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MEDICAL COUNCIL

MCI-MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

  1. Gazette
  2. Notification
  3. Notice
  4. Press Note

“Student intending to join undergraduate medicine course (equivalent to MBBS Course) in any recognized foreign Medical Institution shall have to apply to the Medical Council of India, New Delhi, for issue of the ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE.

Eligibility Certificate will be forwarded to the Student in due course by the Medical Council of India after necessary verifications.

On Completion of medicine course and acquiring the degree, the candidate has to appear for SCREENING TEST conducted by the National Board of Examinations. The clearance of the same will entitle the student for award of provisional registration from the Medical Council of India or State Medical Councils. The student further undergoes one year internship in an approved institution in India for issue of permanent registration to practice as a Doctor in India”

WHO

World Health Organization

World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations serving as the directing and coordinating authority for international health, it ensures the widest possible availability of authoritative information and guidance on health matters.

WHO has no authority to grant any form of recognition or accreditation to schools of medicine or other training institutions. Such a procedure remains the exclusive prerogative of the national government concerned. WHO limits itself to publishing information on medical schools that has been provided or confirmed by the governments of its Member States.

The World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS) published by World Health Organization is the result of a wide and co-ordinated effort encompassing the design, field-testing and translation of questionnaires, the development of an electronic database, and editing, printing and dissemination. The resulting Directory in its Seventh Edition provides information on 1642 medical schools, listing the institutions of basic medical education in 157 countries or areas.

The Medical schools in each country are listed alphabetically. The website address to access the WDMS is

WORLD MEDICAL COUNCIL

Medical Education across the globe is regulated by the respective statutory Medical Councils / Boards. They have an assigned role in assuring quality of undergraduate doctor education, postgraduate training, doctor registration, disciplinary procedures, public interests protection etc.

These Councils maintain the Register of Medical Practitioners, administer the compulsory continuing medical education (CME) programme and also govern and regulate the professional conduct and ethics of registered medical practitioners.

  • Singapore Medical Council
  • The Medical Council of Hongkong
  • General Medical Council UK
  • German Medical Association
  • Medical Council of Ireland
  • New Zealand Medical Council
  • Australia Medical Council
  • Ministry of Public Health, Romania
  • Ministry of Health, Italy
  • Medical & Dental Council Ghana
  • Medical Council of Canada
  • Nepal Medical Council
  • Pakistan Medical & Dental council
  • Medical Council of Malawi
  • Medical Board of Austria
  • Medical Council of Ukraine
  • Medical And Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe
  • Medical council of India
  • Medical Council of Mauritius
  • Medical Council of Jamaica
  • Guyana Medical Council
  • Bahamas Medical Council
  • Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • Medical & Dental Council of Sierra Leone
  • General Dental council United Kingdom

ECFMG

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
FAIMER

ECFMG certification is one of the eligibility requirements to take Step 3 of the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). To be eligible for ECFMG certification , the physician’s medical school and graduation year must be listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER ® ).

The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) is a non-profit foundation of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). FAIMER is committed to programs and research activities that have the potential to advance international medical education.

The International Medical Education Directory (IMED) provides an accurate and up-to-date resource of information about international medical schools that are recognized by the appropriate government agency in the countries where the medical schools are located. A medical school is listed in IMED after FAIMER receives confirmation from the Ministry of Health or other appropriate agency that the medical school is recognized by the Ministry or other agency.

IMED

The International Medical Education Directory (IMED) provides an accurate and up-to-date resource of information about international medical schools that are recognized by the appropriate government agency in the countries where the medical schools are located. The agency responsible for this recognition in most countries is the Ministry of Health. Medical schools that are recognized by the appropriate agencies in their respective countries are listed in the International Medical Education Directory.

A medical school is listed in IMED after FAIMER receives confirmation from the Ministry of Health or other appropriate agency that the medical school is recognized by the Ministry or other agency. FAIMER also updates the International Medical Education Directory as information about medical schools is received from Ministries of Health or other appropriate agencies.

The following information is available in IMED:

  • Medical school name
  • Name of the university with which the medical school is affiliated (if applicable)
  • Medical school address, telephone/fax numbers and email address
  • Medical school website address
  • Former official names of the medical school (if applicable)
  • Degree title (title of the medical degree currently awarded by the medical school or university)
  • Graduation years, which are calendar years the medical school has been recognized by the government agency in the country where the school is located. Graduation years for many schools begin in 1953, although individual medical schools may have been recognized prior to that date.
  • Year instruction began
  • Language of instruction
  • Duration of the curriculum
  • Entrance examination requirement
  • Eligibility of foreign (non-national) students
  • Total enrollment

IMED lists medical schools in each country alphabetically by the name of the medical school. You may search by various fields, including geographic region, country, name of medical school and the city where the school is located. Detailed search instructions are provided.

IMED lists medical schools in each country alphabetically by the name of the medical school. You may search by various fields, including geographic region, country, name of medical school and the city where the school is located. Detailed search instructions are provided.