Every year, many students appears in different per-medical examinations hoping to clear them, so that they can take their first step towards becoming a medical doctor. Some of them are lucky enough to clear the exam in their first attempt while others either do not get selected or they do not get the medical institute of their choice. Therefore, they decide to take a drop and try their luck next year. While doing so, they are not aware of the possibilities that await them abroad. In this article, we will explore these possibilities and let you know why West Indies can be one of the better options for you to pursue your medical degree.
West Indies is a collection of different islands of the Caribbean region. These thousands of islands are collectively known ad West Indies or the Windies. It is popular for its beaches but what lots of people do not know about it is that it is also an ideal place to pursue your medical degree. Whenever the question of studying abroad arises, most of the students of Asia, Europe and Africa think of for pursuing their medical degree from countries like US, Canada, Australia or UK, but they are not aware that the Caribbean region too offers quality medical education to international students and at a much affordable fees.
There are lots of reputed medical institutes in the Caribbean region from where they can pursue their medical degree. The advantage of studying in the Caribbean is not only limited to the affordable fee of the institutes and low cost of living, but the fact that English is mostly spoken throughout West Indies makes learning easy for foreign students. As they are bought up in English medium schools, it becomes easier for them to grasp the lectures and interact with the facility. The students who pursue their medical degree from countries like China or Russia often face language barrier while studying as well as living in those countries as English is not quite popular there as it is in the West Indies.
All these factors have collectively resulted in generating interest of students throughout the world to travel West Indies and pursue their medical degree in the Caribbean region. There are lots of great medical institutes like IUSOM, which not only offers quality education but also offers negotiable tuition fees to the bright and needy students.
IUSOM is soon going to introduce a DNB style 3 year PG course in India, which will be in collaboration with private hospitals and medical consultants in India. IUSOM is also about to introduce MD course for the undergraduates. The duration of the course will be 5 years, which includes 1 year premedical course in India, 2 years basic medicine in Bonaire (Caribbean Netherlands) and the remaining 2 years clinical course will be conducted in SriLanka.Though normal clinical training could be arranged in SriLanka but scopes for clinical training are also available in Nepal or Guyana. Those students who have USA visa, clinical course can be arranged in USA. Those who need USA visa for clinical training, advisory service is available. Course fees will be $12K/year(food and lodging is extra). For more details, you may please visit their website