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  Check list for Parents & Students
MCI considers the following criteria in determining the
validity of the foreign degree.
1 The undergraduate medical degree being pursued should be equivalent to the MBBS degree in India.
2 The undergraduate degree must have been recognized by the respective Ministry of Education of the Provincial or Central Government.
3 The university should have the authentic permission (from Government) to admit the foreign students.
4 The university should have the permission from the concerned Government authorities to teach English medium to the foreign students.
5 The study hours should match with the minimum prescribed international standards in respect of clinical medicine.
6 The Indian student after completion of the foreign medical degree should be eligible to take up a job in the local hospitals, just at par with the local Chinese student. In other words, the degree obtained by Indian student should have been equivalent to that obtained by any Chinese student and in recognition of the same, he should be allowed equal job opportunities.
7 The university name, address and other details should get listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools of the World Health Organization. If there are any changes in the address or change in the name or details, such information should be intimated to WHO through official channels for appropriate incorporation.
8 The medical degree being pursued should be clinical medicine only. Teaching Traditional medicine or obtaining degree from Traditional Medicine colleges is not allowed by MCI.
The above criteria needs to be fulfilled so that MCI will consider the foreign medical degree pursued by India students and allow them to sit for “Screening test.”
Preliminary preparations for students taking admission
in foreign medical universities
I. Applying for Passport:
A). Can apply online accessing www.passportindia.gov.in
B). For urgent passport under TATKAL, prescribed ID proofs and Verification
Certificate are a must
C). Date of Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authority or Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Gram Panchayat is compulsory.
II. Checking the recognition:
A). Check MCI approved Chinese medical universities at
http://www.mciindia.org/MediaRoom/ListofChinaColleges.aspx
B) Check Russian colleges at
http://www.mciindia.org/ActsandAmendments/TheThirdScheduleofIMCAct.aspx
C). Check WHO listing at
http://libdoc.who.int/publications/wdms/  
http://avicenna.ku.dk/database/medicine
III. Right choice of the consultancy:
1 Whether directly authorized or middlemen?
2 Whether registered and what credentials?
3 Whether post admission support services available or not?
4 Personal visit and independent inquiries.
IV. Readiness of the student and parent:
A). Whether student has inclination for medicine study comparatively stretching for upto 7 yrs for graduation and 10 yrs for PG?
B). Whether assessed the financial affordability and proper resource made out?
C). Whether the attitude of student is checked for suitability to studies away from home, being responsible towards his freedom?