There could not have been a better time to study medicine. Global healthcare Industry is all poised to grow exponential majorly riding on the availability of medical & Para medical staff. With the penetration of advanced healthcare service corresponding to awareness of the masses & resultant increase in purchasing power & ageing world population, medicine is all set to be a game changer with all time high demand for health professionals
Statistically, less than 2% of the medicine aspirants in India make it to the medical college on merit primarily because of the tough entry norms set by the esteemed MCI’s NEET examination. The prospective student has two alternatives; first, to study overseas with GAMSAT/GAMSTAR/MCAT exam, a shade easier than the NEET examination & pursue a medicine in countries like U.K., Australia, U.S.A, etc which additionally will burn a hole in your pocket or second & more realist option; study in a cheaper MCI recognised destination which doesn’t cost much & has easy entry norms.
The C.I.S also called the Russian Commonwealth, is a loose confederation of 11 EURASIAN countries (9 member states and 2 associate members- Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan & Moldova) with a common history with the former Russian Federation. . Education system in Russia, has been the most advanced entity which is directly being monitored and controlled by the federal Ministry of Education and science. Thus, the Education Ministry is given with the responsibility of accrediting the academic institutions and for ensuring that the pre-defined standards of education and training are efficiently being implemented at every level.
Moreover, the observation that Russia maintains the highest literacy rate in the whole world, also enable the global community to hail the wonderland, a great deal. It is also because of the fact that only a well educated and finely skilled society is (and can be) transformed into a progressive economy.
Thus, owing to above mentioned factors, Russia has a distinction of being the most acclaimed destination for higher studies and students from around the world yearn to study and to get trained in Russia. in other words, Russian academic distinction is something which youth profoundly long for, to make a glorious career later on.
Russia has more university graduates than any other country in Europe. This is largely due to the government financing all education and higher education including living expenses during the Soviet era. There are some 519 institutions of higher education and 48 universities in Russia. Russia has historically placed much emphasis on science and technology in educations, and most of the government run institutions are specialized within this area. This is also where Russian higher education has its best reputation. To complement these traditional Russian institutions, many private institutions of higher educations have been emerging, often providing education in those areas not traditionally in focus such as economics, business and law.
Higher education in Russia normally lasts between four to six years. The first four years of full time university study leads to a Bakalavr (Bachelor) degree. The completion of the course requires a research project and passing the state final exams. The Bachelor degree is awarded in all fields except medicine, where the first stage lasts for six years.
Once students have obtained their Bakalayr degree, they are eligible for entry into a Specialist Diploma and Magistr’s (Master’s) degree program. In Russia, this does not count as postgraduate education, as is the case in most other countries. The master degree is awarded after two years of study whereof one is a year of research including practice, preparation and defending of a thesis. In addition you must also sit the final exams.
Both Bachelor and Master degrees are relatively new. They did not exist in the Soviet system, and were introduced to conform the Russian system toward a more international standard in accordance with the Bologna Process. This change will hopefully mean a greater recognition and acceptance of Russian degrees abroad, which has been a problem for international students in the past and has kept the numbers of international students down.
A Master’s degree qualifies the student to enter postgraduate education. Postgraduate education is obtained at a university or scientific institute and is split in two parts. The first level usually results in a Kandidat nauk degree, which is a Candidate of Sciences. This first level is roughly equivalent to a Ph.D. in the United States.
Further postgraduate education (2-4 years) leads to a Doctor Nauk degree which then leads on to a Doctor degree. The latter is rarely awarded to anyone below 40 as the time between these two degrees is generally around 10 years.
BALTIC: With the increasing numbers of internationals students, some schools have started programs in English in order to attract more students from abroad. Most of these programs can be found in the two main international hubs of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Among various studies and academic programs,the medical field of study is the one which attracts millions of candidates from all around the world. However, there are sound reasons for such a trend that have pestered more than 2 million students from around the globe to get enrolled into several Russian medical colleges.
Some of the most notable factors are as mentioned below:
Students must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology , Last two years of study (11th & 12th) comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English . He/she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course (40% marks in case of students belonging to reserved category).
Note:- Please be informed that from world over, there is a large number of applicants who want to study MBBS in Russia and the seats are limited and hence admissions are given strictly on a first come first served basis and depend on the final discretion of the university as per the availability.Therefore, is it better to apply early to get admission in top medical colleges of Russia.
NOTE: Many agents promote “Subsidized Fees” with the Russian medical universities. In this scheme, they ask the students to pay 6 years MBBS fees together with a discount. CEC always warns the student that there is no such system by the Russian Medical University having “subsidized fees”. The amount would be kept by the agent and ultimately you would end us in trouble when they do not pay the fees to the university on your behalf.