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How To Become a Doctor in the US!

Discover How We guide students through the PG/MD Pathway so YOU can become an US – Qualified Doctor too!

USA Approvals, Accreditations & Recognitions for the 6 Semester MBBS to MD Program

Academic Requirements

  • Complete MBBS

    Students must have completed their MBBS from an accredited medical school within 5 years of application, unless they have been licensed and practicing medicine since their graduation.

  • Min 70% in MBBS

    Minimum of 70% in MBBS required. However, for those who have achieved between 60-70%, we encourage you to apply as well. The university will conduct an evaluation based on the credits/marks received in your basic science subjects, followed by a one-on-one interview to assess your eligibility.

  • MOI - English

    English is the language of instruction. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English proficiency.

Why do you need US Clinical Rotations?

  • Clinical rotation experience in the U.S. significantly boosts your application’s competitiveness for residency positions.
  • Residency programs favor applicants with U.S. clinical exposure because it demonstrates familiarity with the U.S. healthcare system, its workflows, and standards of care.

  • Completing rotations in the U.S. provides opportunities to obtain strong letters of recommendation from U.S. physicians.
  • These LORs are highly valued by residency program directors as they reflect your clinical competence and interpersonal skills within the U.S. healthcare context.

  • Clinical rotations are excellent platforms for networking with physicians, residents, and other medical students.
  • These connections can be invaluable for securing residency interviews and future collaborations in your medical career.

  • Clinical rotations often serve as an extended interview for residency programs, allowing program directors and faculty to evaluate a student’s clinical abilities, work ethic, and fit within their program before making residency offers.

  • Engaging in clinical rotations in the U.S. acquaints you with the country’s medical culture, including patient-physician interactions, teamwork among healthcare professionals, and ethical considerations.
  • Understanding these aspects is essential for smoothly transitioning into a residency program.

  • Experiences from your U.S. clinical rotations can provide compelling talking points during residency interviews.
  • Sharing specific instances where you applied your skills or learned new perspectives can demonstrate your readiness and adaptability to the U.S. healthcare environment.

  • U.S. clinical rotations immerse you in the country’s healthcare system, including its insurance models, electronic health records, and preventive care strategies.
  • This knowledge is beneficial not only for residency applications but also for your future practice as a physician in the U.S.

  • The US is known for its cutting-edge medical technology and innovative treatment methods.
  • Clinical rotations provide exposure to these advancements, offering a learning experience that might not be available elsewhere.

Annual U.S Doctor Salaries

Stipend During Residency(PG)

$70,000 – $100,000

or Rs. 60 Lakhs – Rs. 85 Lakhs

Salary After Graduation

$200,000 – $250,000

or Rs. 1.7 Cr – 2.1 Cr

Salary After Fellowship

$400,000 – $600,000

or Rs. 3.4 Cr – 5.1 Cr

Note: Salaries for doctors in the U.S. can vary widely based on a number of factors, including the medical specialty chosen, geographic location, type of practice (private vs. public), and the level of experience. These differences can significantly impact earning potential, so it’s important to consider these variables when evaluating potential salaries.

Approximate Cost of Education

MBBS to MD Pathway

$80,000 – $190,000 or Rs. 70L – 1.6 Crores

Note: Cost can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the university, the state in which you reside, the hospital where you complete your clinical rotations, and fluctuations in the exchange rate between the US dollar and INR. Therefore, please consider these figures as approximate estimates, as many variables could influence the final amount.

Is it Worth Investing so much?

Here is a comparison & we’ll let you decide..

Financial/Salary Comparison

Time Period Income in India Income in USA
Immediately after graduation
₹6-10 Lakhs per annum
₹1.7 - 2.10 Crores per annum
10 Years Post-Graduation
₹12-20 Lakhs per annum
₹3.2 - 4 Crores per annum
20 Years Post-Graduation
₹20-40 Lakhs per annum
₹4 - 6 Crores per annum
Lifetime Earnings
(Assuming a 35-year career)
₹6-8 Crore
₹124.5 crores to ₹170.5 crores

Note: Please note that the salary figures provided are based on average incomes for general medical practice. If a student pursues a specialization, becomes a surgeon, or completes additional qualifications such as a fellowship, the potential income can be significantly higher. Specialized fields often command much higher earnings due to the expertise and demand for specialized medical skills.

Quality of Life Comparison


Doctors often face overcrowded hospitals, high patient loads, and limited time for personal life, especially in public healthcare settings.


Although also demanding, the work environment generally offers more regulated work hours, better resources, and advanced technology, leading to improved work-life balance.

What about Post Graduation?

PG in India

Exam – NEET PG

High Tuition + Management quota

Zero or Very less Stipend

Residency in USA

Exam – USMLE

Cost – FREE

Minimum Rs. 5L/ Month Stipend

Choosing where to study medicine

  • Higher Initial Cost But Higher Return on investment

    While U.S. medical education incurs higher initial costs, it offers significantly greater long-term financial returns.

  • Enhanced Quality of Life

    Studying medicine in the USA leads to a more favorable quality of life compared to India & other countries.

  • Free PG + Stipend

    Accelerate your career growth with free US PG residency program, plus receive a generous stipend for your hard work.

What You Must know..

< 1 % Acceptance Rate

International students face a less than 1% acceptance rate in Residency, If you apply without clinical rotation experience!

USMLE Support

USMLE, a hurdle in itself, is a difficult Exam to Crack by doing Self-Study! Get Guidance from the university to crack it!

2.5 Year / 6 semester Pathway

This pathway begins with a focused preparation for USMLE Step 1, followed by clinical rotations across USA

Affordable Fees

The financial commitment required to significantly lesser as compared to the Traditional Pathway into US.

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PG in INDIA vs PG in USA

So, what’s the Difference?

PG - India

  • Entrance Exam - NEET PG

  • Licensing Exam

  • Tution Fees

  • Minimum Salary
    8-16 Lakhs / Year

Residency - USA

  • Complete USMLE Step 1 & 2

  • Complete USMLE Step 3

  • Stipend/Income
    70,000 USD/Year

  • Minimum Salary
    1.8 - 2.5 Crores / Year

Our Solution


A clear roadmap for pursuing your dream career of Becoming a Doctor in US!


A deep and clear understanding of the study abroad pathways best suited for you.


Guidance on the crucial "Why, What, When, and How" of the whole process.


Access to a supportive network of Peers, Experts, Alumni and Student's Parents.


Crack Interviews and Ace your way through the application Process with us in your corner.

Residency Mentorship

Our Exclusive program to support you through your MD Journey

How is Divine the Best Option for you?

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Programs Offered
✅ Exclusive MBBS to MD Pathway
Limited or no help
✅ Up to $45,000 assistance
Personalized Counseling
Generic counseling based on broad student categories
✅ Tailored one-on-one, individual-focused sessions
Admission Strategy
✅ Strategic planning starts 9 months in advance, including profile building for low-scoring students
Network of Universities
✅ Access to Accreditated universities
Residency Guidance
✅ Comprehensive mentorship program
Full Services
Basic or partial services
✅ Visa, Accommodation, SOP/LOR, End-to-End support

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 6 Semester USA-PATHWAY program?

The 6 Semester USA-PATHWAY program is designed for MBBS graduates looking to pursue an MD in the United States. It offers a seamless transition from MBBS to the 5th semester of a 4-year MD program in the US, including preparation for USMLE Step 1 and clinical rotations in the US.

MBBS graduates with a minimum of 70% are directly eligible. Graduates with scores between 60-70% are also encouraged to apply, as evaluations and interviews will determine their eligibility.

After completing your MBBS, you will prepare for and pass the USMLE Step 1, followed by 2 years of clinical rotations in the United States, offering hands-on experience in the medical field.

The pathway is a comprehensive 6-semester program/2.5 years program, starting from USMLE Step 1 preparation to completing your clinical rotations(2 years) in the US.

The tuition fees for the entire program start at 60 Lakhs INR, excluding living costs and other additional expenses.

60L is the Cost After Scholarship If you are eligible to receive one.

This pathway not only accelerates your journey to an MD in the US but also enhances your residency placement opportunities, with a 90%+ success rate as compared to <1% Success Rate if you apply from India without clinical rotation experience.

While the program outlines the starting tuition fee, potential financial aid or scholarships would be discussed on an individual basis. Please contact us for more detailed information regarding financial support options.

Divine Education offers end-to-end support throughout the application process ensuring a smooth transition and a successful journey toward your MD/Residency in the US.

Yes, the program is designed to enhance your qualifications and increase your opportunities for residency placements, ultimately allowing you to work as a medical professional in the US.

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