Securing “registration” and “practising” medicine in India will get tougher for the medical students studying in foreign countries. According to the new norms, they will now be required to do double internships, once in the country where they got the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and again in India.
Those students who get their degrees in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are an exception. Others are required to clear the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) and do a mandatory one-year internship in a recognized Indian medical college before they can get their registration. However, Most of them do not do internships abroad, they return to India after soon after completing 4.5 years of the MBBS degree.