Now, Indian medical graduates can practise in US, Canada, Australia
The National Medical Commission can also enhance the quality and standards of medical education in India by aligning them with the global best practices and benchmarks.
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THE National Medical Commission (NMC), India, has been awarded the coveted World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) recognition status for a tenure of 10 years, according to a press release from the country’s health ministry.
WFME recognition will enable Indian medical graduates to pursue postgraduate training and practise in other countries that require WFME recognition, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, the release added.
Under the accreditation, all the 706 existing medical colleges become WFME accredited and the new medical colleges that will be set up in the coming 10 years will automatically become WFME accredited.
This will also make India an attractive destination for international students.
Apart from this, the NMC will get the privilege of enhancing the quality and standards of medical education in India by aligning them with the global best practices and benchmarks.
The release added that recognition will increase the international recognition and reputation of Indian medical schools and professionals, facilitate academic collaborations and exchanges and promote continuous improvement and innovation in medical education and foster a culture of quality assurance among medical educators and institutions.
The WFME is a global organisation dedicated to enhancing the quality of medical education worldwide. WFME’s mission is to strive for better health care for all mankind; WFME’s primary objective is to enhance the quality of medical education worldwide, with the promotion of the highest scientific and ethical standards in medical education, according to the Health Ministry press release.
The release stated that the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Education (ECFMG) is the primary body in the United States that oversees the policies and regulations around licensing International Medical Graduates (IMGs). In order to take the USMLEs, and to apply for residency all IMGs must be certified by ECFMG.
The ECFMG is the primary body in the United States that oversees the policies and regulations around licensing IMGs.
(With PTI inputs)