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3-month rural stint to be mandatory for postgraduate medical students

Endorsement by states is essential because health is a state subject and medical education is in the concurrent list, so while the MCI (BoG) sets policy direction, the actual implementation will have to be done by states.

Cheaper fees, easy admissions: Indian medical students shift gaze towards China

Sowmiya Ashok visits campuses and finds that this journey to a medical degree comes with its share of anxieties — language hurdles, uncertain career options back home. Besides, a lingering concern: how much noodles can one eat?


Government plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which was introduced in December, 2017, lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

We have made medical education elitist, out of reach of poor families. It will have consequences: Cardiac surgeon Devi Shetty

Leading cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty explains why a “first-world regulatory structure” won’t work in a country such as India with “third-world infrastructure”, regrets that “trial by media” has broken the trust between doctors and patients, and notes that not money but “political will” is needed to revamp healthcare

Medical education: Gujarat govt merges NRI seats with management quota

The new decision has been taken after the state government recently decided to scrap 15 per cent NRI quota from state self-financed medical institutes.

'Mediscience 2016' exhibition gets underway

Forty stalls at the exhibition would provide details of medical health and education to motivate people on good healthcare practices


Medical education: HC quashes rule to prefer Gujaratis in NRI quota admissions

The division bench’s order came on a public interest litigation (PIL) that challenged the new law citing injustice to meritorious students from other states.

No proposal to increase duration of MBBS course, clarifies government

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad clarified that there was no proposal to extend the period of MBBS course.

Mind the gap

Increase in MBBS seats is welcome. But it will take more to address the deficits in medical education.

SC to hear plea seeking review of its verdict quashing common medical entrance test

SC issued notice to private and minority medical colleges on whose plea it had quashed NEET.