Research Well About the Country
While choosing the country to pursue your MBBS education, make sure:
It is recognized for quality education by WHO, IMED, European Union, MCI, and other international medical boards. To ensure that student’s employment opportunities are not weakened due to non-recognition.
It has a huge scope for the healthcare industry concerning innovation, technological advancement in hospitals, patient care management, exposure to different diseases to treat and prevent them, etc.
Its medical institutions are capable of providing quality education.
The education curriculum is competent enough to allow students to imbibe immense learning from the external environment as well.
Popular Countries Are not Always The Right Options
Generally, students primarily head towards countries like USA, UK, Australia, and Canada. Which, indeed, are among great options. But they are unaware of the fact that these countries hold extreme restrictions for allowing international students to study medicine.
And even if a candidate surpasses all these formalities and restrictions, the education costs lies between 7 to 10 crores. Which makes these countries not worth considering for affordable MBBS education.
It might sound ironical but studying MBBS in India is much more expensive than studying it from another country.
MBBS in abroad for Indian students at low cost is not a myth. It has been found that if a student pursues MBBS from a private medical college in India, s/he will spend 75 lacs or more. Whereas, if s/he study medicine abroad, it will between 9 to 60 lacs.
Due to this huge cost, they are left with only two options and, i.e., either take admission in government medical college of India or go to another country.
However, if the student chooses the former one, they’ll have to face a severe competition. As the number of government medical colleges is very less in comparison to the number of aspirants.
In 2016, there were only 25,085 MBBS seats in government medical colleges against more than 7 lac aspirants across the country.
Whereas, in 2015, 6.3 lac students appeared for AIPMT test when the total number of seats were 52000. Out of which, government colleges have only 25000 seats (including 15% all-India quota).
Please note that now, undergraduate medical aspirants will have to clear National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). It will be common for admission to undergraduate medical course (i.e., MBBS) in all medical colleges of the country.
So if you are planning to pursue MBBS, without burning a hole in your pocket, then either study relentlessly for Indian medical entrance exam (with no guarantee of success) or study MBBS abroad at low cost.
Because studying MBBS from a private medical college is expensive, gives no surety of quality education, and does ensure getting a job in the top notch hospitals in the country.
MBBS in abroad for Indian students is much cheaper. Also, when it comes to the quality of education, it is at par with that of AIIMS and other renowned institutions of our country.
So, if you have made your mind to study medicine abroad, then make sure that you select the right destination.