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Doctors with PG from five English-speaking countries can now teach in medical colleges in India

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 to make doctors holding postgraduate medical qualifications (MD, MS, DM or MCh) awarded in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand eligible to teach in medical colleges in India.

Till now, while students with medical degrees from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada were exempted from the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) in order to pursue medical practice in India, they were not allowed to hold teaching posts, reports ToI.

The move is aimed at helping meet the shortage of teachers in Indian medical colleges. It is also believed that this would improve the quality of medical education in the country. However, the question remains if doctors with foreign PG medical degrees would take up low-paying teaching jobs in medical colleges.


  1. subbiah R subbiah R Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Whereas on the other hand, in spite of nearly 6 lac doctors shortage, the Medical Council of Ibdia does not allow the FMGs to practice in India without clearing the screening Test which
    itself is a farce.

  2. Dr Ramesh Vardhan Dr Ramesh Vardhan Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Unless the Doctors from above said countries have gone nuts , they take up any such assignment. In Majority of the colleges Most of FACULTY MEMBERS are unworthy to be a Teacher, You can call them cheaters. Most of them are the local Practitioners by influence , based on caste or by Bribing the so called authorities find their way in to MEDICAL COLLEGES, and disappear to their private practice soon after signing or Biometrics. This is very common in the Government Autonomous Medical colleges, being localites they get protection from local leaders . They work hand in glove. Unfortunately the Innocent patients BELONGS TO Minority and deprived classes of the society are at Receiving end , what ever they get They accept . This is a sad story of our STATE/ country. Our MEDICAL EDUCATION and Training is of poor quality, one can even call it sub standard. Specially those working in majority of the Medical colleges across the country. The students PASSING OUT FROM SUCH COLLEGES could be dangerous to the Society for not having knowledge and skills and experience.

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