At present there are two million students studying in Russian institutes of higher learning. Russian medical degrees have global recognition and have topped the WHO and UNESCO rankings. The Moscow Medical Academy, The Russian State Medical University and the St. Petersburg State Medical University occupy the 2nd, 3rd and 5th positions in the world respectively.

An MD (Doctor of Medicine) from a Russian University is now recognized as equivalent to an MBBS in India by the Medical Council of India. Students completing their medical studies from Russia will have to qualify the screening test conducted by MCI to start their practice in India.

Requirements : For obtaining admission the candidate should have a minimum of 50 per cent marks. As per the Medical Council of India (MCI), prior to the student’s departure, he will have to apply to the council in the prescribed form and obtain an eligibility certificate. The documents required at the time of admission include:

  • Personal application for admission
  • Notary verified certificate of secondary education
  • Notarised copy of Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate with all necessary laboratory tests results, including AIDS test
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