Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to become a Doctor

To become a doctor one has to do Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). MBBS course is a must for a student to become a professional doctor in allopathic medicine. Students while pursuing this course acquire in-depth knowledge about the field of medical science through observation, experimentation, theoretical knowledge and practical exposure.
Candidates who opt for this career should have interest in serving the people and should be able to deliver immediate services to the patients who require their assistance. At the end of the course, candidates must attend 6 months of necessary internship working as a doctor in the medical institute.

Medical Council of India (MCI) is a legislative body which takes the duty of maintaining and establishing high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India.

MBBS Subjects: -

  • Biochemistry
  • Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Forensic Medicine including Toxicology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology Including Bio-Physics
  • Introduction to Humanities & Community Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiotherapy



For admission in to bachelor’s degree program, you need to have a 10+2 examination certificate with science subject such as (Physics, biology and chemistry).  The duration of this course is 3 years.


MBBS Specializations: -

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • E.N.T. (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry


Job Prospects

MBBS is one of the sought after career options in India. Aspirants who are willing to take up this profession must have proper information about this field. Trained doctors can seek employment in government and private hospitals. Many of them are placed in medical colleges and research institutes as researchers. Trained doctors can also work in nursing homes or do private practice in healthcare centers or in clinics.  Private practitioners in this field earn good remuneration. Trained doctors have lot of job opportunities available in India as well as in abroad.

Some job types: -

  • Anaesthetist or Anaesthesiologists
  • Bacteriologist
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • E.N.T. Specialist
  • General Surgeon
  • Gynaecologist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Admitting Officer
  • Obstetrician
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Resident Medical Officer

Remuneration: -

A fresh doctor can start his career with a salary of Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 15,000 every month. Postgraduate students after two years experience in this field can earn around Rs. 25,000 -50,000 every month. There is no maximum limit to their earnings. One can also work as visiting doctors in many hospitals and can charge on an  hourly basis. 

Top MBBS Colleges

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