Gujarat Intern Doctors’ Association on Wednesday reached out to a Gujarat-based member of National Medical Council requesting him to come to the rescue of 200 MBBS students at North Gujarat University (NGU) who may have to miss out on NEET-PG scheduled for March. The students who are interning I have not completed 12 months of internship needed to be eligible for the NEET-PG exams. The association has asked NMC member Anil Nayak, who is also a dean at NGU, to take a sympathetic view of the risk the students face of losing a year, and sought intervention by taking up the issue with NMC to postpone the exam.

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The students have demanded that eligibility criteria of appearing in NEET-PG in 2022 should be revised to require completion of in-ams internship on May 31 or June 30 if the exam is conducted on March 12. According to the association, there are around 8,000 such students in 10 states who will have to miss out on NEET-PG exams as they would not have completed 12 months of internship at the time of exam.

NGU students started their internship late as ex were held late as all of them were posted for COVID19 duty, an intern said.The letter urges NMC to reconsider the decision on the exam date. We request that NEET-PG should be held in June-July and the internship cut-off date should be kept at October 15,2022. So that justice is served to all aspirants of the batch of 2016 across India, it stated.

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