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MBBS Abroad: Over 2,700 Indians graduated from foreign medical colleges with no proper website

MBBS Abroad: Over 2,700 Indians graduated from foreign medical colleges with no proper website

Edited By Aditi Narendra | Updated on Feb 27, 2024 12:20 PM IST | #FMGE

Out of 470 foreign medical colleges from which Indian graduates appeared for the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination(FMGE) 2022, 26 colleges do not seem to have proper, functional websites. Careers360 could not access websites of these colleges on popular search engines, and those which opened did not contain adequate information about their undergraduate medical course.

A total of 2,741 Indian medical graduates from these 26 foreign medical institutes wrote the FMGE 2022, only 324 passed. Plus, for several universities which did have websites, the contact information available did not include official email addresses, nor websites with registered country code extensions or extensions for academic institutions.

Five of these 26 had over 300 Indian graduates taking the FMGE 2022 each but recorded a pass percentage below 20 per cent.

FMGE: High Student Participation, Lower Pass Percentage

Country

Institute

Appeared

Passed

Pass%

Armenia

St. Tereza Medical University

536

42

7.84

China

St. Tereza Medical University

536

42

7.84

China

Jiamusi University School Of Medicine

450

30

6.67

China

Soochow University Medical College

376

42

11.17

Kazakhstan

JSC National Medical University

447

70

15.66


Medical students graduating from a foreign institute must qualify the FMGE to practise medicine in India. Every year, the pass percentage for FMGE is slipping. Only 23 per cent of the 54,924 Indian medical graduates appearing for FMGE 2022 qualified the exam. In 2023, 37,827 students wrote the FMGE (December session); only 7,781 cleared it.

In this article, Careers360 has analysed the data of FMGE 2022 as information on FMGE 2023 is not yet available.

MBBS Abroad: Medical Colleges in China

An official and fully-functional website provides authentic information about admission procedures, curriculum, faculty, facilities, and other essential details students. The National Medical Council (NMC) has advised Indians studying medicine abroad to confirm the details such as course fees, course duration etc. directly from the concerned foreign medical institute before taking admission.

China has the maximum number of colleges (eight) with no or poorly-constructed websites. As many as 1,494 Indian medical graduates appeared for FMGE 2022 from these foreign medical institutes, but just 144 students cleared it.

Moreover, there are some foreign medical institute websites that are not accessible due to language constraints. In many countries, regulatory and accreditation bodies may not provide information in English. This makes it challenging for English-speaking users to locate relevant information.

MBBS Abroad: No Official Website

There are 16 foreign medical colleges on the list where an official website could not be found at all. Located across eight countries, the colleges had 1,812 Indian medical graduates appearing for FMGE 2022. Only 224 cleared the exam. China has the highest number of such colleges.

MBBS Abroad: Colleges Without An Official Website

Country

Institute

Appeared

Passed

Armenia

St. Tereza Medical University

536

42

Armenia

Yerevan Medical University Named After St. Tereza

5

1

China

St. Tereza Medical University

536

42

China

Shanxi Medical University

28

5

China

North China University Of Science And Technology College Of Medicine

15

1

China

Changchun University Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

1

0

Ethiopia

Hayat Medical College

2

1

Georgia

Teaching University Millennium Llc

1

0

Georgia

Tbilisi Medical Teaching University 'Hippocrates'

2

0

Kazakhstan

Kazakh Medical University Of Continuing Education Medical College

10

0

Kazakhstan

JSC National Medical University

447

70

Nepal

Universal College Of Medical Sciences

214

54

Nepal

Nepalese Army Institute Of Health Sciences College Of Medicine

2

2

Philippines

Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation College Of Medicine

11

5

Russian Federation

Crimea State Medical University

1

1

Russian Federation

International University For Fundamental Studies, Oxford Educational Network

1

0

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In addition to the above, there is the case of the University Of Seychelles American Institute Of Medicine (USAIM). In 2016, The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) barred 21 Indian graduates from registration. The MMC said that the undergraduate programme at the institute was “dubious”. There were reports claiming that USAIM charged exorbitant fees from Indian students and did not provide practical training which is a prerequisite to appear for FMGE. Despite this, two Indian graduates appeared for FMGE 2022 from this institute but neither cleared.

Similarly, the Embassy of India in Armenia has advised Indian students to take precautions before taking admission to St. Tereza Medical University, Armenia. In 2021, they issued a notification after receiving multiple complaints from the existing students regarding "poor facilities, unqualified faculty” at the institute.

MBBS Abroad: Non-functional Website

There are nine foreign medical colleges for which Careers360 could not find a fully-functional website. These are located across six countries. The websites of these colleges do not provide much information about the medical undergraduate course.

On trying to access the websites of these colleges, it was found that either it was a one-page website (as in a landing page) or tabs were not opening. Soochow University Medical College in China, for instance, has a one-page website. China has four while Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, Ukraine and Uzbekistan have one such institute each.

MBBS Abroad: Colleges Without A Functional Website

Name of Country

Institute Name

Appeared

Pass

Bangladesh

Sir Salimullah Medical College

2

1

China

Jiamusi University School Of Medicine

450

30

China

Soochow University Medical College

376

42

China

Qiqihar Medical University

86

24

China

Luzhou Medical College

2

0

Iran Islamic Republic Of

Isfahan University Of Medical Sciences Faculty Of Medicine

1

1

Nigeria

Usmanu Danfodiyo University College Of Health Sciences

2

1

Ukraine

Kyiv International University Medical Institute

1

0

Uzbekistan

Urgench Branch Of Tashkent Medical Academy

7

1

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As many as 927 Indian medical graduates wrote the FMGE 2022 from these colleges; only 100 cleared it.

MBBS Abroad: Contact details

With another section of colleges, a closer look at the contact information is necessary even if they appear to have functioning websites. Careers360 found 13 colleges – 10 in Bangladesh, two in Ukraine, and one in Mauritius – that had Gmail or Yahoo email addresses as their main point of contact. One foreign medical college each in Guyana and the Philippines did not have any contact information at all – no emails, no contact numbers – other than a postal address.

In the case of Orenburg State Medical University, Russia, the website has an official email id, but mentions a contact number with an India code. The number mentioned on the site directs you to a Noida-based study abroad consultant or middleman.

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Questions related to FMGE

Have a question related to FMGE ?

Hii There,

If you're facing difficulties applying for exams due to your 12th certificate being from the Urdu board, you may need to contact the exam conducting authority or the institution you're applying to for further assistance. They should be able to provide you with guidance on how to proceed with your application despite the certificate being from a different board. It's possible that they may require additional documentation or have specific instructions for candidates with certificates from non-traditional boards.


I hope this answers your question.

Thanks

Hello aspirant

Do not worry if you have class xii certificate from Urdu board . Urdu board is recognised by Indian government .

Also if you have completed your medical course or  mbbs from abroad then you will be eligible for fmge if you fulfill all other criteria.

Candidates who have completed their meducal degree fromAustrslia, Canada, Newzealand, United states and United kingdom are not required to appear for fmge.

The National Board Of Examination in medical Sciences conducts fmge for the candidates who have completed their primary medical study from abroad and wish to do medical  practice in India,  every year in wo sessions December and June.

Fmge exam is conducted through online mode .

Fees for the exam is 7080

Duration ov exam will be 150 minutes for part A and 150 minutes for part B.


For details you may visit through the link given below

https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/fmge-application-form


Hello aspirant

If your father and mother's names are interchanged, you must write a mail to official website of neet .

You should inform the authority about it . You must mention your application number and neet admit card number.

Visit at www.neet.nta.nic.in

Log in using your registration number .


Neet is the biggest entrance exam applicable to most of medical courses . It will be held on May 5, 2024.

The candidates will have provision to make corrections in neet registration form during neet correction widow process . It will be in the second week of April 2024


For neet college prediction you may visit the link given below

https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor

Hello aspirant,

Hope you are doing great.

As per your question, though you have submitted the duplicate certificate, you need to submit the original one during the internship process, then only they will consider you for the internship process. So go to the board and you will get the original one.

Hope this helps you!!

Hello aspirant

If your date of birth is entered wrong in fmge exam and as you are mentioning that uou have passed the exam why you haven't change it before.

Anyways it may create problem in future , you may have issues for getting jobs or practising .

so you must try to correct it. You must send an email to the official website .

You may create an affidavit too and present your ID proof with your correct birth date .

FMGE is exam for candidates who have completed mbbs from foreign countries and want to practice in india.

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