“The Embassy has notified the relevant Chinese authorities and medical colleges with a request to ensure that all Indian students coming to China for clinical medicine programs are educated, trained and educated to meet the above requirements of the NMC. Any student who joins the Chinese clinical medicine program after November 2021 and does not obtain a license to practice medicine in China will not be eligible to appear for the medical diploma examination abroad,” the embassy said in an official statement.
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The notice stated that all foreign medical students “must be registered with the appropriate professional regulatory body or otherwise be eligible to practice medicine under the jurisdiction of the country in which the medical degree was awarded and is equivalent to a license to practice. gave medicine to a citizen of that country.”
The embassy also asked whether Indian students could work in Chinese hospitals as “physician assistants” after completing their medical studies in China but not obtain a medical license in China to earn a living. and repay education loans.
“The embassy has officially contacted the relevant Chinese authorities to confirm the existence of such a possibility. The embassy shares the information received from the Chinese side on its social media pages,” the statement said.
The Indian Embassy has also advised all prospective Indian students to refer to previous advice as well as the relevant regulations of the NMC before considering opportunities to study clinical medicine programs in China.
“Prospective students/parents are advised to directly confirm the admission requirements directly with the relevant Chinese university(s) before accepting admission,” it said.
According to official estimates, more than 23,000 Indian students are currently enrolled in Chinese universities. The vast majority of them studied medicine.
Meanwhile, after more than two years of Covid visa restrictions, China recently began issuing visas to a limited number of students who can return. News agency PTI reported that more than 350 students have returned to rejoin their colleges.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also stressed the need to speed up the process of Indian students returning to China to attend classes with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting.