- About Us
- MBBS WITH FREE PG
- OTHER MBBS OPTIONS
- Your guidebook
- Contact Us
For a direct admission to a USA top medical school, one needs to fulfill the following criteria-
Apart from this one can also get admission through Caribbean, please refer to Section 6(i) for the same.
MD – Medical Graduation in USA is termed ‘MD’ (Doctor of Medicine) and not ‘MBBS. Admission generally takes place in the month of September. Once enrolled in a medical school the four years progressive study is divided into two roughly equal components: pre-clinical (consisting of didactic courses in the basic sciences) and clinical (clerkships consisting of rotations through different wards of a teaching hospital). The degree granted at the conclusion of these four years of study is Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or, less commonly, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) depending on the medical school; both degrees allow the holder to practice medicine after completing an accredited residency program.
EXAMINATIONS - USMLE: For practising medicine in the USA, international medical graduates applicants have to pass through a screening test. The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a screening test for medical graduates. The examination offers medical licensure in US and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) - two important regulatory bodies in the USA. Both FSMB and NBME are not-for-profit organization representing the 70 state medical and osteopathic boards of the Country and its territories. Each state in the USA has its own medical licensing authority which sets rules and regulations as well as requires passing an examination for licensure for that state. Theses state medical and osteopathic boards use the common evaluation system conducted by the USMLE for applicants for initial medical licensure.
The USMLE is a three-step programme. The three steps of USMLE 2019 are Step1, Step 2- Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Science (CS) and Step 3. The initial steps, Steps 1 and 2, are taken when the student is in medical school and step 3 is taken after graduation.
Aspirants are required to apply for USMLE 2019 Step 1 & Step 2 through Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). For Step 3, the candidates are required to apply through the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).
USMLE ELIGIBILITY -
STEP 1 & STEP 2(Clinical Knowledge & Clinical Science)–
Upon completion of medical school, physicians enter GME. The first year of training is typically called ‘internship,’. For the next few years, trainees are called ‘residents’ until they are eligible for certification in their specialty. Each of the specialties in medicine has established its own curriculum, which defines the length and content of residency training necessary to practice in that specialty. Programs range from 3 years after medical school for internal medicine and pediatrics, to 5 years for general surgery, to 7 years for neurosurgery. Each specialty training program either incorporates an internship year to satisfy the requirements of state licensure, or stipulates that an internship year be completed before starting the program at the second post-graduate year (PGY-2) All GME in USA has been structured around six competencies : Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism & System-based practice. Nearly all GME is accredited by the Accredition Council of Graduate Medical Education (www.acgme.org). After GME training, most residents and fellows will attempt to become board certified. The American Board of Medical Specialties (www.abms.org) houses the 24 major boards.
Type of Residency :
There are 4 tracks within an internal medicine residency program: transitional, preliminary, categorical and primary care. It is best to choose the program that best suits one’s individual needs and goals.
Transitional programs rotate 1st-year residents through hospitals every 2–3 months. A transitional program counts as 1 year of training, but it may not provide enough credits to move to the 2nd year of training.
Preliminary programs are 1-year programs for those wishing to specialize and who need a year of internal medicine training.
Categorical programs are considered more traditional and hospital-based. These are 3-year programs that may allow residents to train up to board eligibility if performance is satisfactory.
Primary care programs provide increased emphasis on ambulatory care experience in the community and are becoming more prevalent. Those who are sure that they will be working as a generalist are advised to apply to a primary care program.
International medical graduates should submit applications to a minimum of 25 programs to have the best chance of being matched to a residency program.
Applicants must register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which matches applicants and hospital residency programs according to individual preferences.
Studying medicine in USA is among the most expensive in the world. Depending on schools, the course fees vary between Rs. 10 Lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs per annum i.e between $20,000 to $40,000. Living Expenses are approximately $300 -$400 per month
Medical school typically consists of four years of education and training, although a few programs offer three-year tracks. Traditionally, the first two years consist of basic science and clinical medicine courses, such as anatomy, biochemistry, histology, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, psychiatry, neurology. DO students also study Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. USMLE Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 of the medical licensing boards are taken at the completion of the preclinical phase of study. Please click on the below button to download the complete curriculum