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12 states, 4 union territories favour exit test for MBBS students

New Delhi: Twelve states and four union territories have favoured making it mandatory for MBBS students passing out of government as well as private medical colleges to clear the proposed National Exit Test (NEXT) to get the ‘doctor’ title.

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80% people opposed Exit Test for MBBS graduates

Wardha (Maharashtra): Responding to an RTI query, NITI Aayog has informed that 80% of the public, who responded to NITI Aayog, when it invited suggestions by email, have opposed the move to conduct the National Licentiate Examination (NLE) or Exit Test for MBBS graduates.

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Opinion: The Current Idea of National Exit Test for MBBS Graduates is Good But Immature

The Union Health Ministry recently issued the draft Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016 which seeks to make a National Exit Test (NEXT) mandatory for MBBS passouts to become practising, licensed physicians. Those of my medical colleagues who might have followed my columns here and elsewhere would know how dear anything relating to medical education is to me.

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Opinion: Exit test if done right can do wonder for raising the standard of medical education in India

I have long argued for a common robust exit test to raise the standards of undergraduate medical education in the country and hence the draft bill suggesting government’s desire to move ahead in this direction is welcome news. The move will have several positive offshoots.

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Draft Bill seeks to introduce Exit Test for MBBS students, 50% reservation in PG medical seats for medical officers

New Delhi: The union health ministry on Thursday unveiled the draft Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016 which seeks to mandate medical students to clear the National Exit Test (NEXT) after completing their five-and-a-half-year-long MBBS course in order to practise as a doctor.

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Why allowing ‘for profit’ institutions to run medical colleges is need of the hour

The decision of Medical Council of India (MCI) to allow “for profit” institutions to run medical colleges is timely and one that I personally feel should be commended. For a long time in India, we have left education to ill-funded state-run or charitable institutions.

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Opinion: Are we just going to replace MCI by an even more bureaucratic and government-controlled institution?

I don’t know how many in the medical profession are aware that the Government of India is proposing a radical overhaul of the monitoring and development of healthcare in the country and a “Draft National Medical Commission Bill 2016” is out there for consultation. It is important all stakeholders and especially those in the medical profession engage with the consultation exercise so that a meaningful progress can be made.

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AIIMS director Dr M C Misra in trouble | ‘Exit test will belittle MBBS exam’ | Kidney racket probe finds three doctors negligent

Dr M C Misra, Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is facing action from three Rajya Sabha MPs, who have accused him of breach of privilege.

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Opinion: NEET-PG as common exit test could be an opportunity to transform India’s medical education

The Indian government has seemingly assented to the NEET-PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate) as a common exit cum entrance exam for those who’ve achieved their MBBS and want to begin practising medicine or continue with a postgraduate medical course, irrespective of whether they come from an Indian or foreign medical school.

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MBBS graduates may soon be asked to clear an Exit test before they start practising medicine

New Delhi: The government is considering to convert the all-India postgraduate medical entrance exam into a three-in-one test which will include an exit exam for MBBS graduates, a qualifying test for foreign medical graduates who seek licences to practise in India and an entrance test for admission to PG medical courses. The proposed changes may come into effect from the 2017-18 academic session.

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