Monthly Archives: June 2016

Odessa National Medical University ,Ukraine – Crafting best medical brains since 100 years



The search for top quality medical education need not take you all the way to USA, Canada, Australia, UK, or for that matter any other costly medical study destination when you can pursue medical programs of the same quality and credibility in Ukraine, which is home to one of the world’s finest medical universities, Odessa National Medical University, which falls in the league of elite medical institutions in the world and has completed 100 glorious years, molding top class medicals professional.

Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine is a government run University with self governing status with IV accreditation level conferred by the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine which is the top most level that can be secured. Odessa National Medical University is listed by World Health Organization, International Association of Universities, European University Association and medical boards across the globe and has the rare distinction of being the only University of Ukraine, to be member of MEDINE (Medical Education IN Europe) which addresses educational, institutional and quality issues in European medical education.

Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine had had some of the best known faces of the science and medicine fraternity including Nobel laureates as its faculties and visiting fellows.   It was among pioneering medical universities to have started medical education fully in English medium, towards catering to the needs of its growing number of International students and till date has produced 7 batches of complete English medium.

The general medicine course at Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine is of 6 years duration and on completion of 6 years a student is conferred with “MD Physician” degree, which is equivalent to M.B.B.S. in India. A unique aspect of the medicine study at Odessa National Medical university is the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate diploma in endoscopy from 5th year on wards, which means on passing out one will have a dual certification.

The clinical facilities at Odessa National Medical University include well equipped 35 hospitals with conditions & facilities for practice & training for doctors and students. Central Scientific – Research Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Biophysics, Health Family Center, Vivarium, Scientific – Research Institute of Eyes Diseases and Tissue Therapy, Institute of Health Resortology and Medical and Medical Rehabilitation, Stomatology, Virusology etc.

The University enrolls around 4000 students, including 1200 foreign students from 52 countries of the world. The university has 18 blocks with general area of 20,000 sq.m., a library with total stock of 1 million books, scientific medical computer center, Students Polyclinic providing medical aid to students free of cost.

Odessa National Medical University has six hostels which are multistoried with central heating system with continuous hot & cold water supply, canteen, recreation room, students’ club, library etc. Fully furnished single/double and triple bedded rooms are offered with toilet/bathroom and kitchen.

Situated in the 3rd largest and the most important city of Ukraine, Odessa is a bustling city with grandiose architecture and vibrant cultural life. Odessa owing to its mild climate coupled with picturesque locales and the indomitable spirit of its dwellers is rightly fully know as “Student Paradise” which would give students ample opportunity to explore Odessa in its entirety

Need more information about gaining admission to Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine?  Look no further Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt.Ltd. your most trusted name in overseas education consultancy is here to facilitate admissions of students, seeking admission to leading medical institutions across the globe. Our experienced and well informed experts provide unbiased and accurate information about Medicine programs that fit your profile and budget. For more information, visit your nearest branch of Santa Monica Study Abroad or call us on 0484-4140999.

*Please note clearing of MCI screening test is mandatory for practicing in India



Medical institute of Sumy state University, Ukraine – Medical education at its best



When it comes to Medicine studies in Ukraine, Medical Institute, Sumy state University is a name to reckon with.  Founded in 1992 as the Medical Faculty of Sumy State University, it is in the forefront of providing quality medical education at economical costs and is widely known for its innovative teaching, practical training and research environment. No surprise that it has produced world class doctors serving at prestigious medical institutions across the globe. Currently the institute hosts students from Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  

The Webometrics worldwide Internet rating puts medical institute of Sumy state university at 11th position among Ukrainian institutes of higher education. It is a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum and a member of the International Association of Universities, the European University Association, and the Eurasian Universities Association, which speaks volumes about the credibility of the institution.

The undergraduate medicine program at Medical institute of Sumy State University takes  6 years to complete, which leads to MBBS degree. This includes 5 years studies and 1 year internship, during which students learn fundamental to special areas of medicine. They are also involved in examining patients,  exposed to intensive care needing scenarios etc The Faculty at Sumy medical institute have extensive international exposure and are known for adopting innovative teaching and training methodologies which is sure to aid teaching to great levels. International scientific and practical conferences, seminars and symposiums are held at regular intervals towards enhancing the scientific and pedagogical potential of the Medical Institute.Clinical and theoretical training of the students is conducted  at various departments with the aid of modern medical diagnostic equipment’s.  The classes’ as well as the training sessions are held in English,   Ukrainian and Russian With regard to accommodation of  students Medical institute of Sumy state University provides modern, fully serviced and comfortable accommodation for international which caters to the personal as well as  academic need of  the candidate along with 24-hour access to security and emergency services.

Need more in formation  about gaining admission to Sumy medical institute, Ukraine ?  look no further  Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt.Ltd. Your most trusted name in overseas education consultancy is here to facilitate admissions of students, seeking admission to leading medical  institutions across the globe . Our experienced and well informed experts provide unbiased and accurate information about Medicine programs that fit your profile and budget. For more information, visit your nearest branch of Santa Monica Study Abroad or call us on 0484-4140999.

*Please note clearing of MCI screening test is mandatory for practicing in India

Study Nursing Abroad- A smart move towards securing a Global Nursing career

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Nursing is a time-honored profession that plays a vital part in the health and well-being of people all over the world. With the health care industry witnessing rapid transformations in terms of technology, medical innovation and research systems, there is a growing need for competent nurses who possess the best of nursing knowledge, skills, certification and exposure. What better way to earn them by pursuing  nursing studies in  some of  the  top Nursing study destinations of the world   USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Austria and Germany.

Studying nursing abroad, offers one, the opportunity to learn and experience diverse healthcare which strengthens individual skills to practice and understand global health care. The state of the art clinical skills and simulation facilities available at these foreign medical institutions, allow students to simulate practice in the classrooms. Studying  Nursing abroad, offers ample opportunities for inter-professional collaboration, knowledge and expertise sharing.

There are excellent cost effective course options available ranging from 5.5 Lacs on wards, offered by institutions of repute, for fresher’s as well as nurses who wish to further their knowledge and gain certifications, ranging from diplomas to undergraduate and postgraduate course. These courses provide excellent foundation for working in a range of health avenues and for further professional development in clinical practice, education, management and research, Attractive Scholarships,  bursaries and field placements are available  for selected programs. Moreover these programs should be seen as a pathway towards realizing you dream of becoming a registered nurse.


  • Masters /Bachelors in Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in nursing leading to comprehensive registration
  • Graduate Diploma in Infection prevention & control /Addiction studies
  • PG Diploma in Concurrent Disorders
  • Enhanced Nursing Practice –Clinical and Critical care
  • Enhanced professional practice –Gerontology and Chronic illness
  • Gerontology-Inter professional Practice
  • Leadership for Health care professional /Patient support and administration
  • Diploma in practical nursing
  • Diploma in health advanced applied management

Excellent career avenues with handsome pay packets, comes naturally to a competent nursing professional. The open work permit in some of the countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland is a great comforting factor for students who do not have sufficient funds to support themselves. Please note that each country have its own rules and regulations when it comes to nursing courses/ programs, hence  It is essential to seek advice of expert consultants, who can guide the students in choosing the right choice based on their background. Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt.Ltd.  Your most trusted name in overseas education consultant is here to facilitate admissions of students, seeking admission to leading Nursing institutions. Our experienced and well informed experts provide unbiased and accurate information about nursing programs that fit your profile and budget. For more information, visit your nearest branch of Santa Monica Study Abroad or call us on 0484-4140999.

NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK) test–Your big ticket to a promising nursing career in the United Kingdom

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The ability of Indian nurses to work effectively with people of varied cultures, patients’ cultural beliefs and practices are well known throughout the world.  Historically, UK has been the most   attractive destination of nurses from India, which supplies a major share of highly competent and committed nursing professionals. The increasing shortage of registered nurses in the UK, offers excellent opportunities for Indian nurses with a minimum of 2 year work experience.  Though a nursing career in the UK is full of promise, one will have to pass the NMC test of competence which has been made mandatory Since October 2014 for nurses and midwives trained outside the European Economic Area, seeking UK registration The test intends to assess a potential nurses nursing qualification, training and experience against UK Standards and confirm their competence to practice according to UK standards.


The test consists of two parts, one a computer-based multiple-choice test (CBT) and a practical structured clinical examination (OSCE).

The computer-based multiple-choice examination is conducted by Pearson VUE, at various designated test centers. The test consists of 120 multiple choice questions, of maximum 4 hours duration, with no negative score for unanswered questions. Examination results will be emailed to candidates within 48 hours after taking the examination. You can also obtain your results within 48 business hours by logging on to your Pearson VUE account which you will have created when booking your exam. Candidates are initially allowed two attempts of the CBT at separate sittings.  If they do not pass in the second attempt, they can re-apply to take the test again, but only after waiting for at least six months to do so.

The second part of the test OSCE can only be attempted after successfully passing the CBT It is only available in the UK at a designated test centre. The OSCE is designed to assess a candidate’s ability to competently apply ones professional nursing or midwifery skills and knowledge in the UK. It is set at the level expected of nurses and midwives as they enter the professional


The test of competence requires candidates to complete an online application process through NMC web site.  After your eligibility assessment, an NMC Candidate ID will be communicated to you by the NMC and you will receive authorization (ATT) to take the test. Before you can book and pay for your exam with Pearson VUE.  Subsequently you need to create a Pearson web account by visiting the link and use this account to schedule your exam.

Now you can book / take Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK  CBT test, at Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt. Ltd, which manages the Pearson VUE Test Centre located in the heart of Kochi City, at Chandrasekara Menon Road in Ernakulam South.  A dedicated Help Desk functions at this address for account creation & Test booking – contact 0484-4140999

Overseas Education Expo September 2016 Pre expo Seminar series – Attend to take an informed study Abroad Decision!


The decision to study abroad is undoubtedly a wise one but with large number of study destinations in terms of  high ranking universities/institutions, niche programs offered, post study job opportunities, permanent residency prospects to mention a few,  taking an informed  decision is not  going to be easy as it seems. The Overseas education expo September  2016, pre expo seminars series organized by Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt. Ltd in association with India’s leading media Group Malayala Manorama from 10th June 2016 to 13th August 2016 at 18  prominent locations across Kerala, has been carefully planned keeping this in mind and hence would be an ideal platform for both students and parents seeking authentic information about overseas education, offered by industry experts. The three  hour seminar session  10 am -1 Pm would cover topics ranging from job Centric Programs, Education Loans, Scholarships/ Internships, Stay back & Work Rights, Spouse accompaniment, Visa PR Options Part-time/ Full-time Jobs etc.

The Overseas education expo September  2016 pre expo seminar series would be highly beneficial for students in choosing  Job centric course/university selection in cluding medicine studies options abroad  that suits their profile and  would help them gain valuable insights about college/institution Application/ visa processing procedures, Loan assistance, Settlement options in advanced countries, IELTS/ PTE preparations guidance etc. The pre Expo seminar series dates,Venue and contact details are as follows

                            SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE

Place Date Time Venue Enquiry /Registration
Alappuzha 10th June 2016 10am – 1pm MM Office, Alleppey +91 9645222999, +91 484 4140999
Thiruvalla 11th June 2016 10am – 1pm Hotel Elite Continental 9947170999, 04812302999, 8281737405
Palakkad 18th June 2016 10am – 1pm Krishna Kripa Auditorium 04912547442, 8281136999
Perinthalmanna 19th June 2016 11am – 2pm MKS Town Hall 0493-3225700, 9142123313
Kattappana 23rd June 2016 10am – 1pm Kattappana service coperative bank auditorium +91 9645222999, +91 484 4140999
Pala 24th June 2016 10am – 1pm NSS Union Hall 04822201006, 04822201056, 8281737403
Kottayam 25th June 2016 10am – 1pm MT Seminar Auditorium 9947170999, 04812302999, 8281737405
Thiruvanathapuram 2nd July 2016 10am – 1pm Krishna Memorial Hall 9446005180, 04714140999
Muvattupuzha 7th July 2016 10am – 1pm Hotel Kabani +91 9645222999, +91 484 4140999
Angamaly 8th July 2016 10am – 1pm Cultural Society of Angamaly 9744206999, 0484-6457999, 0484-6054777
Cochin 9th July 2016 10am – 1pm Hotel Yuva Rani +91 9645222999, +91 484 4140999
Calicut 23rd July 2016 10am – 1pm Jaya Auditorium +91 495 4140999, 8281737406
Kalpetta 24th July 2016 10am – 1pm +91 495 4140999, 8281737406
Kannur 30th July 2016 10am – 1pm Chamber Hall +91 497 2761039, +91 497 3255039
Kanhangad 31st July 2016 11am – 2pm +91 497 2761039, +91 497 3255039
Chalakudy 5th August 2016 10am – 1pm Palace Auditorium 9744206999, 0484-6457999, 0484-6054777
Thrissur 6th August 2016 10am – 1pm Thrissur Town Hall 0487- 2322188, 9446513999
Kollam 13th August 2016 10am – 1pm Sun Bay Hotel 9446005180, 04714140999

The pre expo seminar series is being conducted as a run up to the Overseas Education Expo September 2016 which will be held  on the 23rd  and 24th  of the month at  Kochi.  70 + World renowned universities/Institutions from 12+ countries will be participating in the expo.   Moving in to its 3rd edition, the Santa Monica overseas Education Expo is rated as one of the largest overseas education expo of South India.  Students are given opportunity to interact with admissions officers and international staffs to clear their queries. Personalized education counseling, exhaustive information on scholarships and visa formalities, spot offers, assistance for hassle free education bank loans, application fee waivers are few of the highlights of the expo. For more Information and registration visit

The Philippines – A Destination of Distinction for Medicine studies


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 With tough entrance examinations and stiff competition, securing admission to medical schools in India has become a tall task, forcing many Indian students to take up medicine studies abroad to realize their “Doctor dream” Though countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia etc remain the first choice of students and parent seeking world class medical education, one should be realistic that it can be extremely challenging in term of time, fees and work load. Moreover to get admission in these institutions students have to undertake stringent entrance tests.

As a beacon of hope, Several top notch medical institutions in Europe and South east Asia are opening its door to Indian students, where medicine education is not only economical, the entrance requirements are also less cumbersome, notwithstanding the excellent education system and infrastructures that are truly international.  Countries such as Philippines, China, Malaysia and many European countries like Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Poland Armenia, Denmark, Latvia, and Lithuania Denmark are prominent among them.

The Philippines, in the recent times, have become one of the most favored destinations for Indian medicine students, owing to high education standards of its institutions. The education system of Philippines follows the US system with English as the medium of instruction. For Indian students seeking to study medicine in Philippines, the duration of study is almost the same as in India and that too at an affordable cost. The tropical climate and hence the disease conditions and occurrences are similar to India, which enhance the efficiency of the medicine students on par or even better than an Indian medicine graduate. There are  few good medical schools with own hospitals for teaching and internships which are managed by Christian missionaries listed by WHO and Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) as approved medical schools which allow students to appear for the USMLE.

Notable among missionary run medical institutions in Philippines is St. Paul University Philippines, founded by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres more than a century ago. Situated in the beautiful city of Tuguegarao, St. Paul University flourishes as a formidable institution in the formation of Medical doctors geared towards the provision of optimum and affordable health care programs where knowledge and experience are perfectly combined to continuously infuse medical students with relevant learning opportunities.

St Paul University Philippines holds autonomous status as a mark of credibility for strictly adhering to government rules and regulations and also for achieving excellent academic output. The whole environment at the university gives confidence to parents, sending their wards to study medicine in a distance land.  Towards expediting and simplifying admission process for students from India and adjoining countries St. Paul University Philippines has set up its south Southeast Asian regional office Kochi, Kerala which is managed by Santa Monica study abroad Pvt. Ltd.

*Clearing the (FMGE) Foreign medical graduates Examination is mandatory for practicing as a Doctor in India

Have more queries? Feel free to contact Santa Monica Medicine studies abroad your trusted overseas medical education facilitator, representing reputed Medical universities across the Globe. Reach us on 0484-4140999 or visit our nearest office.