Last Updated on October 8, 2021 by The Health Master
Download draft Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation, 2021: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has released draft Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation, 2021.
The regulation shall come into force on the date of its publication in the official Gazette and shall be applicable throughout India.
The draft regulation stated that the major components of the postgraduate curriculum shall be theoretical knowledge; practical and clinical skills; publication/submission of a research article in scientific journals or presentation of the paper in national conference of the concerned society; soft skill attributes including communication skills.
“The institutions which have started a new postgraduate or higher specialty course shall apply for recognition of the post graduate medical qualification to the Post Graduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB) of the National Medical Commission through the affiliating University, when the first admitted batch shall be due to appear for the examination to be conducted by the affiliating University,” stated draft regulation.
The regulation further stated that the recognition so granted to a postgraduate course shall be for a period of three years, upon which it shall have to be renewed. The procedure for renewal of recognition shall be same as applicable for the grant of recognition. The Institute shall apply for renewal of recognition of Postgraduate course in the Institution at least six months prior to the expiry of the validity.
The regulation further stated that postgraduate students shall be called junior residents in all broad specialties and as senior residents in super specialties.
There shall be a common counseling for admission in all medical educational institutions to all postgraduate broad -specialty courses (diploma/MD/MS) on the basis of merit list of the National Exit Test and to all postgraduate super specialty courses (DM/MCh) on the basis of merit list of the National Eligibility cum-Entrance Test.
The regulation further stated that, at the end of the postgraduate training in the discipline concerned the student shall be able to recognize the importance of the concerned specialty in the context of the health needs of the community and the national priorities in the health sector; practice the specialty concerned ethically and in step with the principles of primary healthcare; diagnose and manage majority of the conditions in the specialty concerned on the basis of clinical assessment, and appropriately selected and conducted investigations.
The common final year undergraduate examination to be known as “National Exit Test” (from the date it becomes operational) shall be the basis for admission to the postgraduate broad specialty courses in each academic year, stated draft regulation.
Postgraduate medical education in broad specialties shall be of three years duration in the case of degree course and two years in the case of diploma after MBBS and in the case of super specialties the duration shall be of three years after MD/MS.
The goal of postgraduate medical education shall be to produce competent specialists and/or medical teachers, who shall recognize the health needs of the community, and carry out professional obligations ethically and in keeping with the objectives of the national health policy; who shall be aware of the contemporary advance and developments in the discipline concerned and who shall have acquired the basic skills in the teaching of medical professionals.