Graduates from India’s existing 706 medical colleges can now practice in countries like the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand at least for the next ten years.
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Graduates from India’s existing 706 medical colleges can now practice in countries like the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand at least for the next ten years. The development was made possible after the National Medical Commission (NMC), the Indian regulator for medical education and medical professionals, was granted recognition by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) for a decade.
WFME’s accreditation program ensures that medical institutes meet and uphold the highest international standards of education and training. The recognition will also allow Indian medical graduates to pursue their post-graduation training in other countries that require WFME recognition.
Speaking about the landmark achievement, Dr. Yogender Malik, member of the Ethics and Medical Registration Board and head media division at NMC said, "WFME's recognition underscores that the quality of medical education in India adheres to global standards. This accolade empowers our students with the opportunity to pursue their careers anywhere in the world, while also making India an attractive destination for international students due to our globally recognized standards."
“With NMC being WFME accredited all the Indian students become eligible to apply for Education Commission on Foreign Medical Education and the United States Medical Licensing Examination,” the release said.