The National Medical Commission (NMC) has received the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) recognition status, thereby enabling Indian medical graduates to pursue postgraduate studies and practice abroad. The recognition will be valid for a period of 10 years.
This global recognition is expected to not only improve the reputation of Indian medical colleges and professionals but also to promote innovation in medical education and facilitate academic collaborations, exchanges, etc.
In the press release dated September 20, 2023, it is stated that such an accreditation will enable Indian students to pursue PG training and practice in other countries that require WFME recognition, which include the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. They will also be eligible to apply for the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Education and the United States Medical Licensing Examination. It is said that an official award letter and a certificate will also be provided by the Federation in the days to come.
Further, the existing medical colleges in India will become WFME accredited and the new medical colleges that will be set up in the coming 10 years will automatically become WFME accredited.