04 Mar MBBS India vs abroad: How to make an informed decision?
(Edited and Published by Dr.Navpreet Kaur)
In case you are keen to pursue an MBBS degree, one question you must have encountered is: MBBS India vs. abroad? Well, the following parameters will help you make an informed choice.
1)First things first:
It is mandatory to qualify NEET examination if you wish to study an undergraduate course in Medicine from Asia or Europe. Nevertheless, certain countries namely the USA, UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, and GERMANY don’t fall under this list.
2)Length of study:
One must also acknowledge the fact that medical education abroad is spread over 7 years, whereas in Asian countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Nepal it is around 5.5 years inclusive of the internship experience. The transcripts in India thus reflect lesser hours of study as well. This puts Indian students at a disadvantage globally.
3)The number of seats vs students:
Not to forget that around 15.87lakh students appeared in NEET in 2019. Out of which around 7.57 lakh students qualified the test. The seats for MBBS in India offered by government and private medical colleges together are around 55,000(general category)only. This means that only 55,000 of those who qualify will get admission in Indian Medical Colleges. For NEET 2020, around 18 lakh students have registered. The medical seats in India are still the same. Where would the Indian students go then? Surely, India does not have seats for them. In such a situation, colleges abroad have some wonderful options for medical students in India. Many European colleges offer these courses to international students. These colleges have around 300-400 seats for international students.
Let’s talk about the ranking of medical colleges. In global rankings, even the top medical colleges such as AIIMS have beyond 300th rank. PGIMER ranks even lower. On the other hand, many European institutions have noteworthy global rankings. What’s more, no donations for admissions in medical colleges abroad!! Most of the medical institutes abroad are recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), World Health Organization (WHO) and various other international organizations. Not only that many deserving students are offered scholarships for the postgraduate course as well. The universities abroad employ up-to-date medical equipment. The medical field abroad is much more developed than India currently is. There are various countries you might not have thought of, which provide excellent MBBS programs at economical fees.
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