Career in Medicine

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Choosing a career profile, which would help him in paving a prosperous path for future, is the goal of every student these days. Students always want to opt for a field, which is more lucrative and which promises a bright future for them. The options for career fields are growing day by day and so is the confusion growing between students. Though, there are many new professional courses, which have been introduced in the colleges of India, but still many students prefer sticking to the traditional courses. Fields like Engineering and medicine have always been the top priority of students, after school. This is because these fields, ensures a healthy and brilliant future for students and there are many renowned colleges in India, for the respective courses. Of all the courses, medicine courses are highly respected and valued in the society and there is abundance of jobs in these fields.

Students aiming for admission in the medicine courses in the colleges of India, have to go through tough entrance examinations, clearing after which only, they get enrolled in these colleges. With the passage of time, medicine field itself, has advanced to a great level and there are numerous fields of study, which get covered under the tag of medicine. All these developments and advancements in the medicine fields, has enhanced the career opportunities for the students to choose from. Few of the fields covered under medicine, and whose corresponding courses are provided in the colleges of India, from which a student can choose his career, are:

  • Career as a Physician
  • Career as a Surgeon
  • Career in Community health
  • Career in Research and Training
  • Career in Neurology
  • Career in Dermatology
  • Career in Ophthalmology
  • Career as an ENT specialist
  • Career in Psychiatry
  • Career in Allopathy
  • Career in Ayurveda
  • Career in Dentistry
  • Career in Homeopathy

The students applying for any of the above medicine courses need to have physics, biology, and chemistry as their subjects in the senior secondary education. Many medicine courses like Biotechnology and research based also require its candidates to have mathematics in the 12th class. The students have to prepare very hard to be a part of the top medical colleges in India. Few of the main entrance examinations, which students take to get admission in India's best medical colleges, are:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Exam
  • All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Examination
  • Armed Forces Medical College Exam
  • All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Test
  • Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology Medical Entrance Exam
  • Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test
  • Banaras Hindu University Medical Entrance Examination
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical Entrance Exam

The course for the basic MBBS- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is for five and a half years, including a one year internship. There are graduate as well as post graduate courses in the field of medicine in the colleges of India. Most of the major medical institutions of India, are also the country's well renowned hospitals, which provides an opportunity to students to practise their studies at the same time. The students therefore try taking admission in the Government Medical colleges of India, thereby securing and shaping their future in the best possible way. The increasing awareness about the health problems and their precautions, has given a boost to the medical; industry and therefore medical professionals are growing in demand.

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This article was published on 2010/12/29