MBBS in Moldova for Indian students has come up as a good option recently. Moldova is long known as a good option of getting a valid MBBS for practicing in India, like other European Universities.
Republic of Moldova is a peaceful little country in Eastern Europe
Certainly, Moldova stands out as a good as well as cost-effective European option for getting your MD (MBBS). The quality of education is good and the medium of instruction is English.
Moldova is one of the safest of nations to be in. Also, you will make a great career move by choosing Moldova because not only can you come back to India and practice, you can prepare for USMLE and go for Medical PG in USA.
Being a small nation there is only one university in Moldova that features in WDOMS, but it is a great 75+ years old University. The University is State University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Nicolae Testemitanu’.
Moldova 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 MBBS in Moldova living cost is very reasonable. If you live well, you will be spending around USD 400, while $300 is sufficient for living a reasonably good, healthy life.
This expenditure may be broken up into the following entries, however, you may choose to reduce or add commodities – *
|Commodities||Monthly Cost in USD|
|Food & entertainment||$120|
The Hostels at the University Nicolae Testemitanu are praised by all Indian students. The living complex for students has 16 different buildings. You may choose between twin sharing and triple sharing.
The hostels are spacious, clean with hygienic washrooms. Good, healthy food is available for the students.
On an average, you will be spending around $700 a year, which comes to around $4000 for the entire degree.
Coming to MBBS in Moldova tuition fee, the University Nicolae Testemitanu charges $4000 for first year and $4300 for the subsequent years. The total tuition fee comes to be $25,500 for the 6 years.
You need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria to be fit for consideration for admission here:
|Class XII||50% in PCB|
|Age||17 – 25 years|
• Good quality education at a reasonable cost.
• Medium of instruction is English.
• All important accreditations and recognitions.
• MD curriculum resembles that of the US so you have a better chance of being successful in USMLE.
• Pleasant and safe country.
• Great cultural richness frequented by Indian students.
Whether in Moldova 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 Moldovan 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
Doing an MBBS from Moldova means you are quite ahead in USMLE preparation in comparison to other IMGs studying in other European or Eurasian countries. The MD curriculum followed in Moldova is based on the US MD curriculum and pattern.
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 Moldova, 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 Moldova 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,
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!