About Yerevan in Armenia

St Tereza Medical University location is Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, studded with architecture of Soviet-era. Located alongside Hrazdan River, northeast to the Ararat Valley, the city is home for more than 1 million habitants.

The temperature during January month can be as low as (-)15 degree Celsius while during August month temperature reaches as high as 40 degree Celsius. The freezing temperatures during winters can be an issue for the students who are accustomed to Indian continental climate.

St. Tereza Medical University, Armenia

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St Tereza Medical University named after Saint Tereza is a private medical college, placed in Yerevan. The university laid its foundation in 1992; however, the instructions for St Tereza Medical University Medical Program began in 1995. The establishment year of the university itself speaks about the years of experience that this medical university lacks on. The St Tereza Medical University Address is at Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan, Armenia.

This university offers six-year MBBS program to its aspirants. The medical education is based on Armenian curriculum for MBBS has similarity to Indian pattern to some context, which is the main reason some students mistakenly choose to do medical qualification in country like Armenia.

The St Tereza Medical University hostels are available for the incoming students and are in average condition. As per the St Tereza Medical University Official Website, it operates several departments in its college and the university such as Obstetrics, Nursing, Pharmaceutical, Medicine and Dentistry Departments.

Also, Students from abroad and some parts of India do consider pursuing MBBS in Armenia due to low-cost tuition fees. The thought of a budget-friendly fee structure of the MBBS degree might look appealing to some of you. However, the university might not be providing enough services affecting quality of education, clinical exposure, and lack of supportive cooperation from foreign universities. It would not be a good idea when compared to quality of education provided at the medical colleges abroad.

St Tereza Medical University Ranking and Recognition

The St Tereza Medical University World Ranking is 12963rd among 40,000 odd universities while the St Tereza Medical University Country Ranking in Armenia is 40th. The university has been ranked C grade - defining poor quality of education provided at the university. The St Tereza Medical University Recognition has been provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

As compared to the Ukrainian Universities, Armenian universities don’t have much to provide in terms of quality education due to lack of proper infrastructure and in terms of experience. Ukraine has population in Crores while the population of Armenia is way less. As a result, Armenian universities are inept of providing much more medicinal and clinical exposure.

Challenges of studying in St. Tereza Medical University

The St. Tereza Medical University may have the attractive features mentioned above but:

  1. The universities in Armenia have poor quality of education, low quality infrastructure, along with less population.
  2. Armenian language being the official language of Armenia, students might face challenge regarding adaptation to newer locations due to unfamiliar language, customs and cultural values of the city.
  3. The chance of getting admissions in public university in Armenia is very low. These are very few and the seats fill up easily.
  4. Yerevan, despite being the capital city of Armenia has very less population as compared to neighboring countries like Russia and Ukraine. The population of Ukraine is 10x to that of Armenia. Hence, Ukraine, Russia or other abroad universities a better option to obtain a MBBS degree along with better medical and clinical exposure.
  5. Cost of living of Armenia is extremely high compared to that of India, in order to study, work or reside or to get a MBBS degree at St. Tereza Medical University altogether will make you spend extra amount of money.
  6. Visa is mandatory for Indian Students thus you will require visa for getting enrolled in Armenian Universities.

Cost of studying MBBS at St. Tereza Medical University

The St. Tereza Medical University Fee Structure for 2023 falls under the medium range. The details for the MBBS fees are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Course Fee(in USD) 5450 5450 5450 5450 5450 5450

Admission Deadline for 2023

In the Abroad Universities, the timing of application is crucial. Generally, the right time to apply at St Tereza Medical University Admission Deadline for 2023 is starting July till mid August.

However, we reiterate that along with being a private university, the St. Tereza Medical University has many short-comings and we will not advise you to take admission. As mentioned above, less population induces less clinical exposure, plus the poor educations system and low quality infrastructure of Medical Universities in Armenia, is something any student would avoid.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission

St. Tereza Medical University admission requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2023. Moreover, you need to clear the entrance exam conducted by the university.

Indian Students at St. Tereza Medical University

At St. Tereza Medical University, there are 45 odd students who are from India. The fee structure of Armenian universities is comparatively low in comparison to other abroad universities. Students might take impulsive decision because of the pocket friendly budget, but Moksh wouldn’t suggest you to do so.

PG Option after MBBS in St. Tereza Medical University

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 2022 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 the 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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