1. Will my degree be recognised ?
This is a highly important consideration when choosing to study medicine abroad. The Medical Council of India, MCI have a list of colleges located in China which are authorized to accept to accept Indian students. The same is true of the BMDC, Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council and the Nepal Medical Council and follow the same for WHO listed colleges of Philippines , Ukraine , Russia , South America, Kyrgyz Republic , Kazakhstan ,Georgia , Mauritius & Belarus. However, we can confirm that there are many medical schools around the world that specialise in teaching international students. More than a 10000 of these universities' graduates are working in the Indian healthcare sector and often they may have amassed considerable experience abroad in addition to their studies. Students are advised to check with the Medical Council of the respective countries where they wish to practice as to the recognitions or permissions required to pursue higher studies and the eligibility requirements of the candidates vis a vis medical studies in foreign universities.
2. What is the procedure after I graduate ?
Usually, after you graduate and if you are interested to practice in your own country you will require to register yourself with the medical or health care body of your own country. In India this is the Medical Council of India MCI and in Bangladesh the BMDC and in Pakistan the PMDC. Before you register you will probably be required to take an exam as a foreign graduate which is different in each country. The Foreign Medical Graduates Exam is conducted by the National Board of examinations in India .Our Institute MCI GURUKUL DELHI will help you to prepare for this exams from 1st year itself. . In the United States it is the USMLE divided into 3 parts. For details about the pattern of examinations and the questions .You can ask your query on our helpline numbers
3. Does it make sense to study medicine abroad?
1. For those students who are committed to becoming a doctor and nurture the passion for being a health care profession. Most students who choose to study medicine overseas do so because they have not secured a seat in their own country either because they could not make it to the merit list owing to the paucity of seats or because the costs of health care education is prohibitive in their own countries.Even the best exam results you could ever achieve may not be enough to get you a place and a lot of people miss out for reasons that are not a reflection on their ability or passion for the profession. For such students the route to becoming a doctor is often a circuitous one and may involve studying abroad and coming back to pass the licensing exam of their own country. 2. There are some universities abroad that offer graduate entry routes into medicine but these are few and far between. Some universities may allow admission into the third year of a 5 or 6 year MBBS qualification but this is unusual and rare.
4. What scores do I need to get in
Good ones. The Foreign Pre Medical Entrance Test follows a standardized format to benchmark students on a common platform so that you conform to a common minimum level of knowledge to apply to the universities. The scores demanded by individual institutions vary based on many factors which form part of the eligibility requirements of the particular university.
While some universities will accept students with a percentile between 60 and above other universities may insist on a percentile cut off of atleast 80.
5. How will my scores affect my admission?
Your FPMT scores will be circulated to the member institutions along with your application. Your FPMT scores along with other eligibility requirements will determine whether you receive an offer for admission from these universities. In addition your FPMT scores will also likely influence the way the university views you application and if you have a very high percentile score the university, may , at its discretion offer you scholarships or tuition fee reductions to offset the high cost of medical education.
Having said this, however please note that this is entirely at the discretion of the university and cannot be construed as a guarantee for scholarships.
6.How are my scores calculated ? / What is a percentile score ?
Your test scores will be displayed on the FPMT website against you Admit Card number The percentile score is calculated as the number of people who got less than or equal to you / number of people who appeared on the test X 100. e.g.: If 10 people appeared for the test and 5 people got less than or equal to you then the scores will read as 5/10 x100 = 50 percentile.
Hence if you are at the 60th percentile you can deduce that you scored as well or better than 60 people. This is a scoring pattern used to measure relative competence. Hence it will indicate how well you scored compared to others but will not indicate how high you scored in any particular subject. Most aptitude tests have relatively few number of questions and most of the candidates will get a few of the questions right. Hence even a small improvement in your actual score will make a substantial difference to your percentile score
7. Cost of studying abroad?
The cost of studying abroad is very less compared to India . It will vary from university to university and country to country depending on the cost of living and the currency conversion in force for that period of time.
MINIMUM COLLEGE FEES : 70,000 INR PER SEM
MAXIMUM COLLEGE FEES : 2,50,000 INR PER SEM
You will require to make a financial calculation based on the tuition fees and living costs applicable in that country. A few pointers are given here for your benefit. However you are advised to check the figures yourself and ask our team on our helpline numbers
8. Can I avail Bank loans?
Yes. You can. For most countries education is a major thrust area. In India banks offer foreign loans upto 15 lacs. The bank has certain procedures and requirements. On fulfilling these requirements you may avail of loans from both nationalized and private banks. Many States are running scheme for Abroad education Loan. You can contact your nearest bank or ask to our team.
9.What about language of instruction ?
Although all the universities enlisted with FPMT teach in the English language, you must bear in mind that you cannot expect your patients in the hospitals to speak English. This is not an issue in the pre-clinical years but you will be expected to learn the local language by the time you enter your fourth year (at the latest). Most universities that run programs with international students may make arrangements to have a translator present during any patient consultations but you will be expected to communicate with your patients and take medical histories etc.
10. How can I find out more about the institution to which I am applying ?
Every university has a website which is easily accessible. You may also write to the institutions or their representative offices seeking specific information about them. You may also check the affiliations of the institutions and whether they are registered with medical bodies worldwide. Most of these bodies have a directory of hospitals and teaching institutions which are recognized globally. However you will still require to cross check this with the medical body of your own country.