Exams Mauritius and India will take place simultaneouslyThe law requiring all those who completed the boarding pass an examination before the Medical Council does not grant them the "Certificate of Registration" came into force on August 1.
In a final consultation yesterday, the Ministry of Health and the Medical Council decided the date of the first examination, which was scheduled for September 29 and will involve a dozen aspiring doctors . In principle , this examination will be held twice a year , this is fixed in March .
But internal 80 completing their internship end of December will they wait more than two months before this exam? Is what will be the case for those who complete the internship in June? The authorities involved in the holding of the examination should also agree on who will pay for administrative costs .The internship is not the final step for obtaining the registration, which allows you to practice the medical profession.
The new test is designed to check if the applicant " Possesses adequate professional medical knowledge ." Overall, the medical profession is agreement on holding such an examination after the unpleasant surprises that the Medical Council had known a few years ago at the lack of knowledge of some medical graduates on basic issues. "There has been too much criticism in recent years on the skills of our young people. If this examination may reassure at those beginning their careers, so much the better ! " Responds a veteran of the industry. "Some prejudices exist vis-à -vis the qualifications of a particular country.
They return from France , China, South Africa and Ukraine , these new graduates must pass through this stage . This will put everyone on an equal footing , "hopes a doctor of public service.But the Ministry of Health and the Medical Council have struggled to find the formula that seems most appropriate for the conduct of this review. In areas of the department and the Medical Council, when it amended the law in December 2012 for the introduction of this review we admit that while " was still unclear ." So it took them several months of discussion before the first elements of answers to the following questions: What type of examination will be offered and what is the content? Who will prepare the questionnaires and to be entrusted with the organization? How often should the review take place? What is proposed elsewhere and to which country to go to get the necessary technical assistance ?
Finally , India's expertise has been sought , hence the presence in June last by a delegation of the National Board of Examinations of India and a senior official of the Ministry of Health of the country. The Ministry of Education , the Mauritius Institute of Health, Mauritius Examination Syndicate and the Ministry of Finance also participated in meetings with the Indian delegation .The entry into force of the Act , since August 1 , forced the health authorities not to procrastinate on the examination arrangements .
In the areas concerned , it was confirmed that the Ministry of Health, the Medical Council and the ESM are agreed on the 29th of September. What is fixed : MES will handle the conduct of examinations while questionnaires will be prepared by the National Examinations Board of India . At the same time , the Indian organization organize the examination for internal India. The duration of the exercise will be different , however . While the test in India normally lasts five hours , that for participants in Mauritius will it , about two hours.
The content of the questionnaire to Mauritius will reach "clinical " - that focus on concrete situations - and take into account the local context.Mauritian authorities have favored the formula of MCQ ( multiple choice questions ) in order not to penalize students who received training addressed differently. The Medical Council , it provides assurance that the whole exercise will be " transparent " , highlighting that a high part of the National Examinations Board of India will be present during the conduct of the examination .
There remains the question of the cost of the organization of these examinations , which has so far not been addressed . This however proves crucial , especially since it includes travel expenses of the Indian examiner printing questionnaires and other expenses in terms of personnel and logistics. " Who will bear the cost ," will require more than one in different agencies.For its part, the direction of the MES is ready for this new experience, while saying "proud " of the trust that has been given to this effect. " It is written examinations organized the same way as we do for those in Cambridge ," said Lucien Finette . And hope that this experience will allow the ESM to be given to the preparation of future questionnaires.