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Medical degrees from former Soviet countries are under question

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7358.238/b (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:238
  1. Sanjay Kumar
  1. New Delhi

    Indian medical students educated in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet republics) are up in arms against the Medical Council of India and the health ministry over recognition of their degrees.

    The medical council has demanded that the students should clear a screening test, starting from September 2002, before they are given a permanent registration to practise medicine in India.

    “This is highly discriminatory and illegal, as we all studied in institutions recognised by the medical council of India, and tantamount to virtual de-recognition of our degrees,” said Dr Prashant Arun, …

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