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21-September -2023

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1. National Medical Commission Achieves Prestigious WFME Recognition Status for 10 Years

Topic: GS3 – National organisations.

Context:

  • The National Medical Commission (NMC) in India has achieved WFME (World Federation for Medical Education) Recognition Status for a period of 10 years.

More about the news:

  • This recognition makes all 706 existing medical colleges in India WFME accredited, and new medical colleges established in the next decade will also automatically receive WFME accreditation.
  • The recognition aims to improve the quality and standards of medical education in India by aligning them with global best practices.
  • Indian medical graduates with WFME recognition can pursue postgraduate training and practice in countries that require WFME recognition, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • It enhances the international recognition and reputation of Indian medical schools and professionals, encourages academic collaborations and exchanges, and promotes continuous improvement in medical education.

About National Medical Commission:

 The National Medical Commission (NMC) is a regulatory body in India responsible for overseeing medical education and practice within the country. It serves as the successor to the Medical Council of India (MCI) and was established to bring about significant reforms in the field of medical education and healthcare delivery in India. Here are some key points about the National Medical Commission (NMC):

  • Regulatory Body: The NMC is entrusted with the task of regulating medical education and practice in India. It sets standards for medical education institutions and monitors their compliance with these standards..
  • Quality Assurance: One of the primary objectives of the NMC is to ensure the delivery of high-quality medical education and training across the nation. This includes defining and upholding standards of education, infrastructure, and faculty in medical colleges.
  • Licensing and Registration: The NMC is responsible for issuing licenses and registrations to medical practitioners, including doctors, in India. It establishes guidelines and procedures for medical licensing and registration.
  • Reforms in Education: Updates curriculum and assessment methods.
  • Ethical Standards: Establishes ethical guidelines for medical professionals.
  • Research and Innovation: Promotes medical research and innovation.
  • Public Interest: Protects the interests of the public in healthcare.
  • Continuing Medical Education: Sets requirements for ongoing medical education.
  • Collaborations: Partners with organizations to improve healthcare.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1959140

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