PG medical degree from these 5 countries will be considered equivalent to Indian course without exam
Thrissur: The National Medical Commission has stated that postgraduate medical degrees from only five countries are recognized in India.
Degrees obtained in the regular mode in Britain, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are equivalent to postgraduate medical courses in India. They are qualified for the therapeutic and pedagogical fields. The NMC mentioned it in the decree on the conditions of employment of professors of medicine.
Equivalence will only be granted after students have completed the course and obtained permission to practice in that country. These individuals will qualify for appointment as assistant professors, and these degrees will be considered for promotions, the guideline notes.
Courses in non-English speaking countries are not recognized by the NMC. Countries like Japan and Germany, which provide quality education, are not included in the list.
Online courses provided by foreign universities in association with medical colleges in India will also not be recognized. Some of these courses even allow you to take exams in India, while others require you to travel to the country to sit for the exam.
Students who have obtained an MBBS degree abroad can practice locally by passing the qualifying exam organized by the NMC.