MBBS in Uzbekistan
By all means, MBBS in Uzbekistan is a less expensive substitute of the Ukrainian MBBS.
Uzbekistan (Capital – Tashkent), once a part of USSR, is an independent nation in Central Asia. With a rich cultural background, Uzbekistan is appealing for tourists. The climate here is also interesting. It can get really hot in summer with a freezing winter.
Most importantly, there are quite a few public medical universities here that offer English-taught programs. Many international students come to Uzbekistan to study medicine.
MBBS in Uzbekistan for international students
Most of the international students choose to study MBBS in Uzbekistan for two reasons, easy admission and great education. Many age old universities offer medicine programs that are English taught. Another important reason may be the tuition fee being quite affordable.
12 medical universities of the country feature in the WDOMS list. This means that students of these universities are eligible to appear in exams like USMLE/PLAB etc. Also, the duration of MBBS is 6 years which makes you eligible to appear in the NEXT exam too.
Medical Universities in Uzbekistan
Many great Uzbek medical universities exist and they are run by the Govt. of the country. 12 of the Uzbek universities feature in the WDOMS most of which offer English-taught programs. You may check the details of those universities that Moksh promotes by clicking their names in the table below.
|Akfa University Medical School||English||2019|
|Andizhan State Medical Institute||English/Uzbek/Russian||1955|
|Bukhara State Medical Institute (Abu Ali Ibn Sino)||English/Uzbek/Russian||1990|
|Fergana Medical Institute of Public Health||English/Uzbek/Russian||2019|
|Medical Institute of Karakalpakstan||Uzbek/Russian||1990|
|Samarkand State Medical University||English/Uzbek/Russian||1930|
|Tashkent Medical Academy Faculty of Medicine Tashkent||English/Uzbek/Russian||2005|
|Tashkent Medical Academy, Termiz Branch||English/Uzbek/Russian||2018|
|Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute||Uzbek/Russian||1972|
|Urgench Branch of Tashkent Medical Academy||Uzbek/Russian||1992|
The MBBS in Uzbekistan duration is 5 years with another year for internship. For acceptance for practicing in India, MBBS abroad students need to appear in the NEXT exam. The new NMC guidelines require them to have completed a 6 years MBBS program.
Therefore, after completing your MBBS, you are welcome to India to practice if you clear the NEXT. Of course, you are eligible to appear in USMLE/PLAB & end up in another country.
The cost of studying MBBS in Uzbekistan is quite reasonable indeed. This is not only because of the low tuition fees. You will get an idea by looking at the cost of some of the following daily use commodities or services.
|Commodity/Service||Cost (in USD)|
|Milk (1 litre)||1.1|
|Loaf of white bread||0.35|
|Monthly Pass Local Conveyance||14.0|
|Basic (Gas, Electricity, etc)||37.49|
|Meal at an average restaurant||4.2|
If you are looking for a rough estimate, you will be spending $300 – 350 every month. In that, you will be living quite comfortably. Of course, the figure here does not include expenditure on your accommodation.
The medical universities in Uzbekistan provide decent hostel facilities to students. Staying at a hostel here has multiple benefits. You live in the university campus making every academic requirement easy to fulfill. You are also safe and secure. Most importantly, you save quite a lot.
On average, staying in a hostel in Uzbekistan will cost you $300 – 600 per year. The variation is due to the different universities charging differently. If you compare that with the option of renting an apartment, you will spend more. The average rent of a small, one bedroom apartment in Uzbekistan will be around $350 per month.
MBBS in Uzbekistan cost is low because the universities charge less tuition fees. On average, the per year tuition fee comes out to be $4,500.
The MBBS in Uzbekistan tuition fee is low enough to make the entire process equivalent in expenditure to MBBS in Ukraine. Thus, more students who have a budget constraint are taking interest in Uzbek MBBS.
The table below summarizes the MBBS in Uzbekistan eligibility.
|Class XII||60% PCB with English|
|NEET Score||Compulsory Qualification|
Why study MBBS in Uzbekistan?
• Public universities offer English-taught programs.
• The option is budget-friendly by all means.
• The Uzbek MBBS degree has all recognitions & accreditations.
• 6 years program, so, you will be eligible to appear in NEXT.
• Many universities are old and they provide quality education.
• No security issues.
Medical PG Option after MBBS/MD in Uzbekistan
Medical PG in India after MBBS in Uzbekistan/NEXT
Whether in Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistann 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
Medical PG IN USA (USMLE) after MBBS in Uzbekistan
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.
Medical PG IN UK (PLAB) after MBBS in Uzbekistan
After MBBS from Uzbekistan, 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 from Uzbekistan
PG in Germany after MBBS in Uzbekistan 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,
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!