Must-read: From application to arrival
The majority of students may have met the January 1 deadline for admission. What are you expected to do now? The best way to move forth is to concentrate on your upcoming Class 12 examinations.
You may think that you fit the profile for admission but it is entirely possible that your dream college may not consider you.So keep your options open.
IMPORTANT: Study for the Board examinations as a good result would guarantee admission. The following calendar may be useful in keeping track of your admissions process.
Check your e-mail regularly to ensure that you are not missing out any communication from the schools. Some schools interview the applicants and make sure you have not missed the invitation.Some colleges may require your grades from class 12 internal examination as part of your application folder.
If you have done really well, make sure you send a copy to the school. However, if your performance does not reflect you in the best possible light, find out which schools want the report and only send it to them. If you have been admitted to a school in the Early Decision process, check with the school if you are required to pay a deposit to ensure your place. And remember to withdraw from other schools.
Contact your colleges and confirm that all necessary application materials have been received. If you have decided to apply for financial aid, make sure that you have filed the financial aid papers. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadlines and other financial aid application due dates for your college may be different from the federal deadlines and you may be required to complete additional forms.
If you are keen to take the AP (Advanced Placement) in May, register for the same as the deadline is March 1. Through AP’s college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit thereby saving yourself time and money in the long-term.
Keep your focus on excelling in the exams as some admissions offers could be contingent on your final grades. Admission results will start trickling in the last week of the month though some colleges may start sending feelers by the start of this month.
Most admissions decisions and financial aid award letters arrive this month. Read everything you receive carefully, as some of it may require action on your part. Make a final decision, and mail the enrolment form and deposit cheque to the school you select before May 1 (the enrolment deadline for most schools). Notify each of the schools to which you were accepted that you will not be attending in writing so that your spot can be freed up for another student.
On the waiting list? Contact the admissions office and let them know of your continued interest in the college and send them your Board result and other activities post the application.
Take the AP Exams and make sure that the grades are sent to your college. Start the preparation for applying for a student visa. Just because you have been admitted to a school is no reason to assume that you would be granted a visa by the consulate officer. US law treats all student visa applicants as potential immigrants and you have to prove it otherwise during the interview process. Now the visa is also done, you are all set. You will need to get some medical clearances before you leave. Get your paperwork in order. Send the final exam transcript to your college. Shop for items you will need in college. Sign up for the orientation.
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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