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Medical Studies Abroad – MBBS in Russia

Russia has gained popularity over the years as a favorite destination of students willing to pursue medicine abroad. The main reason for this could be attributed to its low course fees and level of education that is at par with the global standards. Education in Russia is subsidized by the governmment as well which lowers the costs even further. There is no separate entrance examination to pursue MBBS in Russia. Students have to qualify in the senior secondary (10+2) examination and obtain marks according to the set Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines. There is, however, an MCI screening test for students applying for admission in Russia and a No Objection Certificate (NOC) has to be obtained from the same to be eligible. Admissions are purely on a first-come-first-serve basis. Medicine in Russia is taught in both English and Russian languages, though the number of colleges teaching the course in Russian is higher. Students undertaking MBBS degree in Russia are also taught Russian during the course of study to help interact with the patients.

MBBS in Russia is a 6-year long course with the first three years of curriculum designed for understanding of human biology, studies of pathology, clinical diagnosis, and pharmacology. The curriculum of fourth, fifth and sixth year involves a series of clinical clerkships in various fields of medicine and choosing of clinical electives. Clinical training involves ward and grand rounds as well.

The last date for admissions is around mid-July every year.

List of required documents for studying medicine abroad in Russia

  • Certified copies of Class 10 an12 mark sheets and certificates.
  • Category certificate if applicable
  • Copy of filled application form
  • No Objection Certificate from MCI
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