MBBS in Russia: A Constructive Approach to Learning

MBBS in Russia: A Constructive Approach to Learning

Every year, thousands of students travel from their hometowns to Russia to pursue higher education. A large proportion of these students are medical postgraduates, and a large number of students come from South and East Asian countries such as Pakistan.

It has been known through history that in 2019 “the number of students applying for admission to medical courses abroad is large and growing rapidly”. This is a clear indication of the preferences and aspirations of not only the students but also their families.

There are several reasons why MBBS abroad is becoming so popular in countries like Russia. It is a well-known fact that MBBS in European countries is not as expensive as MBBS in Pakistani private universities. But the question arises, “Is this the only reason why thousands of Pakistanis choose the best medical universities in Russia?”. If the fee structure of MBBS in Russia is the only reason that attracts, then why do not only Pakistani students but students all over the world choose this country?

Of course, affordability is the main attraction, but the quality of teaching and a curriculum that is realistically achievable have successfully lured young medical aspirants for several years in a row.

Let’s take a closer look at the teaching methodology that makes MBBS popular in Russia:

  1. Interactive and innovative training

Effective student-teacher ratios and 7:1 student-resource ratios are indicative of classroom advantage. The limited ratio allows the teacher to focus on the individual needs of the student. As a result, the ice is broken and a bond between pupils and teachers is built.

One of the main advantages of this form of learning is the formulation of two-way communication in the classroom, where pupils are not just passive receivers of the learning process but active participants.

  1. Experiential and experimental learning

In the major medical universities of Russia, this learning methodology is used in combination with a modern technological resource as a teaching aid.  This not only makes the learning experience memorable for the students but also stimulates them to focus on real-life examples.

  1. Frequent assessment of “from” and “for” learning

Russia’s best medical universities focus more on frequent formative assessments compared to summative assessments. Formative assessment for learning is carried out after the completion of each level of training. The aim of this type of assessment is to identify gaps in learning and take steps to address them. It is carried out on various occasions before the summative assessment of learning, so the focus remains on conceptual understanding and the quality of learning.


From a Pakistani perspective, Russian teaching methodologies are something that one may know only from books, but not in practice. That is why students not only from Pakistan but from all over the world choose to study at a Russian university. This advantage is complemented by the subsidized tuition fees provided by the Russian Government. This makes studying in Russia extremely affordable.

All in all, it will not be wrong to say that studying MBBS in Russia is definitely not only an enjoyable but also a pocket-friendly experience for all medical students. Get in touch with highly skilled and professionally trained team members at Intime Study Advisors for a complete guidance on admission in Russia. We are available to assist you at our best.

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