AT the present moment medical degrees earned in foreign countries are not valid in India and vice versa. Doctors holding such degrees are not recognized as specialist here and as such cannot practice here. The government is considering a proposal to recognize specialist degrees earned abroad (‘developed countries’) for pracitsing in India in order to aid doctors wanting to come back. Read the news here from IBN live.
The government further hopes that such a move might induce them to “reciprocate.” Fat chance of that occurring when you consider the recent trends in NHS or elsewhere ! However it will be greatly beneficial to many MBBS students who left after internship and now may want to return as specialist.