'No externship': MBBS students must complete internships in same institute, MUHS clarifies

The MUHS has clarified informed MBBS students that they will not be allowed to do internships other than the college they are enrolled in from this year.

'No externship': MBBS students must complete internships in same institute, MUHS clarifies MBBS Compulsory Rotating Internship (Representative image)
Anu Parthiban | May 4, 2022 - 11:58 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has clarified that MBBS students will have to complete their internship from the college where they are pursuing their degree from this year.
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The decision comes after the National Medical Commission’s (NMC) released the Draft Regulations for Compulsory Rotating Internship 2021. Medical students were allowed to do ‘externships’ from other colleges near to their home or at colleges other than where they have enrolled in till last year.

However, the NMC has disallowed transfers to other colleges for externships. The MUHS has clarified the same and informed candidates that they will have to do internships from the same college, as per the circular issued on Monday.

The MUHS circular read, “The provision made available to students until last year where one could pursue their internship at other universities in India, including deemed universities/colleges in Maharashtra, is now being discontinued. Students will have to complete their 12-month internship at the university they are enrolled in.”

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As per the Draft Regulations for Compulsory Rotating Internship 2021 issued by the NMC in July 2021, “All Indian Medical Graduates shall complete their entire period of compulsory rotating internship training (CRMI) in the institution where they have pursued and completed their Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).”

However, in the event of any difficulty due to the current pandemic situation, this internship can be completed at another NMC-approved medical college hospital, the notice which was released by the NMC in November read.

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