Medicine in India

Medical education in India is one of the best in the world, not only for the number of universities it possesses but for the quality education it promises. As a nation, India has more universities than any other. Its investment in the medical sector is unparalleled, not only does it aim to improve the healthcare system in place but it also targets to raise the quality of healthcare provided at every section of the society—from the poor to the rich. Students around the globe come to India seeking to pursue medicine and gain an MBBS degree. However, as promising as it seems, MBBS in India or rather the medical education system of India has several drawbacks.

1.Number of Colleges Versus Number of Students

India may have the greatest number of medical colleges, but the number of students qualifying per year for a college is less than 150. In a country like India, with the second largest population in the world—with over a billion people—this number is less than the number of doctors actually required.

2.Emphasis on Information than Clinical Practise

Indian education system demands medical students to memorise information and limits practical learning. Furthermore, students complete their MBBS degree with theoretical information; their clinical skills are NOT tested during the course of their MBBS degree. Thus, their skills remain unchecked until they begin their practise.

3.The New is Ignored and the Old is Taught

Science has made shocking break-throughs in the field of medicine, but the Indian medical syllabus is far from updated. Therefore, the students learn the outdated technologies and methods and, thus, their education is incomplete.

Medical Education in Gujarat

In the state of Gujarat in India, there are a little over 20 medical colleges—government and private—that admit students on the basis of the NEET (Nation Entrance cum Eligibility Test) examinations. Therefore, approximately only 3,000 students can gain MBBS admissions in Gujarat per year. However, over 75,000 medical aspirants applied for the examination in 2017. According to the statistics, the chances of pursuing MBBS in Gujarat is, unfortunately, less than 2%.

What Next?

Fortunately, for medical aspirants, their dream of being a doctor is far from over. They have the opportunity to pursue their MBBS abroad in world-class universities, which emphasis on practical experience and follows the updated international curriculum, with the help of MBBS Universities—the best medical education consultancy in Gujarat, and India.

MBBS Universities aim to guide the doctors of the future with the successful doctors of today. We have offices in 10 districts of Gujarat—-Vadodara, Surat, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Bharuch, Valsad, Ankleshwar, Gandhinagar, and Surendranagar— with our Head Office for North India situated at Vadodara.

Find the way to your dream university with MBBS Universities today!

Author's Bio: 

creative thinker and content writer