About Barnaul in Russia

Altai university situated in Barnaul which Transportation is great and the city is connected through railways, buses, trolley & taxies. The weather is the bitter long winter for which the entire Siberian region is famous. The average temperature in January is -15.5oC and the lowest may be -45oC. For a person who has lived her entire life in India, surviving the Siberian winter is a huge challenge.

Altai State Medical University

Barnaul in Russia

The Altai State Medical University (ASMU) features in the list of the oldest Medical Universities in Siberia. It was established in 1954 and the number of undergraduates, postgraduates and residents in the University is 6000. The teaching staff is 500 strong and most of the Doctors practicing in the region are ASMU graduates.

ASMU also features in the list of top 100 Russian Universities (ARES rating). It also occupies the 65th position in the Forbes publication evaluating the Universities in Russia.

ASMU has 7 buildings dedicated to academics, 3 clinics of its own and 4 dormitories that act as Altai State Medical University Hostel for students with a capacity to accommodate 2000 students. The Altai State Medical University official website claims that “The main educational programs implemented by the university annually receive the status of ‘Best educational programs of innovative Russia’.” To be high lighted
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Disadvantages of studying in Altai State Medical University

The Altai State Medical University is among the good Universities operational in Russia but there are certain issues that the Indian students have to face in case they choose to take admission here. Please take a careful note of the following:

  • MBBS at the Altai State Medical University is Bilingual, an option that you must consider very seriously before deciding to choose it. Bilingual course means that you will be taught all Para-clinical and Clinical subjects in the Russian language and that would require you to be an expert in reading, speaking and writing it.
  • As mentioned before, the Siberian cold is legendary and facing it after being brought up in the tropical Indian climate is a huge challenge.
  • Indian students who studied at the Altai State Medical Universities have not performed well in FMGE or the erstwhile MCI Screening Test in the past 5 years.
  • The Altai State Medical University lists very low in the Indian Embassy list of Russian Universities that classifies them on the basis of academic standing.
  • The Altai State Medical University ranking in the world is 4471 and it has been categorized as an Grade University.

Cost of studying MBBS at Altai State Medical University

Altai State Medical University Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range. The details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuitions Fee in RUB 3,23,600 3,23,600 3,23,600 3,23,600 3,23,600 3,23,600

Admission Deadline for Altai State Medical University Russia

For admission in the Russian Universities, the timing of application is crucial. Generally, the right time to apply is before October to 30th October. But this year, in 2022, there could be some variation due to COVID 19.
We say that the timing of application is crucial because the issuance of the Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, Russia takes around 4-8 weeks on the basis of which the Russian Consulate in India issues the visa to you. If you are late in applying, you may miss going there with your batch mates. The Altai State Medical University admission 2022will also follow the same pattern.
However, we reiterate that along with being Bilingual, the Altai State Medical University has many short-comings and we will not advise you to take admission.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Altai State Medical University

Altai State Medical University admission requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2022.

PG Option after MBBS in Altai State Medical University

Medical PG in India or NExT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

Total Applicants NEET PG 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. 

The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.

USMLE

MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Due to the close proximity of Moldova  to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK. 

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking). 

After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.
 

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Medical PG in Germany

Germany

PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa. 

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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