MCI gives relaxation in internship for final MBBS students considering Corona pandemic
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Amid the corona virus lockdown throughout the country , there emerged a new problem for the final year MBBS passing out students from different medical colleges as they need to begin with there internship session maximum from 1st of April, but could not do so due to lockdown. As per MCI guidelines, Every MBBS graduate is required to complete their 12 months compulsory rotatory internship maximum by 31st March of coming year in order to be eligible to get admission in broad speciality medical postgraduate seat. This year due to unavoidable circumstances, which occurred due to Corona Virus pandemic, and the lockdown imposition many students were stuck in their hometowns after completion of their final year exams. Now, considering these issues the Board of Governors in suppression of Medical Council of India has today came up with some relaxation for the MBBS graduates facing difficulties due to lockdown and were not able to begin their rotatory internship from 1st of April. Medogle has received various complaints from students in this regard from different parts of the country. MCI in an official notice published today, states
"It has come to the notice of BoG that after passing final MBBS examination, some MBBS students could not join the internship on time , or could not obtain provisional registration from the State Medical Council or the internship was interrupted after start due to covid-19 pandemic. Therefore the Board of Governors in suppression of MCI has decided that 12 months compulsory rotatory internship can be completed by such students within 30th April , 2021. The total duration of the internship shall be 12 months only irrespective of the date of commencement. Such candidates will also be eligible to appear for PG NEET 2021 for admission in postgraduate courses.
The lockdown has raised concerns among the minds of many students with regard to the academic session & their eligibility for appearing in NEET PG 2021. Bhargavi, a final year student of Maharaj Institute of Medical Sciences , enquired us about the same and raise concerns to address the issue. She was among the many students who were facing the same problem.
Another student Sourav Gupta from GRMC Gwalior raiaed this issue on twitter and said he was unable to join on time due to lockdown.
IMA MSN units from state of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh too had written letters to their respective medical education departments in this regard.
Same was the concern of many students from Lucknow. Students from state of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar , Uttar Pradesh , Delhi, Karnataka , etc. were facing the concerns regarding internship session. The problem also arose due to eleventh hour notifications from various medical education offices of different states and lack of communication between all.
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