On an average, one in ten students aspire to become a doctor in India. With such mind-boggling statistics, it would be impossible to accommodate all the medical aspirants in Indian medical colleges. The scarcity of seats in the top medical colleges in India is already a concern, however, the requirement of highest NEET scores leaves more than half of the appeared candidates not procuring any admissions. In such a distressful scenario, MBBS abroad comes as an opportunity for Indian students aspiring to be successful and global doctors with big ambitions.
The popularity of MBBS in abroad has not just brought fame to the concept, but also misconceptions over time. Every year, thousands of Indian students migrate to other countries for higher education and still clouds of confusion hover over the minds of the people about medical education in foreign universities. Over the time, such doubts have given rise to many myths about MBBS at top medical universities in abroad. However, the reality is much wider and positive with foreign medical education has and is still transforming the lives of lakhs of global medical aspirants for the good and bringing them closer to their dreams.
Here are some of the most common myths about MBBS in abroad BUSTED!!!
Myth 1: Foreign medical education is expensive
Reality: MBBS in abroad is much cheaper than MBBS in India. Though it sounds a bit unrealistic, it's a fact. The cost of studying MBBS in Russia, Bangladesh, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Caribbean Islands, or any other country popular for MBBS abroad is affordable than the MBBS fees of private medical colleges in India. The MBBS fees of foreign universities includes hostel charges and a medical aspirant from India can complete medical education under INR 50 lakhs with adequate international exposure. Moreover, MBBS universities abroad do not ask for any donations for admissions.
Myth 2: Less probability to practice medicine in India.
Reality: As the top priority of Indian students studying MBBS abroad is to practice medicine in India, most medical universities in Russia, Bangladesh, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Caribbean Islands, etc. arrange FMGE/NExT coaching by renowned Indian doctors and professors for their Indian MBBS students. Therefore, such students have the opportunity to return to India, appear for the exam, clear it, and get a license to practice medicine in India.
Myth 3: It is unsafe for Indian students to move to study MBBS abroad.
Reality: Moving to an entirely new country certainly brings a rush of mixed emotions. The fear of settling into a new land all alone without your loved ones by your side will make many students reconsider their thought of doing MBBS in abroad.
The team of Education Abroad helps students settle in a new country by ensuring their comfortable stay. There are representatives from the company in the medical universities abroad that will be available to help them in times of their need. We have a large group of Indian students already studying in foreign medical universities with a positive experience.
Myth 4: Medical studies in foreign language
Reality: Today, a majority of the medical universities in Bangladesh, Caribbean Islands, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, etc., have opted English language as the medium of instruction. There is a good strength of international students in foreign medical universities and medical studies in the native language can disrupt their education experience. The NMC-recognized universities abroad do not have bilingual medical education for the benefit of Indian students. Therefore, keeping English as the official language of the MBBS course helps in better understanding of the course.
Myth 5: Lengthy course
Reality: The duration of an MBBS course in abroad is 6 years, including one year of internship at top hospitals and clinics affiliated with the universities. The first 5 years of the medical study focuses on theoretical and practical knowledge.
Myth 6: Language barrier
Reality: With a large majority of Indian students studying MBBS at foreign medical universities abroad, there will be no barriers in communication in a new country. Moreover, the MBBS syllabus abroad includes lessons on the native language to make Indian students familiar with the language so that they can communicate well with the patients of the country during the internship.
Myth 7: Cultural differences
Reality: Every country has its own culture and traditions. The rich culture and heritage of India is known worldwide and adjusting to the new environment and culture of a new country can be challenging initially. However, as the medical universities abroad have a significant majority of Indian students, they celebrate all Indian festivals like Diwali, Durga Puja, Holi, Navratri, etc. with great joy and enthusiasm. Celebrating Indian festivals in a foreign land is something worth cherishing at our universities as they all give equal respect to the cultures and festivals of India.
Myth 8: Difference in MBBS syllabus
Reality: It is a common belief that the syllabus of MBBS abroad is very different from the syllabus of MBBS abroad as every country has its own education system. However, the MBBS syllabus followed in Russia, Bangladesh, Armenia, Caribbean Islands, etc., is somewhat similar to India. There can be slight variation in the chronology of the subjects taught in different semesters, but the subjects are the same. Moreover, Indian students studying MBBS at foreign medical universities get adequate international practical exposure in top hospitals and clinics.
Myth 9: Unavailability of Indian Food
Reality: All our medical universities abroad have special Indian mess serving hygienic and delicious Indian food to the students. We are well aware that adjusting to new fooding habits is difficult and staying in a new country away from home with an entirely different cuisine can be hard on your health. So, we have arranged Indian cooks in hostel mess facilities that will cook Indian cuisine for our students so that they don’t feel away from home.
Myth 10: Admission process is difficult
Reality: The admission process for MBBS abroad to top medical universities is hassle-free. As thousands of students are now moving abroad for their higher studies, getting into a foreign university and completing all the travel formalities has become easy-peasy. The team of Education Abroad provides direct admission to Indian students in the partnered universities and completes all the visa and travel arrangements on the behalf of its students.
With so many myths busted about MBBS from abroad, we hope that all your doubts must have been resolved and you can clearly move ahead with the procedure of applying to the best medical universities to kickstart your journey to becoming a world-class doctor in six years.