The most expensive yet highly remunerating job is a doctor’s. Studying MBBS is a strong desire for many, and people wonder where affordable MBBS education is. Many prefer abroad to study MBBS and many study in their home country. Of course, MBBS abroad is definitely going to add value because the pedagogy will be spectacular and the outcomes in terms of value and career will be impeccable.
No matter what, if you are aspiring to become a doctor, you have made a futuristic decision as the health care industry is one among those with a promising boom over the years. Many might study MBBS in their homeland or a foreign land, but what next after MBBS for an even more rewarding career? Has anyone guided or made you think about it? Kudos if you have already thought about it. For your information that is what we are going to discuss here…
PG courses in UK and Canada
If you are an MBBS graduate, there are PG programs for you in Canada and UK to step up in your career. After your MBBS in India, you still can add value to your career by taking up post-graduation programs in medicine and related fields abroad. Institutions in Canada and UK are offering post graduate programs in medicine for international medical students.
Advanced education in UK after MBBS
Followed by Canada, UK has well happening PG courses in medicine for international students. The norms are more or less the same except for the qualifying examination. MCI screening tests are not required in UK to study MD. There are 2 pathways to study PG in the UK after MBBS in India or elsewhere.
Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board exam is a prerequisite for studying PG in UK after MBBS in India. Upon qualifying PLAB, you will get GMC (General Medical Council) registration which is compulsory as per the UK medical system. It’s not a degree but registers you with the GMC. Students who did not qualify for PLAB cannot apply.
MRCP or MRCS
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom is a post graduate diploma in UK. Before taking admission for advanced medical training, MRCP has to be cleared. Upon clearing MRCP, you will get full GMC certification with a license to practice.
Crucial Eligibility Requirements
- Overall, 6.5 IELTS Score (some institutions might have the benchmark of 7.5)
- B in OET
- Internationally recognised MBBS degree
- Internship outside UK
- 2-3 years of work experience
CREST – Certificate of Readiness to enter Specialty Training from supervising authorities
Upon completing your education, you can return to India and practice as the UK medical system is recognised by MCI. And, there are Non-clinical PG programs that will subside the vigorous qualifying exams if at all you think of moving to the non-surgical profession.
Advanced education in Canada after MBBS
To study MD, medicine and surgery PG in Canada, some strict eligibility criteria must be met but it is worth the effort and also such PG programs are extremely limited to international students. So being an early bird is advised as the process might be time-consuming.
IELTS is the common eligibility requirement. Apart from that, you have to clear IBT (Internet Based Test), PBT (Paper Based Test), have the NMC (National Medical Council) registered certificate and other university norms which differ to every university along with the regulatory bodies of Canada. The PG program typically ranges from 3 to 5 years depending upon the medical specialization. USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam) or MCCQE (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam) will have to be taken to prove your clinical and medicinal knowledge to further your training.
But the biggest challenge is your PR status. You have to be a PR holder in Canada to apply for the advanced MD training. It seems difficult, to be honest. So, you can try applying PR for your parents.
Upon completing the training successfully, you will have to take up the certification exam of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). After getting certified, you can practice as an unsupervised medical practitioner in Canada. But it’s easy said than done. For getting more detailed information about this topic, I insist you to reach out to CanApprove, the overseas education expert.
Crucial Eligibility Requirements
- 70% in Undergraduate
- GMAT qualification
- Overall, 7 in IELTS
- 3 to 4 years of clinical experience
There are few other PG courses apart from MD that enlighten your career. To know more about studying Medical PG in UK and Canada after your MBBS, CanApprove is the right place for you with expert overseas education coordinators. Ours is a 23 year old legacy of serving overseas education and immigration aspirants. Our team will guide you throughout your admission process. You can get in touch with us. We are a click away!