NMC not to change accreditation standards for medical students
Kathmandu, November 2
Nepal Medical Council has decided not to implement ‘Accreditation Standards for the MBBS/BDS Programme’ for medical students to attend licensing examination.
A full house meeting of NMC today has decided not to change accreditation standards for medical students studying in and outside the country.
On October 26, Nepal Medical Council had decided to implement accreditation standards for MBBS/BDS programme which state that medical students studying in the country must complete six-month internship to meet the criteria and students pursuing MBBS/BDS from foreign universities must complete one-year internship to appear the NMC licensing examination.
With this decision, medical students studying in and outside the country will only have to undergo six-month internship. “All students should be treated equally. So we decided not to implement the guideline,” said, Dhundi Raj Paudel, member of NMC.
NMC is conducting licensing examination for this year on December 8.
“We have recommended six-month internship for all medical students,” said Krishna Adhikari, spokesperson for NMC. But until the ministry approves the decision, we won’t be able to implement it.