In view of media reports that medical graduates are landing PG courses without pursuing one year internship, Dr K Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education, Telangana, has warned students against bunking internship to attend coaching institutes for PG coaching.
Dr Reddy has clarified that one year internship is a very important part of MBBS curriculum and without its completion medical graduates will not be considered as doctors.
“They will also become ineligible for any higher studies in India or abroad. As per rule 2.1.4 of the prospectus, the internship should be completed on or before March 31, 2019,” added Dr Reddy.
Dr Reddy said that the students are cautioned not to miss their internship postings as they are bound to get extension of posting as per MCI Rules and if it crosses the deadline of March 31, 2019, of that year, they lose eligibility to join PG course that year.
Dr Reddy explained that all medical colleges under Dr Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Telangana, will strictly follow the rules and guidelines issued in the PG Medical admissions Prospectus-2019-20.
As scrutiny at various levels starts before the stipulated date of March 31, 2019, a provision is given in the prospectus as Annexure IV C for “Provisional Internship Completion” from the college principal.
Dr Reddy said that if any candidate did not complete his internship for any reason and got extension of postings, it will be mentioned in the final certificate and it will be issued only after completion. This is the only valid document for completion of internship.