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  • March, 3rd 2022
  • PGmedica Overseas

How to Work Comfortably in India after Doing MBBS in USA

Pursuing a medical course in the USA is a dream come true for students in India. The educational system in the USA is entirely different from the educational system of India and other countries of the world. Moreover, the US medical degree is highly valuable and internationally accepted.

If you study MBBS abroad from any leading educational destination such as Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, etc., you must only take admission to a university that is approved by the Medical Corporation of India (MCI). Moreover, after returning to India once you complete your degree, you cannot simply start practising as a medical doctor until you qualify for the NEXT (National Exit Test).

NEXT is now the mandatory exam to start working as a doctor in India but it was earlier called the MCI Screening Test. Although it is not a huge hassle to clear NEXT, Indian students still find it a hassle to appear in another exam after their strenuous degree course of 5 or 6 years.

So, if you are an Indian medical aspirant thinking about studying MBBS in the USA and confused about what will the procedure be once you come back after grabbing your US medical degree, you can rest assured that after doing MBBS in the USA, MBBS graduates don’t need to sit for the NEXT. They can directly start working after getting a degree from the USA.

The Standard Roadmap: MBBS in USA for Indian Students

Although this might have sounded like a huge relief that you don’t need to sit for the NEXT after taking a US medical degree, the road to getting admission to a US medical college is not as simple as for other foreign countries.

  • You need to have at least three years B.Sc. degree before you can start your medical studies in the US. If you don’t have this degree, you will first be required to take a 1.5 years pre-medical program.
  • After that, you must qualify for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).
  • Only then you are eligible to start your four years of actual MD studies in the US followed by a three-year PG program.
  • However, Indian medical aspirants applying to study medicine in the US must also be NEET qualified and should be at least 17 years of age.
  • Furthermore, the student should have completed their 10+2 examinations in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with English being a compulsory subject.

How to Select the Best Medical College for MBBS in the USA?

Selecting the best medical college for the MD program in the USA depends on many factors including your academic calibre, preferences, and budget. However, here are a few mandatory things you must look for:

  • The university you want to take admission to must be CAAM-HP approved.
  • It should also be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.

If MCAT is the Entrance Exam for MBBS in USA – What is USMLE?

A lot of Indian students ask us if MCAT is a must along with NEET and a B. Sc. Degree to get admission in a medical college in the USA, then what is USMLE and why is it needed? The USMLE is a three-step exam that helps you get medical licensure in the United States and the third USMLE is actually the replacement for the NEXT exam Indian students are required to qualify before they can practice medicine in India.

Here is a quick timeline of the USMLE for your easy understanding:

1. USMLE Step 1:

Taken after the first two years of your MD course in the US

2. USMLE Step 2 CK & USMLE Step 2 CS:

Compulsory after the next two years of education and clinical rotation

3. USMLE Step 3:

Mandatory to be finally licensed as a medical doctor

MBBS in USA Fees

Although the cost of MBBS in USA for Indian students is not as affordable as other study destinations. If you are looking for a cost-effective study destination that provides high-quality medical education, you should rather consider studying MBBS in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, etc.

However, the cost of MBBS in USA is still economical as compared to the private medical colleges in India that demand hefty sums of money in the name of donation. This is because the leading medical colleges of the USA receive funding from the federal government resulting in low-cost medical courses.

Even the master programs are affordable unlike the colleges in India. For Indian students, the total expense is $50,000 and includes the tuition fees, health insurance and services, transportation and other expenses.

Once you get enrolled, you need not worry about the quality of education, infrastructure, and placement opportunities. Moreover, the US medical universities also provide scholarship opportunities to more than 1,000 meritorious international students to support them financially.

Feel free to connect with us to know the MBBS fees for a specific medical university in the USA.

Benefits of studying MBBS in the USA

Words cannot sum up all the benefits a medical degree from the USA has to offer but we’ll still highlight some of the major benefits of pursuing MBBS from the USA:

  • America holds an unusual position when it comes to quality higher education in the field of medicine.
  • It hosts many universities, most notably the American University of Barbados, that impart high quality and modern education while not deviating from its diverse culture.
  • Studying in America gives an edge to the students to go further and achieve higher standards of education.
  • With a large number of international students in the US, Indian students get the opportunity to know about various cultures, beliefs, and views that broadens their mind to understand the cultural differences and appreciate them.
  • Moreover, a graduate from the USA is more preferred for job opportunities across the globe than any other destination. Students doing PG in the USA have special provisions to avail a maximum of the employment opportunities.
  • Most importantly, US medical graduates get paid much higher than graduates from Asian countries.
  • The student-teacher ratio in the medical colleges of the USA is excellent. It provides more opportunities for students to interact with teachers, get guidance and clear doubts as they pursue their course.
  • The teaching methods are wholly based on practical experience.
  • Students equally get their hands-on practical knowledge along with theoretical concepts and get exposure to modern diagnostic equipment and facilities.
  • Also, the faculty members in US medical colleges are highly experienced and renowned.

The Bottom Line

We hope this article helped you understand how you can take admission for MBBS in the USA and what’s the procedure to start working as a licensed medical doctor once you return to India. Please watch our YouTube video to know in detail about MBBS in USA fees, eligibility criteria and overall admission procedure.

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You can also read our blog to find the list of the best MCI recognized medical universities to study MBBS in USA. If you have any queries about the cost of MBBS in USA, student safety or any other thing, feel free to connect with one of our MBBS experts to get authentic information about the same.

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