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Introduction to MBBS
The career in MBBS is a very rewarding career for those who are interested in Science and dealing with sick people. This profession requires a lot of hard work and gives the satisfaction of curing patients of sickness. Its also a type of research-oriented job since, new diseases are sure to hit the stage and you need to be prepared for every challenge that comes your way.

General Information
Course Title: Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Category: Bachelor
Course Duration: 4.5 yrs. + 1-year internship (KU/TU/BPKIHS) or 5 yrs. + 1 yrs. internship (PAHS)
Academic Progress: Year
Estimated Cost: 30-70 lakhs (includes other extra costs as well)

Required Qualification to study MBBS
The selection for MBBS is done through different institutions examination and the qualification required for entrance is 10+2 or equivalent with Science(Physics, Chemistry and Biology) subjects. The student intending to study this course must score a combined score of 50% or above in PCB.

Scope of MBBS
There is a great demand for medical professionals and it is increasing with the unfortunate upsurge of diseases and ailments day by day. Also many super specialty hospitals are mushrooming offering employment opportunities. Some of the places where there is job scope for medical professionals are as follows:

  • In Government or private hospitals
  • In Nursing homes/clinics/health departments
  • In medical services of the army, navy and air force, under the Ministry of Defense
  • In charitable institutions
  • In medical colleges and training institutes as teachers
  • In research institutes and medical colleges as researchers
  • In the industrial sector
  • Private practice/ self-employment

And, some of the career options are:

  • General Practitioner or Physician
  • General Surgeon
  • Anaesthetist or Anaesthesiologists
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Ophthalmologist or Eye Specialist
  • Pathologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Gynaecologist-Obstetrician
  • Dermatologist
  • Orthopaedist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Radiologist
  • ENT specialist
  • Tuberculosis Specialist
  • Venereologist
  • Bacteriologist

Course Syllabus
One should study the followings subjects during their study:

  • Community Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Opthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics

What after completing MBBS?
After MBBS, postgraduate level studies (MD or MS) can be conducted and there are many specializations including General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat), Psychiatry, and Anesthesiology. There are also options for deeper specialization through Ph.D. in any area of medicine.

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