As expected from the new progressive GOI, the Medical PG skyline is going to change forever. The National Medical Commission has issued a notice containing new regulations that affect various aspects of Medical PG in India – MD, MS, PG Diploma, DM & MCh courses.

To be precise, these regulations will affect the evaluating criteria, Institutional recognition parameters, Counseling & Admission Chronology, Intermittent training for Doctors and the fundamental eligibility for admission in PG.

The duration of Medical PG will be 3 years if it’s MS/MD and 2 years for PG Diploma, For super specialty, it will be 3 years. Even the curriculum is going to be ‘skill’ based which means that each PG course will be intended to grant a complete set of skills to the incumbent that will be established at the very outset.

Regarding the parameters that would need to be fulfilled by an Institution to become eligible to offer Medical PG courses, NMC will be the final authority. The Eligibility Certificate (EC) and Feasibility Certificate (FC) along with the existence of the department of Blood Bank having a blood separation unit have been mandated. 

As far as the selection process of the candidates is concerned, the NMC simply reiterated what had been prophesized earlier. The admission to MS/MD will be through NEXT and until that happens, NEET PG shall continue.

About Counseling, the notice says that there shall be a common counseling session for admission to MS/MD/Diploma and it will be based on the scores obtained by the aspirants in NEXT.

Finally, for the candidates who will be doing a Medical PG, a minimum 40% score in theory papers will be mandatory while she should attain equal to or more than 50% in aggregate in all papers.