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MCI amends feeder qualifications to 2 DM, 4 MCh courses, releases Gazette


MCI amends feeder qualifications to 2 DM, 4 MCh courses, releases Gazette

New Delhi: Through a gazette notification, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the feeder qualifications of 2 DM (Doctor of Medicine) and 4 Mch courses (Master of Chirurgie) in India.

The move comes with the amendment to the older regulations Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 and are effective from April 1, 2019

The council has removed, many other redundant qualifications which act as prior requirements to various DM and Mch courses. In particular

  1. Earlier for DM (Medical Oncology), the prior requirements were MD (Medicine), MS (Radiotherapy), MD (Paediatrics). However, now the feeder qualification has been reduced to MD (General Medicine), MD (Radiation Oncology)
  2.  For DM (Interventional Radiology)- Earlier the feeder qualification was stated as MD(Radiology) and now the name has been changed to MD ( Radiodiagnosis)
  3. For Mch Surgical Oncology- Earlier the prior requirements were MS (Surgery), MS (ENT), MS (Orthopaedics), MD (Obst. & Gynae.). Now the same have been limited to MS (General Surgery)
  4.  For Mch (Head & Neck Surgery)- Earlier the feeder qualifications were M.S.(E.N.T.) or M.S.(General Surgery) or M.Ch.(Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) or M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology) or M.Ch. (Neuro Surgery. The same has now been reduced to  MS (ENT), MS (General Surgery)

AS per the gazette, In Schedule of the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, in Clause “C” under the heading of D.M. (Doctor of Medicine), under heading prior requirement following shall be substituted as under:

S.No. Area of Specialisation Prior Requirement
8 Medical Oncology MD (General Medicine), MD (Radiation Oncology)
31 Interventional Radiology MD (Radiodiagnosis)

In Schedule of the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, Clause “D” under the heading of M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgie), under heading prior requirement following shall be substituted as under:

S.No. Area of Specialisation Prior Requirement
7 Surgical Oncology MS (General Surgery)
9 Gynaecological Oncology MD/MS (Obst. & Gynae.)
14 Head & Neck Surgery MS (ENT)

MS (General Surgery)

15 Reproductive Medicine & Surgery MD/MS (Obst. & Gynae.)

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