Like most of the European nations, Czech Republic also is experiencing new found recognition as an MBBS abroad destination as a consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The Czech Republic has the distinction of featuring among the safest countries for international students. The country has had a great standard of education for a long time now. The Charles University in the Czech Republic is the oldest in Central Europe (700 years) is just one of many.
The Czech Republic may not be a large country area wise, but it has tremendous historical and cultural heritage. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, ranks among the top tourist destinations, parallel to Paris and Rome. The cultural exposure you get in Czech Republic is immense and ever-lasting.
Czech Republic is an attractive option because of certain attributes like:
• The medical universities in Czech Republic have almost every accreditation that matters. The erstwhile MCI, WHO, ECFMG, WFME, FAIMER, etc. all recognize the medical colleges in Czech Republic.
• The living conditions in Czech Republic are safe and good.
• Standard of medical education in the country is at par with the best available options.
• The friendly and welcoming native crowd is another factor that is approved by students and their parents.
The below table contains the list of medical universities in the Czech Republic as per the WDOMS (World Directory of Medical Sciences).
|Sl. No||Name (as per WDOMS)||Popular Name||Medium of Instruction (as per WDOMS)|
|1||Lekarska Fakulta, Univerzita Karlova||Charles University Faculty of General Medicine||English, Czech|
|2||Lekarska Fakulta, Univerzita Karlova||Charles University Faculty of Pediatrics||Czech|
|3||Lekarska Fakulta, Univerzita Karlova||Charles University 3rd Faculty of Medicine||Czech|
|4||Fakulta Vojenskeho Zdravotnictvi, Univerzita Obrany||University of Defence Faculty of Military Health Sciences||Czech|
|5||Lekarska Fakulta UK v Hradci Kralve||Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove||Czech|
|6||Lekarska Fakulta v Plzni, Univerzita Karlova v Praze||Charles University Plzen||English/Czech|
|7||Masarykova Univerzita Lekarska Fakulta||Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine||Czech|
|8||Onstravska Univerzita Lekarsa Fakulta||Onstravska University||English/Czech|
|9||Univerzita Palackeho v Olomouci Lekarska Fakulta||NA||English/Czech|
As you can see the names of the medical universities in the Czech Republic are confusing. You will need the guidance of Moksh to get admission in the universities that has English as the medium of instruction,
The Czech Republic offers 6 Years of MBBS that is termed MD here. The duration of MBBS/MD in all the European universities is 6 years. This uniformity is due to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) prevailing in Europe.
The overall, all inclusive expenditure, except tuition fee, is in the bracket of 200 – 300 USD per month. If you wish, you may spend as much as 700 USD as monthly living cost. Of course, how much you spend will depend on the kind of life you wish to have.
The medical Universities here have international students pouring in for quite some time now. Naturally, they provide good hostels for such students. The hostels are comfortable, clean, and safe for girls and boys.
The tuition fee in the Czech Republic for doing MBBS varies from 10k – 18k USD per year. If we take the average and look for the total cost of studying MBBS in Czech Republic comes out to be 126,000 USD for 5 years.
There are no extraordinary eligibility criteria that you have to meet. You must –
• Be more than or equal to 17 years in age and less than or equal to 25 years.
• Have a score of at least 60% in aggregate in PCB in Class XII.
• Not have a gap of more than 2 years after Class XII.
• Have cleared NEET.
Why study MBBS in Czech Republic?
There are many reasons of choosing the Czech Republic as your MBBS abroad destination –
• Many of the medical universities here are very old and this ensures that the quality of academics is time tested and good.
• As stated earlier, the medical universities have all accreditations.
• The subjects are taught in English in the universities Moksh sends you to.
• You can choose to work in any European Union member country when you have a medical degree from the Czech Republic.
• Cultural exposure is very significant.
Whether in Czech Republic or any country, you start realizing the importance of being a specialist after the 2nd year of MBBS. That’s actually too late. Let’s start understanding things here.
First, you need to visualize how tough it is to secure a Medical PG Seat in a Govt. College in India.
The success ratio to get PG in Govt. Medical College India is 11%. That is to say, only 1 out of 10 will succeed. The chance of getting a Clinical specialty is bleaker. It is 1 out of 20 applicants. Either, you must have Crores to pay to Pvt. Med. Colleges or give up the medical PG dream altogether.
|Total Applicants NEET PG 2021||Specialty||Govt Med College||Pvt Med College|
|MD (Non Clinical)||15K||8.6%||10K|
|MS ( Clinical)||8K||4.6%||5K|
Those who have a Czech Republic university MBBS also have to go through NEXT as per NMC Notification. NMC will conduct this Exam in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2.
The objective of the NEXT-1 will be to assess the student’s knowledge of Pre, Para and Clinical subjects. Only after qualifying NEXT-1, will any Medical student be eligible for Internship. Post completion of internship, students need to go through NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management and taking Medical history.
Those who will Clear NEXT-2 will get the license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer Page for detailed information on NExT Exam
The US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems in the world. There are many reasons for this: high rewards, excellent infrastructure, merit based assessment, & open opportunities for Super specialties. For getting into a US medical PG program, you have to clear USMLE mandatorily.
This USMLE exam is divided in 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during residency (Medical PG).
MOKSH USMLE is indispensable for you so that you have a good chance to clear USMLE.
MOKSH Coaching focuses on patient centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is a leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via MOKSH Platform.
After MBBS from Czech Republic, 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.
PG in Germany after MBBS in Czech Republicis 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,
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!