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In Medicine Abroad the qualification is MD or Doctor de Medicina. MBBS signifies Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. It is the title most often given in Commonwealth nations. Another name for it is MBChB. The abbreviation comes from the Latin: Medicinae Baccalaureus et Baccalaureus Chirurgiae.MD is commonly used in the US and Canada as well as in some European nations. MD, MBBS and MBChB are all equivalent qualifications and hold the same international status.The actual qualification received from students complete medical schools are in essence 2 degrees in one. A Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of surgery.Qualified candidates then have the right to prefix their name with Dr.

Ha! Glad you asked :) Here’s a quick summary… we submit your application directly to The Ministry of Education by hand we carefully prepare your application to meet all requirements we have been working in Medicine Abroad since 2001 we have an international presence we are experienced at working with clients from all nationalities and cultures we have a physical presence in Medicine Abroad we maintain good relationships with Medicine Abroad Medical Schools/ we make the application process much much easier for you, saving your time and expenses we care about your application

  • Nobody to review your application

When you apply on your own, your documents are sent directly to the Ministry of Education or university in some cases. Since 2008 fewer universities in Medicine Abroad accept applications directly. Why risk your educational career on a small error in your application or on a missing document?

  • Submission via postal systems and no accountability

Once your documents are submitted to the Ministry you have very little chance of tracing the progress of your application or let alone getting confirmation that the file was received! Once, we submitted documents via an international courier service as an experiment. The service was meant to be an overnight service so the documents were to be delivered the following day. We received confirmation that the documents were received at the reception. Thereafter we lost complete trace of where they went to. We called the person who was meant to receive the documents, but she had no idea what we were talking about. Why risk your application on lack of accountability for your file?

  • Standard postal service for delivery of acceptance letter

If your application is successful, your acceptance letter will be posted to your home country. You will not receive any tracking number or message saying that your acceptance letter has been sent. How would you know if this important document were accidentally mishandled by the postal services?

  • Incomplete application or missing documents

If there is something missing from your file, it’s your responsibility to find out about it and correct the issue. The time taken for you to find out about it (if you ever do, that is) and to the time taken for you to rectify the issue is going to be substantial. Perhaps if you apply 4 months prior to the application cut-off date there is a possibility of your resolving any issues. However from 2 months prior to application deadline, would you really want to take this risk?

  • If you have a question, who do you ask?

Since 2006 we noticed more universities setting up departments to deal with foreign students. Yet these departments are understaffed with too much to do. Do you really think a secretary speaking in broken English is going to give you satisfactory answers to your 20 questions? Or how about advising you on how to apply for your temporary visa permit and how much money to budget for an apartment? Roots Education advises and provides up to date information to all your questions about studying at the university you are accepted to. If there is a question we can’t immediately answer, we’ll ensure that we do the investigations and get back to you as soon as possible with the info you require.

  • University level selection criteria

Some universities who do still accept applications directly will review your file and make a decision on whether they want you as a student, with no clearly defined criteria. Why put your application through an additional layer of screening?

  • Time taken for completing the application

Ever wondered how long it will take to complete your application and receive the acceptance letter? Think about postal services, internal delays and rectifying any issues. Imagine trying to find out why your application was rejected from a giant machine like a Ministry of Education! Or why the missing document that you clearly remember submitting disappeared. It could take a really long time. Have you got lots of time to spare on unnecessary inconveniences?

When we asked clients why they chose to use our service rather than trying on their own, most said that we made it so easy. Some felt they were more confident placing their file in the hands of an organization with the experience required to successfully apply.

Did you know we even process applications of Medicine Abroad clients? We have many clients who were born in Medicine Abroad and moved abroad to the US, Canada and other parts of Europe who would rather have us administer their application than apply on their own. These clients speak fluent Medicine Abroad 

We provide services for international students who are looking for opportunities to study medicine at affordable and accredited medical schools.
Our clients who are from the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, India, Pakistan, South Africa, many African Countries and from just about every other country are placed into medical schools that offer programs in English, French, Medicine Abroad and Spanish. Our clients apply for the 6yr Medical Doctor, Dentistry and postgraduate/specialization programs.

  • Problem – Shortage of medical seats and quality medical education

Around the world there is a large number of individuals who strongly desire to become Health professionals like doctors and dentists. Unfortunately due to aggressive competition, shortage of seats and high entrance requirements many go without having this desire realized.

  • Solution – Study Abroad

Often these individuals look at international medical schools as an alternative way to qualify as health professionals and find opportunities in the Caribbean, UK, Ireland, Australia, Europe and Asia. Unfortunately these alternatives usually bring about their own challenges.

  • More challenges – Cost, competition, credibility/recognition, language barriers, strong entrance requirements and challenging environment or location of the university.

Many of these alternatives have entrance exams requiring the candidate to travel to the place of study to write an entrance exam before getting accepted. Often these schools have much higher tuition fees for foreign students than local students, which when added to the cost of living makes the total cost of study far beyond the reach of most international students. Caribbean, UK, Australian and many European universities fall into this category.

Newly established private universities have credibility and recognition of the qualification issues. They also have high tuition fees. Many European universities also have high tuition fees for foreign students, language issues where the program requires the candidate to learn a new language or the university is located in an environment that international students find unpleasant.

An opportunity to overcome these challenges. Study in Medicine Abroad!

Medical Student Advisors creates and promotes opportunities for international students to study in medical universities which are recognized, affordable and which offer a very high standard of education. All the universities we work with…

  • offer their programs in English or Spanish
  • are accredited with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health in their country
  • Allow applicants to enter residency in the US, UK, Canada and in most other countries.
  • Are listed with FAIMER, ECFMG and the WHO
  • Have established communities of international students and are located in pleasant, safe student friendly environment
  • Have achievable entrance requirements

Our most important services are:

  • We take care of the application process for you and ensure that your application is *correctly* processed.
  • We provide critical information about the study environment, completing your registration when you arrive and preparing for the move.
  • We assist with logistics prior to departure and on arrival, visa, travel and accommodation.
  • We council you and help you make a decision that is best for you, by providing information about the options available.

Our service is not cryptic! We do not pull strings to get you accepted, OK? However our 6 years of experience and 98% success rate make us well worth investing in. Please do read about our service value to see why you can really benefit from making use of our organization.

The academic year for 2013 has already begun. We suggest you begin your application for the 2014 academic year now.

We work mainly with Medicine Abroad universities. Clients may use our service to apply to any Medicine Abroad medical school. In 2009 we will be offering placement services in South America. In Medicine Abroad we recommend the universities in Iasi, Cluj, Constanta and Timisoara and can process your application for any of the universities located there.

*note we are in the process of updating our website with more information on each university. The four medical schools we work primarily with, are almost identical with regards to the quality of education, living environment and recognition of degree.

All the universities we place students in have an English language program for the full 6 years. Some offer the Bachelor of Medicine program in French. There are also Medicine Abroad language programs. All language programs receive the same education and have to pass the same license exam after the 6 years.

Yes. We can place candidates in Dentistry and Pharmacy as well. The Dentistry program is 6 years and Pharmacy is 5 years in duration.

Yes. Medicine Abroad universities are part of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) as well as Socrates programs. If your previous studies were similar to the program at the applied to university, it is possible for you to get placed into an advanced year. Click here to read more about transferring your credits to a Medicine Abroad Medical University.

There are many reasons. It would be best to read this article on reasons for using our service. If you are interested in studying medicine in Medicine Abroad and are looking for a very affordable, accessible and internationally accredited opportunity to study medicine, our service will be of much value to you.

Tuition fees are presently at $3600 per year for international students for the bachelor of medicine program at all the universities. Yes, that’s correct US$3 600 per annum. It’s the same fee for Dentistry and Pharmacy. Yes it is one of the most affordable medical tuition fees you can find anywhere on our planet today at a legitimate medical university.

The university in Timisoara charges €4000 per year for EU students. Cluj charges approximately € 2500 for EU students and Constanta as well as Iasi charge the same fee for EU and non-EU students. Postgraduate programs are 3 800US$ per annum.

These fees do not include living expenses and accommodation. Please look here for international student budget for Medicine Abroad which includes information on monthly living expenses and fees.

Create an account for yourself on this website and follow the instructions. More information is available once you create an account and log in to your application profile.

Roots Education has close ties with the Abroad Medical Schools/ universities and the founder members of Roots Education have themselves completed the medical education in Abroad . Roots Education understands the Abroad Medical Schools/ educational system very well and hence can provide practical assistance to the prospective students willing to pursue medical education in Abroad . Roots Education guides the students and their parents not only to get the admission but also while undergoing the medical education course in Medical Abroad .

Roots Education does not stop here, and guides the students (and parents also) about the higher specialization courses in India and abroad. Roots Education also guides the students to appear for the medical qualifying exams in India, USA, UK and other countries.

As per the amendment to the Indian Medical Act, 1956, any Indian student intending to study medicine in any medical college anywhere in abroad for a graduate medical course has to obtain an eligibility certificate from the Medical Council of India, New Delhi before joining the medical college abroad. After the successful completion of the course, the student is expected to appear or a screening test conducted by the National Board of Examination (http://www.natboard.nic.in) as required by the Medical Council of India (http://www.mciindia.org) prior to the registration with the Medical Council of India. The academic requirement for the eligibility certificate as defined by the Medical Council of India for the general is an aggregate 50% marks in the Physics / Chemistry and Biology and 40% in case of the reserved category. More details could be obtained from the Medical Council of India either from their office in New Delhi or from their official website. Roots Education guides the students to appear for the medical qualifying exams in India, USA, UK and other countries.

Post Graduate courses from nowhere in the world are registered with the Medical Council of India or the Dental Council of India. This would mean that you would be unable to neither work as a specialist in a government hospital nor teach the specialization learnt. You would however, have your own private practice or work in a private hospital. Since you would be doing your specialization from a University, which is listed by the WHO in its "Directory of world medical schools", you would be eligible to appear for screening examinations to many screening examinations like PLAB etc.

NO. Student does not have to appear for any entrance examination. The admissions are based on the 12th standard marks for the Graduate courses and as per the equivalency of the Indian graduate degree with the Abroad Medical Schools/ degrees for the post graduate courses. All admissions are strictly on a first come first served basis.

The education in Medical Abroad is highly subsidized by the Government of the Abroad Medical Schools/ Federation. Therefore there are no separate scholarships or grants available from individual universities. However, bank loans are now available from all nationalized, co-operative and the private sector banks. These loans are available at very low interest and are generally repaid in easy instalments, one year after the completion of the educational period.

Generally a student could stay quite comfortably requiring around US$ 80 – US$ 100 per month. This figure is approximate and would differ from city to city; person to person based on his / her living standards.

Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name.

No. Roots Education on the behalf of students applies for the Visa with the Abroad Medical Schools/ Embassy or the Consulate.

Yes. The medical treatment in Abroad is free of cost and the university covers the medical insurance for the students.

Roots Education assists the students to make their travel arrangements like air ticket, immigration clearance etc.

Make sure you carry with you the following documents: Passport (original) Air Ticket Copy of the visa invitation (To be arranged by Roots Education) Copy of the visa Foreign exchange for the fees / living expenses Mark sheet as well as certificate of 10th , 12th std. Degree mark sheet and transcript for P.G. students. Internship completion certificate (for P. G. students only) Admission letter 20 colored photographs of 3.5 X 3.5 cm size. HIV free medical certificate. You are requested to refer to the list of items to carried during traveling

YES. As a part of service extended from Roots Education, officials of Roots Education accompany the students batch till the respective university.

University provides enough places in the hostels for all international students with comfortable living condition. All hostels are supplied with cold and hot water and central heating system, each room contains beds, a desk, chairs, storage space and telephone facility.

Cafeterias and mess facilities are available. Indian, Chinese, Arabian, Italian and Malaysian mess are also available.

All types of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available. There is a rich variety of milk products and fruits available

Telephone and internet facilities are available all over Medical Abroad . Students have free access to internet at university. Also students can buy mobile phone with which they can contact their friends and parents down in India

Students can contact the relevant authorities at the University / hostel to solve their problem. Also you can contact Roots Education regarding your problem in case you need.

There are two types of vacations in Abroad Medical Schools/ medical universities. Winter vacation : 20th January to 5th February Summer vacation : 1st July to 31st August Note : In summer and winter vacation students can visit their home country or can stay there in Medical Abroad

Any Indian Citizen who has:

Attained 17 years of age as on December 31st in the year of Admission. Appeared & Passed 10+2 from a recognized Board in India / Abroad. Has Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English as subjects in 12th & passed each subject. Has obtained minimum 50% (40% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in PCB

Is eligible to enroll in the Medical courses in India or overseas. These are the minimum guidelines as prescribed by the Medical Council of India.

After your Degree overseas – you have to appear for a "Screening test" conducted by the National Board of Education (NBE), New Delhi. This is conducted twice a year; on last Saturday / Sunday of September and on last Saturday / Sunday of March. After you pass it, you file your papers with the MCI, which will give you a Registration Number and you are now legally registered to practice as a medical professional in India.

There are NO LIMITS on the number of attempts for the Screening test.

A sincere student can pass the Screening Test in the 1st attempt. The Pass mark is 50%. The test is a QUALIFYING test similar to class 12. It is NOT an ELIMINATION test such as IIT, where only the top 2-3000 students get admission, irrespective of the marks. Here all that one has to do is to get 50% and one can pass the screening test.

Students should NOT be worried of the screening test if they have studied in class. Study material & coaching is available for screening test if needed.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an international body. Recognizing Medical Institute is by the Government of an individual country and not the WHO. The WHO does publish a “Directory of Medical Institutes”, which is a list of Medical Colleges given to it the Government of each Country. There is NO System of ranking by the WHO as claimed by some agents.

For international students, the medium of Instruction is ENGLISH. Students are given FREE classes in the local language in the first two years, so they can converse with patients in Hospitals. Students who pick up the language find it an asset in their career.

a. Take US $ in cash from India for fees and other expenses in the first year. This is available from authorized foreign exchange dealers.

b. Open a Bank account in India with an International ATM Card. You can withdraw money from ATM’s overseas after your parents deposit money in the account in India. This is the best way to transfer money from India. RBI has given permission to transfer $ 100,000 per year with out any specific permission needed. You are allowed to carry up to 10,000 $ in Cash as per hand baggage rules. Have it endorsed in your passport.

c. You can also open a local Bank account overseas with a local ATM card. Your parents can wire transfer the money to your account in the local Bank.

Fees range from US $ 2200 to $ 3800 or Rs. 1.1 to 1.9 lacs per annum. Compare to Private Colleges in India, which charge Rs. 3.25 to 5 lacs a year or Rs. 16-17 lacs as fees. Education is much CHEAPER than Private Indian Colleges – because they are owned by the Govt. and not Private Sector

No Donation is payable for admission to Colleges overseas, unlike in India.

Fees + First year travel + Visa & Admission documentation + Hostel + Food would cost Rs. 14 lacs – whilst it would be Rs. 36 lacs+ in India for similar education.Overseas Universities offer PG courses and their quality of education is MUCH BETTER than many Indian Private & Government Colleges, which do not offer PG courses. International Universities offers EXCELLENT value for money education for medical students.

a. Yes. Over 3000 students from India & ndash;both boys and girls study in Medical Universities in Ukraine. There are over 2000 students in international students and over 500 students in the Philippines from India.

b. There are many international students from Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, China, Poland, Germany, France etc. studying in these Countries.

c. The country is safe and crime free. Girls are given a lot of respect.

You can join a mess or do self-cooking. The University and the Hostel has a Café serving inexpensive local meals.

Students should carry two weeks of every day clothes with them and toilet items. The hostel will supply the student with linen or you can buy it there. Carry one or two sweaters. Winter Clothes such as a jacket, and winter shoes should be purchased overseas as they are cheaper and much better quality than what is available in India. Take two sets of warm woolen inners with you.

Parents / friends / relatives of students can visit you. Tourist Invitations can be issued. For holidays – students can stay back overseas or come back to India. Usually students’ come back after the 1st year. In the 2nd year – some stay back and do local travel, some come to India.

Students live in a University hostel. There are rooms with either two or three beds, a common bathroom and common kitchen. Each room comes with beds, tables and cupboards. Hostels are within the University campus or a 5-10 minute ride. There are internet facilities in shops near the hostel; food stores, restaurants and other facilities are nearby.

Admission does not guarantee a hostel room. Ensure you reach in the beginning of the academic year and get a seat in the Hostel; which is allotted on first come – first serve basis. Students have the option of renting rent a flat in the city. 2 to 6 persons can share a flat.

There are two holidays in a year. Winter holidays during January for 15 days and summer holidays in July and August for two months. Students usually come back to India during summer. You can also choose to stay back in the summer for local sightseeing and travel in your student life, as you may not get such an opportunity again.

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