Career in Medicine

Medical Colleges in India

Why Choose Medicine as a Career
social and preventive medicine

Career in Medicine

A career in Medicine still remains one of the most sought after and prestigious careers even today. Students aspiring to study medicine and practice as doctors, must
have keen observation skills, high analytical skills, ability to work under stress, and above all, a genuine need to serve and help people. Students need to be prepared
for tremendous hard work throughout the course of study and professional life thereafter.

This diverse field encompasses sub fields such as gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics, surgery, radiology, family medicine, social and preventive medicine, neurology
and so forth. It involves the diagnoses of diseases and illnesses; the work profile also involves prevention, control and treatment of diseases.

MBBS is most popularly known as the degree required for becoming a Doctor in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Eligibility and Duration:

MBBS is not the only degree to becoming a doctor in India, as there are other alternate medical branches of medicine like Ayurveda and Homeopathy, it is still the
most coveted of all the medical degrees in India. Entry into this field is after 10+2 Science - PCB (physics, chemistry and biology) trio. Entry to any medicine related
course is via an entrance test (state level or all-India level). Upon the successful completion of the 5 and 1/2 year medicine course, the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine
and Bachelor of Surgery) is awarded. After the successful completion of the MBBS, one can opt for MD/MS/DM/ for postgraduate specialization.

All India Level Examinations

All India Pre Medical/ Dental Test (AIPMT)
Armed Forces Medical Corps - (AFMC) - (Armed Forces of India) admission through the AIPMT
AIIMS entrance test -
Other private entrance tests.

State-Level Examinations

Assam CEE (MBBS)
KEAM-CEE - Kerala (MBBS)

MH-CET, Maharashtra
Gujarat - CET (MBBS)

KEA-CET - Karnataka (MBBS)
U-PMT, Uttarakhand

Chhattisgarh - PMT
Jharkhand - CECE

Top Medical Colleges in Maharashtra

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Course Contents:

The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery is a 5 and 1/2 year course that can divided into 2 years of basic sciences and three years of clinical sciences and training. They
study a host of subjects aimed at teaching diagnostic and treatment of human disease. Some of the subjects they study are anatomy, clinical biochemistry,
physiology, pathology, pharmacology, pathophysiology of disease, immunology and so forth.

The last three years are critical as students are taught to handle inpatient and out-patient departments where they can hone their clinical skills. The course is
completed by a 1 year rotatinginternship. Every year there is a professional exam, followed by practical and clinical exams. A minimum of 50% is required for

Following a MBBS program, most students opt for a specialized field and enroll for a post graduate course. Entry to post graduate courses could be via an entrance


Some of the common/ popular areas of specializations in Medicine and Surgery are:

General Surgery: specializes in surgery for all organs of the body. He can further specialise in various types Orthopaedic, Plastic, Neuro etc.
Psychiatry: Diagnoses and treats mental disorders.
Neurology: Diagnosis and treats diseases related to brain and nervous system.
Pediatrics: Deals with children's diseases.
Ophthalmology: Treats diseases and disorders of eyes.
Pathology: Investigates the cause of various diseases, also conducts chemical, microscopic and bacteriological test in labs and examining blood, tissues, urine etc.
Cardiology: Treats diseases related to heart and circulatory system.
Gynaecology: Diagnosis and treats diseases and disorders of female reproduction system.
Dermatology: Diagnosing and treating skin ailments.
Orthopaedics: Deals with diseases connected to skeletal system and treatment and correction of related problems.
Gastroenterology: Treats diseases related to liver, pancreas, stomach, intestine, bowels and gall bladder
ENT specialist: Treats disorders of ear, nose and throat
Venereology: Treats venereal or sexual diseases.
Dentistry: Treats diseases and disorders related to teeth, gums and soft tissues of mouth.

Premier Institutes:

Top 10 Medical Colleges in India:

Rank Name of the Institute City Website
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) Delhi
2 Christian Medical College Vellore
3 Maulana Azad Medical College(MAMC) Delhi
4 Armed Forces Medical College(AFMC) Pune
5 Kasturba Medical College(KMC) Manipal
6 Lady Hardinge Medical College(LHMC) Delhi
7 Grant Medical College Mumbai
8 University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital Delhi
9 King George's Medical University Lucknow
10 Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute Chennai

Top 10 Medical Colleges in Maharashtra:

Rank Name of the Institute City Website
1 Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune
2 Grant Medical College Mumbai
3 Seth GordhandasSunderdas Medical College Mumbai
4 Topiwala National Medical College Mumbai
5 Jawaharlal Nehru medical College Wardha
6 Government Medical College Nagpur
7 Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education & Research (MIMER) Pune
8 BharatiVidyapeeth Medical College Pune www.bharatividyapeeth.ed
9 MGM's medical College Aurangabad
10 ACPM Medical College Dhule

* Maharashtra has around 6060 seats.
* this is as per 2015 , numbers subject to change as per admission rules every year.

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