About Vladivostok in Russia

Far Eastern Federal University is located in Vladivostok, Russia. One of the largest city in far eastern Russia, It is obvious that Vladivostok is a well-developed city because it is the administrative center of the Primosky Krai region. The place is well connected and has all the facilities one can expect in the administrative center of a region. The climate in the region is cold with the winter temperatures falling to less than -30oC.

Far Eastern Federal University

About Vladivostok in Russia

The Far Eastern Federal University is a very old and reputed University. The Far Eastern Federal University came into existence in the year 1899 and that makes it 122 years old. An old university is always held in high esteem and this university also deserves that honor.  The University is ranked at a prestigious 1368th position in the world.
The Institute teaching MBBS in the Far Eastern Federal University is the Far Eastern Federal University School of Biomedicine. Though the entire University is old like we said above, the Medicine faculty lacks the depth of that experience as it became operational in the year 2013. With around 500 students studying General Medicine currently, the Far Eastern Federal University official website claims that the School of Medicine is especially proud of its faculty that is highly qualified and experienced.
Also, the Medical Center associated with the School of Medicine is reportedly one of the best in the Russian Federation. The laboratories at the Medical School are also state-of-the-art and the students take part in Research work alongside the Academicians at the School.
But things may be slightly dicey for the Indian students.

Disadvantages of studying in Far Eastern Federal University

The Far Eastern Federal 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 Far Eastern Federal University is Bilingual, an option that you must consider very seriously before deciding to choose it. Bilingual course means that the University will teach 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. 
  • The University may be old but the School of Medicine became operational recently and it has an experience of less than 10 years.
  • As mentioned before, the cold is severe, especially for us Indians who have lived all their lives in a Tropical climate.
  • Indian students who studied at the Far Eastern Federal University have not performed well in FMGE or the erstwhile MCI Screening Test in the past 5 years.
  • The Far Eastern Federal University lists very low in the Indian Embassy list of Russian Universities that classifies them on the basis of academic standing.
  • The Far Eastern Federal University ranking in the world is 1368th but that speaks little about the quality of education in the recently opened School of Medicine.

Cost of studying MBBS at Far Eastern Federal University

Far Eastern Federal 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
Tuition Fee in RUB 3,90,000 3,90,000 3,90,000 3,90,000 3,90,000 3,90,000

Admission Deadline for Far Eastern Federal 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 Far Eastern Federal University admission 2022 will also follow the same pattern.
However, we reiterate that along with being Bilingual, the Far Eastern Federal University has many short-comings and we will not advise you to take admission.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Far Eastern Federal University

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

Indians at Far Eastern Federal University

Though there are around 200 odd Indian students studying at Far Eastern Federal 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 Option after MBBS in Far Eastern Federal 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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