Study MBBS in Abroad

Medical Studies are globally in great demand and most of the countries are investing resources to develop their medical infrastructure facilities to improve and provide better healthcare and medical to people. For catering best medical standards, universities in Abroad seeking bright and enthusiastic medical students from the globe to grow and to spread a healthy and developed clinical standards.  Medical profession in India is going through hilarious changes like- minimal seats in government medical colleges, expensive seats or high management quotas in private medical colleges, poor infrastructure facilities etc. makes the student demotivated and curious about the medical profession. Many students also try to go for paid seats which are very expensive. The same seat ranges from about INR 50 to 100 grand as donation plus tuition fees. It has been found that ideal ratio of doctors must be 1 per 1000 and in India it is 1 doctor for 1700 people which is a huge gap. Health Ministry of India has also stated that India needs 4 lakhs more doctors by the year 2020 to reach the ideal situation and can only be fulfill by choosing the best alternatives like promoting MBBS in abroad option, this option will not only enhances the economy of India but also makes Indian students a better doctors by exploring/working in different factor conditions. That’s how MBBS in Abroad came as a survivor for medical aspirants who now started moving out of India to have the medical degree and then come back India to serve the country. Studying MBBS in Abroad is not quite affordable if you choose Asian or European Countries where medical education is much economical and standardized.

There are so many reasons why you must choose to study MBBS abroad

1. No Entrance Exams for MBBS in Abroad

Most of the universities in abroad do not take entrance exams for medical courses as they have enough seats due to less population and not every student of the country chooses the medical profession. Universities in Abroad are offering medical programs which are open for every medical aspirant in the World.

2. MBBS in Abroad Holds MCI Recognition/Affiliation-

It is very important choose those medical universities abroad which are affiliated or recognized by Medical Council of India. If that is MCI recognized then candidate has to give a screening test to prove his eligibility criteria to practice medicine in India. We only suggest you those universities which are affiliated by MCI so that you can come back to India as well to practice your medical profession.

3. MBBS in Abroad provides Quality of Education–

Quality of education is very important factor in selecting Medical profession, European Countries are much ahead in terms of their medical advancements and they compete globally for their quality of education. Also, they always focus on practical exposure of the students. Universities or medical colleges in Abroad are affiliated by Medical Council of India, WHO – World Health Organization and many other reputed medical bodies which explains the standards of their education itself.

4. Promises Safety During MBBS in Abroad –

These countries are relatively stable and are safely following the European Standard of living. Safety and security is of no concern when, there and many of Indian Students are already studying in those universities.

  1. Russia
  2. Ukraine
  3. Germany
  4. Philippines
  5. China
  6. Georgia
  7. Romania
  8. Poland
  9. Kyrgyzstan
  10. Armenia

5. Language & Medium of Education during MBBS in Abroad –

We only suggest students to go for English Medium of Education, though it always beneficial to learn their language especially when you are in Germany or Russia which are very much driven by their mother tongue and English is used very less. But rests of the countries are using English as their mode of communication so there you even don’t need to learn their language.

6. These Are Some Benefits of Study MBBS in Abroad

  1. Students don’t have to take entrance exams
  2. They do not need to pay any donation
  3. MBBS in Abroad is easy admission process
  4. Low and Subsidized fees for MBBS in Abroad
  5. MBBS in Abroad Degrees have worldwide recognition
  6. MBBS in Abroad is Approved by MIC and WHO
  7. Indians students are given preferences during their MBBS in Abroad
  8. Indian food is available easily
  9. High results of students in MCI screening
  10. High rate of success for Visa
  11. Most of the universities for MBBS in Abroad are government
  12. Recognized by Medical Council of European Countries
  13. Recognized by British Medical Council

Study MBBS in Russia

India and Russia had great relations since the beginning and Indian Students are going to study medicine there since many decades and there is no doubt they are far ahead of us with their medical technology and they have given many great vaccines and medical aids to the world. Even when Russia was USSR before two and half decades, Indians were visiting there and study MBBS in Russia, that too in their language. Now Russian Medical Universities are also offering MBBS in English to attract global talent and offer a global exposure to the students. MBBS in Russia is in very high demand globally and duration of MBBS in Russia is 6 years

Reasons to Study MBBS in Russia

  1. Presence of more than 10,000 Indian students in Russian medical schools.
  2. No entrance examination to pursue MBBS.
  3. No donation or management quotas applicable during admission.
  4. Mixed diversity of faculty as well as students seen there
  5. Offers great infrastructural and clinical facilities
  6. Economical medical fees and living cost
  7. Offers MBBS both in Russian and English medium.
  8. Practical training is provided with classroom learning side by side.

Study MBBS in Philippines

Philippines is a Asian country but it is not less than any European Country in every aspects. This is a unique country with more than 7000 islands having its capital as Manila which is famous for many reasons. This country is known for its technology and medical filed here has seen great enhancements in last few decades. Medical Education in Philippines is not very expensive as most the colleges are run by government and invest huge money in medical research and development every year.

Reasons to Study MBBS in Philippines

  1. These universities offer international standards of medical education
  2. Great infrastructure and facilities they have to offer to the students
  3. They invite International Medical Experts for Guest Lectures
  4. They charge no donation or capitation fees
  5. Climate of country is very nice and soothing
  6. Global Exposure to the students
  7. More Focus on quality and practical learning
  8. The living cost is very less in this country

Study MBBS in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan was a very rapidly growing nation which was a part of USSR before they divided into 18 different countries. It has become recently very popular for its highest literacy rate and Medical Studies globally and many students are visiting and studying there every year. It is a beautiful country with fascinating landscapes and world class infrastructure. Its capital Bishkek is a great tourist destination which is famous globally among travelers. This nation has made great development in last two decades and made itself reputed in education, engineering and technology. The government of the country is very particular about its education and provides lots of funds to public universities to offer best quality at affordable rates. People of this nation are very progressive and are very friendly with Indians.

Reasons to Study MBBS in Kyrgyzstan

  1. European standard of educational facilities
  2. No need to pay heavy donations
  3. Global Exposure with international students
  4. Study in government / public universities
  5. Medical education is very enhanced in the country
  6. Very reasonable tuition fee and cost of living

Study MBBS in Armenia

Armenia is a Eurasian Country which is officially known as – Republic of Armenia. This beautiful country was also a part of USSR which later become independent republic and builds the nation to great country. It has seen some great developments in last two and half decades and especially in education and technology. Studying MBBS in Armenia has become very popular these days as this country has some great medical universities which are ranked globally.  If you are planning to study MBBS in abroad but not able to decide which country to choose, then Armenia could be a nicer option. You will have the benefits of European Standards at a cost of Asian nations.

Reasons to Study MBBS in Armenia

  1. Cheapest country in terms of living and studying.
  2. Follows European credit point system in education
  3. MBBS degree is world-wide accepted
  4. Universities are recognized from renowned medical institutions like- MCI, WHO, UNESCO etc.
  5. Medical education is taken with utmost care and diligence in many of the universities.
  6. English medium is preferred in every medical university of Armenia
  7. Focused in providing quality education at minimal expense

Study MBBS in Ukraine

Ukraine is a beautiful country blessed with amazing landmasses with immense natural beauty. This beautiful place has been recently growing as a great medical studies destination worldwide. Every year thousands of students are visiting Ukraine to study different courses and the course fee is very nominal as all the courses are funded by the government. There are three different types of universities – national, state and the private universities. All the national universities are completely funded by the Government and have best of the courses and infrastructure.

Reasons to Study MBBS in Ukraine

  1. Ukraine is a corruption free country
  2. Standard of living is high
  3. Ideal student teacher ration
  4. No donation for admissions in MBBS
  5. High standard of curriculum
  6. Not crowded and very peaceful
  7. Presence of Indian community

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) Guidelines

The regulations drafted within framework of Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and Dentists Act-1948 (both amended in the year 2018) National Eligibility Cum and Entrance Test (UG Studies),in short (NEET-UG-2018) is organized on national level by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for securing the admission to BDS/MBBS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges, conducting these courses within the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India. However, NEET is not meant for medical institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

NEET is known to be a compulsory examination for aspirants, who are interested in studying either medicine or dentistry on the undergraduate level. NEET replaces the AIPMT, which like NEET, was also conducted by CBSE.

It is estimated that approximately 12 Lac prospective medical and dental aspirants appear for the examination for admission in MBBS/BDS. Out of these, there are 68,000 seats available under the MBBS quota. Remaining seats are left open for the BDS and Ayush. Statistics from Government of India show that around 3000 to 4000 students apply for medicine and dentistry in foreign universities.

Earlier, the aspirants from Medicine and Dentistry, who intended to pursue MBBS/BDS in universities abroad did not have to appear for entrance examination. However, according to the latest protocols, the admission criteria has changed significantly. Such students need to appear for the NEET and clear with minimum marks.

Medical Colleges under NEET

There are 420 medical colleges IN FULL OPERATIONAL capacity within the country, out of which 150 colleges are directly run by either the State or Central Governments, while remaining 270 colleges work under the aegis of private management. 118 of these colleges are deemed universities. Total seats in the Government colleges are estimated at 25085 and there are around 38715 seats available in open quota for the private medical colleges.

The total estimate is that 53,380 seats are offered for MBBS and another 11,000 seats are left open for Post Graduate medical course. The MCI has given clear indication that Reservations and State Quotas in Medical Universities, which are integrated inside NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test), will display merit lists at national levels and state levels distinctly in case of General, OBC, SC/ST and PH candidates.

NEET UG Examination Pattern

NEET (UG) Entrance Examination comprises one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options for a single correct answer) taken out from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The answers to these objective type questions are recorded by the students on the machine-gradable sheet with either the Blue/Black ball point pen.

Allocation of Questions

There is 45 Questions each from the Subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and 90 Questions from Biology (Botany and Zoology). The total duration of examination is 3 hours.

MCI Guidelines

The Medical Council of India, the MCI Screening Exam, or foreign Medical Graduate Examination, is the license exam conducted by the NBE (National Board of Examination). This screening test is given approval by the Screening Exam Regulations 2002.

The regulation delineates:  Any Indian citizen, who has attained his/her basic medical degree from medical colleges outside India, and has the intention of getting permanent or temporary registration with the MCI and its subsidiaries medical council, should qualify through a screening test steered by the designated authority, provided inside the provisions of section 13 of the Screening Exam Regulations, 2002.

FMGE (MCI Screening Test)is specifically designed for students, who chose to study MBBS in foreign countries like Russia, Ukraine, China, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Philippines, USA, Romania, Nepal, Poland, Germany, and Belarus.

Indian doctors holding the graduate medical degrees from countries outside India need to take the MCI screening test. It is also essential that the Medical School should be within WHO international directory of Medical Schools.

Examination Scheme – FMGE

The test has one paper with 300 multiple choice questions. All questions carry equal marks and in the English language. There are two parts to the paper, of 150 questions each with time distribution of 150 minutes for each part.  No negative marks will be given for a wrong answer.

The screening test is conducted two times in a year in June and December respectively. You need to check the precise dates of the examination on the NBE website. The applicant clears examination when he/she gets150 marks out of 300 (50%). The results of all applicants are displayed on NBE website, and also at NBE office.

NB.: No restrictions have been levied on the number of attempts that a candidate makes for the examination.

Criteria of Eligibility:

The applicant, who is likely to appear for MCI Screening Test, should meet all the eligibility criteria. Here are the criteria that the applicant should adhere to:

  1. Should be a citizen of India, either through the way of naturalization or acquiring the citizenship;
  2. Should have the MBBS qualification, recognized by the government of the country, and formally documented by none other than the government of that country. This recognition should make it easy for the applicant to conduct medical practice in the country from where he/she has studied;
  3. The medical school/college should also be within the list of WHO directory of medical schools;
  4. The applicant should have attained Eligibility Certificate’ from the Medical Council of India. This clause is appropriate, in particular, relates to medical students, who have taken the admission abroad either on or after 15.03.2002. This is not a mandatory obligation in respect of Indian citizens who received the admission in foreign medical institute prior to 15th of March in the year 2002;
  5. All students who were admitted in a foreign medical school/university before 15.03.2002, should successfully pass the Screening exam to make the registration, and in this case, would be allowed to present for the Screening Exam even if you have qualified the basic admission standards delineated by MCI given for the MBBS programs. This clause is again subjected to the Judgment of the Apex Court on such matters, including but holding no restriction to the judgment of 8th March 2002 in Civil Appeal No. 2779 of 2000 & other judgments /orders as well as instructions dispensed by MCI;
  6. From 15.03.2002 and afterwards, all the medical students should receive Eligibility Certificate from MCI before they choose to travel abroad for studies in Medicine.

Verifying Academic Documents

In order to get the academic and other relevant documents verified, it is mandatory that the applicants should submit attested (self-attested and by Gazetted Officer) copies of:

  1. Birth Certificate as proof of applicant’s date of birth;
  2. Passport and Voters ID Card to prove the nationality of the applicant;
  3. Certificate of the X11th standard, as issued by respective examination board;
  4. Marksheet of the X11th standard as issued by respective examination board;
  5. Certificate of Basic Medical Qualification, which is MBBS or equivalent certificate, along with the certificates and mark sheet. Candidates should submit the attested copies of certificates. It is mandatory that all such degrees/certificates are authenticated by the way of attestation by Indian Embassy. To know the details on Apostilled documents, the applicant should visit the website of External Affairs Ministry:
  6. The internship certificate should be verified if the internship has been done abroad;
  7. The candidate/applicant should provide the translated copied of documents in English/Hindi, in case the certificates are issued in languages other than English/Hindi;
  8. All such candidates/applicants need to provide an Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities if they have done 10+2 from the country outside India.

News You Can Use

Are you an MBBS aspirant? News on Medical Education will catch your eyes, especially when you are deliberately waiting to secure the seat in reputable medical colleges in Russia, Ukraine, China, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Philippines, USA, India, Romania, Nepal, Poland, Germany, and Belarus. Here are a few NEWS HEADLINES relevant to Medical Education:

  • The government of India introduced the Bill on 15th December 2017, proposing replacement of MCI with a new regulatory body – National Medical Commission (NMC).
  • Students currently enrolled in MBBS, (either in India or Abroad) need to qualify Licentiate exam (Exit test) after MBBS. There will not be any MCI screening test for students who are currently studying MBBS outside India.
  • The same Exit test would be eligible for NEET postgraduate examination. Furthermore, the seats for medical Post Graduation in India will be allotted after the performance in Exit test.
  • In 2017, a whopping 11 lac students appeared for NEET examination.
  • Total medical seats in India 52,715 (excluding AIIMS and JIPMER) and the total seats in Government medical colleges in India are only 2,588.
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