As per the Draft Regulations for Compulsory Rotating Internship 2021 released by the National Medical Commission, it was declared that it will now be mandatory for the MBBS students to peruse an internship training under the Ministry of AYUSH. In simple words, it can be said that AYUSH has been introduced to the MBBS internship.
The medical student will have to undergo training while serving the other 17 specialist branches of medical sciences within the duration of 12 months. The AYUSH interns will have the freedom to choose any of the branches of AYUSH namely: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidhi, Sowa Rigpa or Homeopathy.
During the 1 week of internship, it was necessary to do training in any of the two departments of medical including cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, medical oncology, and nephrology. There are provisions that the duration of the internship might be temporarily suspended, withdrawn, cancelled at any time by the college authorities. Students are bound to do the internship from where they complete their graduation.
During the 1 week of internship , it was necessary to do training in any of the two departments of medical including cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, medical oncology, and nephrology.The NMC has ordered the medical colleges to conduct the final year and the other examinations at the earliest.
Instructions given in the latest NMC Draft Guidelines:
• Undergoing a training internship in the Union Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Sowa Rigpa, Homeopathy) is being made compulsory for all MBBS students.
• The medical interns would be required to complete this training along with postings in 17 other specialties in a 12-month period
• The 17 postings are divided into 14 mandatory postings and 3 electives.
• The AYUSH interns would be allowed to choose any elective from the following - Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa or Homeopathy.
• The draft regulation for Compulsory Rotating Internship, 2021 says that a week's training should be a part of the rotational schedule of any of the Indian systems of medicine as an elective.
• Training of 1 week each in 2 of the super-specialty disciplines - cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, medical oncology - has been included in the internship for MBBS students.
• The duration of the internship could be curtailed/temporarily suspended/withdrawn/cancelled at any time by the college/ institution/ university, provided the prevalent regulations of the relevant authority.
• The minimum duration the Compulsory Rotating Internship could be extended as deemed apt in cases of insufficient attendance, unsatisfactory acquisition of required competence, unsuccessful qualification on assessment, or due to any exigency.
• It has also been recommended that students complete their internship from the same institute that they graduate from, so that no scope for transfers is left. Many students seek to transfer from their private colleges to government colleges for better exposure.