Medical Council of India Screening Test, also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. The test is one of the mandatory requirements for an Indian citizen who has a medical degree from a college outside India to practice medicine in the country. (teaching hospital). The screening test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India, such as countries belonging to the former. Soviet Union, Eastern European countries, China, Nepal, Philippines, and Caribbean countries. Indian doctors holding basic medical degrees from any country have to take the MCI screening test The Medical School should have been listed in the WHO international directory of Medical Schools.
Rules & Regulation
Indian students can seek medical qualification from any World Health Organisation Listed medical college in a foreign country. But after completing the degree from foreign colleges students are required to register with a State Medical Council in order to practice in India.
State Medical Council give registration to students with foreign medical qualification only after he appears and passes in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE). The FMGE is conducted twice a year and a student has to score a minimum of 50% marks to be declared passed.
This is a statutory requirement as per section 13(4A) of the IMC Act, 1956 amended in 2002. Students who hold an under graduate as well as post graduate medical degree from the following countries need not take the FMGE and they can directly be registered by the SMC.
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States of America