There is a large misconception in a lot of people’s minds about MCI/FMGE screening test. There are some false Numbers circulating on the Internet that shows that the passing percentage of students studying Abroad is very low. Although it is true that the passing percentage is low but comparing to the no. students sitting in the NEET exam every year and not able to secure a seat, those numbers are dwarfed significantly. Moreover the Indian Government does not keep any kind of record of the students studying medicine abroad country wise. Which makes it impossible to come up with any accurate figure. The numbers that are seen on the internet are churned out by various consultancy agents and agencies just to serve their purpose of luring students into getting admission in universities of their desire. Although if you visit any hospital today you can always find doctors who had graduated from various Medical Universities of abroad like Russia,Ukraine,Kyrgyztan,Phillipines,China,Bangladesh,Georgia, which does prove in itself that Students from Medical Universities do pass the exam and work as Doctors in various medical Intuitions.
Medical Council of India, MCI Screening Test, also known as Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE), is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. The FMGE Screening test has been introduced by the Screening Test Regulations 2002. As per regulations,” An Indian citizen possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15.03.2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of section 13 of the Act.
The screening test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India, such as countries belonging to the former Soviet Union USSR, Eastern European countries, China, Nepal, Philippines, and Caribbean countries. Indian doctors holding basic medical degrees from any country have to take the MCI screening test. The Medical School should have been listed in the WHO international directory of Medical Schools.
As per Medical Council of India the minimum qualification for Indian Students to study abroad is:
6 Years – If you choose to study All 6 years in English or Bilingual medium (First 3 years in English & Last 3 years in Russian Language).
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