About Tomsk in Russia

The Siberian State Medical University location is Tomsk city in Russia, presently the administrative center of Tomsk Oblast. Tomsk is considered as one of the oldest towns in Siberia. With the presence of six state universities the city has a prominent educational and scientific centre. In early 1990s, Tomsk became one of the first cities in Russia to gain internet access owing to receive grants from universities and scientific co-operations.

But the point of concern for us is the severity of the winters as the lowest temperatures recorded till date is -55 °C. In fact, the Siberian cold is legendary and it can be felt in its full intensity in this region. Another challenge is the hurricanes that can be equally severe.

Siberian State Medical University, Russia

Siberian State Medical University, Russia

The Siberian State Medical University came into existence as Tomsk Imperial Institute in May 1878 making the University 143 years old. Apart from MBBS, the university provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacy, dentistry and so on.

The Siberian State Medical University World Ranking is 3135th while the Siberian State Medical University Ranking in Russia is 116th. The University has 6 departments including general medicine, pediatrics, pharmacy, biomedicine, distance learning, professional development and retraining.

The Siberian State Medical University has a hospital of its own that has all the amenities to provide proper medical care to the citizens in Tomsk Region. The Siberian State Medical University has about 1000 bedded hospital along with emergency care unit that provides inpatient and outpatient care to Tomsk citizens.

Though this account may seem very attractive but there are certain issues with Siberian State Medical University that you must be aware of.

Disadvantages of studying in Siberian State Medical University

The Siberian State Medical University may have captivating features but:

  • Being bilingual is the greatest drawback of this University.
  • The university is located in the coldest climatic conditions where the temperature can fall as low as -55 °C and at that freezing conditions students could actually face issues during winter.
  • The students’ feedback about the accommodation facilities in the university is not very re-assuring.
  • The Siberian State Medical University ranks very low in the Indian Embassy list of Medical Universities that classifies them on the basis of academic positioning.
  • Along with being Bilingual, the Siberian State Medical University Fee Structure is not less, as one would expect.

Affiliations and Medical Programs at Siberian State Medical University

The university provides Medical programs: Bachelor's, specialty, residency, postgraduate studies, and secondary vocational education. It is also very much active in scientific and research activities in the field of medicine.
As far as the international co operations are concerned, the SiBMed University has build collaborations with 20 foreign institutes around the globe.

Cost of studying MBBS at Siberian State Medical University

Siberian State Medical University Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range. The details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee in USD 3,800 3,800 3,800 3,800 3,800 3,800

Admission Deadline for Siberian State Medical University Russia

For admission in the Russian Universities, the timing of application is crucial. Generally, the right time to apply is before October to 30th October. But this year, in 2022, there could be some variation due to COVID 19.

We say that the timing of application is crucial because the issuance of the Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, Russia takes around 4-8 weeks on the basis of which the Russian Consulate in India issues the visa to you. If you are late in applying, you may miss going there with your batch mates. The Siberian State Medical University admission 2022will also follow the same pattern.

However, we reiterate that along with being Bilingual, the Siberian State Medical University has many short-comings and we will not advise you to take admission.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Siberian State Medical University

Siberian State Medical University admission requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2022.

Indians at Siberian State Medical University

At Siberian State Medical University, there are 150 odd students who are from India and one can safely assume that most of them must have been tricked into taking admission in this Bilingual University.

PG Option after MBBS in Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College & Hospital.

Medical PG in India or NExT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

Total Applicants NEET PG 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. 

The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.

USMLE

MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Due to the close proximity of Moldova  to UK, 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.
 

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Medical PG in Germany

Germany

PG in Germany after MBBS in India 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 the 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 after your MBBS in India,

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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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