MBBS students will soon have to undergo internship training in Ayush, along with their other postings.
Draft regulation for Compulsory Rotating Internship, 2021, released by the National Medical Commission (NMC), mentioned that a week’s training should be included in the rotational schedule in any of the Indian systems of medicine as an elective
Of the 17 postings which MBBS students have to complete over a period of 12 months after graduation, 14 are mandatory and three are electives. The training in super speciality disciplines and Indian systems of medicine are among the electives. For Ayush, the NMC mentioned that interns can choose any elective from ayurveda, yoga, unani, homoeopathy and Siddha Sowa Rigpa.