Govt lifts internship ban for graduates from China

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Feb 4, 2015-

The government has lifted the internship prohibition on medical students who had graduated from colleges in China but did not work as intern doctors there.

With the decision, medical graduates from China can now be eligible for the doctors-in-training status in the country, and take the medical licence exam conducted by the Nepal Medical Council (NMC).

NMC Chair Dr Jageshwor Gautam said the was been lifted for only one year, considering the predicament of the students who have been deprived of internship programme and practising medicine in the country.

In 2007, the NMC had announced the ban as the MBBS course in China has a duration of four years with one more year of internship programme. The NMC demands four and half years of academic studies followed by one year of internship, or four years of academic studies and one and half years of internship.

The interdict had affected many medical graduates from China who had returned after completing the four-year course; they had decided to do their internship in Nepal due to language barriers in China.

The internship prohibition also stopped the students from going to China to study medicine on scholarships. To address the situation, the government has decided to start talks with China.

 

Published: 05-02-2015 09:24

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