What is the main reason behind this? This is because they have not been able to clear the screening test mandates by the MCI (Medical Council of India). Now, these graduates plan to approach Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Parliament demanding that the test be discarded.
A small meeting was held in Chennai on Sunday with the Foreign Medical graduates and their parents, where Dr. Ameer Jahan, Chief Patron of All India Foreign Medical Graduate's Association said "Each student had spent Rs.15 lakhs to study Doctoral in Abroad. They spend half of what it would cost at a private college here. Their course is nearly seven years long compared to the 5-and-a-half year medical course, here in India. Every time they fail the screening test, they get delayed by six months and get depressed."
MCI Senior Officials say that they would not cancel or dilute the test. They in-turn said "Medicine, unlike other courses, cannot be taken lightly. Doctors deal with lives. We want to convince ourselves that every doctor is adequately trained".
Every time the screening test is held in March or September, about September, about 75% of students Fail. Since 2002, students who have studied medicine abroad have had to appear for a screening test conducted by MCI, the regulatory authority for Medical Education. Only those who clear the test, administered by the National Board of Examinations, get certificated from the state medical council permitting them to do a year-long internship in a university or hospital in the state.
So, far, the highest pass percentage has been 50% in 2005 and have varied from a dismal of 9% in 2003 to 27% in 2011.
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