges with minimal infrastructural standards. He further said that though there are medical colleges in India that provide world-class education, there are many which are below standard levels. He said that from 2023 MCI will introduce the National Exit Test (NEXT) exam. It will act as a common licentiate examination for all MBBS final year students. They need to take the exam before they graduate.
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