3-month rural stint to be mandatory for postgraduate medical
Postgraduate medical students will have to compulsorily serve three months in a district hospital before they get their degrees. The decision of the Board of Governors (BoG) of Medical Council of India was on Friday endorsed by the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW) — the apex advisory body with representation from state governments, legislature, health ministry, NITI Aayog, etc.

The resolution adopted at the meeting reads: “Considering the importance of medical education, the CCHFW resolves to take steps to increase the availability of doctors and specialists in the country to improve access to quality and affordable health care. The CCHFW further resolves for adoption and smooth implementation of District Residency Programme as may be provided for by MCI through regulations.”

A source present in the meeting said: “The MCI Board of Governors has already taken a decision that PG medical students should not earn their degrees unless they serve three months of their three-year course in a district hospital in a rural area… The decision was endorsed by the CCHFW. We are hoping this will be enforced from next year. Any person who has not done this will not get his or her degree or registration for practice of medicine.”

BoG chairman Dr Vinod Paul is a member of NITI Aayog as well as of the CCHFW.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/education/3-month-rural-stint-to-be-mandatory-for-postgraduate-medical-students-6065138/
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Degree before study.....amazing......indeed
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Perhaps the govt wants only doctors in middle age to practice independantly.
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They just don' t want to spend a single penny
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