It’s a common dream to study and settle in USA for Indians. However, the system to pursue medical education in USA is absolutely different than the one followed by most of the European-countries like Russia / Ukraine / Georgia or Asian countries like China or Philippines. Eligibility for MBBS in Abroad requires a satisfactory score in the 12th board examinations. There are mainly 3 ways of pursuing PG in USA after MBBS in India or even MBBS from Abroad as well as after MBBS in USA and settling down in USA. They are explained as follows:
1) Direct MBBS in USA( The high cost, least chosen option by Indian students):
Every year, huge number of students from USA and international arena give MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), an entrance exam for MBBS in America to get the admission to top medical colleges in USA for medical training in USA. There are more than 350+ medical universities in USA. As per the USA medical education system, the exam is monitored and scores are released by AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).
These are funded by the US government which costs you lesser for the bachelor level MD program. However, just like India, it is highly competitive to get through MCAT. All the local students give this exam to get admission to the top medical schools in USA. Accordingly, getting a MCAT score to get into the state medical universities is also the aim of every American appearing for MCAT. You can give MCAT after completion of Pre-Medical course. This is an extremely difficult way and quite an expensive road map to pursue MBBS in USA leading to Post graduation courses in USA universities. You may download Brochure for MCAT exam in case you wish to take this route. This tells us how high MBBS in USA for Indian student’s fees is!
2) The MBBS in USA via Caribbean route ( Affordable and highly chosen by Indian students) :
This option allows you to skip the MCAT exam and reduces the total budget of MBBS in USA right up to PG courses in USA to Rs. 65-75 lakhs. It is the highest chosen options by Indian students today. The universities in Caribbean Islands provide education only for the first 3.5 years – 4 Trimesters (leading to B.S. Degree till USMLE-1 Exam) and balance 6 years would be in the mainland of USA. You may apply for admission to MBBS in USA with Scholarships since it is available for Indian students at International Amercian University. This program is till you complete your Post graduate medical education in USA. To know more about MBBS in USA for Indian students fees and much more about this route, click here.
3) The MBBS in low cost universities with PG medicine in USA route ( The best option for students who wish to settle down in USA at a comparatively low cost) :
Medical education in USA for Indian students at PG level is available at an affordable cost. This route is not made aware to a lot of students due to the selfish intentions of many agents in India. Today, every student (low-high budget) has a chance of pursuing Post graduation in USA and settling down over there with a secured medical career. This is the best suitable option for students with a budget of Rs. 15lacs- 50lacs who wish to study MBBS Abroad. As per this route, you can complete your MBBS from Russia, China, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Philippines, etc and complete your Postgraduate medical courses in US. In fact, Medical Council of India allows you to be accepted as a practitioner in India and get registered without MCI screening test if you have completed your Post graduate medical education from USA! There are many options for students who want to study MBBS in abroad at a top MCI approved University and get trained for USMLE- Step 1examination while studying MBBS Abroad and appear for the test and move for your Post graduation in USA after MBBS.
|Your Budget (Rs)||Suggested Country||MOKSH Recommended University|
|10-15 Lacs||Kazakhstan + FMGE||South Kazakhstan Medical Academy|
|15-20 Lacs||Russia (A Grade)||Crimean Federal University|
|20-30 Lacs||Ukraine (A Grade)||LVIV Medical University|
|Bukovinian State Medical University|
|China (A+ Grade)||Jiangsu University|
|China (A Grade)||Jilin University|
|30-40 Lacs||Russia (A Grade)||Pirogov Russia NRM University|
|China (A Grade)||China Medical University|
|40-50 Lacs||MBBS in Ukraine + PG in USA||MOKSH USMLE for All Universities|
|75 Lacs above||USA||International Amercian University|
|65 Lacs above with high NEET score||India||Indian Private Medical Colleges|
There is a wide list of MBBS abroad college for Indian students. Click here to know more.
MBBS overseas i.e. MBBS in foreign countries has become a better option than MBBS in India for students who do not get into Govt colleges. A lot of students wish to study MBBS in Europe as well as Asian countries like China, Kyrgyzstan, USA, etc. MBBS admission in Canada is difficult due to visa rejections as there is no demand for doctors in Canada. Also, the cost of studying MBBS in Canada is very high. MBBS courses in Abroad like MBBS in Europe and MBBS in other countries are very cost effective with a high quality of education. Also, MBBS in Australia for Indian students is not a great option due to legal issues and MBBS in Australia fees is also very high just like the cost to study MBBS in Canada!
We represent more than 35 Medical universities from various countries. However, these are TOP 10 Universities from suggested on various parameters. There are universities for MBBS with fewer fees in the world. Most of the universities offer MBBS abroad with fees less than 8 lakhs per year as well! MBBS admission abroad leading to PG in USA is not a difficult task anymore!
Medical aspirants in India do not give enough importance to PG and end up spending their entire budget on MBBS. In today’s world, MBBS alone does not hold enough value and the students need to prepare and plan for their PG well in time for a successful medical career. This will also prevent the students from wasting the important years of their life in re-attempting exams. To achieve a degree for Postgraduate in medicine in USA the planning has to be done in advance. Also, ample amount of research is required for short listing Post graduate medical schools in USA as there are no jobs for Indian doctors in USA without USMLE.
MOKSH offers COMBO PROGRAMS for MBBS + PG in US. The options are as follows:
The top medical universities in Ukraine like LVIV Medical University or Crimea Federal University in Russia or Kyrgyzstan State Medical University in Kyrgyzstan, etc offers a well designed MBBS program for Indian students. Low cost MBBS in Russia with a high quality of education is one of the highly opted choices for Indian students. The structure and the curriculum design allow medical students to focus on their PG as well. Cheapest MBBS in the world happens in Kyrgyzstan with a budget of Rs. 15 lakhs. These universities, being the top universities of those countries with a highly experienced faculty understand the importance of Pursuing PG in the medical field. The best country for MBBS course is specific to every budget and eligibility criteria of every student, though there are a wide number of medical courses in USA
Thus, the students studying there are encouraged to plan their PG medical education in USA or PG in Germany (insert link) at the right stage of their career. The students usually take the Online USMLE –Step 1 coaching from the 3rd year of their MBBS and prepare for it intensively in the next 3 years and appear for the USMLE Step 1 exam at the end of their MBBS and proceed for their PG in USA!
MOKSH advises students who wish to study MBBS and their parents to divide their total budget into UG budget and PG budget and not to invest the entire budget in studying MBBS abroad alone. This will ensure the security of their medical career as the importance of PG is increasing on a day to day basis.
We are doing webinar for MBBS from Abroad + PG in USA frequently
MOKSH is going to hold seminars in different parts of India and shall come to your city anytime, DO NOT MISS this golden opportunity to interact with our expert counsellors and get the right advice on your medical career! Click here to register for the seminar!
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MOKSH has an extremely knowledgeable and experienced team of MBBS counsellors who have an expertise in a specific topic like MBBS in Russia, China, USA, Ukraine, Germany, etc right up to PG. You can be in touch with one of the counsellors constantly via phone calls, SMS, Whats app, Emails, etc and they shall be there to solve your doubts and help you carve the right path towards your MBBS journey!
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MOKSH has its branch offices in 12 cities of India now so there is no need to travel all the way to the Mumbai Head office for a personal counselling! You can still do so if you wish though. To get to a MOKSH office in your own city for a free personal counselling session on MBBS Abroad right up to PG in USA/ Germany, You call on 9699360370 and our counsellor shall arrange a Personal counselling session in your city or the closest location to you.
MOKSH holds an Online Scholarship Test every year where in the students get the NEXT Online Coaching on a huge discount or even 100% scholarship which otherwise costs more than Rs.1, 25,000. It is a 360 marks MCQ test focused on the 12th Board exams syllabus.
The students who register with MOKSH for MBBS Abroad get a higher priority in the scholarship test. You can call on 9699360370 to get further information on the scholarship test of 2020! Register for the scholarship test
The National Board of Medical examinations is responsible for conducting various examinations and allowing you to become a licensed medical practitioner in USA. They have divided the process into 3 steps to complete this process.
A medical student officially enrolled in, or a graduate of a US or Canadian medical school program leading to the MD degree that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
A medical student officially enrolled in, or a graduate of a medical school outside the United States and Canada and eligible for examination by the ECFMG – Indian MBBS students after completion their 2nd year.
A medical student officially enrolled in, or a graduate of a US medical school leading to the DO degree that is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
STEP –1. (Qualifying USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK)
On completion of MBBS from Abroad, the students from various top universities in Russia, Ukraine, China need to give another competitive exam namely USMLE-1 . The student quality filtration begins at this stage.
After qualifying for USMLE step 1 with a score of 230 marks and above, the students would spend the next few months in preparing for USMLE Step 2 CK. They would then appear for the exam. Clearing USMLE Step 2 CK is not as difficult as Step 1. It only requires the student to pass. It is very rare that any student would fail in USMLE step 2 CK.
STEP – 2 (Arriving to USA and completing Step 2 CS)
On completion of USMLE 2 CK , the students have to pursue PG level program (Also called as Residency). The first part of USMLE Step 2 CK is a computer based exam. The student can appear from across the world. The last part Step 2 CS needs to be given from USA since it is a practical exam. Generally all the students from the top medical universities pass this exam without much problem since it is not a competitive exam. Step 2 is just a qualifying exam.
STEP – 3
The doctor of Medicine would need to work in a hospital for 3 to 6 years (On average it is 4 years except for surgical – MS degree). The number of years depend on the specialisation chosen. Finally the students give licensing exam namely STEP – 3 (Licensure exam) to become eligible to work as a doctor or a medical practitioner in USA. This completes the program of MBBS in Abroad along with the PG level program in USA. On completion of this the Indian students can work in India as well as in USA.
In India, the students are misguided due to the low level of awareness of the parents. There are 3 most important issues that you must see, before ensuring that you can select the University for a Successful Medical Career leading to PG in USA. It is important to study MBBS abroad in English.
MOKSH holds an Online Scholarship Test every year. Many students get the Online USMLE Step 1 Online Coaching at 50% discount or even on 100% scholarship depending upon their score in the MOKSH Online Scholarship Test. You can call our hotline number to find more about the scholarship test. There is a study MBBS abroad scholarship for every student. Register for the scholarship test
Though among all other options, this option provides you a full proof medical career right up to PG in USA at an affordable cost, much lesser than MBBS or PG in India.
Medical Council of India (MCI) permits to get registered without MCI screening Test for those who cleared PG in America for Indian students.
In USA in order to practice, you have to complete your board certified residency (Equivalent to PG in India) and just Bachelor level MBBS is not sufficient. Accordingly, if you just complete bachelor level, you would have to give the MCI screening test in India, even if you are from any of the top medical colleges in USA or Abroad. Accordingly, you are suggested to start your journey at MCI approved top medical universities Abroad. – LVIV MEDICAL UNIVERSITY is highly chosen among all the MBBS colleges in Abroad for this route.
However, no one returns back at Bachelor level since the reason to go to USA is PG.
Please read the last paragraph on this rules & regulation on MCI website.
Since the Indian students opting to study MBBS Abroad do not appear for MCAT (since they have not completed their B.S. degree in India), they need to complete their USMLE Step 1 and step 2 CK and then go to USA for further process. From there onward, they move to mainland of USA for PG level residency.
After completing USMLE Step 2 CK(Clinical Knowledge – written exam) and USMLE Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills – Oral) and they proceed to the Residency at an ACGME approved hospital. At this stage, you must understand the difference between Observership vs. Clinical Rotation.
During Residency (PG Level) You start earning around US$ 3,500 to US$ 5,500 depending on the hospital as stipend for the next 4 years which takes care of all your living cost + gives back the money that you spent during the Bachelor program. This is the best part of doing Medical program in USA. The total duration of MBBS Abroad + Post Graduation in medicine in USA is thus around 9 years up to PG level, just like in India to takes 8.5 years.
Many students feel that the cost of studying MBBS Abroad is very high. However, the reality of study in Abroad for MBBS cost up to bachelor level is lower in countries such as China, Russia, Ukraine. Since the cost to study in Indian private colleges is very high, it has become more favourable to study MBBS Abroad + study PG medicine in USA for Indian students. Thus, there are many options for MBBS abroad with low fees.
There are many different countries, different Universities. Every Indian student who is looking to do their MBBS Abroad needs to refer to the MCI Passing Ratio report (insert link) provided by the Govt of India to guide Indian students rightly on which countries and universities Abroad should be chosen as against the promotions of universities by agents in India. It is important to make sure that the chosen university has an MCI passing ratio of min 20% and above as this would guarantee fully English medium programs and a high quality of education for the simple reason that if an Indian student is taught in Russian, Chinese or any other language other than English, he shall not pass MCI screening test at all. Going to universities below 20% ratio are bilingual with a low quality of education. It is not only about MBBS fees in USA. The students must be careful in selection of the university leading to PG in USA. Need University Selection Support
The fees structure for MBBS study Abroad + PG in USA ranges from Rs. 15lacs – 50lacs. To know the complete details of MBBS in various countries leading to PG in USA, click here. As far as the cost for PG in USA is concerned, PG is the stage to earn back the entire amount or even more than the entire amount spent on MBBS in Abroad countries. The only cost incurred by the student would be the initial, one- time cost of Air fare, visa, living cost. There is no tuition fee as PG takes place in hospitals in USA.
Out of total 1 Million medical practitioners currently available in USA, around 26% are International medical graduates. The data is published by “American Medical Association” – or AMA. The Indians are proud community in USA since almost 25% of these international students are of Indian origin! If you are a medical aspirant looking to study MD / MBBS in USA, you must visit AMA website.
However, from May, 2016, the government of India has denied issuance of “NORI“. No obligation to return to India – NORI for Indian doctors looking to pursue PG in USA is mandatory. This certificate does not allow you to work in USA after PG. Accordingly, the Indian doctors need to search for alternatives. Many Indian doctors have started their journey to study Medical PG in Germany.
There are more than 2,000 Indian students who are stranded in Philippines due to the problem of NMAT. Most of the low quality medical colleges in Philippines take more than 200 students for Pre-Medical program. Out of them only 50% actually pass NMAT exam. NMAT is the qualifying exam to enter MD program in Philippines.
The medical colleges have limited capacity for intake to MD level programs for international students. Accordingly, only 25% of the Indian students who passed NMAT are able to get a seat in medical program. The students are requested to go through the “Advisory issued by Indian Embassy ” given below to ensure clarity. Do not fall prey to wrong intentions of the agents. The students are advised against choosing the low cost medical colleges in Philippines.
Accordingly, this route is also not advised to the Indian students.
Applying for the Post graduation in medical in USA is a tedious process. ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign medical graduates) in USA supports you with an on-line system. ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) guides you to apply for Post graduate degree in medicine in USA once you have completed your MBBS level. The requirements for Post graduation in USA need to be clear before the student is ready to take the step.
There are different government organisation which match your profile with the existing residencies available throughout USA. One of the most prominent ones of these is NRMP (national Residency matching program). It is almost mandatory for every student to get registered with.
During the residency in a teaching hospital, you would give USMLE Step 3 which is one part of the medical PG entrance exam in USA. Clearing this exam allows you to get the license to practice medicine in USA. This completes your target!
In order to apply for Post graduate courses in medicine in USA through ERAS, the eligibility criteria are well defined by ECFMG, NBME, USMLE and other responsible authorities. The whole on-line process starts with registering through ERAS as an applicant.
To study MBBS Abroad + Post graduate medical studies in USA, it is important to study an MCI listed college degree. Further, the exams conducted by the USMLE which decides the successful roadmap of the student.
|Exam.||Objective.||When to give.||Year.|
|USMLE-1||Competitive Exam||2nd year of Basic Science||3rd|
|USMLE-2 CK / CS||Qualifying Exam||2nd year of Clinical Rotation||5th|
|USMLE – 3||Licensure Exam||During Residency||8th|
At the first step of USMLE-1 – the minimum passing marks are 192. The average score for around 65,000 students in 2015 was 230. Generally, the students scoring above 250 marks (Out of 280 maximum marks) easily make it to the Post graduate medical training in USA. In case you fail, you can reappear (up to 6 more attempts) for Step 1. MOKSH can place you as a teacher in the same university or other islands after completion of bachelor. Accordingly, the duration of MBBS Abroad + Post graduate medicine in USA is 9 years. This is almost equivalent to Indian standards.
The average salary for the teacher is also no less than Rs. 18 Lac per annum which is far better than the average income of a fresh doctor in India.
Medical PG courses in USA is famous across the world. The number of students appearing for USMLE-1 in 2015 is around 65,000 compared to the available residency seats of 35,000. The chances of getting through the residency are more than 50%. The passing rate for students who have completed MBBS from other countries apart from USA is 70% and above. Just compare this with the number of doctors passing every year in India. Around 35,000 MBBS doctors pass every year. There are only 3,000 PG Medical seats across the country in government colleges. The chances of getting through PG medical seat in India are lesser than 3.5%. Residency in USA for Indian doctors is huge!
There are many study Abroad consultants in India. However, genuine advice with a clear road map is very rare. Many education consultants might divert the students into the universities which are not accredited, not MCI Approved or Fake just for their profit. But MOKSH is an honest educational consultant. Hence, we have received a lot of trust and love from students around the world. Recently, We have got a news about the reality of Washington University, USA. Just have a look
Becoming a doctor is one of the most common dream of students in India! However, it is not as easy to become one as it seems.