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NMC PGMSR 2023 : NMC Publish Minimum Standard Requirements For Postgraduate Courses In Medical Colleges

NMC PGMSR 2023

NMC PGMSR 2023

The National Medical Commission (NMC) on January 16, 2024, released an official notification mentioning the Minimum Standard of Requirements for Postgraduate Courses (PGMSR)-2023. According to the commission, these guidelines shall be implemented with immediate effect. 

New Delhi: Releasing the final Post-graduate Minimum Standard Requirements 2023 (PGMSR-2023), the Postgraduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB) of the National Medical Commission (NMC) has laid down the conditions for the medical institutes across the country to be able to offer PG medical courses.
PGMSR-2023 has been released in compliance with Regulation 3.4 of the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations (PGMER) 2023, which mentioned that all the medical institutes starting PG medical courses would have to satisfy the conditions regarding the physical infrastructure, teaching staff, clinical material, and hospital as detailed in the MSR document.
While the draft MSR for PG courses was released last year in September, the final document has now been published by NMC and it includes the mandatory requirements for a Postgraduate medical institute to start a PG medical course, and the clinical material/investigation workload required for post-graduate, the ratio of eligible post-graduate faculty to the number of students, the number of minimum and maximum beds in a Unit, the faculty and senior resident requirements for the number of PG seats in different specialties, the list of functional departments mandatory in a specific medical college etc.

As per the commission, the guidelines issued by the  Postgraduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB), National Medical Commission, are set to be implemented with immediate effect. Some of the key highlights of the PGMSR-2023 are as follows:

  • The hospital building will have to conform to the existing national building norms and various local statutory regulations for hospitals taking into consideration the requirements of the hospital as a service provider including administration, registration, records storage, out-patient and inpatient areas, operating theaters, Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Radiology and laboratory services, emergency areas, etc.

Also Read: NMC Releases Draft Minimum Standard of Requirements for PG Medical Courses

  • The faculty, infrastructure, and support staff in the departments of Radio- diagnosis, Anesthesia, Pathology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry should be increased proportionally with the growth of hospital beds.
  • Minimum 80 percent of hospital beds should be occupied by inpatients throughout the year
  • At least 15 percent of total beds in the post-graduate training department should be dedicated to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds/High Dependency Unit (HDU) beds exclusively for that department.
  • Each teaching department must have a teaching room with audio-visual facilities, capable of accommodating a sufficient number of students for clinical case discussions/demonstrations.
  • Full-time faculty members are required, and they should not engage in private practice during college hours. A minimum attendance of 75 percent on total working days is mandatory for faculty.
  • Every medical college should have a specified number of closed-circuit cameras at designated locations, as prescribed by the National Medical Commission.
  • Each college/institute must have its own website, providing details of departments, available facilities, faculty contacts, PG courses with seat numbers, information on admitted students, and clinical workload details (OPD, IPD, and Surgeries) for each department separately.

RATIO OF RECOGNIZED POST-GRADUATE FACULTY TO THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS


(1) The ratio of recognized Post-graduate faculty to the number of students to be admitted for the post-graduate broad speciality courses shall be as under:
Government

Government College + Non-Govt. Colleges Other Non Government Colleges
Professor/ Associate Prof as Unit Head/ Associate Professor*1:31:2
Associate Professor1:21:1
Associate Professor**

(2) The number of students to be admitted in case of Post-Graduate degree Super-Specialty courses

Post-graduate Faculty: Students- Ratio for Super Speciality Subjects
Govt. CollegesNon-Govt. Colleges
Professor1:21:2
Associate Prof1:21:2
Assistant Prof.1:11:1

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