The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) is an international organization that promotes quality medical education worldwide. WFME recognition is a quality assurance mechanism for medical schools and medical education programs. In September 2023, the National Medical Commission (NMC) of India was awarded WFME recognition for a period of 10 years. This means that all 706 medical colleges in India are now WFME accredited.
In the case of the United States and the United Kingdom, Indian medical graduates will still need to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test, respectively, in order to practice medicine in those countries.
Overall, WFME recognition is a positive development for Indian medical graduates. It is likely to make it easier for them to obtain medical licensure.
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