“Lateral Entry to MBBS for BSc (Nursing), BPT, …..   Is it allowed?”Lateral Entry to MBBS for BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS graduates is a myth and not a truth. However, there are certain universities in Europe, that after carefully examining the BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS subjects and testimonials of aspirants do accept lateral entry to MBBS into their universities.

After the completion of such lateral entry to MBBS degree from any foreign university, the BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS aspirants may face the risk of getting their degree not recognized by Medical Council of lndia and universities of India & abroad.

Now it is up to the BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS graduates whether they are in a position to take risk with their time, career & money to pursue such Lateral Entry MBBS degree.

“Now the onus is on aspirants and not on the consultant who has helped to get admission in foreign university. One thing is certain; that lateral entry to MBBS for BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS & BAMS graduates is not acceptable by universities in India and such Lateral Entry MBBS degree would not be recognised by Medical Council of India.”

Many BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS graduates, without proper research may be planning to admit in abroad universities to pursue lateral entry to MBBS. After coming back they may not be allowed to appear for the Medical Council of India screening test conducted by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi and hence will not get provisional or permanent registration with Medical Council of India.

Not only India, even the Medical Councils of neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh are not recognizing such degrees.

“The advice that can be given to the lateral entry to MBBS exploring, BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS aspirants is that before you go outside India to pursue lateral entry to MBBS course, apply for an eligibility certificate at Medical Council of India. Once an eligibility certificate is issued by Medical Council of India, the BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS aspirant becomes eligible to sit for screening test of Medical Council of India conducted by National Board of Examinations – FMG Screening Test “.

As far as the rules are concerned, Medical Council of India may not issue eligibility certificate for appearing in Medical Council of India screening test to BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS aspirants looking for lateral entry to MBBS in abroad. [ad 2]

Finally the bottom line is that lateral entry to MBBS is a mirage and not a reality for BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS graduates.

The views expressed above is the opinion of ATBanzara Education, please check up with Medical Council of India before the BSc (Nursing), BPT, BHMS and BAMS graduates embark on taking drastic steps.

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