FMGs must do internships from medical colleges approved for providing CRMI, says NMC
National Medical Commission has issued a public notice that stated - FMGs who are required to do an internship in India, shall do it in medical colleges approved for providing CRMI to Indian medical graduates.
National Medical Commission (NMC) has stated that as per the provisions of CRMI Regulations 2021, Foreign medical graduates who are required to do an internship in India, shall do the same only in medical colleges or institutions approved for providing (Compulsory Rotary Medical Internship) CRMI to Indian medical graduates and the allocation of medical colleges to these FMGs will be done by the concerned State Medical Council only.
NMC published CRMI Regulations 2021 and Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate (FMGL) Regulations 2021 in the official Gazette of India and the same have been made effective from the date of publication which was Nov 18, 2021.
As per clause 4(C) of FMGL Regulations 2021, foreign medical graduates are required to undergo supervised internship in India for a minimum term of twelve months, after applying for the same to the Commission.
NMC's official notification reads, "In order to implement the provisions of these Regulations, State Medical Councils are required to allot seats to FMGs who have qualified FMG exam, in medical colleges only. Foreign Medical Graduates may be posted first in colleges which have been newly opened and have yet to be recognized. A state-wise list of medical colleges/institutes which are approved/recognized by the Commission has already been shared with State Medical Councils vide UGMEB's letter dated July 14, 2022."
"Accordingly, standalone PG institutes imparting DNB training under DNB-PDCET and non-teaching hospitals are not entitled to conduct Compulsory Rotatory Medical Internship after the publication of the NMC's CRMI Regulations 2021."