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MCI / USMLE / PLAB

MCI / USMLE / PLAB

Students who wish to pursue a career in India, needs to have them registered with MCI in Delhi. Details on which shall be advised in a one-to-one interaction after receipt of College Invitation Letter .

There is no rush for the MCI registration, as the student may do the same even after 1 or 2 years of study at the college.

NEET(UG)-2018

As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2018 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018, NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2018 (NEET-UG-2018) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
The NEET (UG), 2018 will be conducted on Sunday, the 6th May, 2018. The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.

Eligibility Certificate

An Indian citizen, who has passed the qualifying examination either from India or an equivalent examination from abroad and is desirous of joining an undergraduate medical course in any foreign medical institution on or after 15thMarch, 2002 shall approach the Council for issue of an Eligibility Certificate for that purpose.
The request for issue of Eligibility Certificate shall be made by the candidate in the proforma prescribed by the Council and shall be accompanied by the original certificate/mark-sheet (alongwith Photostat copy) of the qualifying examination. The original certificate shall be returned to the candidate after verifying the same with the photostat copy which shall be retained by the Council. Request shall also be accompanied by a Demand Draft for the specified sum in favour of Secretary, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.

What is MCI Screening Test?

Students who obtain a degree from MCI recognized medical university from abroad need to give a licensing test (unlike those who pass from India) which is named as FMGE exam or a MCI Screening Test. The MCI screening test for foreign medical graduates is conducted annually twice in June and December. The students return back on completion of MBBS course in the month of June every year and generally go through the crash course for MCI screening test up to September.
For more information, please check https://www.mciindia.org/ .

Every year, around 10,000 - 15,000 students from India decide to go abroad to study MBBS in various MCI approved universities in different countries such as MBBS in Georgia, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan etc.

That is the almost equivalent to the number of Government Medical Seats in India!

Before the student decides about MBBS abroad option, everyone thinks of the MCI Screening Test or FMGE Exam as one of the barriers to decide. Definitely in the absence of the coaching or constant preparation for this exam it often seems a big obstacle in the dream to become a doctor, however with the coaching from Georgia Universities (mainly aimed at MCI) a large chunk of students, can clear MCI Screening Test or FMGE Exam without an additional Coaching.

MCI Screening Test Pattern

FMGE or MCI Screening test exam question papers generally follow a typical pattern based on the 19 subjects as per the Indian curriculum designed by Medical Council of India. The doctors giving FMGE exam need to understand that the preparation would be needed for all the 19 subjects and one cannot just be dependent on the subjects that you may like. The general MCI Screening exam pattern (not necessarily but just indicative) with weight-age on marks for each of the 19 subjects is given in this sheet. Naturally, it is not an easy task to learn 19 subjects in piece meal over a period of 5 years and then give an MCI Screening Exam conducted by NBE (National Board of Examination) by preparing all 19 subjects together.

What is the PLAB test?

The PLAB test is for doctors who have qualified overseas and wish to practice medicine in the UK under limited registration. The test assesses your ability, as a doctor, to work safely as a senior house officer (SHO) in a UK NHS hospital.

When it comes to Exam Point, there are two parts:
• Part 1 is a three-hour, 200 single best answers (SBA) questions.
• Part 2 is a 14-station objective structured clinical exam (OSCE).

Before taking the test, you must have:
• A primary medical qualification accepted for limited registration by an institution listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools https://www.wdoms.org/.
• Taken the IELTS academic modules and attained a score of at least 7.5 overall and a minimum of 7.0 for all of the four language skills.

For further information please visit the General Medical Council website https://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/.

What is USMLE?

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).

The USMLE assesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. Each of the three Steps of the USMLE complements the others; no Step can stand alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensure.

Country wise pass ratio with/without additional Coaching for MCI & USMLE

MCI

USMLE Pass Rate College-Wise