District Residency Programme is mandatory for all PG medical students from 2021: NMC
The District Residency Programme has been mandated by the National Medical Commission for all postgraduate medical students admitted after the 2021 batch. DRP permits PG understudies to finish three months of residency in a region medical clinic. This is intended to alleviate the physician shortage in district hospitals.
The three-month DRP for PG students with a wide range of specialties is provided for by the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulation (2000). A notification from the NMC dated September 16, 2020 made public these provisions. However, it was not implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The District Residency Program is mandated by the NMC for a period of three months, and students must participate in a rotation during the third, fourth, and fifth semesters of the PG program. In a letter addressed to the director of the Directorate of Medical Education of all states and Union Territories and the principal of all medical colleges in India, the NMC stated that students admitted to private medical colleges and deemed universities are also required to participate in the District Residency Programme (DRP).
The choice has been taken by the Public Level Controlling advisory group led by the President, post graduate clinical training board (PGMEB). The NMC stated that representations have been received from students admitted in 2020 seeking exemption from DRP as their final year exams approach.
District Residency Program:
The primary goals of the District Residency Programme (DRP) are to introduce the PG medical student to the District Health System and get them involved in the health care services at the District Hospital so they can learn while serving.
For Educational News Click here
For Educational Notes Click here
For Previous year question paper Click here
For 3lakh+ free mcq questions with answers download the Edunovations app today