M.B.B.S. or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is derived from 2 Words, M.B. - 'Medicinae Baccalaureus' (Bachelor of Medicine in Latin) and B.S. - 'Bachelor of Surgery' (in English). In spite of the fact that the name proposes 2 isolate degrees, it is just 1 degree. This is the convention of United Kingdom and different nations are following this custom. While in the US, both of the degrees are awarded separately as the M.D (Doctor of Medicine) and D.O (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine).It is an Undergraduate Academic Degree Course managing Medicine and Surgery. To become a Doctor in Allopathic Medicine M.B.B.S. is a must. Candidates are given a top to bottom and legitimate learning of the human body through hypothesis, reasonable involvement in the analyzation of bodies and watching different kinds of medical procedures.
10+2 with minimum 50% marks in Science stream
Entrance Exam for Admission
The course consists of 9 semesters. The course syllabus is divided in various parts such as is Pre-clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical part.
The minimum eligibility for the MBBS course is 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. English is also a mandatory subject in many of the universities and colleges. However, for admission in AIIMS an aggregate of 60% for the general category candidates and 50% for SC/ST candidates is required. Students are also required to take an entrance exam for admission in any of the medical colleges. The 2 major entrance exams are AIIMS Entrance Exam and NEET Exam. Interested students can get the forms for the entrance exam online.
Students should qualify in the entrance exam of NEET or AIIMS for admission in any medical college.
Earlier, a student had to obtain an essentiality certificate from the MCI for admission in any medical college outside India. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a governmental body that focuses on the establishment and maintenance of high standards of medical education within India. However, after 2018, the students willing to study MBBS in foreign universities do not have to necessarily clear the NEET.
Some of the major MCI Rules for MBBS from abroad are following:
If an applicant belongs to any of reserved categories, they have to submit a certificate stating the same.
Syllabus and Course Description
As per the Medical Council of India, the MBBS course consists of 9 semesters that is, four and a half year followed by a mandatory internship of one year. The first part of the syllabus is Pre-clinical, which mainly covers the first two semesters of the course focusing on the basic knowledge of various subjects like anatomy, physiology etc. The second phase is the Para-Clinical which consists of three semesters (one and a half years). It focuses on the teaching of subjects like forensic medicine, pathology etc. along with the essential aspect of the course- Community Medicine. The third phase is the Clinical phase which concentrates on practical knowledge and practice along with subjects like psychiatry, pediatrics etc.
Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology
Basic knowledge to understand the body structure, molecular organization of the cell and the functioning of the organs in the body.
Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology.
Clinical postings in wards and OPDs.
Understanding of the medico-legal and medical practices, infectious diseases, understanding the concept of cell injury and body’s capacity of healing. Understanding the principles of pharmacology involved in the use of drugs.
Community Medicine, Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology) Obst, Gynae, Pediatrics
Surgery and allied subjects (anesthesiology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics) and clinical postings.
Understanding the use of anesthesia. Encouraging students to work effectively as a community
Specializations in MBBS
The MBBS is a 5.5 year (4.5 years academic education + 1 year internship) UG degree program Anesthesiology, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Specializations, Biochemistry, Dermatology, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, E.N.T. (Ear, Nose and Throat), Forensic Medicine including Toxicology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology Including Biophysics, Introduction to Humanities & Community Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Radiotherapy etc. are some of the subjects which are taught over the period of five years.
Top Colleges and Countries to Study MBBS
Top Colleges: some of the top colleges in India to study MBBS are as follows:
Top Countries: The number of Indian students heading abroad is increasing day by day. For Indian students, destinations like China, Ukraine, and Russia are some of the major emerging destinations for Indian students for studying MBBS from abroad.
China has more than 6,000 Indian students pursuing medicine. The stature and quality of Chinese medical education is growing and unquestionably attracts international students from abroad. The duration of MBBS course is that of 5 years with an average fee of Rs. 160,000 to260, 000p.a.
Russia has over 5,000 Indian students studying. Education in Russia is subsidized by the government as well which lowers the costs even further. Admissions purely on first-come-first-serve basis and no separate entrance examination further lure the students. As of now, the nation has more than 50 medical schools. The scholastic season in Russia begins in September and there are two seasons in a scholarly year-from September to January, and from February to June. The duration of MBBS course is that of 6 years with an average fee of Rs. 186,000 to277, 000p.a.
Ukraine has over 5,000 Indian students pursuing medicine. Ukraine is one of the major rising study points for M.B.B.S. at affordable pricing. International students are helped with several benefits such as helping in availing loans, fellowships, part time jobs, internships and scholarships etc. The duration of M.B.B.S. course is that of 6 years with an average fee of Rs. 208,000 to296, 000p.a.
A student to be eligible for admission should obtain AAA grades with either chemistry or biology, a minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 with scores not less than 6.5 in all four categories of listening, speaking, reading and writing. An aspirant should further clear the UK Clinical Aptitude test (UKCAT)/Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) covering the areas of verbal, quantitative and abstract reasoning along with decision analysis and situational judgments.
The course ranges from four to six years. On completion of two years of study, the students are required to experience foundation training for two years. Specialty training has to be undertaken after completion of four years of study in the area one wishes to specialize, which could last up to seven years.
A quality oriented course in medical field has been developed by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Minimum IELTS requirement is 7. The students are further required to qualify the Undergraduate Medicine and health Admission Test (UMAT) organized by the AQF. International applicants may also apply with Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. The minimum GAMSAT score should be at least 50 in each section, and a score of at least 50 overall.
Usually the course takes four to six years to complete followed by one year of internship and one year of residency. The specialty training is of three to eight years but is optional.
Universities in France are internationally known for practicing the highly renowned, age old medical tradition, teaching methodologies and state-of-art infrastructure. Unités de formation et de recherche de médecine (UFR) is the regulatory body that regulates the medical education in France. Medical education is strictly taught in the French language. One needs to register for FYHS (First Year of Health Studies) and pass the Medical Entrance Examination.
Germany is one of the most preferred destinations owing to its low course fees offering world class medical education and has been proposed as the finest medical system in the world. 5% of seats are available to the international students. Students seeking admission in Germany would have to qualify the Test for Medical Studies (TMS) meant to access the aptitude of a student. Medicine in Germany is taught in the German language.
The US keeping in track with the latest developments in the fields of technology and medicine offers a well-structured MBBS program. The medical degree offered in the US is known as Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). MCAT test is mandatory. The applicants must have a four year Bachelor's degree in Sciences or related subjects. The duration of the medical course in the US is of four years followed by residency training (between three to seven years).
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Interested students should apply via Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. All applicants must score a minimum of six GCSE (or EU / International equivalent) passes at grade A/7 or above to include English, Mathematics and two Science subjects.
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Admission at Volgograd State Medical University is given on a first cum first basis. Students have to fill the admission form online and submit the same along with the scanned copies of his/her latest education mark card. Students have to pay the registration/application fee through online or DD. Once the student gets the invitation letter from the university they are requested to apply for student visa.
An M.B.B.S. graduate can think of the following career options- Anesthetist or Anesthesiologist, Bacteriologist, Cardiologist, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Chiropodist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Dermatologist, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies, Polyclinics, Private Practice, Research Institutes etc. with a general physician earning around Rs.5.5 Lakh, while a surgeon earns Rs.7.5 Lakh. Job profiles like that of specialists can easily attract around 10 to 12 Lakh. Even jobs like medical representative and chief medical are a good option.
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