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Study MBBS in the USA

Study MBBS in the USA

Study MBBS in the USA

MBBS, one of the most prestigious degrees in the world, and it is unquestionably the one that requires the most thorough learning and training. Many students strive to pass the degree's admission exam, but only a tiny percentage of those who apply are accepted. When it comes to studying abroad, the United States is likely to come to mind first. The US ranks first amongst the other countries with the finest educational systems and has enormous potential for research and development in practically every subject. In this article, we'll go over all you need to know about pursuing an MBBS in the United States.

Course Structure & Duration

Most medical institutions and universities in the United States offer MD, or Doctor of Medicine, as an alternative to MBBS. MD is a four-year medical degree in the United States comparable to MBBS in India and is internationally recognised. Medical schools in the United States offer MBBS/MD graduates a residency programme that is more of a postgraduate level course and varies in length depending on the specialisation chosen by the student.

American colleges sometimes include MBBS/MD and residency programmes, lasting anywhere from 7-9 years. Students must also take the USMLE exams I, II, and III during the study, and if they pass the third exam, they will be awarded an MBBS degree. Furthermore, the MBBS/MD degree earned in the United States is worldwide recognized and approved, and the following are the primary medical councils that accept it - 

  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)
  • The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Ministry of Education, USA

Admission process 

To apply for an MD, you must complete a pre-medical course and have an MCAT score while the MBBS applications are accepted for the autumn and spring intakes at the US universities. American Medical College Application Service allows international students to apply to institutions. Some of them accept applications through their websites directly.

Unlike the other countries, you must have a 4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university with majors in Physics, Biology, and Chemistry to be eligible for medical school in the United States. Other prerequisites for medical school admissions in the United States include:

Language test: To study in the United States, you must pass an English language competency test. You may be required to take one of the three language exams: IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE, depending on the institution. Each of them has its scoring structure and pattern. Before applying, check the medical school's website to see which language tests are approved and the required percentile.

MCAT: This test assesses a candidate's aptitude on a variety of factors. It is a requirement for pursuing MBBS in the United States. The multiple-choice questions on the computer-based test are designed to assess potential medical candidates' reasoning, aptitude, and understanding skills. The arduous test lasts 7.5 hours and is repeated 15 times a year. The maximum score for all six areas is 528, with a median score of 500.

NEET: To pursue MBBS abroad, Indian students must pass the National Eligibility Exam with qualifying marks.

Documents Required for MBBS in the USA

  • Records of previous academic study
  • Evaluation of foreign transcripts by an authorised agency
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Valid passport copy 
  • LOR's and SOP's
  • Resume
  • Criminal background check 
  • Student visa 
  • Passport size copies of photographs

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So, this was a short nutshell about studying MBBS in the US. If you plan to apply for the upcoming intakes, feel free to reach out to SIEC Experts today.  

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