About MBBS in Mauritius

At the very outset, you need to understand that as per the new NMC guidelines, only those MBBS abroad courses are valid in India that have 4.5 years of class teaching and at least 1 year of internship. Mauritius Medical Colleges do not qualify because they offer MBBS with 5 years duration in total.

Therefore, as per the current directives, if you pursue MBBS in Mauritius, you would not be eligible to appear in NEXT and consequently, will not be able to practice in India.

About Mauritius

Mauritius is a famous tourist place. The people of Mauritius present great ethnic variation that exposes you to a rich cultural diversity. The climate is very similar to that of India and that means not much ‘getting used to’ involved.

Mauritius has a strong economy with multiple sources of earning like agriculture & export of manufactured goods. Tourism of course is the main stay. The education system is well-structured with many good schools and colleges. The famous universities include the University of Mauritius, University of Technology, etc.

Indian students do choose Mauritius as an MBBS abroad preference. There are certain good medical colleges that offer English taught MBBS programs and the cost involved is less as compared to the private medical colleges in India.

However, the new NMC guidelines have turned the tables. Now, the 5 years MBBS in Mauritius is no longer valid in India. Consequently, until further notice, you will not be able to appear in the NEXT exam and so, you can’t practice in India.

Of course, you can make a medical career in Mauritius or you can appear in USMLE and go to US for medical PG.

MBBS in Mauritius for international students

The main reason that an increasing number of international students are choosing to study MBBS in Mauritius is the accreditation that the medical colleges here have. If we leave the erstwhile MCI recognition which is no longer relevant now, an MBBS from the medical colleges of Mauritius is recognized by:

  • WHO
  • ECFMG
  • IMED
  • FAIMER
  • TEC

After completing your MBBS in Mauritius, you are welcome to appear in the NEXT exam and get a license to practice medicine in India. Or, you may prepare for USMLE and do Medical PG in USA.
The colleges of Mauritius that feature in the WDOMS include:

  • Anna Medical College
  • Padamshree Dr D Y Patil Medical College, University of Technology
  • SSR medical College
  • University of Mauritius Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Medicine.

MBBS in Mauritius: Duration of MBBS/MD

The MBBS in Mauritius duration is 5.5 years that includes a year of Internship. However, the curriculum has remarkable similarity to that of the Indian MBBS.

There are 10 semesters in total followed by a year of Internship.

Living Cost

Cost of living in Mauritius is reasonable when we compare it with that of developed countries. In fact, the cost of living is more than 35% cheaper than the US.
To give you an estimate, if you exclude accommodation, the net amount that you will need to spend on living is somewhere in the vicinity of USD 280.

Hostel

The medical colleges in Mauritius provide hostel facilities and the hostels are comfortable and clean. You will find all the basic amenities in the hostels.
Renting an apartment in Mauritius will cost you USD 200 per month on average. However, if you choose to stay in the medical college hostel, you not only be closer to the academic buildings where you will have your classes, you will also be saving some money.

MBBS in Mauritius cost

We can safely state that you will be investing somewhere to the north of USD 50,000. To be specific, if you choose to do your MBBS from Anna Medical College, you will pay around USD 50,000, while you will be spending more than USD 60,000, if you choose to be in SSR Medical College.

The break up will also vary. For instance, in Anna Medical College, you will be paying around USD 5500 per semester in total. This will be if you stay in the College Hostels.
Also, FMCG rates in Mauritius are similar to those in India.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for getting admission in a medical university in Mauritius include –

  • 60% in PCB in ICSE/CBSE/or equivalent, Class XII
  • Minimum age 17 years in the year of the admission
  • Must have qualified NEET – UG

Why study MBBS in Mauritius?

MBBS in Mauritius for Indian students is a great option because of multiple reasons:

  • Most importantly, the MBBS curriculum resembles that in India and therefore, the MBBS from Mauritius have better chances of clearing the NEXT exam.
  • There is no medium of instruction related concern because the MBBS in Mauritius is English taught.
  • There are many Indians among the students as well as teachers in medical colleges in Mauritius so, Indian students feel at home.
  • The standard of education is good and the MBBS in Mauritius cost is also not very high.
  • The climate resembles that in India and there is no need for any ‘adjusting to’.

Medical PG Option after MBBS/MD in Mauritius

Medical PG IN USA (USMLE) after MBBS in Mauritius

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).

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB) after MBBS in Mauritius

After MBBS from Slovakia, 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.

Medical PG in GERMANY after MBBS in Mauritius

PG in Germany after MBBS in Slovakia 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,

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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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