Key changes in MBBS Internship and College Transfers: No change of College From 2nd Year
Many students get admission in the colleges where they got the first seat through counseling and in the second year, many students join elsewhere. This college transfer option will not be available from this academic year.
MBBS students will have to complete the internship within two years instead of ten years. Some students complete MBBS but do internship in 12 months for some time and go for higher education. Especially those who go abroad are doing this. Then they complete it at their desired time. Under the new system, NMC has directed that the internship should be completed within two years after completion of MBBS.
Internship also has to be done in whichever college you join. Some of them are doing internship in other hospitals with special permission. The National Medical Commission has put a full stop to this too. Also, NMC has brought changes in MBBS first year biochemistry and microbiology exam papers.
National Exit Test (NEXT)
Students joining MBBS in this academic year must write the National Exit Test (NEXT). For those who joined MBBS in 2019, this year also the exams are being conducted in the current system. It is not clear from when the NEXT policy will come into effect for those who joined in later years.
In this academic year, MBBS first year students have to write two types of exams namely Step-1 and 2 under NEXT in the final year without connection with health universities. Only after passing these, you will be eligible for admission in PG courses and practice as doctors.
For this academic year, admissions will be done through health universities as per the current system. Steps are being taken to start MBBS classes from 1st August. According to the NEET UG results, the state wise merit lists will be coming from the center soon. Students should apply accordingly. After that, the admissions counseling process will begin.