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How hard/easy are Indian medical colleges (MBBS) when I graduated from high school (12th) in the U.S??

I am going to complete my 12th grade in the US next year. I am considering going to India for medicine as it is much cheaper and shorter.
In a general sense how well would I be able to do in Indian Medical colleges.
I studied in India until my 8th grade and then came to the U.S. from 9th-12th.

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Gunjan’s Answer

If you are planning to pursue your career in India then it makes sense. If you are eventually going to work in US, you will still have requirements that you need to meet before you can practice in US. I would advise you to consider country you want to pursue your career and decide location based on that.
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Raquel’s Answer

As was mentioned by someone else, if you want to practice in India then going to school there is a great plan, but if you want to practice in the US I would strongly advise against it. Yes, medical school is expensive and it is long. But lots of schools provide financial aid to their students to help with the cost, and even if you don't get any financial aid and you choose a lower paying specialty, most people are able to fully pay off their medical school loans within 10 years of becoming an attending physician. As for the length of school, it's long for a reason. There is an absolute ton of information you have to know to be able to practice medicine safely and with quality. The two years of didactic training provide you with the thorough base of knowledge needed to start applying it to real situations and the two clerkship years give you practice providing actual care to people. This is schooling is so important for being a good physician. If you do go to school in India but want to practice in the US, you will be required to still pass both STEP 1 and STEP 2 (the first two board exams) prior to applying to residency, just like every US medical student. US medical schools curriculum is meant to prepare students for these exams, you won't have that in India because they'll be prepping students for their licensing exams. It is also very difficult to get into US residency programs as an international student, it does happen, but it's hard. Residency programs will also notice if you went to high school and college in the US but left to do medical school elsewhere.
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Jeya Prakash’s Answer

Studying MBBS in India for a US high school graduate can be challenging due to the competitive environment.Here are some points to consider:
Entrance Exams: You will need to score well in entrance exams like NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) to secure a seat in a good medical college. Cost: Depending on the college you choose, studying MBBS in India can be significantly cheaper than in the US. Future opportunities: After completing your MBBS in India, you can practice medicine in India or further your studies elsewhere, including the US, with additional exams and licensing procedures.
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Siddharth’s Answer

To be honest it is rather different in India than in the US in school based education where US is more practical driven in comparison to India. I am sure you have seen this too. With that said you would need to take the entrance exams for medical schools and the content/syllabus for it can be different from what you have covered in the US. I would recommend for you to pursue the medical education (bachelors) in the US itself if that is your area of interest.
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