Medicine has always been one of the most lucrative and sought after career options both in India and abroad as well. A profession noble as such and aimed towards promoting a healthier society in general, requires the course structure to be designed with utmost caution. Indian students have aspired to pursue MBBS abroad. Countries all over the world develop the structural design of the course according to the criteria they deem as best suited. The UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA are the top ten countries to study medicine. A brief description of the various necessary entities has also been enclosed along with each of them.
Regarded as of one of the most competitive courses, the UK, every year accepts thousands of international students in the various medical schools established there. In order to be eligible to be accepted for a course in medicine a student is required to obtain AAA grades with either chemistry or biology as a requirement. International students willing to pursue medicine are required to obtain 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. Selection into various medical and dental schools is based upon the UK Clinical Aptitude test (UKCAT)/Bio Medical Admissions Test (BMAT) encompassing the areas of verbal, quantitative and abstract reasoning along with decision analysis and situational judgement.
The duration of the study ranges from four to six years. On completion of two years of study as an undergraduate, the students are required to undergo a foundation training of two years. A speciality training has to be undertaken after completion of four years of study in the area one wishes to specialise, which could last upto seven years. A Certificate of Completion Training (CCT) is awarded upon completing the speciality training.
The strict deadline for applications is October 15 every year for start of study in September of the following year.
List of required documents for studying medicine abroad in the UK.
Attested copies of Class 10 and 12 marksheets or any other diploma course
Letters of academic reference from recent professors
Letters of recommndation from employers (if working) highlighting the professional abilities.
Statement of Purpose
Score cards of IELTS, UKCAT/BMAT
Proof of funds
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) has developed a quality oriented course in the field of medicine. Intenational students seekiing an undergraduate degree in medicine in tthe country must have comleted their higher secondary examination from a recognised board or institute with a minimum score of 7 in IELTS. The students are required to qualify the Undergraduate Medicine and health Admission Test (UMAT) organised by the AQF.