If your passion and aim is about serving the humanity, then your primary and alternative career choice remains to become a doctor even to this day. In India you’ll never find yourself in a situation where you don’t feel motivated enough because the moment you are born your parents are willing to mortgage their lands and last piece of jewelry in order to see you in those white aprons and dangling stethoscope like they do in most ads in order to sell an item with conviction.
In India the consciousness about health and hygiene is still very low so when you’re in a profession which requires you to save lives on a regular basis you are almost treated like a being next to God. So if you desire to get involved in such a profession like the noble Medical services, where you may achieve a high degree of respect amounting to your hard work and dedication, at first you should acclimatize yourself with all the steps that you should be taking while you tread the path of becoming a doctor.
Eligibility and Entrances for becoming Doctor:
The process of gaining eligibility to become a doctor in India actually begins after your Secondary examination is over. After you pass your secondary examination, you need to take the science as your stream for upcoming two subsequent years. Here you may keep mathematics as your optional paper and your main focus should be concentrated on three basic subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Biology. After this there comes the matters related with Medical entrance examinations. If you are shaping a concrete blueprint in order to prepare for the medical entrance examination in India, you must have heard of NEET. It stands for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test which is a centrally organised entrance examination, conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for those who wish to pursue MBBS, BDS, MD or MS in govt. run Medical colleges or Private medical colleges in India.
Basic Patterns of Medical Courses In India:
Now after you crack the entrance, you will be entitled to take admissions in the basic medical courses like MBBS and BDS which are mainly controlled and supervised by the apex bodies like Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, National Board of Examinations and so on. Now the question arises here what are the basic courses offered to you?
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery: (MBBS):
- This is a bachelor course of total five and half year which is subdivided into three semesters.
- Each semester consists of eighteen monthes.
- During these three semesters, you will be taught the subjects like anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pathology and so on.
- And in the last one year, you will be doing a compulsory internship.
Bachelor of Dental Sciences:(BDS):
- This is comprised of four years of course and one year of compulsory internship.
- During first two semesters, you will be taught some subjects including anatomy, biochemistry and so on same as MBBS.
- During the last two final semesters, you will have to learn the dental sciences especially with that of hand on practice.
What’s Next After Bachelor’s Degree?
However just getting bachelor’s degree may not satisfy your careerist zeal and it is why you need a specialisation in any particular branch of either medicine or surgery. If you want to pursue postgraduate, you have to again appear for NEET postgraduate medical entrance and after getting through this you can get admitted in MD or MS programme. Both of them are of three years of course.
About The Other Different Medical Courses:
Beyond the boundary of NEET, there are also some other medical courses which have their individual entrance examinations which will also earn you a Doctor’s title. These are programmes like BHMS, BAMS, and BVSc &AH.
- All of these courses are of five and half years including one year of compulsory internship.
- All programmes are monitored by the Central govt. and its responsible statuary council.
- Entrance and semester examinations are conducted by the individual autonomous bodies such as exams of homeopathic medicines and surgery are looked after by the National Institute of Homeopathy, Unani Medicine & Surgery and the Ayurvedic Education in India both are observed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and the Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry is supervised by the Veterinary Council of India.