Getting admission into a reputed medical college in India can be quite a challenge. But let that not hamper your dreams of becoming a doctor. There are still other options you can explore and find inexpensive medical colleges to enroll for your MBBS, however, make sure you have received your NEET scores. Yes, we are talking about enrolling you in a medical college abroad.
Here are some key points to help you choose the best university for medicine abroad.
- Choose your specialization
Medicine is a vast field and there are a lot of options in terms of specialization. So, decide on that at the onset as it makes it easier to filter down the places and universities you need to consider. Medicine in China would be a good choice for most specializations and they come with scholarships too. Nanjing University, for example, is one of the oldest public universities and is also a member of the elite C9 League. Contrary to popular belief, MBBS in China is actually a viable option.
- Choose the location
Selecting a location where you want to study will help you streamline your search for the right university. Regions of some countries are India friendly and so have a large number of Indian students too. Future job prospects, is another important point to consider while choosing the location and so Clinical Practice after course completion like when you pursue Medicine in Philippines, could be something to cogitate as it is quite popular among Indian students. MBBS in Philippines has its perks for Indians as the climate is similar and so are the medical conditions of people so clinical practice is similar. Also being an English speaking country the mode of instruction is conducive.
- Check the International University Ranking
The next step would be to check the international university ranking. There are several sources for the ranking based on the quality of education, the infrastructure, the teaching methods, pass percentage, etc. Go for the most authentic sources and average out the ratings to drill down to the ones you want to go to. For example, if you want to work in India after the completion of your course then you must check for MCI approved universities.
- Check the course fee
Not all colleges may fit the budget you plan to spend on your course in Medicine abroad, so decide your financials after you find a good college that will suit your needs. Medicine in Ukraine is pretty cost-effective so you should check that out. Jilin University in China and Angeles University in Philippines are some good quality and affordable colleges with a sizable Indian student community. Affordable medical education is possible by finding the right source to guide you.
- Enquire with family and friends
You are not the first person going for your MD or MBBS abroad, so find out from family, friends and reliable consultants for study abroad or connect with students who are pursuing Medicine abroad and get first-hand information. This will also come in handy if you decide to join the same university as them.
So what are you waiting for? Start searching. It might seem overwhelming at first, but don’t panic, go one step at a time and remember the points above. You will surely find your dream medical college. All the best future doctor!!