Hyderabad: It is indeed ironic that in a state, where a maximum number of students sit for the FMGE exam, only 285 foreign medical graduates from Telangana registered with the Telangana Medical Council in 2016 and 2017. This has been the output despite a few thousand having appeared from the state, after securing degrees from foreign universities in China and Ukraine.
A recent report in TOI states that a mere 7% of the approximate 8000 who appear pass the test conducted by the National Board of Examination held every six months.
According to the Telangana Medical Council statistics, those who have registered with them have secured their medical degrees from 26 countries. Interestingly, it has been observed in some cases that nationals from these countries are also keen to practice in India, for reasons both personal (marriage to Indian) and professional (posting in India), reports TOI.
The Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that an average 77 percent Indian students who returned with a foreign medical degree in the past 12 years have failed to clear the mandatory screening examination conducted by Medical Council of India.
Any citizen possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside the country who wants provisional or permanent registration with MCI or any state medical council needs to qualify the screening test (known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination) conducted by the MCI through the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
The highest percentage of 76.8 successful candidates was registered way back in September 2005 when 2,851 students appeared for the test and 2,192 passed it.
Read more at Medical Dialogues: 77 Percent Indians With Foreign Medical Degree Fail to Clear MCI Screening Since 2004