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ABOUT USA

          The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America, or simply the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district

          Undoubtedly the biggest super power on earth, it is one among the most safest destinations for a student to stay and enjoy a holistic education experience and a rewarding career

          The United States is a developed country and has the world’s largest national economy, with an estimated GDP in 2013 of $16.7 trillion – 23% of global nominal GDP and 19% at purchasing-power parity.

          The economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources and the world’s highest worker productivity, with per capita GDP being the world’ssixth-highest in 2010.

EDUCATION

ADVANTAGES

  • Most Developed countries with advanced infrastructure and facilities for High Quality Education
  • Higher Opportunities to study world recognized UG and PG programs- recognized by MCI (India), WHO, ECFMG, FAIMER IMED (Both USA), GMC (UK), MCC (Canada), etc. and almost any country in the world
  • High Quality of Education and Clinical exposure
  • Flexibility in choosing between a number of clinical sites across the world
  • Home to Top ranking Universities in the world
  • Opportunity to Work and Settle in the country*with higher remuneration
  • FMGE (MCI Screening) exam in India not required for Indian citizen on obtaining a UG / PG degree in medicine in USA / who is licensed to practice medicine in the country
  • Part Time Job Opportunity during studies
  • Possibility of Free Education in PG Level with Good Stipend

DISADVANTAGES

  • Low Acceptance rate. For example, the George Washington University School of Medicine, USA (ranked 60th in the research field by U.S. News) accepted just 3.6 percent of all applicants in 2010
  • IELTS / TOEFL, SAT, MCAT Score are required, in most cases 1 Year in advance
  • Longer Course duration / No Direct Admission for MBBS in USA and few other countries (Students need to complete BS Degree / Foundation programs and MCAT Exam before applying to Medical School)
  • Very low Visa success rate for Medicine course, particularly in UG level
  • Varied Climatic conditions, mostly not suitable for Indians
  • High cost of education and living (INR 2 – 4 Cr Overall)

          The United States has been among the most sought after dream destination for students aspiring to study abroad, especially in the field of medicine. The prime reasons are the excellent infrastructure, clinical exposure, high standards of education patronized by some of the world’s top ranking medical schools like Harvard, Stanford and many more.

          Medical Education in USA is of longer duration inclusive of the associate degree (B.S) of 18 months to 3 Years depending on the students’ academic background and country in which he/she is educated. The B.S Degree is followed by a 4 Year MD Program

          An international student should get qualifying scores in IELTS / TOEFL and SAT examinations for an admission into the B.S program and he/she should also score a qualifying / competitive score to get an admission into the MD Program

APPLICATION PROCESS

          Application process to American medical universities starts with reporting a competitive MCAT score well ahead of the deadlines. Most universities in USA close application deadlines by January – March depending on the ranking and demand for the programs that usually start in September.

          Kindly contact My MBBS Abroad team for further information, since the requirements of every university varies time to time

EXPENSES & SCHOLARSHIPS

EXPENSES:

        Education in USA is a dream for any student aspiring to study abroad. But it comes with a huge expense tied to it.

Studying Medicine in USA may costs valuable time and money. Average cost per year ranges from INR 25 – 50 Lakhs per year inclusive of food and living costs.

Overall cost of medical education may vary from INR 2.5 – 4 Crores for an International student

SCHOLARSHIPS:

        major source of funding / scholarship in studying at USA comes from Federal loans, which are limited to local citizen and PR holders.

        Still, International students are offered various scholarships, bursaries and financial assistances on basis of merit. For bright and dedicated international students, students need to strive hard to display their prowess in academics and curricular and co-curricular activities.

        However, medical students have excellent and rewarding career opportunities in USA, which is often remarked as “The land of Opportunities”. Opportunities include fully funded PG education with ample stipend during their Post Graduate education, a result of the country’s ever rising demand for medical professionals.

VISA INFORMATION

        In the United States, the F visas are a type of non-immigrant student visa that allows foreigners to pursue education (academic studies and/or language training programs) in the United States. Prospective F-1 students must apply at the universities for admission and receive a form I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 visa. F-1 students must show that they are able to support themselves financially during their stay in the U.S., as their opportunities for legal employment are quite limited.

        Except for on-campus employment of 20 hours a week or less, F-1 students are generally not permitted to work in the U.S. without prior authorization from Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). However, the USCIS may grant work authorization for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students are permitted to work for a total of 12 months towards practical training (e.g. internship), which can be distributed between Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

My MBBS Abroad Team would support applicants in the complete visa process.

5 EASY STEPS

Consult My MBBS Abroad team. Know about the eligibility criteria and requirements, entrance examinations, universities, costs, visa success rates, future career prospects, etc

Write SAT and IELTS / TOEFL examination. Note that for admissions to any particular year (in September) you should have taken SAT before January of the same year and the score should not be older than 2 years.

Study Pre-Medical / foundation program – Associate degree BS for 4 years (Can be done in India as well) and compete for Medical School Admission with competitive MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) to enroll for 4 Year Doctor of Medicine (MD) course

Documentation and Visa Application Process

Fly to USA. Study, Graduate, clear USMLE Step 1, 2, enroll for PG programs, clear USMLE Step 3,