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After the Russian invasion of Ukraine has put a large number of medical students from the state in jeopardy, a new notice by the National Medical Commission (NMC) comes from 500 people studying medicine in the Philippines. As a blow to more students has come. According to the latest notification of the NMC – Foreign Medical Graduate Licensee (FMGL) Regulations 2021, dated November 18, 2021, it will not consider a Bachelor of Science (BS) as part of recognized medical education in India.
NMC stated that after seeking an exemption or special exemption from several medical students pursuing BS in the Philippines prior to the publication of FMGL Regulations, it has been observed that BS and MD courses are two different degrees in the Philippines and BS may not be may be the same or included in MBBS, reads the notice by NMCIn the Philippines, medical education is offered in two parts – BS (Biology) is for 18–24 months, after which 48 months of Doctor of Medicine (MD) is considered equivalent to MBBS.
Students who have taken admitted to MD in the Philippines prior to FMGL regulations may be considered for registration subject to fulfilling other eligibility criteria, reads the notice. NMC says that it protects the interest of students who have taken admission in MD before the date of notification, which is November 18, 2021.
What about the students who have already taken admitted to BS in 2020 and 2021, say the parents of two medical students studying in the Philippines. The father of a medical student from Moga said, “The NMC notice will be implemented retrospectively. This is extremely illogical