After the Russia-Ukraine war, the National Medical Commission (NMC) allowed students to transfer to colleges in other countries. In the past, foreign students studying medicine could not change their country of study mid-course.
Considering the special circumstances, the NMC in its recent notice said, “NMC conveys its no-objection for academic mobility program in respect of Indian medical students who are studying in Ukraine provided that other criteria of Screening Test Regulations 2002 are fulfilled."
The earlier rule stated, “the entire course, training, and internship or clerkship shall be done in the same foreign medical institution throughout the course of study and no part of training/internship shall be done from another institute."
“It is informed that the mobility program offered by Ukraine has been considered in the Commission in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs, wherein it was intimated that the academic mobility program is a temporary relocation to other universities in different countries globally. However, the degree will be awarded by the parent Ukrainian University," NMC said in its latest order.