Weekly Current Affairs

Notice

  • A foreign medical degree may sound like a passport to a successful practice in India. But in reality, only a woefully small percentage of doctors with foreign degrees equivalent to the MBBS get to practice in the country — at least legally.
  •  Somewhere between 70 and 80 per cent of these students fail to clear the mandatory screening examination conducted by National Board of Examination.
  • Since 2002, it has been mandatory for all Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) to clear examination Foreign Medical Graduates Examination to secure Medical Council of India (MCI) registration, without which they cannot practice in India.
  •  Out of the 29,968 students who have appeared for the last five examinations, only 3,610 (a mere 12 per cent) have passed.
  •  The countries China, Russia, Ukraine, etc. offer undergraduate degrees equivalent to the Indian MBBS at a far lower cost and without the tough entrance examinations and admission process.