STUDY MEDICINE IN INDIA

STUDY MEDICINE IN INDIA

STUDY MEDICINE IN INDIA

India is one of the best country for students to study medicine because in the 1960s and 1970s, a large number of Malaysian students studied in Indian educational institutions. That number has since increased with more Malaysian students opting for Indian universities for their medical degree. Today, over 30% of doctors in Malaysia have studied in India. This large percentage shows that Malaysians trust and have assurance in India as a country that gives a truly unique education experience for those who want to dedicate their life to saving lives. India is truly a well-equipped place for a medical degree as the schools have an average of 40 years in the teaching and training of medical practitioners. Fittingly, these medical schools have their own teaching hospitals where students are able to get extensive clinical exposure. Medical students in India are well-prepared for a carrier in medicine as the country’s high population creates a steady flow of patients, allowing students to receive extensive patient contact. Students undergoing their medical education in India are in for a dose of reality the minute they arrive. They are instantly exposed to the harshness of a country where most of the population lives below the poverty line. The extensive clinical exposure and patient contact advantage does not only benefit the students academically, they will be humbled by the experience as well. In some cases, the students will return home with their medical degree and a change of attitude for the better. Such experiences also give students more focus and clarity when presented with real-life situations. There are few universities in Indian that are quite known for medicine. First, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi (AIIMS) When it comes to medical institutions, it’s no wonder AIIMS tops the list. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi is one of the most highly reputed and well-known institutions not only in India but the whole of Asia. It was founded in 1956. AIIMS’ high standards are illustrated by the simple fact that its annual intake for MBBS course is just 78 students. For several years, it has been ranked as the best medical college in India by India Today, Times Higher Education India Reputation Rankings and also Outlook India. Second, Christian Medical College, Vellore is commonly known as CMC Vellore, is also one of the best colleges to study medicine in India. Located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, CMC Vellore was established in 1900 and is one of the oldest institutions in the country. It was CMC Vellore where the world’s first reconstructive surgery for leprosy was conducted in 1948. It was also the first establishment in India to perform open-heart surgery and the first kidney transplant. Third, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune is managed by the Indian Armed Forces. It was established in 1948 to provide a pool of ‘doctor soldiers’ for the Indian Armed Forces. AFMC is ranked consistently as one of the top medical colleges in India with Outlook India ranking it second and India Today ranking it third best medical college in India in 2012. The annual intake at AFMC is 130 students, which includes at least 25 women. Lastly, Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi established on 1956, the Maulana Azad Medical College is named after MoulanaAbulKalam Azad, a freedom fighter and India’s first education minister. Apart from MBBS, MS and MD, the institution also offers courses like MCh (Master of Surgery) and DM (Doctor of Medicine). Malaysian students have been travelling to India by the thousands for over two decades, and safety is hardly a main concern. As a matter of fact, Malaysian students are very well taken care of by the universities, which offer them comfortable hostels built on campus grounds. Many of these are fully equipped with wi-fi and attached bathrooms. Meals are prepared specially for Malaysian palettes and students are closely guarded inside the campus grounds. These are just a few safety precautions that the universities take to ensure the safety and comfort of Malaysian students.