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MBBS Course

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is an under-graduate level professional degree programme which allows participants to practice medicine and surgery. Going by the nomenclature it seems MBBS are two degrees, however, it is granted as one. The MBBS course duration is of five and half years including a one-year mandatory residential internship programme. The MBBS course is conducted under semester system where students undergo theory and practical classes in nine semesters and four yearly exams followed by one year of rotational internship programme which constitutes training in different areas of medicine and surgery.

Eligibility for admission to MBBS course
⮚ There are only three medical entrances in the country viz. NEET UG, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS. To obtain admission to MBBS course in the country and even outside the country candidates will be required to appear for NEET apart from AIIMS and JIPMER.
⮚ It is required of candidates to pass Class 12 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Candidates also need to score a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in aggregate while scoring qualifying marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually is mandatory.
⮚ In terms of age, candidates must be at least 17 years of age to appear for medical entrances. Candidates more than 25 years of age cannot take NEET 2019, however, they are eligible for AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS.

MBBS Entrance Exams
For admission to MBBS course, students need to appear in medical entrance exams at national level and on basis of their merit scores in the entrance by Medical Colleges in India. Here are the most popular entrance exams for MBBS admissions –

⮚ NEET
⮚ JIPMER MBBS Exam
⮚ AIIMS MBBS Exam

Career options after MBBS
During one year of internship that MBBS degree includes, students work with hospitals and healthcare centers as consultants, physicians, medical assistants in critical care units, and much more. They work in health campaigns by the government and help the public with awareness about diseases, medicines, health and fitness through conferences.

On completion of MBBS Internship, the students can get themselves registered as doctors by Medical Council of India (MCI). They can either apply for post-graduate degree in medical science i.e. MD/MS or continue working in the health sector as qualified doctors.

While pursuing further education in medical science, an MBBS degree holder can also associate with pharmaceuticals as research associates. Moreover, the option for taking Combined Medical Services Examination is always open for an MBBS graduate. They can be employed with the central government organizations including hospitals, defense sector, railways, and with the local/state government.

Career options after MBBS
During one year of internship that MBBS degree includes, students work with hospitals and healthcare centers as consultants, physicians, medical assistants in critical care units, and much more. They work in health campaigns by the government and help the public with awareness about diseases, medicines, health and fitness through conferences.

On completion of MBBS Internship, the students can get themselves registered as doctors by Medical Council of India (MCI). They can either apply for post-graduate degree in medical science i.e. MD/MS or continue working in the health sector as qualified doctors.

While pursuing further education in medical science, an MBBS degree holder can also associate with pharmaceuticals as research associates. Moreover, the option for taking Combined Medical Services Examination is always open for an MBBS graduate. They can be employed with the central government organizations including hospitals, defense sector, railways, and with the local/state government.

MBBS Scope, Top Companies /Employers & Salary
General Physician: MBBS degree holders can start their career as a general physician, who studies, diagnosis, cures illnesses of patients. Commonly, a physician treats illnesses at primary stages, and if after diagnosis the disease is critical then the patient referred to relevant medical practitioner.

MBBS Scope, Top Companies /Employers & Salary
General Physician: MBBS degree holders can start their career as a general physician, who studies, diagnosis, cures illnesses of patients. Commonly, a physician treats illnesses at primary stages, and if after diagnosis the disease is critical then the patient referred to relevant medical practitioner.

Salary of a General Physician: The average salary offered to general physicians is Rs. 4 Lakh to 5 Lakh.

Pediatrician: A medical practitioner who specialises in the treatment of illness in children and examine their general growth and development. A pediatrician heals children right from their time of birth to their adolescence and even later. They help in early diagnosis of illnesses in developing children, guide parents on food and allergies to children. The practitioner provides preventive care, helps in growth and development of children with special needs and monitoring side effects and allergies of medicines.

Salary of a Pediatrician – The starting salary offered to a pediatrician is more than Rs. 4.5 Lakh.

Medical Assistant (Surgery): Starting a career in medical assistant in specialization such as cardiology, Dermatology, Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology is a good option to learn about performing surgeries on patients. Further to study, diagnose and treat patients with modern surgical techniques as per their medical speciality. Over the years, with modern science and technology, there have been medical achievements by renowned surgeons, which means this profession is entirely based on continuous learning and practising.

Salary of a Medical Assistant – The average salary offered to a medical assistant is Rs. 3 Lakh to 4 Lakh

Average Salary Source: Payscale.com

Top Recruiters
The top recruiters for MBBS degree holders are majorly Hospitals, Medical Research Centres, and Pharmaceuticals etc. The list of recruiters for MBBS degree are

⮚ Medanta Hospitals
⮚ Fortis Healthcare Ltd.
⮚ Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
⮚ Apollo Munich Health Industries Co. Ltd.
⮚ Sri Ganga Ram Hospital
⮚ Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre
⮚ Wockhardt Ltd.
⮚ Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd.
⮚ Cipla Ltd.
⮚ Religare Health Insurance Company Ltd.
⮚ Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
⮚ All India Institute of Medical Sciences
⮚ Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

HIGHER STUDIES AND PG COURSES
This is the age of super specialty! Just an MBBS Degree is not enough in today’s world of cut throat competition! After completing MBBS, graduates may go for the below mentioned traditional PG courses-

⮚ MS (Master of Surgery)- 3 years long
⮚ MD (Doctor of Medicine)- 3 years long
⮚ PG Diploma- 2 years long
⮚ DNB (Diploma of National Board)

Using the above mentioned PG courses, one may go for clinical or non clinical studies. PG courses can be used to specialize in a particular discipline/field. Some such areas of specializations are- Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pathology, Orthopaedics, ENT, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, Pharmacology, General Medicine, Radiology etc.

After completing any one of the above mentioned PG course, one may go for super specialty course. After MS, you may go for M.Ch. program. After completing MD, you may go for DM program.

Even after going through all these PG and specialty courses, a Doctor must keep the learning process a continuous one! He/she must keep up with the latest developments taking place in the field of medicine and healthcare sector.

Other than the traditional PG courses, one may also go for slightly different courses like-
⮚ MBA
⮚ Law
⮚ PGDMLE (Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics)
⮚ MMST (Master’s in Medical Science and Technology)
⮚ M.Tech. (relevant field like Biomedical Engineering)

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