Are you preparing for the National Medical Commission's Next Examination? If yes, then you need to know what this exam is all about and how it will affect your career as a medical graduate in India.
The Next Examination, or NExT, is a common national standard test that will be conducted by the National Medical Commission (NMC) for all undergraduate medical students, foreign medical graduates, and other persons with a medical degree for various purposes. The NExT will serve as a single eligibility-cum-entrance test for admission to postgraduate medical courses and for obtaining a license to practice medicine in India.
The NExT will cover six primary subjects from the final year of the MBBS course, namely:
- Medicine and allied disciplines
- Surgery and allied disciplines
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The NExT will assess the knowledge, skill, attitude, and behavior of the candidates towards their patients and the society. The NExT will also ensure that the medical graduates meet the minimum standards of competence and quality required for providing safe and effective health care.
The NExT is expected to be implemented from 2024 onwards. The NMC will notify the exam pattern details, syllabus, eligibility criteria, application process, and other relevant information in due course of time.
The NExT is a landmark reform in the field of medical education in India. It will bring uniformity, transparency, and accountability in the evaluation of medical graduates and improve the quality of healthcare delivery in the country.