Postgraduate study in medicine abroad
There are options available after MBBS for foreign studies to pursue higher education in different countries. The process to study medicine abroad is different according to the country’s policies. For instance, PLAB is for pursuing higher studies in the UK while USA has USMLE for PG aspirants and Australia Medical Council has AMC exams. All of these facilitate the process of higher studies in the respective countries as well as job opportunities after course completion.
PG IN Australia: AMC is the qualifying exam to do PG medicine in Australia.
PG IN Canada: MCCQE – Medical council of canada qualifying exam should be passed.
PG IN Germany: Unlike the UK/US, Germany does not require any elaborate tests for licensing. Germany requires you to learn the German language up to C1 level and then pass two exams- Terminology exam (FSP) and the Approbation exam-KP (Registration exam).
PG IN United Kingdom: PLAB – Professional Linguistic Assessment Board Exam is the best if you wish to settle down in the UK . After residency FY1& 2 and PLAB – 2 years of core training and 6 years of speciality training (ST1-ST6 ) is needed. The Core Specialist Training application in the UK is highly competitive and application success rates are less than 20%.
MRCP (Medical PG) / MRCS (Surgical PG ) is another way of entering PG in UK
MD/MS IN UK – without PLAB in some Universities – Equivalent to ST1/ST2
Popular institutes/universities in United Kingdom
|Name of the institution / university||City|
|Imperial College London||London|
|King's College London||London|
|University College London (UCL)||London|
|University of Cambridge||Cambridge|
|University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh|
|University of Glasgow||Glasgow|
|University of Oxford||Oxford|
PG IN USA: USA tops the list when it comes to PG medicine colleges and universities. The eligibility criteria are MBBS degree or equivalent. USMLE-United States Medical Licensing Exam should be passed. success rate 15%,3 step examination. Part 1 and CK of part 2 can be given anywhere but part 2 CS in the US only. Best time to appear for step one is 3rd year of MBBS
Popular universities in USA
|Name of the university||City|
|Baylor College of Medicine||Texas|
|Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University||North Carolina|
|Columbia University||New York|
|Mayo Clinic School of Medicine||Minnesota|
|University of New Mexico School of Medicine||New Mexico|