As the Ukraine Russia War marks one-year, Indian medical students who found themselves displaced due to the war have managed to bag their license to practice medicine in India. Over 70 Ukraine returned Indian medical students have cleared NBE‘s FMGE Exam conducted in December.
As per a TOI report, 72 students out of 110 cleared the FMGE exam on their first attempt. These students, who received their degrees from AIG Hospital, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, are now looking forward to diving into internships.
When the Ukraine Russia War broke out in February 24, 2022, thousands of Indian citizens were rescued and brought back home to the motherland through missions such as Operation Ganga. Majority of these citizens were students who had shifted to Ukraine to pursue their MBBS dreams.
Recalling the war, multiple students told Times Now about their time trying to cross the borders and leave Ukraine. Uncertainty surrounded these students, who have now, managed to complete their education and become one step closer to their dreams of becoming a doctor.
Multiple efforts from states and the Supreme Court has been made in order to accommodate these students in the Indian medical education system or to help them continue their education.
Through the academic mobility program recommended by the apex court, the Union Government and National Medical Commission, many students were able to resume their courses at universities in Ukraine’s Neighbour countries, including Russia.
FMGE December 2022 Exam was held on January 20, 2023. The results were declared by NBEMS on February 3, 2023. After clearing the FMGE Exam, foreign medical graduates become eligible to practice medicine in India and continue their education in the country.