Maldives medical Council maintains that only those who hold an additional qualification in radiology registered in this council would be licensed to perform ultrasound examination of the patients and issue reports.
Standards for recognizing additional qualification in radiology in this council follows the same standard laid out for recognizing additional qualification in other specialties. The relevant section mentioned in the “Rules of procedure of the Maldives Medical Council” are listed below
5.3 The Medical Council recognized three grades of specialization in medicine, namely diploma level, master’s degree level, and postmaster’s degree level.
5.3.1 The minimum qualification required to be recognized as a diploma level specialist is postgraduate diploma included in the second schedule of this rules of procedure, and which are awarded after a minimum training period of 2 years, relaxable to 1 year at the Council discretion.
5.3.2 The minimum qualification required to be recognized as a postgraduate degree level specialist is a degree or equivalent certificate included in the third schedule of this rules of procedure, and which are awarded after minimum training period of 3 years, relaxable to 2 year at the Councils discretion.
5.3.3 The minimum qualification required to be recognized as a post masters specialist is DM (doctor of medicine), or MCh (Master in Chirurgie) certificate or their equivalent included in the fourth schedule of this rules of procedure, and which are awarded after a minimum period of 2 years of post masters training.
5.4. While the Council does not recognize diplomas and certificates awarded after less than one academic year of training, as sufficient qualification for recognition as a specialist, it may in selected cases, which are included in the fifth schedule of this rules of procedure, recognized such certificates as additional qualification.
It should be noted that advertising and practicing a field of specialty for which one is not registered would constitute a breach of the professional conduct and ethics of this council and as such necessary actions will be taken against defaulters