It is well known that in India there are lesser number of medical colleges and they are unable to cater to the demands of more aspirants for medical education.Again because of the tough process involved in getting a medical seat like writing a medical entrance test and scoring very high marks belie the hope of many aspirants.Hence Indian students go to Russia and China etc seeking a medical degree at a comparatively cheaper cost.For example in Russia,the expenses of medical education per annum is Rs 1.15 laks that includes the tution fees, books, exam fees, hostel and boarding etc.In China also the medical education is comparatively cheaper than what it costs in India,which runs into 20 lakhs or so for securing a medical seat on capitation basis apart from other expenses.
Realising the demand for medical education in India, one more country, Belize, the Central American Country has offerred to admit Indian students in the Central American Health Sciences University for a 4 1/2 years academic programme, recognised by WHO and the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of medical schools.The programme offerred is designed to lead to the degree of doctor of medicine, consisting of 10 trimesters, each trimester lasting four months.
Since Belize is nearby US, the language offerred and spoken is English, providing an easy atmosphere to the Indian students. Besides, the weather that prevails in Belize is similar to that of India.Above all the biggest attraction for the students provided at Belize is that the clinical training to its students is offerred at affiliated medical centres at Belize, Mexico and the USA.Above all the main attraction is the syllabus offerred at the medical college is the syllabus followed in the US medical education.A four month special coaching has been added to the curriculam of the Indian Students to prepare them for USMLE coaching as well as the screening test conducted by the Medical Council of India.
Admissions are done thrice a year in January,May and September since the programme is based on trimester pattern.The college also accepts transfers from other colleges subject to conditions.However, in order to seek admission into the college an eligibility certificate from the MCI is a must.