Sunday, 18 September 2022

What To Do After MBBS

 What To Do After MBBS

MBBS being a noble profession promises a rewarding career.  Now that you have completed your MBBS studies, you must be thinking what next?  Many MBBS graduates get confused when it comes to choosing between MS or MD.

What are the best options after MBBS?  Should you start working on completing your MBBS straight away or go for further studies?  These typical questions linger in the minds of medical aspirants where they find themselves in a completely no-man's land.  If this is your worry then you have come to the right place as we are here to clear all your doubts about what to do and how to proceed after completing your MBBS.

Entrance Tests after MBBS :

 For medical postgraduate courses in MD and MS, candidates are required to take a common entrance test – NEET PG (National Eligibility and Entrance Test).  CET papers cover all 3 years syllabus.  Branch will be selected during counseling.  It is essential for students to Know their field of interest and aptitude to choose their branch or hospital

Difference between MD and MS:

 MS is Masters in General Surgery and MD is Masters in General Medicine.  Both are postgraduate courses and can be pursued only after successful completion of MBBS studies.  In general terms, MD is a field of study dealing with a non-surgical branch, while MS deals strictly and specifically with the area of ​​surgical study.  To make it simple, if your dream is to become a heart surgeon or a neurosurgeon, you should opt for MS after MBBS.  And, if you are aspiring to become a general practitioner, go for an MD degree.

 There are several branches of study in MD and MS.  Depending on the area of ​​interest and passion, MBBS graduates can choose their stream and subject accordingly.  After successful completion of MD or MS course, you can apply for jobs in government and private sector hospitals.  Additionally, you can also run your own clinic, nursing home or hospital.

Future Prospects of MD and MS:

 Expectations of MD and MS vary in terms of job roles, profiles and salaries.  MS graduates become surgeons and MD graduates become doctors.  It is very common for a surgeon to always have more responsibilities and duties than a doctor.  Moreover, a surgeon earns more than a general practitioner.  Nevertheless, the incubation period in MS is longer than in MD.  A surgeon with a more in-depth study of medicine can do the work of a general practitioner but a doctor cannot become a surgeon.

 However, it totally depends on the aptitude, passion and interest of the individual while choosing between MS or MD.  Career prospects in both the fields are good and will continue to grow in times to come.

Popular Specializations in MD and MS:

 Popular specializations in MD and MS are as follows.

  •  MD M.S
  •  Neurology and Anesthesiology 
  • Plastic surgery

  •  Obstetrics and Gynecology
  •  Pediatric surgery
  •  Cardiology
  •  ENT 
  • Orthopedics
  • Gynecology
  • Endocrinology
  •  Cardio-thoracic surgery
  •  Gynecology
  •  Ophthalmology
  • Internal medicine
  • Orthopedics
  •  Dermatology
  •  Obstetrics
  •  pathology
  • Cosmetic surgery
  •  Pediatric
  •  Heart surgery
  •  PsychUrology
  • Urology Radio-diagnosis

Time Duration to complete MD and MS :

 Generally, it takes 3 years to complete MD and MS, however for Master specialization;  Candidate has to spend 2 more years after MS or MD.

 Salary packages after completing MD and MS :

 After completing your master's degree and super specialization in medicine, you can work as a teaching faculty in a hospital or medical college to gain more experience or start your own private clinic in association with a private hospital.  As a teacher in a medical college, one can easily earn up to Rs.60,000 per month.

The salary of a surgeon depends entirely on the experience, talent and skill of the individual.  On an average, a surgeon after MS can earn Rs.1 lakh per month.  The sky is the limit for skilled surgeons.

 General physician and surgeon salaries vary depending on the clinic, city, hospital system and types of medical specialties.  A person employed in a well-established hospital in metro cities earns more than a doctor in a rural area.

Popularity of MD and MS in India:

 The fact remains that a candidate should choose their stream very carefully based on their interest and aptitude.  Be it MD or MS, it is entirely up to the candidates to choose between the subject of study rather than being influenced by things in the outside world.  MS as a subject is for those who are passionate about it and not for the faint of heart.  It is the right mix of artistic skills, knowledge, passion, dedication and hard work that will make you excel in this profession.

 The percentage of aspirants going for MD and MS is more or less the same.  However, nowadays, candidates are opting for MBA in Hospital Administration after completing MBBS.  Some of them want to prepare for IAS exam after MBBS to get into health and medical services administration.

Top Institutions to Study MD and MS:

 Some of the top medical institutes to pursue MD or MS courses are as follows:

 AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi

 CMC (Christian Medical College), Vellore

 SGPGI (Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences), Lucknow

 JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research), Pondicherry

 PGI (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh

 St. John's Medical College, Bangalore

 Stanley Medical College, Chennai

 AFMC, Pune

 Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Popular career destinations after MBBS:

 Hospital Management:

 Hospital Management has emerged as the most popular career choice for MBBS graduates.  It is an ideal career option for those who are not working as a doctor or surgeon but are willing to work as a manger.  Moreover, hospital management is a lucrative career option and does not come with tough job duties as in the case of a general practitioner or surgeon.  The salary package is also good in hospital management.  IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) offer this course which guarantees 100% campus placement.  The duration of this course is 2 years.

Clinical practice:

 Clinical practice is popular among MBAS graduates who do not want to pursue higher studies but want to set up their own clinics.  A clinical practice not only promises financial independence but also provides the space to work at your own pace.  After completing your MBBS, you can start your own nursing homes or hospitals depending on the budget, workforce and skills you have.

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