Kathmandu, December 30
Nepal Medical Council issuing a notice today informed that students seeking to get admission in foreign medical colleges after January 1, 2018 for post-graduate courses must now have to pass entrance examination conducted either by the foreign colleges or colleges in Nepal.
NMC has also set guidelines for students seeking admission overseas wherein they must have to pass the entrance exam, have to complete three years clinical residency training, mandatory thesis should have to be passed and the students must have passed their exit exam from their respective institutions which should be certified by the University/Academy or Board they have passed from to get the PG Eligibility Certificate for further studies.
NMC has informed that it will not provide PG Eligibility Certificate to students who do not comply with the guidelines. Any student seeking education in a foreign country without getting the PG Eligibility Certificate from Nepal Medical Council will not be included in special examinations conducted by the council for registration of specialist doctors.
Earlier, any student who appeared in the entrance examination was provided eligibility letter to pursue post-graduate courses in foreign countries.
Every year, 500 students take entrance examination for post-graduate medical courses. Of them, 300 students enrol in foreign colleges and universities as per Nepal Medical Council.
A version of this article appears in print on December 31, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.