Sampoorn India

Introduction

A recent study by KPMG India shows that in India there are only 6 doctors for every 10,000 people. This is a remarkably low number and the country needs well educated and energetic healthcare professionals. If one has fondness for subjects like Biology, Physics and Chemistry, the medical field is an ideal career. Not only is medicine and surgery a lucrative career choice, it also brings along a position of reverence in the society. To become a doctor, one needs to first graduate with an M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree. Students can also study Dental Medicine (Bachelors in Dental Studies or B.D.S.), Homeopathic Medicine, Unani Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine or Siddha Medicine. Other career courses in the medical field include optometry, anaesthetics, nursing, physiotherapy, radiology, pathology, veterinary, paramedical, prosthetics and radio isotope techniques.



Courses in Medical Field

Apart from the contemporary 4 and a half year M.B.B.S. course, there are a range of career courses in the medical field. The popular courses include:

Name of Course Course level

Radiation Medicine

Post Graduation

Nursing

10+2/ Graduation

Psychiatry

Post Graduation

Ophthalmology

Post Graduation

Optometry

Graduation

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

Post Graduation

Nuclear Medicine

Post Graduation

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Graduation

Physiotherapy

Graduation

Homeopathy

10+2/ Graduation

Hearing, Language and Speech

Graduation

Hospital Administration

Post Graduation

Dentistry

Graduation

Mobility Science

Graduation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Graduation

Nutrition

10+2/ Graduation

Forensic Physiology and Sciences

Graduation

Immunology

Graduation

Sports Medicine

Post Graduation


Eligibility Criteria for Medical Courses

Courses like radiation medicine, ophthalmology, vitreo-retinal surgery, physical medicine, sports medicine and psychiatry require an M.B.B.S. degree. In order to study M.B.B.S., a student needs to have the following eligibility criteria:

  • >> Must be at least 17 years of age
  • >> Must have passed 12th standard board exam with at least 50% marks
  • >> Subjects in the plus 2 must be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English

Also note that not all courses require the same eligibility.

  • >> A career in nutrition will require the student to study home science in the under graduate level
  • >> A career in nursing will require a student to study science in the plus 2 level.

Various colleges require a different eligibility criterion. Along with the same, a student might need to attain a good score in the admission test that is recognized by the college of choice.



Other courses in Medical Field
  • >> Psychiatry
  • >> Orthopedist
  • >> Genetics
  • >> Clinical Research
  • >> Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • >> Anthropology
  • >> Sanitary Inspector
  • >> Medical Transcription
  • >> Bioceramics
  • >> B.Pharma
  • >> D.Pharma
  • >> Naturopathy
  • >> Bachelor of Ayurvedic and Siddha Medicine
  • >> Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • >> Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • >> Nutrition
  • >> Bachelor of Unani Medicine
  • >> Dental Hygienist
  • >> Dental Mechanic
  • >> Forensic Science
  • >> Criminology
  • >> Histopathalogical Lab Technology
  • >> Medical Lab Technicians
  • >> Ophthalmic Assistant
  • >> Optometry
  • >> Prosthetics
  • >> Radiological Assistant