Kazakhstan has been one of the most preferred choices for Indian students to pursue MBBS. It is important to understand why Indian students have been going to Kazakhstan for MBBS and what kind of opportunities are presented to the students from India. First of all, the country of Kazakhstan is very much safe to travel and study in. Kazakhstan has universities, that provide affordable education to Indian students. The students of India prefer Kazakhstan because of the affordability of the fees. The visa process and the passport and other documentation are also very easy. MBBS in Kazakhstan offers an Undergraduate Program with 5 years’ duration. However, the syllabus and medical program structure are similar to MBBS in India.
The medical degrees from Kazakhstan universities are fully recognized in India. The institution responsible for the recognition of medical degrees from abroad is the Medical Council of India (MCI), which is now renamed as National Medical Commission (NMC). The purpose of this institution is to recognize the Medical degrees and enabling doctors to work in Indian hospitals and medical institutes. The National Medical Commission organizes a screening test that every doctor who has studied in foreign universities, has to go through and qualify, and only then they can be a part of an Indian medical hospital and can work there. Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) is an examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. Any Indian citizen or overseas citizen of India who obtains their medical degree from countries outside India but wants to get provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India must qualify for the MCI Screening Test/FMGE.
There are many advantages of studying in Kazakhstan. The medical colleges in Kazakhstan provide English medium education for Indian students. The period of MBBS is 5 years of curriculum-based study and practical knowledge, along with a rigorous training program that brings out the best among the students and helps them gain more and more knowledge in their field.
Along with India, countries like Canada, the USA, Australia, and others have a different screening process for recognizing the Medical Degrees obtained from Kazakhstan. In the United States of America, USMLE – a qualifying exam is undertaken by the Medical Board in order to screen the candidates who want to work in the USA.
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC), the World Health Organization (WHO), World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS), Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), along with MCI/NMC, are some of the organizations which recognize the Medical degrees of Kazakhstan Universities in order to enable employment to suitable candidates. This is the reason why the students who studied from Kazakhstan medical universities are able to work anywhere in the world. The employment opportunities presented to Indian students are always better, in terms of the money that they earn.
The screening process generally differs from country to country, and board to board. The advantage is that students having Kazakhstan medical degrees can appear for any licensing exam in most of the countries of the world.
Due to the heavy competition in India and other countries in order to pursue MBBS, NEET was made compulsory for every student aiming to pursue MBBS, in India and the rest of the world.
The medical universities of Kazakhstan follow similar guidelines for Indian students as well. The Indian students need to qualify NEET for pursuing MBBS in Kazakhstan. The students must have passed 12th with science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50 percent marks in 12th.
In general, education in Kazakhstan is affordable, and they have all sorts of facilities, in terms of infrastructure and other training procedures, to give a safe environment to students in MBBS. The universities in Kazakhstan have the best infrastructure, hostel facilities, Indian food in university mess and sports, and other extracurricular activities. The course of MBBS is of 5 years, along with 1 year of the internship period.
Overall, the medical degrees from Kazakhstan are recognized in India and other countries of the world.