Eligibility & Admission
The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS
(Bachelor of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery) which is of 5 1/2 years
duration (including 1 year internship). Selection for MBBS is through
Entrance Examinations. The qualification required for entrance is 10+2 or
equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
The course content includes anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology,
pathology, pharmacology, forensic medicine, general medicine, surgery,
ophthalmology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), gynaecology and obstetrics,
paediatrics, orthopaedics and preventive and social medicine.
After MBBS, candidates can go for post graduate level studies (MD or MS)
through another entrance examination. At the post graduate level, there is
specialisation in Medicine and Surgery. Post Graduate Programmes (MD or MS)
is usually of 3 years duration. The major Specialisations include General
Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology,
Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat),
Psychiatry, Anesthesiology etc.
Those with Post Graduation (MD or MS or M.Sc in Medicine) can further opt
for super-specialisation. i.e. they can go for Ph.D in any specialised area
of medicine. MD or MS holders can complete the Doctoral Programme (Ph.D) in
2 years and M.Sc Medicine holders in 3 years.
For practicing as a physician or surgeon, one needs to have completed the
MBBS course from a recognised medical college and must possess a license
from the State Medical Council to practice.