Doctors can be designated as registered medical practitioners if:
- They hold recognized medical qualifications1
- They have completed an undergraduate medical course in a college or university recognized by the State government and registered with the Indian Medical Council.2 A list of recognized colleges and universities can be found here.
- They are enrolled with the State Medical Register3 or the Indian Medical Register4 and received a registration number
If the medical degree has been obtained from a foreign university, an Indian citizen possessing primary medical qualifications awarded by a foreign medical institution must clear a screening test5, in order to be registered with either the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.6 You can find a list of such foreign universities here.
- Section 2(h), Indian Medical Council Act, 1956
- First Schedule, Indian Medical Council Act, 1956
- Section 15, Indian Medical Council Act, 1956
- Section 21, Indian Medical Council Act, 1956
- Rule 3, Screening Test Regulations, 2002
- Second Schedule, Indian Medical Council Act, 1956