National exit test for MBBS graduates

National exit test for MBBS graduates

A national exit test for MBBS graduates is likely to be introduced to give students the benefit of seeing their names included in the Indian Medical Registry.

The exit test concept was recently approved by the MCI.

However, it is yet to get the Centre’s approval, Vedprakash Mishra said.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 18th Foundation Day of RGUHS, he said the test would be optional.

On clearing the test, the names of the students would be part of the Indian Medical Registry, which means they can practice anywhere in the country.

The idea is to ensure that graduates meet global competency.

Competency test

“There are several institutions conducting their own examinations. This test is to certify the competency of every medical graduate,” he said.

Mishra favoured a national entrance test to ensure the quality of “input” in medical education.

He opined that a national test would help in achieving merit-based admissions to medical courses.

With regard to the demand for post-graduate seats, he said there had to be a gradual increase in the number.

“At present, the number of PG seats is half the number of UG seats. There are 25,000 PG seats for 50,000 UG medical seats in the country,” he said.

On the establishment of six new government medical colleges in the State this year, Mishra said it was a welcome move.
DH News Service