MBBS is one of the best true careers for students who want to serve the country in medical sciences and do not take it as a profession. Being a Career Counselor and founder of My College Khoj for 15 years, I have been consulting thousands of students on various options available for MBBS abroad and India. Of course, there prevails a lot of perception of different people.
So here I am writing to you as to what I think is the best country for MBBS
If your NEET score is more than 600+ in NEET UG and you get a seat in a government medical College in India than I would say you should definitely study in India.
If you are scoring 500+ in NEET-UG then I think you can take a risk of dropping out a year and focus on getting 600+ marks which will make you admit in any of the Government colleges in India at a really low cost. Now let us consider if your score is less than 500 and you do not want to take a drop for a year then the best decision is to either take admission in any of the top Government College in abroad (which will have lower fees) or a private top College in India which will obviously have high fees of approximately 60 lakhs to 1.5 crores for a full course.
Secondly, if you do not want to invest more than 20-30 lakhs in your entire MBBS then there you should definitely think about studying MBBS abroad in the topmost colleges across the globe.
I would insist the word topmost because quality education with good lab facilities is everything in MBBS abroad as this will help you to clear the exit exam for licensing which is entirely on what you have learned in your entire MBBS in Abroad journey. The format of the NEXT exam is quite broader than NEET PG and it will thoroughly check clinical skills. It will not only be the entrance exam for post-graduation in the medical but will also decide your license to practice medicine in India.
Also, read this carefully now NEXT Exit Exam would be mandatory for both MBBS abroad and MBBS India students to practice as a Doctor which will be implemented from 2022.
Summarized: Based on your NEET exam score and budget one should decide whether to go for MBBS in India or abroad.
Now in my next blog, I would highlight the best countries for MBBS abroad where I will put it in terms of quality education and then budget with the location and local language.