A.K.Educational Consultants is helping Indian students chart a successful career in medicine

Miraj: A.K.Educational Consultants (AKEC), an initiative of Indian doctors who have completed medical education in Russia, hosted a workshop cum gathering of doctors, who studied medicine in Russia and successfully cleared the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE). The meet was organized in Maharashtra’s Miraj city, an emerging medical hub.

AKEC India is working with top Russian Government Medical Universities such as Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kazan State Medical University, Kazan Federal University, and Volgograd State Medical University for the past two decades. It has helped hundreds of Indian students successfully complete their education in medicine in these universities and guided them to clear FMGE and practice in India.

Addressing the students and their parents, AKEC India’s Director Dr.Amit Kamle said it was his privilege to have helped many deserving students excel in their medical careers and enhance healthcare.

“Many of these doctors have overcome unsurmountable challenges and are an inspiration to others who want to pursue a career in medicine,” said Dr.Kamle.

The event was like a homecoming of sorts for many of the successful FMGE graduates. Some of the graduates shared their memories of Russia, recalling their struggles and challenges, preparation for PG studies, etc.

Dr.Vinanti Banage, a graduate of Kazan State Medical University from Muscat, described Dr.Amit Kamle as an exceptional mentor.“He has mentored and supported me since I took admission and has been there through thick and thin with me in my medical journey,” Dr.Banage said.

Dr Taufiq Dhage, a graduate of Volgograd State Medical University, said, “My father was a truck driver and barely had resources to fund my education. Dr. Amit Kamle motivated me and helped me in my journey. Today, I am an Orthopedic practitioner in Miraj with a fully fledged setup and I am thankful to Amit sir for his support.”

Russia has emerged as a popular destination for Indian students to pursue MBBS. Unlike medical colleges in India, students are not required to pay donation or capitations for admission to Russian colleges. AKEC works with Indian students aiming to study medicine in Russia. With a unique selection process, AKEC focuses on merit-based education and NEET qualified and aptitude test, rather than first come first serve basis. After graduation, students are required to clear FMGE to become eligible to practice medicine in India.

FMGE is a very tough exam and this year, out of 37,827 students who appeared, just over 7,781 cleared the exams. The ratio of AKEC students who cleared the FMGE exams was, however, significantly higher. According to AKEC India, students should check the first attempt passing ratio in FMGE of the universities they are exploring for admissions.