MBBS refers to Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. These degrees are treated as one degree but are awarded together when in practice. There are different abbreviations used for these degrees in different countries which offer them in their learning institutions.
The career in MBBS and higher grades is 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 from sickness. After MBBS, post graduate level studies (MD or MS) can be conducted and there are many specializations including General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry, and Anesthesiology. There are also options for super specialization through PhD in any area of medicine.
Eligibility criteria for admission to MBBS course is strictly based on Rules and Regulations of Medical Council of India. The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination as under: The higher secondary examination of the Indian school Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than core course of English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education OR other qualifications as recognized by Medical Council of India.
The Candidate should have passed the qualifying examination which is 2nd PUC or 10+2 higher secondary or equivalent examination. The last two years of study comprising Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) with English as a compulsory subject, must have passed these subjects individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% of marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In addition, in the competitive entrance test, the candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
In respect of candidates belonging to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribes or Other Backward Class the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination shall be 40% instead of 50% as stated above.
Age: The candidates should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st day of December of the year of admission.
Career after MBBS ?
- Pursuing an career in medicine is a dream for many aspiring candidates all over with an compulsive aim to serve mankind. The doorstep to such a lucrating career starts with joining a MBBS course which is of four years duration with an added practical internship. But even after completing their dream course the real Question come to mind.
- After completing the mbbs course you can obtain your registration and become a Well known physician DOCTOR, OR AN EXPERT SURGEON. Open up a clinic and employ business skills to earn successfully.
- Obtain an higher specialty by continuing post graduation education studies in different branches in medicine or surgery (M.D /M.S/M.Ch/P.hd) .Practice independently or join a reputed firm .Different options are Cardiology, Ear Nose Throat, Anesthesia, Orthopedics,Pediatrics,Dermatology,Forensic sciences,Plastic surgery,Radiology,Psychiatry etc.Higher education can be obtained in India or many universities abroad.
- Many have a passion for research in the medical world. There are many research establishments like ICMR (Indian council for medical research),Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, CCMB (center for cellular and molecular biology), Tata institute of fundamental research (TIFR) ,NIMHANS(national institute of medical health and neurosciences) and also join World health organisation(WHO) projects. These institutes offer fellowships, PhD and MSc degrees for clinical and paramedical fields.
- You can further pursue your MBA from a reputed college in India or abroad. Many MBA management schools at present are giving admission to Doctors easily as there is a huge demand for medical professionals in health care in India. Later they can enjoy a challenging positions in insurance / health care and management industry in both government, medical software companies, Universities, Private companies, WHO/UNICEF and hospital administration.
- If candidates really want to earn fast and progress by serving the healthcare management sector, then they can pursue a specialization post graduation course MD (Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration) This three years programme help them to acquire conceptual skillfulness in projecting, planning and resource managing big specialty hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental facilities, insurance companies, and health care consulting organizations. This study helps them to save many lives and help in cost effective administration of the industry to grow.
- You can work in medical informatics sector in medical IT companies, Nanotechnology, medical robotics and call centers, medical transcription services and software programmers.
- Apply for public service (UPSC) civil service examinations and become an IAS officer.
- The medical professionals can work in various pharmaceutical companies as medico marketing officers and also find themselves a position as laboratory research assistant .