MBBS internships to include mandatory AYUSH training: NMC

According to Draft Regulations for Compulsory Rotating Internship 2021 released by the National Medical Commission 2021 on July 7, MBBS students will be needed to undergo mandatory internship training in AYUSH — ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homeopathy and sowa rigpa,

Besides, postings in 17 other specialities, MBBS students require to complete this training, in one year.

According to a draft regulation for Compulsory Rotating Internship, 2021, released by the National Medical Commission (NMC) a week’s training should be included in the rotational schedule in any of the Indian systems of medicine as an elective.

The NMC declared that interns can choose any elective from ayurveda, yoga, unani, homeopathy, and Siddha Sowa Rigpa for Ayush,

In view of the local Covid situation, NMC had earlier asked the medical colleges to hold the final year postgraduate broad specialty and super specialty exams at the earliest.

The statement issued by MK Ramesh, President of Postgraduate Medical Education Board, has also asked the institutions or universities offering PG medical programs that they can themselves evaluate the theory answer scripts, as per their discretion.