Career in Medical
To become a doctor is a childhood dream for many. But dreaming is one nominal thing and turning dreams into reality is altogether to become different proposition. Serving humanity is the essence of Medical profession and many meritorious students want to take up Medical sciences to surge forward in this noble and illustrious profession. Aspirants of the Medical entrance exams require in-depth subject knowledge and clarity over fundamentals along with consistent efforts and persistence to make it to a medical college of repute. A doctor's profession involves a lot of hard work, a good degree of dedication and at the same time, it also brings with it the satisfaction of having cured people, suffering from illness, disease and trauma. Till there is life on earth, the 'Medical' profession in particular and 'Health Care' as a whole will enjoy its importance as prime career option. Medical profession is a preferred career choice of many students due to high social status accorded to the profession and the associated nobility and lucrative returns.
Major Branches of Medicine / Health Care Sector
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) :This program is a 5 years course for the aspirants and is most preferred to become a doctor (MBBS). A wide range of subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT (ear,nose, throat), Gynecology, Orthopedics as well as preventive and social medicine are taught. The last 1 year is devoted to compulsory rotational internship.
Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) :This program is of 4 years duration, a career choice relating to treatment of teeth. It is very vital as unkempt teeth can breed numerous diseases. After completing BDS, a student can go for Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Master of Dental Surgery, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T): This program is a graduate degree course offered by different medical colleges of the country. During the course, one learn the scientific procedures used in the treatment of a patient with disability, disease or injury to achieve and maintain functional rehabilitation. This program also focuses on prevention of malfunction or deformity.
Nursing : The duration of B.Sc Nursing course varies between 3 to 4 years. Various program / courses available in Nursing include Diploma in Gen. Nursing & Midwifery, B. Sc Nursing post Certificate course, M. Sc Nursing, Certificate Course in general Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) and Certificate Course in Male Nursing.
Radiology: It is the branch of Medicine which is concerned with imaging of the human body, x-rays, x-ray computed Tomography, Ultrasonography and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Tomography.
Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS) : This program is of 5.5 years duration including one year compulsory internship. The Homoeopathic Education in India is presently monitored by the “National Institute of Homoeopathy”, which is a statutory central government body.
Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (B.V. Sc. And A.H.) : This program is a 5.5 years course in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. The veterinary education in India is being monitored by the “Veterinary Council of India”.
Medical Laboratory Technology: This field offers a wide array of programme options including Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT), Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT), Certificate Course in Junior Laboratory Technician, Certificate Course in Laboratory Technician / Lab Assistant, Certificate Course in Laboratory Technician / Lab Attendant, Diploma in Lab Technician / Assistant, Diploma in Clinical Lab. Tech.
Bioinformatics: Powerful data management tools and computational techniques are required now more than ever to store, share, study and compare the burgeoning library of biological information. Bioinformatics combines the tools of Mathematics, Computer Science and Biology with the aim of uncovering patterns and associations within and between sets of biological data. Areas covered include all aspects of the acquisition, processing, storage, distribution, interpretation and display of biological information.
Medical Pathologist : The Medical Pathologist performs a full range of laboratory tests from simple pre-marital blood tests, to more complex tests for uncovering diseases such as AIDS, Diabetes and Cancer. The Medical Pathologist is also responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results and reporting laboratory findings to the pathologist and other doctors. Medical Pathologists work in five major areas of the laboratory : Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology and Microbiology.