In the United States, MBBS is an intelligent decision for Indian students because medical programs in the United States are valuable. Many Indian students have the dream of studying in the USA. In the United States, MBBS is more focused on practical knowledge than just a theoretical learning. The study of MBBS in the United States will be a rich experience for students with expertise, knowledge and skills gained through the course.
If someone wants to establish an extravagant medical profession anywhere in the world, then he can do MBBS in USA. Although the medical education system in the United States is completely different from most other countries. Once student has completed his PG degree in medical in the United States., It is not necessary to give it any practice to practice in India.
In the USA, the medical degree is known as MD (Doctor of Medicine) and is not known as MBBS. The language of education for medical courses in the United States is English. In the US, medical degrees are approved by MCI, WHO, ECFMG and MCC. In the United States, MBBS has proved itself as a benchmark in the field of clinical school education.
Eligibility to appear for USMLE:
- A medical student officially enrolled in, or a graduate of the US or Canadian medical school program starts with the MD degree that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
- Any medical student officially enrolled in, or a graduate of a medical school outside the United States and Canada and eligible for examination by the ECFMG – Indian MBBS students after completing their 2nd year.
- A medical student officially enrolled in, or a graduate of a US medical school starts with the DO degree that is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Step - 1
On completion of this B.S. degree (conducted for 4 Trimesters - 16 months), the students have to go through 4 years of Bachelor level program leading to M.D. degree. On completion of the first 2 years of this course (Basic Science stage), the students from various top medical schools in USA need to give another competitive exam namely USMLE-1 The student quality filtration begins at this stage.
The next 2 years spent in the hospitals and is also called Clinical Rotation (Also named as Externship / Clerkship) to get the Bachelor degree. The MD degree is equivalent to MBBS in USA and is not equivalent to PG in India. (Do not get confused with the nomenclature) MD Degree is also not sufficient for you to practice as a medical practitioner in USA. The student would give USMLE-2 (CK and CS) at this stage. The system is same even if you are studying in top medical university in USA.
Step - 2
On completion of the first 4 years program & USMLE 2, the students have to pursue PG level program (Also called as Residency). USMLE Step 2 CK is an online exam. The student can appear from across the world. The last part i.e Step 2 CS is a practical exam and needs to be given in US. Generally, all the students from the top medical universities in USA pass this exam without much problem since it is not a competitive exam. Step 2 is just a qualifying exam.
Step - 3
The doctor of Medicine would need to work in a hospital for 3 to 6 years (On average it is 4 years except for surgical – MS degree). The number of years depend on the specialisation chosen. Finally the students give licensing exam namely STEP – 3 (Licensure exam) to become eligible to work as a doctor or a medical practitioner in USA. This completes the program of MBBS degree in USA along with the PG level program. On completion of this the Indian students can work in India as well as in USA.
Program Format For Indian Students 2021.
Since the Indian students opting to study MBBS in USA do not appear for MCAT (since they have not completed their B.S. degree in India), they need to do their first 3 years including Pre-Medical and Basic Science program at Caribbean Islands at medical universities (Listed by USMLE). From there onward, they move to the mainland of USA for 6 years up to the MD / MS in USA to conduct the Clinical Rotation at the top hospitals affiliated with the University as well as PG level residency.
A student is prepared for MCQ based USMLE Step 1 during this 3 years program and the board conducts exam for them at the end of their first 3 years. This is the main competitive exam for the students. Generally, Indian students are able to crack this due to their educational skills gathered in India. During this 3 year programs, there are special MBBS scholarship in USA.