Alternatives for MBBS college students in Universities in Caribbean nations : The Tribune India

Vishu Tripathi

Studying medicine is the dream of every student preparing for the NEET exam, but unfortunately places are limited, cut-offs high and the number of applications increases every year. If studying medicine is the only thing that makes you happy, then MBBS in Caribbean countries can be an important option to help you realize your dream.

As time changes quickly and students choose to study abroad. Caribbean countries can be added to their list of MBBS study destinations. The Caribbean countries are best known for their natural beauty. In general, people prefer it as a travel destination, but it is also the preferred destination for medical students. Candidates from Canada, America, India and other countries study at medical colleges there.

Medical universities in Caribbean countries welcome students from all over the world to study medicines. You can experience a world-class teaching and learning system and build a comprehensive network of like-minded people from all over the world. Here are some points you should know about the Caribbean countries admissions process for MBBS candidates:

Don’t be afraid of the entrance exam: If you are planning MBBS at a Caribbean university, you don’t have to worry about an entrance exam or exam. Admission to medical studies is based on the students’ academic performance and any regional entrance examination. You don’t need to qualify for an exam.

International learning standard: The curriculum of Caribbean medical universities is the same as the MBBS / MD program studied in the United States of America. These universities also maintain a high standard of training among experienced teachers, which makes studying in the Caribbean and America comparable. The American medical curriculum trains students to find a job and introduces students to the process.

Why a Caribbean University for Indian Students: When enrolling at a Caribbean medical university, make sure it is listed on the WDOMS (World Directory of Medical Schools) and certified by the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates). As an Indian student, you will also get other benefits recognized by the MCI / NMC (National Medical Commission) by most universities.

This will help you prepare for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination). The curriculum provides assistance in cracking USMLE along with the MBBS program. USMLE is an important exam that must be passed by medical aspirants to practice in the United States.

International clinical rotation: Medical students are assigned shifts in an approved health location. Once the locations have been assigned, students will be asked to perform certain supervised instructions as an individual or as a team. Top-class universities in this region have connections to the most famous and largest hospitals in the city and the country. Also with the hospitals of other islands in the Caribbean, West Indies, America, etc.

International connections allow students to rotate clinically across the country and improve their practical experience by practicing among different professionals. These clinical rotations make them sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Low teacher / student ratio: Learning will be better with experienced instructors and the best part about studying MBBS in Caribbean countries is that the ratio of teachers to students in a class is low. It gives medical students the opportunity to ask questions to the teacher. Fewer students in a class result in high quality study and an interactive session. This will also strengthen the student-teacher relationship and break student shyness.

No waiting list: The NEET exam is only held once a year in India for admission to a medical course. On the other hand, universities in the Caribbean accept applications three times a year. This means that you can apply for admission at any time. January, May and September are months to apply to these colleges and by completing the admission criteria you can fill the available places in the upcoming batches.

That being said, the affordability of these colleges’ fees attracts more prospective students to study here. The admission criteria for an MBBS degree in Caribbean countries can also be met without any problems.

The author is the CEO and founder of Affinity Education