Concerning the internship seats in Indian medical colleges the National Medical Commission (NMC) has released a few clarification and a one time relaxation measure for the Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) in India. National Medical Commission has issued detailed clarification on various aspects of the internship of FMGs in India.
As per the clarification, the provision of two years of internship is not for all FMGs. It is only for those FMGs who had to return to India due to Covid-19 or Russia and Ukraine war, and were in their last year of study.
FMGs had to undergo compulsory Rotating Medical Internship for a period of two years in a hospital attached to a medical college only. This is after successful completion of medical qualification in their respective foreign medical institutes, such FMGs are required to qualify for FMGE
An FMG can complete his/her internship from a medical college in any state or university if found eligible otherwise, stated NMC. State Medical Councils shall not deny allotment of medical colleges for an internship to FMGs on the basis of their domicile.
In case of non-availability of seats for FMGs to start their internship, NMC said that it has been decided by Under-graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) to validate the list of recognized non-teaching hospitals for Compulsory Rotating Medical Internship issued by the Medical Council of India, for a period of one year from the issue of this clarification, that is, up to May 2024. The relaxation is granted only as a one-time measure, added NMC. The list of recognized non-teaching hospitals for CRMI is issued at the official website nmc.org.in.
For further clarification please refer to NMC.