USA Overview

Studying MBBS in USA is considered as an ultimate dream to most of the Indian students who want to pursue a medical career. The USA is considered as an elite destination to study MBBS. Only very few students from India pursue their MBBS studies in the USA. The main reason students couldn’t study MBBS in USA is because of the economical background. MBBS in USA is not for the middle class families.

MBBS in USA is considered as a heavy budget task. Mostly a student has to spend more than 1 crore rupees to study MBBS in USA the cost could increase if living expenses are added together.

MBBS in USA is a postgraduate program,In India MBBS is a bachelor degree. MBBS is India is equivalent to MBBS in USA. Every India student must complete a BS degree in order to join the MD program in the USA. Also, after completion of an MD, you have to apply for 3-5 years of a residency program to practice as a doctor. MBBS in USA could span upto 7 to 9 years.

MCI Approved Medical Colleges In USA


  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery,USA
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American University Of Saint Vincent, Kingstown
  • American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Emory University, Atlanta
  • Harvard University, Boston
  • Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Massachusetts Harvard Medical School
  • Mayo Medical School, Rochester
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University
  • NorthWestern University, East Chicago
  • State University of New York, Brooklyn
  • Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Board of Pediatrics
  • The American Board of Surgery
  • The Johns hopkins University
  • The University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • The University of North Carolina
  • The University of the State of New York
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • University of California
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Florida
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Centre
  • University of Texas South Western Medical Centre
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington University
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Advantages of Studying MBBS in USA

Finest Quality Education

Studying MBBS in the US is considered as the benchmark of medical education. The medical curriculum of the United states is considered as the best medical curriculum when compared with other regions of the world. MBBS in USA is deeply focused on research and practical oriented. This helps the students to grasp the concepts and excel in their studies.

World Class Clinical Exposure

The third phase of MBBS in USA is the Clinical Rotations Program. During the clinical rotations the students can help experience a world class clinical experience under world class top doctors in some of the best infrastructure providing hospitals.


 In Clinical Training, you get the chance to experience life as a doctor and learn most of the stuff a typical doctor needs to know. Clinical training at different hospitals in different countries challenges you to adapt yourself to a wide variety of healthcare requirements, different groups of people, and provide best healthcare services in all circumstances.

USMLE Based Curriculum

USMLE or United States Medical Licensing Examination is the medical examination that needs to be qualified to get a license for medical practice in the United States. USMLE is composed of three steps. If you study MBBS in USA, you study a curriculum that is USMLE oriented.

Worldwide Recognition

A medical qualification from America is recognized worldwide. Once you complete your MD or MBBS from America, you can go to any country, qualify the licensing examination requirements, and get a license for the practice of medicine.

Career Opportunities

After completing your MBBS in USA, you become a member of the elite club of medical professionals with deep expertise in medicine and patient care. Besides being gifted with happiness and mental satisfaction. Not to mention, the pay scale is even better when you complete your MBBS or MD from the United States of America.

PG in Medicine

After MBBS in USA, you can join postgraduate medical programs in the USA or other countries worldwide. The students can finish their 3 year PG program without any problem.

Best Medical Facilities

USA consists of state of the art medical infrastructure in its medical institutions. MBBS in America can provide you with an opportunity to get hands-on experience on the very best of medical equipment and develop a great knowledge about the new innovations and discoveries of the medical industry.

Diverse Community

While pursuing MBBS in America, you join a community of people from all around the world. USA is considered as an educational hub for medical studies. Students from all parts of the world work hard to get a seat in the country. This gives an opportunity for students to interact and make acquaintance with new students from different cultures and country backgrounds.

Disadvantages of Studying MBBS in USA

High Budget Education

Pursuing MD or MBBS in America is not cheap and can set you back by tens of thousands of dollars. Excluding the hostel and mess expenses and cost of living the education fees could go above 70,000$ normally.


If you join MBBS in America as an international student, you need to stay away from your family. Initially, it’s not easy to adjust to a foreign country when no family member is accompanying you. Further, you have to adjust to the new country, culture, and atmosphere.

Visa Approval

To study MBBS in America, you need to apply for a US Student Visa. Getting a US Visa is a very tough process. The visa must be applied many months prior before all the basic processes.

Clinical Rotations

For clinical rotations and residency training selection of the students depends on the availability of seats. Further, in medical universities in America the students who are citizens of america are more prioritised in giving seats than foreign students.

Admission Process

Entrance examination, counseling process, and a long waiting list are some of the steps of the rigorous admission process followed for the intake in medical colleges in America.

Cost of living

In the United States, cost of living is significantly higher compared to other countries of the world. Besides college fee, you need to arrange for cost of accommodation, healthcare, food, and daily essentials.


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The main aim of the article is to educate the student about the pros and cons of doing MBBS in USA. Some universities might provide top quality education without any of the cons mentioned above. And some universities might look very fancy and convincing but the budget could be jaw dropping. So it is upto you to ask for explanations and proof to the education consultancy which is convincing you to take up a seat to do MBBS in USA.


Do we need to qualify FMGE if we pursue MBBS in USA?

No FMGE is not required to practice medicine in India if the student completes their MBBS degree in countries including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand.

How is the quality of medical education in USA?

USA usually sets the standards for most of the education curriculums around the world. Thus the USA provides the utmost quality of education you can get.

Can Indian students get MBBS admission in USA?

Yes, Indian students can get admission to study medicine in USA. But the cost of studying MBBS in USA will be many times more than the cost of studying MBBS in an Indian private college.

How much does it cost to study MBBS in USA?

On an average MBBS in USA could cost an Indian student above 1 crore, if we add the accommodations and the food expenses it will cost the students way more.

Is there availability of Indian food in medical colleges in USA?

It is very rare to find Indian food in colleges. But, there are many restaurants which provide Indian food but it may be expensive and adds extra weight to your budget.

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