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.
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.
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:
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:
Taken after the first two years of your MD course in the US
Compulsory after the next two years of education and clinical rotation
Mandatory to be finally licensed as a medical doctor
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.
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:
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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