Pursuing MBBS in India and pursuing MBBS abroad have more similarities than differences. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has become mandatory to apply to all medical schools abroad as well as in India. While MBBS in India is for a total of 5.5 years including one year of clinical internship, MBBS studies abroad can stretch up to 6 years including a year of clinical rotations (internship).
Studying MBBS abroad provides students with more global exposure, access to large university campuses, superior laboratory access, and better student-teacher ratio. Candidates who opt to study abroad can also practice in the host country and settle down in the long run. Students studying abroad are able to have access to all this and much more at a very economical price. Students who have pursued their medical studies abroad would be required to appear for the Medical Council of India Screening Test, also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (MCI FMGE) to be allowed to practice in India. Unless the student has pursued his medical studies from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, or New Zealand, and is recognized for enrollment as a medical practitioner in the respective country, then he is exempted from appearing for MCI FMGE.