MCI Finalizes 3 Months Compulsory District Residency Program
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Doctors joining their MD, MS and PG Diploma courses from 2020 onwards would now have to undertake a mandatory rotational duty in district hospitals for a period of 3 months, as the Medical Council of India Board of Governors ( MCI BOG) have now finalized the District Residency Programme in District Health System to this effect.

The District Residency Programme will be implemented with the PG (broad specialty) batch joining in 2020, stated the MCI in recently released gazette notification, which also laid down the details of the program.

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the Board of Governors in Super-session of Medical Council of India with the previous sanction of the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations to further amend the “Post-graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000” namely:-

1. (i) These Regulations may be called the “Post-graduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.”
(ii) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the “Post-graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000”, in Clause 13, under the heading of “Training Programme”, in sub-clause 13(1) following shall be added as provision: Provided that in respect of MD/MS students admitted with effect from academic session 2020-21, the training imparted as part of District Residency Programme in District Health System, as provided for in sub-clause 13 (11) of these Regulations shall be considered as training imparted in a medical institution.

3. In the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000”, in Clause 13, under the heading of “Training Programme”, sub-clause 13 (11) shall be added as under: 13 (11). District Residency Programme (DRP).

Note: This list is a brief overview of some of the key points included in gazette notification. Kindly refer to the original publication attached with the post.

Source: http://egazette.nic.in/
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