F1 Visa Approved After Completing MBBS in India for MS in Neuroscience

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa Interview Experiences 16 Comments

One Minute F1 Visa after MBBS in India for Spring semester in US Consulate Hyderabad – Shared by Raghav.

Note – This is the first time a Doctor (after completing MBBS in India) has shared F1 Visa Interview experience here in the blog. As you may know, options for Indian doctors in US is pretty slim in the USA.  Plus, the journey is going to be really long.

My background:

  • Graduate of Medicine – MBBS
  • Applied for: MS in Neuroscience
  • GRE – 1300; TOEFL – 104
  • University: The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Hyderabad consulate
  • Appointment time 11:00 am

F1 Visa After MBBS in India

After I completed formalities and called for the interview at 12:30 pm. I was pretty confident and was observing the things at the consulate. I was chatting with people of various backgrounds. Then I heard my token no called out, E204 to window no.14. I went there. There is no one at the counter. I waited for him to come.

Me: Good morning sir
Vo: So how many backlogs and whats your percentage?

Me: I have one backlog with 60%

Vo: So what’s cognitive science and neuroscience?
Me: It is the science that deals with applied aspect of memory. Perception, emotions.

Vo: Your GRE score?
Me:1300. I gave the card (and I forgot to collect it also)

Vo: Why UTD?
Me: My interest is in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. Dr. Aaga Moller at UTD is the authority in this subject and he is the author of the most popular book on this subject. I would like to be his student.

Vo: What other universities?
Me:  Hartford and Idaho

Vo: Who is sponsoring you?
Me: My parents

Vo: What do they do
Me: My dad is a practicing pediatrician.

Vo: Your visa has been granted.
Me: thank you sir

As the old saying goes, Doctors from India can’t get Visa to enter the USA. But, that’s not the case with this MBBS graduate from India.

Related: F1 Visa for Masters in Public Health after MBBS in India


  1. Congratulations! This will be a good route for you as UTD can actually link you with UT Southwestern if you are planning to do residency as well.
    I am in UTD too and has MD although I am doing my masters in healthcare management.
    I’m sure you will enjoy it here…

    1. thank u lai can u please tell me in which department ur in…looking forward to meet u

  2. Congrats guy. I am happy for you. I also think you are right with being confident. Although luck plays a very important role but you mentioning Dr Aaga Moller shows that you have done your research well and you know what you are doing. congrats once more and see u at the top.

  3. Cngratulations. Just wanted to know few things.
    I am going to apply for PhD in reproductive public health . I have few supplementaries in my whole career of mbbs. Does it really effect on your application and visa?
    Will be thankful to receive your replies either in my email inbox or else here.
    Thanks in advance.

  4. congratulations ! i will like to have your email or mobille no. to discuss this further. thankx.

  5. @kb ..as backlogs does matter ..it alone doesnt decide ur admission…there are lot of things like ur project work…sop..lor…gre score ..etc that can improve ur chances of admission..so the bottomline is u have a lot of chances ..this is what i feel…and to my knowledge

  6. @robin…i have taken my gre long back before the revised gre….last yesr in june…it was 710 q and 590 v..

    1. gre scores are valid upto 5 years.tou may now apply for universities.toefl is must

  7. please can i ask you

    if i dont have toffel bt i have course in english grammer and conversation from amirican university in cairo

  8. Congratulations
    i want to ask one thing am also belongs to science grup i wrote nly ielts i didnt attempt to gre so plz tel me is there any problem with out gre

  9. hey iam an mbbs doctor passout of 2011 batch.rt now iam in houston.got married and came here very recently.could u plzz tell me how u got admission in ms neurosciences.have u already done with usmle exam?plzz let me know

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