Don't be trapped in fake US universities
The issue of fake colleges, as well as counterfeit degrees from real schools in the US (and other countries) is not new. Bogus colleges like Sussex College of Technology, England, Concordia University of Belgium, St. Regis College University, Washington, and LaSalle University of Louisiana, USA ,are just few names in the long list of phony schools. In order to avoid falling in the trap, ensure that the college has been accredited and more importantly, the body that has accredited the college. ‘There can be more than 250 accreditation mills,’ writes US author Allen Ezell in her book “Accreditation Mills.”
The Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or United States Department of Education (UDSE) has a list of recognized programmes that can serve as student’s screening point. “Research and talk,” say counsellors. Besides researching, concurs Grundy, “Review the institution’s founding date, faculty qualifications, talk to trusted professionals who know the prospective institution and speak to students who have recently attended or currently enrolled in the college,” he advises.
Most of these colleges thrive on clever marketing, says a 2010 graduate student from New York, Vivian Doskow: Fake colleges usually resort to such good marketing that they seem very real, especially to people who are new to the US.” Quality schools usually offer scholarships and do not admit in a programme without a mandatory SAT, GRE or TOEFL or compromise on scores. Internet is a student’s friend, which can offer relevant information so that students can make informed decision.
The other important aspect is not to be fooled by internet suffixes like ‘.edu’(education) and ‘.ac’(academic). They may not be legitimate academic organizations. Here’s what noted writer John Bear, writes in his book, ‘Degree Mills: The Billion-Dollar Industry that has sold more than a million fake degrees’: “The .edu suffix is under control of the US Department of Commerce, but they gave the right to award this suffix to a private company.” “It granted 400’.edu’ suffixes in error,” he writes in his book.
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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?
Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.
Is there any age limit to take admission into Ph.D in USA?
The age limit which almost every University demands is 35 years. If anybody is above that they can might miss the chance to get enroll theirselves for phd.
This age is decided because phd is all about researching and writing ,they usually demand people who is also iinvolved in academics and departmental works.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in San Francisco?
Well I guess they are because they get very good six figure salary and have a great job security although it's stressing but still they like their job cause they got into it knowing the stress it may carry. Neurosurgery is very much in demand and is a very great speciality in medical field.
I hope my answer helps.
All the best.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in New York?
It will all depend upon the lifestyle and the office hours you put in the work. The number of opd days, OT days and the visit to the wards for rounds. It all affect the free time period for a doctor. In USA,you have to pay tax for the services thus it can be little less than what you make in india
Are US Neurosurgeons rich enough to live a comfortable life in the United States?
It will totally depend where are you working and what are you getting paid.
As US is anyways costly ,there lifestyle tends to change.Neurosurgeons in Us are paid according to their qualification as well as where they work
According to research
The average income for a neurosurgeon is $775,968
The middle range income is approx $704,170
the lowest paid are $350,000
And the top 10 % of the neurosurgeon get a pay of $1,229,881 per year!
So it totally depends upon your qualification and the place you work if you can have a comfortable life or not