IntroductionIn India there is a lot of craze for medicine course among students and there are quite a few medical colleges in India . But the number of seats available to study this course is very limited and thus the competition is very high in India. But in many foreign countries, it is very easy to get medicine course seats for good and even for average students. If students select good and reliable medical colleges and if they work hard, they can achieve their aim and goals very easily.
Countries offering good and reliable medical educationChina, Ukraine, Philippines, Kirghistan, Georgia, Central America, Tajikistan are the prominent countries which are giving good medical education without payment of donations or conducting any entrance examination. Medical colleges of these countries joining Indian students in large number basing on the marks the students they got in Intermediate course or plus two course. If students are brave enough to take their course in foreign countries, one can successfully complete their course within 15-25 lakhs including all expenditures. Students can come back India with MBBS Degree successfully in stipulated time. Then they have to undergo screening test in India to start their practice as a doctor.
Medical students learning about stitches (Courtesy:-commons.wikimedia.org)
Qualifications required to study medicine course abroadA student who wish to study in the medical colleges of above countries must complete 17 years of age by December 31st of joining year for the course. The student must possess a pass certificate in Intermediate or any recognized Board's plus two Certificate with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English as subjects and the course also must include practicals for science subjects. The student must study this course with English as medium. For SC/ST candidates, a pass with 40% is enough in the Intermediate or equivalent course according to MCI rules of India.
Here is How to pursue MBBS Course with less expenditure by Indian students abroad
Student has to acquire Passport and VisaThose students who wish to study medicine course abroad must acquire Passport well before they apply for the course. Student can apply for study Visa through any of the Passport Authority of India Offices located in major cities or from local sub Passport Offices through online. Nowadays any student who apply for Passport with proper details and support documents are getting Passport within a week.
Certificates required to apply for Passport:-
Student has to get admission in the chosen college through online mode or through an agent well before leaving to that country to join in the college. After getting admission, student has to get Visa stamping from that country's Embassy. Student has to appear in person in the Embassy for issuing Visa for countries like Kirghistan and China. For Ukraine and Philippines like countries there is no need for the student to appear in person to get the Visa.
Important things to remember before student leave the country
Precautions to be taken to choose a college for studyThe following care is to be taken before a student choose a college to study the medicine course abroad.
Rough estimate of expenditure for MBBS course in various countriesThe following is the rough estimate of expenditure for MBBS course per year in various countries. The duration of the course in Kirghistan is 5 years and the academic year starts in the month of September, January. An yearly expenditure of 3000 US dollars is expected in IUK University and 2,500 US Dollars for other colleges in this country. The duration of the course in China is 5 years and the academic year starts in September. An expenditure of 5,000 US Dollars expected in the colleges of this country. The duration of the course in Ukraine is roughly 6 years and an expenditure of 4,000-5,000 US dollars expected in this country. Academic year of the course starts in the month of September. In Philippines the course duration is 5 1/2 years and the academic year starts in June, January. The yearly expenditure expected in this country is roughly 4,000-5,000 US dollars. In Central America the course duration is 4-6 years and the academic year starts in the month of September. An yearly expenditure of 10,000 US dollars expected in this country.
What to do after completion of the courseStudent has to study the course in the colleges recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in the above countries. Then certificates obtained through such courses will be recognized in India after the student going through the Screening Test conducted by MCI of India. After passing in the Screening Test, the student has to do house surgeon per one year in MCI recognized hospital in India in order to get registered as a doctor.
Students who really wish to take doctor profession in their life need not to be worried as they don't get seat in Indian colleges and roughly with same expenditure they can complete their course in the above foreign countries. So the thing they really need is strong desire, will power, strong determination, adoptable and adjustable nature to complete their course on foreign soil.
A very useful article! This article provides all information for Indian students who want to pursue medical courses abroad. The author brings out all the difficulties faced by the student while study abroad, especially for medical courses and beautifully describes all the necessary precautions like selecting a good college and chose to study, passport and visa related problems, self estimation of expenditure, part time job after completing the course, etc.