Top 7 PG Medical Courses
Apratim Chatterjee, 28 Aug 2014
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Top 7 PG Medical Courses:
In this section we bring you the Top 7 PG Medical Courses which the Post Graduate Medical aspirant opt for. Here we have tried to provide in some or more details regarding each specialized branch.

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While every medical branch has its own importance, some among these are more in demand among the aspirants. How and what makes them to be in demand? Here is the account of those how and what.

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Radiology and Radio-Diagnosis has emerged as the most demanding branch among the post graduate medical aspirants. The branch has several appealing aspects to be the most demanding one among the others. The branch has sophistication, is charming, most earning and most important of all; it’s most challenging than the others.

In the present scenario; when the medical science has advanced so much and yet is on the go of advancing almost every day, this branch has created its space in the advancing medical science. Several of the surgical procedures are being carried under X-ray and CT scan or MRI. Needless to say, what radiology has to do in these instruments! The branch has made the field understood its importance. Moreover these surgical procedures are fundamentally nil invasive and involve less hospitalization.

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The smart ones have their own point for their allure to this branch. Indeed it’s the most earning branch despite the fact that one has to invest loads to start up with a fully equipped Radiology clinic.

The post graduate medical aspirants should note that in India there are only 500 seats for Radiology.



Medicine is the one among the other branches which is always high on demand. The medical graduates prefer this for its advancing feature. Almost every day you will be noticing advancement in the medicine allied branch. Moreover the branch provides the candidates with a general practice in the medical field being anywhere in this world.

Moreover the General Medicine practitioner can carry out his profession by working on the various diseases, diagnosis and treatment. Needless to say they serve their patients at the primary level and diagnose them with the ailments.

General Medicine is the branch of medical science dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of the diagnosed diseases. However the treatment is non-surgical. Thereby the General Medicine practitioner is the first door where any patient visits. Or we can say that the general medicine practitioner is the first-call of any patient.




Anatomy is the very branch of medical science which deals in the study of the structure of the living beings along with the entire systems, organs and tissues. Moreover it is the detailed study of appearance and positioning of the various parts of the body, the composition materials and their relationship or linking with the other organs and parts of the body.

With the technological advancement, research and practices are being held regarding this very branch which further helps in understanding the complex body systems easily. The very branch of medical science is divided up in a number of Courses including macroscopic anatomy and microscopic anatomy. While gross anatomy deals with the detailed study of all those structures that can easily be seen with the naked eyes while the other microscopic anatomy as per the name deals with all those structures which are seen only through the microscopic view.

The branch is of much importance as it deals with the composition of body and a medical practitioner need to know therefore the branch has its own benefit.


Forensic-MedicineForensic Medicine


Another important branch is the one dealing with the crime and legal cases. Indeed the forensic medicine is the branch of medical science that deals with all the crime sections, postmortems and other legal areas. It is one among the other Courses which has seen the recent increase in interests of the aspirants. It was earlier the rare speciality branch having less number of intakes. But these days it is seen that those who are interested in examining the crime status, finding clues for the crime and examining the every bit of the cause of crime.

Therefore these days there is an increase in candidates who look into the course for having an adventurous career. Moreover these candidates have an extra benefit of working with the cops and the government forensic departments along with the judiciary by their side while solving any crime mystery by their skills.

In addition to this, the aspirants taking this branch know their own importance. They are aware of the fact that their medical reports can overturn a case and help in justifying the crime. However anyone with a medical bachelor’s degree (MBBS) can carry out an autopsy for the case but the skills are always seen in the specialization.


Obstetrics-and-GynaecologyObstetrics and Gynaecology


Obstetrics and Gynaecology generally called in the abbreviated form as Obs and Gynae or OBG etc, is the branch of the medical science dealing with female reproductive organs both in their pregnancy as well as non-pregnant state.

The branch however is one single combined branch of two specializations Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The medical profession involves an extensive training of three years in India. Since it is single combined branch of two different specialized branches therefore the obstetricians are trained as gynaecologists and viz-a-viz.

The extensive training of three years helps a practitioner with adaptive skills of the surgical management involving female reproductive organs and providing intensive as well as primary care to the pregnant and non-pregnant patients.

However the branch is most common among the female students in India but in other nations, the counter parts also seen choosing this branch. It is well said that child birth remains a sentinel event for any mother and an Obs.-Gynae practitioner is always dedicated to support and provide care during, post pregnancy and post delivery.




Paediatrics is the very branch of medical science that is dedicated to the care of new-born, infants, children and adolescents till the age of 18 years. However this very branch is the new among the other specialized Courses but with the due course of time it has emerged as the demanding one.

Since in humans, the body structure during infancy and that of the matured one is very different therefore there is the need of the specialized hands to provide intensive care to the little ones. Moreover the new born and the infants are subjected generally to various ailments. Therefore the paediatrician is always concerned regarding the health of the little patients.

Moreover the paediatrician is responsible for keeping the little ones healthy, happy and glee. Those who have an affinity with the children and want to work with them as specialist may opt for this particular branch but they must keep in mind that they will be dealing those who always carry the tag ‘handle with care’.



Orthopaedics is the branch of medical science that deals with the conditions involving musculoskeletal system. Being an orthopaedician or orthopaedic surgeon, the practitioner makes use both of the surgical as well as the non-surgical methods to diagnose and treat the ortho-ailment.

Moreover this medical speciality focuses on the areas of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, etc. All the ailments related to the above core areas are the key concern of an orthopaedician. In addition to the surgical and non-surgical methods, it is usually seen that they take the help of medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well.

Being a specialized branch, orthopaedician work closely with other departments and also serve as consultant to those practicing as general physician.

Orthopaedics is a specialized branch of immense capability. This branch covers the following:

  • Fractures and dislocations

  • Torn ligaments, sprains and strains

  • Tendon injuries, pulled muscles

  • Ruptured disks, Low back pain

  • Knock knees

  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis, etc.

We will be covering the other PG Medical Courses in our subsequent articles.

Be with us to read the next Top 7 PG Medical Courses.

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