Union minister Kishan Reddy along with the graduates of NEO-ZSM University. (Twitter)
Hyderabad: Turning adversity into opportunity, a group of medicos, who had to return home after Ukraine war, have graduated with flying colors.
Students of NEO-ZSM University in Ukraine had to return home after war broke out in the region. Despite facing enormous challenges, they have graduated with flying colors.
Among the group of students, 72 out of 110 students cleared the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) screening test for the NMC registration on the first attempt. It is the toughest medical licensing exam in India.
This remarkable achievement has been recognized in a grand graduation ceremony and success meet for the class of 2022, held at the AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad.
The graduation ceremony was attended by G Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development of the North Eastern Region of India. The graduated students were felicitated with degrees, gold medals on FMGE pass, and COVID warrior and evacuation bravery awards for their hard work and dedication.
Union minister G Kishan Reddy, AIG Chairman & National Medical Commission member Dr Nageshwar Reddy felicitating the graduate.
Medicos during the Ukraine war:
During the Ukraine war, many Indian medical students had to return home due to the deteriorating situation. To support these students, PM Modi launched "Operation Ganga" to provide assistance. However, despite government efforts, many students were forced to cut short their education. After NMC’s relaxation and the efforts of Neo Institute of Medical Sciences (NEO), the final year medicos at Zaporizhzhya State Medical University (ZSMU) were able to complete their degrees. And 70% passed the FMGE (Screening Test) on the first attempt.
Despite facing challenges and adversities during their academic journey, these medicos have become an inspiration for many. Their hard work and determination are an example for future generations of medical professionals.