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One Year Rural Posting Mandatory for PG Medical Students

One Year Rural Posting Mandatory for PG Medical Students: Central Government
The Centre has taken a major step towards ensuring the availability of doctors in rural areas. It has made one-year combined rural posting mandatory for all doctors seeking a post-graduation in India. The new ruling is applicable to students from the next academic session onwards.

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Rural India to get more docs
It has become obligatory for all MBBS pass-outs applying for post-graduation to do a combined rural posting for four months each in primary health centres, community health centres and district hospitals under the state government.
The rural posting has been made compulsory for the postgraduate medical aspirants only and not for the doctors wishing to enter into practice.

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Postgraduate degree only for those who complete 3 years.

Open varsity degree not equal to regular PG: apex court
Postgraduate degrees awarded by open universities under the distance education programme to students who did not have the basic three-year degree could not be treated on a par with PG degrees obtained after regular study from a recognised university, the Supreme Court held on Wednesday.

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No PG degree unless student completes 3-year graduation: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has upheld a UGC rule which says that no student shall be eligible for a Masters degree, including under the Open University System (OUS), unless he or she has successfully completes a three-year degree course.

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MCEM Residency in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Chennai

Emergency medicine residency towards the MCEM exam can now be done at various Apollo Hospitals in the country.
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad has been training EM residents and conducting the MCEM part A entry and part B & C exit exam since June 2005.
The other Apollo Hospitals where EM residency can be done are

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad
Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

However, the exam center for all parts of the exam will remain at Hyderabad.
The official dates from when the residencies can commence at various institutes have not been announced yet.
It is recommended to contact the respective Heads of Emergency Medicine departments for more information.




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Controversy over EMRI (108) Ambulance Service

Emergency Management & Research Institute, A Scam too?

Those who have been crying foul against various state governments patronising the 108 EMRI ambulance service have now lodged a fresh police complaint alleging theft of public money by the Rajus through EMRI. The `108' ambulance service has curiously been patronised by 12 state governments across the country, with eight handpicking it without even floating tenders.

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TEMcon 2009 Postponed!

The 2nd Transforming Emergency Management Conference organised by EMRI has been indefinitely postponed as per the official EMRI website. The conference was scheduled on Feb 5-7 2009 at Hyderabad. No future dates have been announced.