Rural posting to become mandatory for PG Medical aspirants from 2015-16

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Delhi: The one year-long mandatory rural posting for MBBS doctors desiring to pursue a postgraduate medical degree (MD, MS) in the country is likely to come into effect from the academic year 2015-16.

“The proposal of Medical Council of India (MCI) to amend the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, to make one year rural posting at a Public Health Centre (PHC) mandatory for a MBBS student, to apply for admission in a PG medical course, has been approved by the Health Ministry. This is proposed to be implemented from the academic year 2015-16,” Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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