Information regarding Foreign Medical Graduation
Over 6,000 Indians students are currently enrolled in various medical institutions in the Russian federation. Please note that Indian students who have studied MBBS from Russia are required to register with a State Medical Council (SMC) in order to practice in India after completion of their medical education. The SMC can register a student with foreign medical qualification only after he/she appears and passes in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE). Details regarding FMGE may be seen at the website www.natboard.edu.in.
2. In order to appear at FMGE, a candidate should obtain Eligibility Certificate (EC) from the Medical Council of India (MCI) before taking admission to a medical course in a foreign institution. This is as per Section 13 (4B) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. Please visit website www.mciindia.org to see details.
3. Students are issued EC by MCI subject to fulfillment of criterion laid down under section 4 & 5 of the Medical Council of India Regulation on Graduate Medical Education, 1997. Please visit website www.mciindia.org for further details.
4. It may also be noted that as per directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 17/12/2013 in SLP No.36956/2013, all candidates taking admission in medical courses in foreign countries after 16/04/2010 are required to pass out from the same institution. Students must bear this in mind as changing a medical institution may create problems for their subsequent registration with MCI.
5. The FMGE or Screening Test is conducted twice a year in June and December by NBE as a computer-based test. The performance of Indian students, who have studied in Russian Medical institutions. in FMGE examination for the period 2012-14 may be seen at Annexure. The low pass percentage of Indian students, who have studied in Russia in the FMGE may be kept in mind before deciding to study medicine in a Russian medical institution.