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NRI Difficulty

Mystic221Mystic221 149 replies63 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
edited January 2008 in Foreign Medical Education
How hard is it to get into a medical school in India if you are an NRI from the United States? I was thinking about Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Overall I took tuff classes ect. but I wanted to know what the average accepted student's profile is.
edited January 2008
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  • astrixastrix 2375 replies64 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,439 Senior Member
    Well, there are quotas for NRI's, so it's not that hard AFAIK (comparatively)
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  • Mystic221Mystic221 149 replies63 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    Do you know how I could possibly research these quotas? I'm having trouble so help would be appreciated.
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  • Mystic221Mystic221 149 replies63 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    anyone?????
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  • Mystic221Mystic221 149 replies63 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    If anyone could help I would really appreciate it!
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  • Mystic221Mystic221 149 replies63 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    ANyone?? I really want to find some info. If anyone knows anything abt NRI difficulty/ quotas for Indian Medical Colleges please answer
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  • kiran88uskiran88us 194 replies23 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
    you should try Kasturba medical college...its one of the best in India now...and they have NRI quota for about 50 students every year.
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  • Faithful101Faithful101 316 replies52 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 368 Member
    its not that bad.. i have a friend that got in.. she had about 1300ish on her Sats.. a bunch of AP classes.. with the regular 3's, 4's and 5's.. i mean i dont think its too difficult... she lived in texas and the only other schools she applied to were UT and baylor and she got in to both.. kastruba medical school is a reallly GOOD school.. im sure most dedicated students wouldnt have a problem getting in..
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  • unknownuser0unknownuser0 143 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    Grades and SAT scores don't even really matter. Some places you just pay to get in. It's not really a bribe - but it is. It's all four years of tuition. And, according to both of my sisters, who graduated from SRMC in Madras and another school in Kolar, Kasturba is a party school with not a lot of emphasis on education. You might want to rethink your choice.
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  • Faithful101Faithful101 316 replies52 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 368 Member
    what about manipal? Thats not the same as kolar, kastruba right? Ehh.. lol.. someone reply.. and why did your sisters choose to go to school in india?
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  • unknownuser0unknownuser0 143 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    rather, my parents chose for them. 6/7 year programs weren't widely known five or six years ago so they thought it would be quicker for high school -> 4 years of medical school.

    I think Manipal is good.
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  • Faithful101Faithful101 316 replies52 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 368 Member
    ya, it is.. thats cool.. are tehy back here in America, or are they still in india? Did they like med school in india or ...?
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  • unknownuser0unknownuser0 143 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    Yeah, my older sister is in OB GYN 3rd year, my other sister in Internal Medicine 1st year, and my brother in law got a cardiology fellowship

    They liked medical school. Sometimes they regret being a foreign medical grad, but they feel like they're better trained than med students here.
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  • Faithful101Faithful101 316 replies52 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 368 Member
    thats awesome, i heard that many students in india get more exposure to many of the problems and are more able to deal with many medical situations.. But was it hard for them to come back here and do their residency and such? Do you also plan on going to india to study?
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  • unknownuser0unknownuser0 143 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    not really, it wasn't that hard because it wasn't as if it was a culture shock - they were from the U.S. since they were middle school and my brother in law was born here. They're happy now, and, no I do not intend to go to India for medical school. Hopefully I will be accepted into a 6 or 7 year BS/MD program.
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  • canbratcanbrat 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I am in Canada I am planning to do mine MBBS degree... What is the cutoff marks like?What abt certication procedure After reading websites after website it says its so competitive to get a residency in US/Canada. In india they usally offer MBBS degree not Md . Does that matter?

    How long does the process take to be accredited in Canada
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  • CDN_dancerCDN_dancer 2558 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,579 Senior Member
    I don't know the exact details about becoming licensed in Canada, but I do know that it is very difficult for a foreign trained doctor to practice in Canada, just based on the rules and regulations that are in place right now. I believe at the moment, all foreign trained doctors must write several qualifying exams, in addition to training in a Canadian residency. The catch with the Canadian residency placement system is that foreign doctors are only considered in the 2nd round of selections (1st round is reserved for Canadian students) so it's difficult to be placed.

    Whether regulations will change in the coming years in light of physician shortages and a high 'supply' of foreign trained doctors in the country remains to be seen. Some provinces have begun to make it easier for foreign doctors to practice.

    Some articles you may want to read:
    http://www.srpc.ca/canlocum.html
    http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2004/08/doctors.html
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