Altai State Medical University

About Barnaul in Russia

Barnaul is the administrative center and area wise, the largest city in the region of Altai Krai, Siberia. It is located to the south of western Siberia and is an important industrial center of the region. Transportation is great and the city is connected through railways, buses, trolley & taxies. The problem 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

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’.” 

Though this account may seem very attractive but there are certain issues with ASMU that you must be aware of.

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:

  1. 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. 
  2. As mentioned before, the Siberian cold is legendary and facing it after being brought up in the tropical Indian climate is a huge challenge.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Altai State Medical University ranking in the world is 4471 and it has been categorized as an O+ 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
Course Fee 4,88,000 3,68,000 3,68,000 3,68,000 3,68,000 3,68,000

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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 2021, 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 2021 will 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 2021.

Indians at Altai State Medical University

Though there are around 350 odd Indian students studying at Altai State Medical University, most of them may have taken admission without the knowledge that it is a Bilingual University or they never understood the consequences of taking admission in a Bilingual University.

PG in USA after MBBS in Russia

The system of licensing physicians in USA is closely monitored by ECFMG which conducts USMLE. Indian students looking forward to pursue post-graduation in USA after MBBS from Russia need to prove themselves at every level, all over again.

You will have to appear for USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK. Though this exam is highly competitive, it may not seem so when compared to the Indian NEET PG. The exam is online and can be taken at the USMLE exam centers present across India. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via MOKSH Platform. 
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. MOKSH Coaching focuses on patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT.
For more information on PG in USA, click here.

PG in Germany after MBBS in Russia

PG in Germany after MBBS in Russia 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 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 Russia, click here.

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