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Health Ministry proposes to substitute National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences (NBEMS)

New Delhi : A notice has been issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare proposing the replacement of existing National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) with the ‘Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences’ (BEMS) under the National Medical Commission (NMC) which will be in charge of conducting the National Exit Test (NeXT).

This decision of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare comes under the draft amendment in NMC Act 2019. The ministry has decided to include BEMS as the fifth autonomous board under NMC. Presently, there are four autonomous boards under NMC which include Under-Graduate Medical Education Board, the Post-Graduate Medical Education Board, Medical Assessment and Rating Board and the Ethics and Medical Registration Board.