MD (Doctor of Medicine) In the USA
MBBS in the USA is more focused on practical knowledge than just theoretical learning. Studying MBBS in the USA will be an enriching experience for students with the expertise, knowledge and skills they gain. The medical education system in the USA is completely different than most European countries like Russia, Ukraine, Georgia or Asian countries like China and the Philippines because after a student completes his PG degree in medicine in the USA, he/she does not need to give any exam to practice in India. The medical degree is known as MD (Doctor of Medicine) not MBBS. The medical degrees in America are NMC, WHO, ECFMG and MCC-approved.
Why Study MD in the USA?
MBBS colleges in the USA have a noticeable and high reputation all around the world. Doctors from the USA have great demand and respect all over the world. Medical education in the USA is taught completely in English medium. To secure admission to the MBBS course in the USA, students are not required to pay any additional capitation fees other than the course fees. Students who study MBBS in USA and want to practice in India are not required to give any NMC Screening Test. Many of the top medical universities in the USA offer scholarship facilities to international students which depends on the merit of the student. Top medical colleges in the USA offer stipends to students from the beginning of the MBBS program in the USA.
September intake: November to May
January intake: July-December
Spring intake: January-March
Course Duratio 7-9 years(4 years bachelor's degree to qualify as MD 3-4 years of Residency program).
Admission & Eligibility Criteria for the USA
Students who want to get admission to a top medical college in the USA should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in 12th standard from any recognized Indian central or State Board with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects. If the percentage of a particular student is less than 50% then an entrance test for qualifying becomes mandatory. If a student does not have Biology, Physics and Chemistry as a part of their choice of stream in the 12th standard, then they need to go through a pre-medical year. Good scores in IELTS or TOEFL are required as proof of English proficiency. Students must appear for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for getting admission to MBBS in the USA. This test judges the knowledge of reasoning, science and writing skills of students and it is a computer-based test of 4 to 5 hours.
MD Syllabus in the USA
A USMLE-approved curriculum is followed by most of the top medical colleges in the USA.
- USMLE Step 1: Skin and Related Connective Tissue, Respiratory System, Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems, Gastrointestinal System, Musculoskeletal System, Cardiovascular System, Renal/Urinary System, Endocrine System, Reproductive System etc.
- USMLE Step 2: A combination of clinical knowledge (CK) and clinical skills (CS), Gynaecological Disorders, Nutritional, Abdominal, Digestive Disorders, Congenital Abnormalities and many more along with the mental disorder.
- USMLE Step 3: Students need to take a residency program by choosing any of the specializations. USMLE curriculum includes clinical rotation through which students can get a chance to interact with patients and can gain hands-on experience.
Career & Jobs-
Indian students who complete their MD in the USA and want to practice in India can not only practice in India but can also search for employment opportunities in India without having to give FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Exam) or NMC screening test.
Indian students can practice with the US government authorities or non-government hospitals.
The medical colleges in the USA have a residency program where students can choose their respective areas of specialization after completing their MD, which is of 3-4 years. A residency program is nothing but a PG-level program. The duration of the residency program depends upon the specialization chosen by the student. A General surgeon requires 5 years whereas a Paediatrics requires 3 years, on the other hand, a Neurosurgeon needs 7 years.
One can pursue an MBA after MBBS to better understand staff administration for the best services. MBA after MBBS can open a lot more opportunities.
Masters in Medical Sciences and Technology combines both sciences and technology. It concentrates on Medical Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Healthcare Imaging, etc.
Diploma/Master’s in Operational Health that involves occupational health and safety domains like tackling health-related ailments or preventing any kind of workplace disaster.