Welcome to Eduworld Medicine Course

The decision to become a doctor is an important one in many ways as it calls for meticulous planning in choosing the right destination and institution, arranging finances and above all committing oneself to an intense course of study hence there should not be any margin for error. Eduworld overseas medicine studies division, the most trusted name in overseas education in India with the single aim to offer great Doctors with humanistic values to the society is here to facilitate admissions to students and parents seeking admission to leading medical universities in developed medical systems such as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe and South East Asia at affordable cost. Our experienced and well informed medicine education experts provide unbiased and accurate information about medical education that fit your budget. We Work in close coordination with authorities of leading medical universities of the world. On successful completion of the medicine program you are eligible to appear for screening tests like USMLE, PLAB and the newly introduced screening examination conducted by national board of examinations , under the directive of Medical Council of India for practicing as a Doctor in India.

WHO

WHO

UNITED NATIONS SPECIALIZED AGENCY FOR HEALTH

World health organization is an inter-governmental organization that works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministries of Health.

WHOs objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.

WHOs Secretariat is staffed by health professionals, other experts and support staff working at headquarters in Geneva, six regional offices and country offices. In carrying out its activities,

WHO’S CORE FUNCTIONS ARE

  • Articulating consistent, ethical and evidence-based policy and advocacy positions;
  • Managing information by assessing trends and comparing performance; setting the agenda for, and stimulating research and development;
  • Catalyzing change through technical and policy support, in ways that stimulate cooperation and action and help to build sustainable national and inter-country capacity;
  • Negotiating and sustaining national and global partnerships;
  • Setting, validating, monitoring and pursuing proper implementation of norms and standards;
  • Stimulating the development and testing of new technologies, tools and guidelines for disease control, risk reduction, health care management, and service delivery.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES IN INDIA

In India, WHO provides technical assistance and collaborates with the Government of India and major stakeholders in health development efforts. It assists notably in Policy Development; Capacity Building and Advocacy. Technical assistance to the Government is provided on National Polio Surveillance Programme, Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Gujarat and Rajasthan, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, 3 by 5 for HIV / AIDS, Leprosy Elimination, Roll Back Malaria, Tobacco Free Initiative, Lymphatic Filariasis and Health Inter-network.

MCI

MCI

The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India. It registers doctors to practice in India, in order to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. It was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. The number of medical colleges had increased steadily during the years after Independence. It was felt that the provisions of Indian Medical Council Act were not adequate to meet with the challenges posed by the very fast development and the progress of medical education in the country. As a result, in 1956, the old Act was repealed and a new one was enacted. This was further modified in 1964, 1993 and 2001.

The objectives of the Council are as follows:-

  1. Maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate.
  2. Recommendation for recognition/de-recognition of medical qualifications of medical institutions of India or foreign countries.
  3. Permanent registration/provisional registration of doctors with recognized medical qualifications,
  4. Reciprocity with foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of medical qualifications.

USMILE

USMLE

UNITED STATES MEDICAL LICENSING EXAMINATION

To be certified by ECFMG, international medical graduates must, among other requirements, pass a medical science examination. Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination™ (USMLE) are the exams currently administered that meet the medical science examination requirement for ECFMG certification. To meet the medical science examination requirement for ECFMG certification, you must pass both Step 1 and Step 2. You can take Step 1 or Step 2 in either order, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for these exams.

Step 1 is the basic medical science component of the medical science examination. Step 1 assesses whether you understand and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease and modes of therapy.

Step 2 is the clinical science component of the medical science examination. Step 2 assesses whether you can apply medical knowledge and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.

In 1999, the United States Medical Licensing Examination was converted from paper and pencil format to computer-based format. As a result, paper and pencil administrations of Step 1 and Step 2 are no longer offered. Computer-based based administrations of Step 1 and Step 2 are offered continuously at test centers worldwide. You can apply for Step 1 and Step 2 at any time, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for these exams.

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility requirements for Step 1 and Step 2 differ depending on whether you are a medical school student or a medical school graduate.

Important Note : If your eligibility for an exam changes after you apply but before you take the exam, you are required to inform ECFMG immediately of this change in your status.

MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS

To be eligible for Step 1 and Step 2 , you must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside of the United States and Canada that is listed in theInternational Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) , both at the time that you apply and at the time you take the exam. In addition, the “Graduation Years” in IMED for your medical school must be listed as “Current” at the time you apply and at the time you take the exam. Your Medical School Dean, Vice Dean or Registrar must certify your current enrollment status on the application. This certification must be current; the official must have signed the application within four months of its receipt by ECFMG. As soon as you graduate and receive your medical diploma, you must send two photocopies of your medical diploma and one full-face photograph to ECFMG (see Provision of Credentials and Translations) The photograph that you send must be current; it must have been taken within six months of the date that you send it. A photocopy of a photograph is not acceptable.

In addition to being currently enrolled as described above, to be eligible for Step 1, you must also have completed at least two years of medical school. This eligibility requirement means that you must have completed the basic medical science component of the medical school curriculum by the beginning of your eligibility period for Step 1.

In addition to being currently enrolled as described above , to be eligible for Step 2, you must be within twelve months of completion of the full didactic curriculum by the beginning of your eligibility period for Step 2.

ECFMG reserves the right to re-verify with the medical school the eligibility of medical school students who are registered for Step 1 and Step 2. If ECFMG requests re-verification of your student status with your medical school, ECFMG will release your score report for the USMLE Step 1 and / or Step 2 only after re-verification of your status has been received by ECFMG.

The United States Medical Licensing Examination is a single, three-step exam for medical licensure in the United States. The USMLE provides a common system to evaluate applicants for medical licensure. The United States Medical Licensing Examination is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners ® (NBME ®). The USMLE is governed by a committee consisting of representatives of FSMB, NBME, ECFMG and the American public.

You can take Step 1 and Step 2 in either order, provided that you meet the respective eligibility requirements for these exams. However, before applying for Step 3, you must have received official notification that you have passed both Step 1 and Step 2.

For descriptive information about the content of Step 1 and Step 2, refer to The Three Steps of the USMLE on page 2 and Examination Content on page 6 of the USMLE Bulletin of Information. For information on the format of these exams, refer to Format of the Exams in this publication and to Test Lengths and Formats on page 9 of the USMLE Bulletin of Information.

Sample test materials for Step 1 / Step 2 are available on this website, the USMLE CD and on the USMLE website www.usmle.org

The Practice Sessions use many of the same sample test materials that are available on the USMLE website and on the USMLE Orientation CD; however, the Practice Session does not include any multimedia items and uses an older version of the test delivery software (FRED V1). NO NEW SAMPLE TEST MATERIALS ARE PRESENTED AT PRACTICE SESSIONS.

STEP 1 AND STEP 2 CK

The Practice Session is a maximum of 3.5 hours and is divided into three 1-hour blocks of 46-50 multiple-choice test items each. When you complete the session, you will receive a printed percent correct score.

STEP 3

The practice session is a maximum of 4 hours and includes five blocks that vary in number of multiple-choice test items and three Premium® Computer-based Case Simulations (CCS). All of the test items and Premium cases used in the Practice Session are drawn from the Step 3 practice items on the USMLE website or on the USMLE Orientation CD. When you complete the session, you will receive a printed percent correct score for the multiple-choice items and feedback on the Premium CCS cases.

NDEB

NDEB

NDEB exams are standardized examinations offered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada “NDEB” to certify dentists to practice in Canada. NDEB is the organization responsible for establishing and maintaining a national standard of competence for dentists in Canada. Its mission is to serve the Canadian public, Dental Regulatory Authorities, and dental education institutions by ensuring a valid and reliable evaluation of competence for dentists in Canada. To become a licensed dentist in Canada, graduates of accredited dental programs must successfully complete the National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s (NDEB) Certification Process. The Certification Process comprises two examinations. These examinations are based on the competencies required to be a beginning dental practitioner in Canada.

FMGE

FMGE

The FMGE-Screening Test has been introduced by the Screening Test Regulations 2002. As per the regulations, “An Indian citizen possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15.03.2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of section 13 of the Act."

  1. The Examination is held twice a year at New Delhi.
  2. The test is conducted in English language.
  3. The exam consists of one paper.
  4. There will be 300 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) of single response type in the paper (Divided in two sittings of 150 questions each).
  5. There is NO negative marking.
  6. An applicant shall be declared as having passed only if he/she obtains a minimum of 50% of marks in the examination.
  7. Results (Pass/Fail) for eligible candidates will be displayed at the website and office of NBE. There is no provision for declaration of marks obtained or reevaluation / retotalling.
  8. The applicants who qualify the Screening Test may apply to the Medical Council of India, New Delhi or to any State Medical Council for provisional registration / permanent registration.
  9. There are no restrictions on number of attempts that can be availed by an applicant.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Applicant must meet/fulfill the following criteria:

  1. He / She is a citizen of India.
  2. Possesses primary medical qualifications that are recognized by the Government of the country issuing that qualification and the holder of that qualification is entitled for practice in that country. The said medical school must be listed in WHO directory of medical schools.
  3. He / She had obtained “Eligibility Certificate’ from the Medical Council of India (applicable only in respect to students who took admission abroad on or after 15.03.2002). This requirement shall not be necessary in respect of Indian citizens who have obtained admission in foreign medical institute before 15th March 2002.
  4. All students who have taken admission abroad prior to 15.03.2002 and are required to qualify the Screening Test for their registration, shall be allowed to appear in the Screening Test even if they do not meet the minimum admission norms of MCI for joining undergraduate medical course, subjected to the compliance of the Judgment(s) of the Hon’ble Supreme Court/Competent Courts in this regard including but not limited to judgment dated 8th March 2002 in Civil Appeal No. 2779 of 2000 & other judgments /orders as well as instructions issued by MCI from time to time.
  5. From 15.03.2002 and onwards all students are required to obtain an Eligibility Certificate from MCI before proceeding abroad for studies in Medicine.
  6. Applicants/ Candidates may also refer to Screening Test Regulations and Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, Eligibility Certificate Regulations issued by Medical Council of India. The same may be referred to at www.mciindia.org or obtained from Secretary, Medical Council of India, Sector 8 Pocket 14, Dwarka, New Delhi. Telephone: 25367033, 25367035 Fax: 25367024.

VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS / CREDENTIALS

Applicants are required to submit attested (self attested and by Gazetted Officer)

  1. Copy of Proof of Date of Birth
  2. Copy of Passport of the applicant/Nationality Proof (e.g. voters ID Card)
  3. 10+2 passing certificate issued by the respective Board of Examination
  4. 10+2 mark sheet issued by the respective Board of Examination
  5. Certificate of Passing Primary Medical Qualification i.e. MBBS or equivalent or equivalent degree certificate with mark sheet.Candidates are required to submit copies of degrees, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer and self-certified. The degrees should be attested either by the Embassy of India or should be Apostilled by the appropriate authority. For details regarding Apostilled documents, candidates may refer to the website of Ministry of External Affairs www.meaindia.nic.in
  6. Internship Certificate (if done abroad)
  7. Eligibility Certificate issued by MCI (if available) for candidates joined on or after 15.03.2009
  8. Translated copies (in English / Hindi) to be furnished if the certificates are in language other than English / Hindi.
  9. Equivalence Certificate : From Association of Indian Universities (for e done 10+2 abroad)

PLAB

PLAB

PROFESSIONAL AND LINGUISTIC ASSESSMENTS BOARD (PLAB)

This is mandatory test which need to be cleared by all seeking to apply for registration to practice as a doctor in the UK.

THE TEST CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS:

Part 1 is a computer-marked written examination consisting of extended matching questions (EMQs) and single best answer (SBA) questions. The paper contains 200 questions and may contain images. It lasts three hours. The proportion of SBA questions may vary from examination to examination but no more than 30% of the paper is composed of SBA questions. You can have an unlimited number of attempts but you must pass Part 1 within two years of the date of your IELTS certificate.

Part 2 is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). It takes the form of 14 clinical scenarios or ‘stations’, a rest station and one or more pilot stations run for statistical purposes, where the marks do not count towards your result. Each station lasts five minutes. You must pass Part 2 within three years of passing Part 1. You can have four attempts at Part 2. If you fail at the fourth attempt you will have to retake IELTS (unless you are exempt) and both parts of the PLAB test.

You must be granted registration within three years of passing Part 2 of the test.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PLAB TEST

Before you apply to take the PLAB test you must have

  • An acceptable primary medical qualification. (PMQ)
  • All IMGs must possess an acceptable PMQ in order to apply for registration. We define an acceptable PMQ as one which meets the following five criteria.

THE PRIMARY MEDICAL QUALIFICATION (PMQ) MUST HAVE:

  • Been awarded by an institution listed on the Avicenna Directory (formerly the WHO Directory of medical schools) or otherwise accepted by the GMC and be currently acceptable to the GMC. (Please note: the GMC does not accept all primary medical qualifications that are listed on the Avicenna Directory. Please check our acceptable primary medical qualification webpage for further information.)
  • For those on the Avicenna Directory, been awarded by an institution that has a physical address included in the Avicenna Directory.
  • Been awarded after a course of study comprising at least 5,500 hours (or four years full time equivalent study).
  • Not involved a course of study undertaken wholly or substantially outside the country that awarded the primary medical qualification.
  • Have not involved a course of study undertaken wholly or substantially by correspondence.

We currently regard most, but not all, of the PMQs listed in the Avicenna Directory as acceptable for the purposes of registration. Please check our acceptable primary medical qualification webpage for the Avicenna Directory primary medical qualifications that are not accepted by us. We may exclude the primary medical qualifications from any school listed in the Avicenna Directory at any time.

Applicants must ensure that their primary medical qualification is acceptable before applying to sit PLAB. Should it later be confirmed that an applicant’s primary medical qualification does not allow them to be registered, the GMC will not accept any responsibility for any costs incurred or losses that result from the candidate’s decision to sit PLAB.

If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you need satisfactory scores in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. These are the minimum scores you must achieve: Overall 7, Speaking 7, Listening 6, Academic reading 6, Academic writing 6. The general modules are not acceptable. The certificate is valid for two years. The British Council runs the IELTS test in over 100 countries. You can get more information about IELTS from the British Council (website) or from the IELTS website.

In certain circumstances one may also be exempted be exempt from taking IELTS test.

You should also have 12 months’ postgraduate clinical experience (Foundation Year 1 training post/internship post) from a teaching or other hospital approved by the medical registration authorities in the appropriate country. You can take the PLAB test without this experience but you should bear in mind that it is set at a level that assumes that you have it. If you do pass the test without this experience, you will have to seek employment in a Foundation Year 1 training post (the grade occupied by new medical graduates). Vacancies at this grade are very scarce.

GAMSAT

GAMSAT

GAMSAT is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools to assist in the selection of students to participate in the graduate-entry programmes. It is designed to assess the capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programmes.

GAMSAT evaluates the nature and extent of abilities and skills gained through prior experience and learning, including the mastery and use of concepts in basic science as well as the acquisition of more general skills in problem solving, critical thinking and writing.

Candidates whose first degree is in a non-scientific field of study can still sit GAMSAT and succeed in an application for admission to one of the graduate-entry programmes. A science degree is not always a prerequisite and institutions encourage applications from candidates who have achieved academic excellence in the humanities and social sciences. However, it must be stressed that success in GAMSAT is unlikely without knowledge and ability in the biological and physical sciences.

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

The purpose of GAMSAT is to assess the ability to understand and analyse material, to think critically about issues and, in the case of the Written Communication section, to organise and express thoughts in a logical and effective way. GAMSAT questions are based on material drawn from a variety of sources. They typically require candidates to read and think about a passage of writing, to interpret graphical displays of information, to use mathematical relationships and to apply reasoning skills to tables of data.

GAMSAT is divided into three sections designed to assess performance in the areas of:

  1. Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Written Communication
  3. Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences

Since problem-based learning techniques are central to modern medical curricula, GAMSAT is constructed with a major focus on the assessment of problem solving ability across a wide range of subject areas.

ELIGIBILITY

GAMSAT is available to any person who has completed a Bachelor degree, or who will be enrolled in their penultimate (second-last) or final year of study for a Bachelor degree, at the time of sitting the test.

To sit GAMSAT a candidate must be a bona fide prospective applicant to a course for which GAMSAT is a prerequisite.

There is no limit to the number of times a bona fide candidate may sit GAMSAT.

Candidates whose first degree is in a non-scientific field of study can still sit GAMSAT and succeed in an application for admission to one of the graduate-entry programmes. A science degree is not always a prerequisite and institutions encourage applications from candidates who have achieved academic excellence in the humanities and social sciences. However, it must be stressed that success in GAMSAT is unlikely without knowledge and ability in the biological and physical sciences.

For more info visit https://gamsat.acer.edu.au/

UKCAT

UKCAT (UK CLINICAL APTITUDE TEST)

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a test which is being used in the selection process by a consortium of UK University Medical and Dental Schools. It is run by the UKCAT Consortium in partnership with Pearson VUE. It was first introduced in 2006.

The test is designed to give information on the candidates’ mental abilities, as well as attitudes and possible professional behavior. The test is expected to help universities make more informed choices between medical and dental applicants you may only take the test once in any test cycle. If your application to medical school is not successful and you re-apply the following year, you will be required to take the UKCAT again. If you fail to take the test in time and apply to a programme for which the test is required, your application will be rejected unless you have been exempt from the test

The test assesses a range of mental abilities identified by university Medical and Dental Schools as important. There is no curriculum content as the test examines innate skills. Each subtest is in a multiple-choice format and is separately timed. The test includes

  • Verbal reasoning – assesses logical thinking and reasoning about written information
  • Quantitative reasoning – assesses ability to solve numerical problems
  • Abstract reasoning – assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information
  • Decision analysis – assesses the ability, in complex, ambiguous situations, to deal with various forms of information, infer relationships, make informed judgments, and decide on an appropriate response
  • Situational judgment test – assesses judgment regarding situations encountered in the workplace.

*Information given is of informative nature only Test pattern and segments are subject to change from time to time

For more information on UKCAT test –ukcat.ac.uk
Information courtesy UKCAT website

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  •   Eligible for competency exams conducted by medical councils across the world.