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M.D. - Colleges, Courses, Fees & Scope

287 M.D. Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 1574 Courses

M.D. is one of the top degrees that students want to study abroad from India. Not only the course curriculum of M.D. is good & in alignment to the latest trends in the markets, the M.D. degree from abroad, also gives the students a good chance of working and settling abroad. The work permit & laws although differs from country to country but at a broader level, M.D. has a very good scope in future.
Top departments that students want to study in M.D. are Early Childhood Education, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Surgery and Bioinformatics. Some of the top universities for studying M.D. from abroad are - University Of Auckland, University Of Melbourne, Harvard University, Trinity College Dublin, National University Of Singapore. The average tuition fee for the first year for studying M.D. from abroad averages at around $20827. Applications to some of the universities & colleges are free but to some, they are paid. The average application fee for applying to colleges abroad stand at $100.
Details about top universities for studying M.D. abroad – One of the most famous university is University Of Auckland. The University Of Auckland is located in auckland,New Zealand. provides 15 courses under their M.D. program. The courses are Master Of Clinical Pharmacy, Master Of Climical Pharmacy & Master Of Science - Biomedical Science. Next comes the University Of Melbourne which is located at parkville, Australia. University Of Melbourne provides 7 courses under their M.D. program. The courses are Master Of Science - Epidemiology, Doctor Of Medicine & Master Of Engineering - Biomedical.Next comes the Harvard University which is located at cambridge, United States. Harvard University provides 5 courses under their M.D. program. The courses are Doctor Of Medicine, Doctor Of Medicine + Master Of Business Administration & Doctor Of Philosophy - Biological Sciences - Dental Medicine. Connect with AdmitKard Experts to know more about studying M.D. in abroad.

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UO
auckland, New Zealand
15 Course Available
Master Of Clinical Pharmacy

1 Yr

$42606 / Year

IELTS 6.5

Mar

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UO
parkville, Australia
7 Course Available
Master Of Science - Epidemiology

2 Yr

$40960 / Year

IELTS 6.5

Feb, Jul

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HU
cambridge, United States
5 Course Available
Doctor Of Medicine

2 Yr

$58050 / Year

IELTS 7

Dec, Aug

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TC
dublin, Ireland
7 Course Available
Master Of Science - Nursing

1 Yr

$20115 / Year

IELTS 6.5

Sep, Jul, Nov

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NU
singapore, Singapore
17 Course Available
Master Of Science - Medicine

1 Yr

$50650 / Year

IELTS 6.5

Aug

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UO
oxford, United Kingdom
2 Course Available
Master Of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering

4 Yr

$23190 / Year

IELTS 7

Sep

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NT
singapore, Singapore
2 Course Available
Masters Of Engineering - Chemical And Biomedical Engineering

1 Yr

$20100 / Year

IELTS 7

Aug

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UO
st-lucia, Australia
2 Course Available
Master Of Speech Pathology Studies

2 Yr 6 M

$44672 / Year

IELTS 7

Jul

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MU
auckland, New Zealand
5 Course Available
Postgraduate Diploma In Nursing

1 Yr

$33060 / Year

IELTS 5.5

Feb

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UO
brisbane-cbd, Australia
1 Course Available
Master Of Physiotherapy Studies

2 Yr

$55840 / Year

IELTS 7

MU
palmerston-north, New Zealand
1 Course Available
Master Of Arts In Social Anthropology

1 Yr 6 M

$27560 / Year

IELTS 6

Feb

SU
stanford, United States
5 Course Available
Master Of Science - Epidemiology And Clinical Research

1 Yr 6 M

$80781 / Year

IELTS 7

May

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MI
cambridge, United States
1 Course Available
Master Of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering

5 Yr

$48140 / Year

IELTS 7

Sep, Jan

AN
canberra, Australia
7 Course Available
Master Of Anthropology

2 Yr

$26880 / Year

IELTS 6.5

Feb, Jul

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UO
dunedin, New Zealand
53 Course Available
Postgraduate Diploma In Dental Therapy - Pgdipdentther

1 Yr

$36500 / Year

IELTS 6.5

Feb, Jul

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Overview

Doctor of medicine is popularly called as M.D which is a Latin term called Medicinae Doctor. The degree has different meanings in different countries. For example in US, Canada, the degree is given as a professional graduate degree after the candidate graduates from the medical school, in countries like the UK, Ireland and other countries, MD is given as a research doctorate, higher doctorate or honorary doctorate to those who already have a professional degree in medicine hence the degree is equivalent to MBBS or Bachelor’s of medicine.

This course is based on gaining in-depth knowledge of the candidate’s field of specialization. The duration of the course is usually 3 years which includes both theory and practical skills. This course is more practical oriented and research based as compared to MBBS degree. It has been very popular since a very long time where the candidates take mind-boggling subjects as their specialization and get a high pay after they become doctors.

There are various specializations done in this field like General medicine, cardiology etc. Let us take a look at some of the specialization

  • Clinical Haematology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology

Let us now take a look at the top universities abroad for medicine

Medicine Rank 2019 

Medicine Rank 2018

University

Country/Region

 1 

1

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 2 

=2

Harvard University

United States

 3 

=2

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

 4 

=4

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

 5 

=4

Stanford University

United States

 6 

6

Johns Hopkins University

United States

 7 

7

University of California, Berkeley

United States

 8 

12

UCL

United Kingdom

 =9 

8

Columbia University

United States

 =9 

9

University of Melbourne

Australia

 11 

=13

Yale University

United States

 12 

16

University of California, Los Angeles

United States

 13 

19

University of Toronto

Canada

 14 

15

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

 15 

10

University of Pennsylvania

United States

 16 

11

Duke University

United States

 17 

=17

King’s College London

United Kingdom

 18 

20

University of Washington

United States

 19 

=17

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

 =20 

21

University of California, San Diego

United States

 =20 

=13

Washington University in St Louis

United States

Admission Process and Eligibility

There are many good universities for medicine in Europe/UK. The fees and eligibility are given as follows –

 

Medical School in the United States

 

 Medical School In United States

Requirements

  • High School Transcripts
  • Written & Practical Entrance Exams (6months-1yr)
  1. High School Transcripts
  2. Undergraduate Degree in the Sciences (4yrs.)
  3. The MCATs & Applications to Medical School (1-2yrs.)

Length of Medical Studies

6 years

4 years

Total length of studies

 6½ – 7 Years

8-10 Years

 Total Cost of Medical School 

(not including undergrad) 

$60-150,000

$140-240,000

 Total Cost of Medical School

(including undergrad) 

$60-150,000

$400-800,000

The table tells the overall fees required by most of the colleges for bachelor's and master’s degree in average. It also tells us exclusively about the master’s degree cost. 

In the US a special test is taken by the students if they wish to pursue medicine in the US for courses like Veterinary, Allopathic, Osteopathic, and Podiatric. A special preference is given to those candidates who have pursued MBBS degree.

This exam scores minimum cut – off depends from college to college. 

Most of the colleges consider the documents like Statement of Purpose (SoP), Letters of Recommendation (LoRs), entrance exams and/or entrance interviews. This process assesses the candidate’s interest and capability towards the course. 

  • A few colleges ask their applicants to submit financial records of the family along with the registrations so as to ensure that the family can pay the tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses over the course of the first year. If the university is offering a scholarship you’re eligible for, you can apply for it and show it as a financial support to the course taken.
  • In addition to this, many colleges permit their students to intern and do part-time jobs so as to be able to handle their expenses as in case of Canada. It is important to be noted that pursuing a Masters’ education in the USA would require 16 (12+4) years of education which often poses a problem for Indian students who’ve completed their bachelors in 3 years or so.
  • Foreign countries also require their international students to submit scores of tests like IELTS, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, SATs, etc. in order to prove fluency in the English language.

Course

Eligibility

Doctor of Medicine

TOEFL – 90

IELTS 6.5 – 7.0

10 + 2 qualification along with any specific requirement of MCAT score of minimum 509 to 511 for a good university in US, Canada, Australia.

Degree Course Details

The degree can be specialized into the following along with specialized certificate courses which are usually a yearlong or a few months.

Level

Duration

Bachelor’s degree

3 – 4 years

Master’s degree

3 years 

Course Syllabus

The field of doctors requires some other skills other than the theory and practical, those subjects are also mentioned below along with the theoretical subjects. 

Theory

Applied basic science knowledge

Diseases regarding General Medicine or specialization

Recent advances

Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology

Soft skills

Decision-making

Diagnostic investigation and procedures

Monitoring and handling seriously ill patients

Counselling patients and relatives

capability to teach undergraduate students

Learn to carry out research

Practical

Ward/OPD patient management

Long/short topic presentations

Ward rounds, case presentations and discussions

Clinico-radiological and clinico-pathological conferences

Journal conferences

In-house and guest lectures

PG Case presentation clinics

Research review

Use and maintenance of biomedical equipment.

Conferences, seminars and CMEs, symposium

Teaching undergraduate

Participations in workshops, updates, conferences

Career and Job Prospects

M.D is a respected degree after the candidates have pursued MBBS. Both the degrees are very hard to pursue in the first place and those who do are reputed doctors and usually open their own clinics to treat their patients with certain amount of time in hospitals. There are two kind of specializations the students can do while studying medicine abroad

  1. Basic Medical Sciences (those holding an MBBS degree)
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  1. Clinical Disciplines
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Community Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Paediatrics 
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiotherapy
  • Dermatology

Average Salary

Doing an M.D degree from abroad is prestigious and hence give the candidates an unique opportunity to open their own clinics or get associated to reputed hospitals. Along with that some other job descriptions are given below with their salary.

Job Title

Job Description

Average Salary /yearly

Bacteriologist

A Bacteriologist’s job is to observe and research various kinds of microorganisms in stages of change and their development. They usually perform their tests in a research facility, given by the government or pharmaceutical organizations. Bacteriology is commonly defined as the investigation of microorganisms and their effect on creatures. Bacteriologists study about these life forms for digestion, biology, and multiplication.

1,28,534 – 8,61,822

Physiologist

Physiologists work in hospitals and social insurance offices. They study human physiological organs and frameworks, for e.g.  Anxious and cardiovascular frameworks, respiratory, to analyze and treat physiological and chronic diseases.

3,71,411- 1,289,340

Gynaecologist

Gynaecologists provide treatment to ladies before, during, and after pregnancy, conduct related tests, study various diseases and contaminations related to it, treat hormonal irregularities, and direct patients about anti-conception medication and such alternatives. Obstetricians and gynaecologists (OB/GYNs) give pre-birth and postnatal care all through pregnancy and after labour.

2,94,592 - 1,241,982

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Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.