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ASEAN MRA ON MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS


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Name OF PMRA   : The Medical Council of Thailand
Address                 :7th Floor, Office of the Permanent Secretary, The Ministry of Public Health, Tiwanond Rd., Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand.
Phone Number      :  (66) 2590-1880-1, (66) 2590-1883-4, (66) 2590-1886-8, (66) 2590-1894
Facsimile           : (66) 2591-8614, (66) 2591-8615
e-mail         : tmc@ tmc.or.th
Contact Person     :
Website    :www.tmc.or.th

How Foreign doctors to register to practice medicine in Thailand

A. Full Registration/ License

  1. Having obtain degree of certificate in medicine recognized by the Medical Council of Thailand.
  2. Hold valid license to practice from the country of origin.
  3. Passing all 3 parts of Licensing Examination conducted by Center for Medical Competency Assessment and Accreditation.
  4. Be member of the Medical Council of Thailand.
  5. The registration fee is 500 Thai baht.

Be member of the Medical Council of Thailand

  1. Not being less than 20 years of age.
  2. Having obtain degree of certificate in medicine from medical schools recognized by the Medical Council of Thailand.
  3. Not being a person of bad conducts which, in the opinion of the committee, will bring dishonor to profession.
  4. Not having been sentenced by the final verdict or the lawful order to Imprisonment for the offences which in the opinion of the committee, will bring dishonor to profession.
  5. Not being a person having mental disorder or the diseases prescribed in the Rule of the Medical Council of Thailand.
  6. Membership fee is 4,000 Thai baht.

Recognition Medical Degree

  1. If the medical school is not recognized by the Medical Council as listed in our website the applicant has to submit the request form to the Medical Council Secretariat Office. (See the list in www.tmc.or.th)
  2. The Secretariat Office will send a letter within a week after receiving the request, to Dean of the medical School to fill all details of their curriculum in the Information Sheet of Foreign Medical School for Institutes and Curriculum Approval, and send back to our office. Including with signature and the logo of the Medical School stamp in every pages of the document (This process will not allow to be done by the students/graduates)
  3. The Sub-committee on Accreditation will analyze and consider the standard and teaching process of the curriculum and give their suggestion to the Executive Board Committee. The conclusion will be approve or disapprove.
  4. The Medical Council of Thailand conserves the right to review and disapprove the accreditation at any time.
  5. The duration of the process of 2 and 3 is not less than 3 months up to the co-operation of the Dean of medical schools . The Sub-committee on Accreditation has set the meeting once in every 3 months.
  6. Consideration fee is 50,100 Thai baht per person (According to the new regulation). The fee could be refunded in some amount and in some conditions. The Medical Council of Thailand conserve the right for no refunding.

Remark:

  1. The part 1 and part 2 of examinations are conducted in English.The part 3 is conducted in Thai. However the applicants have to be able to know Thai language for each process of their application.
  2. For Thai citizens study in Thai medical schools have been performed the same processes.

Requirement for each part

  • Part 1 - hold certificate from the medical school that he has full filled all subjects of pre-clinical science according to the curriculum for not less than 2 semesters.
  • Part 2 - hold certificate from the medical school that he has full filled all subjects of clinical science according to the curriculum for not less than 2 semesters.
  • Part 3 - passed the part 1 and part 2 exam which the duration of each part passing not more than 7 years.
  • - applicant who graduated from aboard have to hold the license to practice medicine from aboard which is recognized by The Medical Council Of Thailand.          

Remark:

for foreigners (Non-Thai) will be able to sit for the exam (all 3 parts) after they have completed their degree and hold valid license from their country of origin or any countries aboard.

Temporary Permission/Registration

  1. Having obtain valid license to practice from the country of origin.
  2. Having obtain Specialty/Sub-specialty Board Certification from the country of origin. In the case of being general medical practitioner (non-specialist) will be on consideration of the Executive Board Committee of the Medical council of Thailand.
  3. Work in specific place(s) and condition(s), (Research, New-medical technology demonstration, Humanitarian or other conditions that the Executive Board Committee of the Medical council of Thailand approved).
  4. Work under control of the doctor(s) who have fully registered with The Medical Council of Thailand.
  5. The application have to be submitted from the director of the government organization/hospital. The applicant has to contact with the director of that organization/hospital directly, we do not accept any application form individual doctor.
  6. Permission period is not more than 1 year.
  7. The duration of the process is not less than 1 month after The Medical Council of Thailand receive the request letter together with required documents of the applicants from the director of that government organization/Hospital.
  8. The practicing before The Medical Council of Thailand issue the permission is illegal.


Post graduate

 Recognized Training Programs

Name of Specialties and Subspecialties of Residency Training courses in Thailand

1. Psychiatry 
2. Forensic Medicine 
3. Anatomical Pathology 
4 . Clinical Pathology
5 . Anatomical and Clinical Pathology 
6 . Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 
7 . Family Medicine 
8 . Emergency Medicine 
9 . Nuclear Medicine 
10 . Adult Hematology 
11 . Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
12 . Oncology 

2 nd Group
1 . Pediatrics 
2 . Ophthalmology 
3 . Neurology
4 . Diagnostic  Radiology
5 . Anesthesiology 
6 . Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology 
7 . Preventive Medicine, Aviation Medicine
8 . Preventive Medicine, Clinical Preventive Medicine 
9 . Preventive Medicine, Public Health 
10 . Preventive Medicine, Community Mental Health
11 . Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine
12 . Preventive Medicine ,Maritime Medicine
13 . Preventive Medicine Travel Medicine
14 . Rehabilitation Medicine
15 . Obstetrics and Gynecology
16 . Otolaryngology
17 . Internal Medicine
18 . Pediatric Surgery
19 . Dermatology
20 . Surgery
21 . Urological Surgery
22 . Orthopedics
23 . Neurological Surgery
24. Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
25 . Plastic Surgery
26 . Thoracic Surgery

3 rd Group
Duration / years
1 . Pediatric Dermatology
2 . Neonatal- Perinatal Pediatric
3 . Pediatric Neurology
4 . Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
5 . Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
6 . Pediatric Infectious Disease
7 . Pediatric Nephrology
8 . Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
9 . Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
10 . Pediatric Respiratory Diseases
11 . Pediatric Cardiology
12 . Pediatric Nutrition
13 . Pain Management
14 . Advanced Diagnostic Radiology
15 . Diagnostic Neuroimaging
16 . Clinical Nutrition
17 . Gynecologic Oncology
18 . Body Intervention Radiology
19 . Interventional Neuroradiology
20 . Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
21 . Neuroanesthesia
22 . Pediatric Anesthesia
23 . Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
24 . Reproductive Medicine
25 . Maternal Fetal Medicine
26 . Clinical Pharmacology and toxicology
27 . Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
28 . Surgical Oncology
29 . Colon-rectal Surgery
30 . Vascular Surgery
31 . Trauma Surgery


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A. Full Registration/ License 
1. Having obtain degree of certificate in medicine recognized by the Medical Council of Thailand. 
2. Hold valid license to practice from the country of origin. 
3. Passing all 3 parts of Licensing Examination conducted by Center for Medical Competency Assessment and Accreditation.
4. Be member of the Medical Council of Thailand. 
5. The registration fee is 500 Thai baht. 

Be member of the Medical Council of Thailand 
1. Not being less than 20 years of age. 
2. Having obtain degree of certificate in medicine from medical schools recognized by the Medical Council of Thailand. 
3. Not being a person of bad conducts which, in the opinion of the committee, will bring dishonor to profession. 
4. Not having been sentenced by the final verdict or the lawful order to Imprisonment for the offences which in the opinion of the committee, will bring dishonor to profession. 
5. Not being a person having mental disorder or the diseases prescribed in the Rule of the Medical Council of Thailand. 
6. Membership fee is 4,000 Thai baht. 

Recognition Medical Degree 
1. If the medical school is not recognized by the Medical Council as listed in our website the applicant has to submit the request form to the Medical Council Secretariat Office. (See the list in www.tmc.or.th) 
2. The Secretariat Office will send a letter within a week after receiving the request, to Dean of the medical School to fill all details of their curriculum in the Information Sheet of Foreign Medical School for Institutes and Curriculum Approval, and send back to our office. Including with signature and the logo of the Medical School stamp in every pages of the document (This process will not allow to be done by the students/graduates) 
3. The Sub-committee on Accreditation will analyze and consider the standard and teaching process of the curriculum and give their suggestion to the Executive Board Committee. The conclusion will be approve or disapprove. 
4. The Medical Council of Thailand conserves the right to review and disapprove the accreditation at any time. 
5. The duration of the process of 2 and 3 is not less than 3 months up to the co-operation of the Dean of medical schools . The Sub-committee on Accreditation has set the meeting once in every 3 months. 
6. Consideration fee is 50,100 Thai baht per person (According to the new regulation).
The fee could be refunded in some amount and in some conditions. The Medical Council of Thailand conserve the right for no refunding. 

Remark: 
1. The part 1 and part 2 of examinations are conducted in English.The part 3 is conducted in Thai. However the applicants have to be able to know Thai language for each process of their application. 
2. For Thai citizens study in Thai medical schools have been performed the same processes. 

Requirement for each part 
• Part 1 - hold certificate from the medical school that he has full filled all subjects of preclinical science according to the curriculum for not less than 2 semesters.
• Part 2 - hold certificate from the medical school that he has full filled all subjects of clinical science according to the curriculum for not less than 2 semesters. 
• Part 3 - passed the part 1 and part 2 exam which the duration of each part passing not more than 7 years. • - applicant who graduated from aboard have to hold the license to practice medicine from aboard which is recognized by The Medical Council Of Thailand. 

Remark: for foreigners (Non-Thai) will be able to sit for the exam (all 3 parts) after they have completed their degree and hold valid license from their country of origin or any countries aboard.

B. Temporary Permission/Registration 
1. Having obtain valid license to practice from the country of origin. 
2. Having obtain Specialty/Sub-specialty Board Certification from the country of origin. In the case of being general medical practitioner (non-specialist) will be on consideration of the Executive Board Committee of the Medical council of Thailand. 
3. Work in specific place(s) and condition(s), (Research, New-medical technology demonstration, Humanitarian or other conditions that the Executive Board Committee of the Medical council of Thailand approved). 
4. Work under control of the doctor(s) who have fully registered with The Medical Council of Thailand. 
5. The application have to be submitted from the director of the government organization/hospital. The applicant has to contact with the director of that organization/hospital directly, we do not accept any application form individual doctor. 
6. Permission period is not more than 1 year. 
7. The duration of the process is not less than 1 month after The Medical Council of Thailand receive the request letter together with required documents of the applicants from the director of that government organization/Hospital. 
8. The practicing before The Medical Council of Thailand issue the permission is illegal.

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