Exit exam for MBBS students will create confusion: Medicos

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 03:06 PM IST

City-based Medicos Legal Action Group (MLAG) has appealed to the central government not to introduce a new category of MBBS pass outs who are not doctors.

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Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

City-based Medicos Legal Action Group (MLAG) has appealed to the central government not to introduce a new category of MBBS pass outs who are not doctors.

The group condemned the proposal of an exit exam after MBBS, stating the main objection was that with an exit exam there would be some MBBS graduates with valid degrees from MCI recognised colleges but would not be able to practice medicine since they would be unable to pass the exit exam.

Union ministry of health and the Medical Council of India (MCI) are seriously contemplating the introduction of a single, nationwide exit test for those who have passed the MBBS examination. The MCI’s board of governors had unanimously accepted the proposal.

Reacting to the development, the medicos group in a statement said the government had mooted a plan to hold an exit exam after MBBS so that government and private college pass outs maintain same standard.

Dr Neeraj Nagpal, convenor of MLAG, said MBBS doctors anyway undergo many tests and examinations during and after their MBBS. Before the final professional examination there was a “Send Up” exam that was tougher than the university held final professional examination in most colleges.

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