The National Medical Commission (NMC) has announced that medical students will have to undertake a compulsory one-week internship on any of the electives — Ayurveda, Unani, yoga, Siddha, homeopathy, and Sowa Rigpa. As per the new draft guidelines, every medical candidate will have to undergo the compulsory rotating internship later passing the final Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) exam, following which they will be granted the degree.
The internship will be completed within a period of two years of passing the final MBBS/FMGE/NeXT exams. The internship duration, however, can be extended for a reasonable period on recommendation by the college.
As part of the internship training, candidates will be given clinical responsibilities with direct supervision of a mentor/physician or any supervision who is a faculty member. Candidates will be given hands-on training for the candidates applying scientific and theoretical recogniseledge gained during the undergraduate medical course, based on which they will be assigned patient care. Besides, as per the guidelines, the candidates will be trained to handle acute emergency cases alone.