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Foreign Medical Graduates Examination; All You Need To Know About Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Sun 09, 2023
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FMGE All You Need To Know About Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Many of the medical aspirants in India pursue their medical degrees from other nations. However, to practice medicine in India, they must prove their medical acumen according to Indian standards. Students need to clear the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) to become eligible to practice in India.
Henceforth, the students can register with the National Medical Commission (Medical Council of India) and state medical councils. Here, we will delve deep into the FMGE exam syllabus and pattern.

FMGE Syllabus; In a Nutshell

The National Board of Examinations releases the detailed syllabus three to four months before the FMGE exam. The prevalence of the exam is twice a year, in June and December. The examination has two parts: Pre and Para Clinical Subjects, and Clinical Subjects. It covers a wide spectrum of medical knowledge essential for practicing medicine competently. Both Part A and Part B consist of 150 marks each.

Pre and Para Clinical Subjects

Anatomy: This section comprises 17 questions, testing candidates’ understanding of the structure and organization of the human body.

Physiology: With 17 questions, this section assesses candidates’ knowledge of the physiological mechanisms of major organ systems and their responses to various stimuli.

Biochemistry: Covering 17 questions, this section evaluates candidates’ comprehension of metabolic pathways, enzyme functions, and hormonal interactions.

Forensic Medicine: With 10 questions, this section focuses on the application of legal aspects of medical practice, interpretation of autopsy reports, and understanding common injuries and poisoning.

Pathology: Comprising 13 questions, this section examines candidates’ understanding of the general principles of disease processes, common pathological findings in different organ systems, and their clinical implications.

Microbiology: With 13 questions, this section tests candidates’ knowledge of microorganisms, their virulence factors, and antimicrobial susceptibility.

Pharmacology: Covering 13 questions, this section assesses candidates’ understanding of mechanisms of action, indications, adverse effects, and drug interactions of commonly used medications.

Clinical Subjects

Medicine and Allied Subjects: This section encompasses various sub-topics such as Medicine (33 questions), Dermatology and STD (5 questions), Psychiatry (5 questions), and Radiotherapy (5 questions), totaling 48 questions. It assesses candidates’ understanding of medical diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases.

General Surgery and Allied Subjects: Covering General Surgery (32 questions), Anesthesiology (5 questions), Radiodiagnosis (5 questions), and Orthopedics (5 questions), totaling 47 questions. This section evaluates candidates’ knowledge of surgical procedures, anesthesia, imaging techniques, and musculoskeletal conditions.

Pediatrics: With 15 questions, this section focuses on the medical care and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.

Ophthalmology: Covering 15 questions, this section assesses candidates’ understanding of eye diseases and their management.

Otorhinolaryngology: With 15 questions, this section evaluates candidates’ knowledge of ear, nose, and throat disorders and their treatment.

Community Medicine: Comprising 30 questions, this section focuses on public health, preventive medicine, and community healthcare management.

Obstetrics and Gynecology: With 30 questions, this section covers women’s reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.

In total, the FMGE syllabus consists of 300 questions,covering both pre-para clinical subjects and clinical subjects, to evaluate candidates’ readiness to practice medicine in the Indian healthcare system.

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