What after MBBS? - Diploma/MD/MS Courses & Other Career Options
What after MBBS? - After completing MBBS and getting the degree, a common cause of dilemma for medicos is, What after MBBS? Aspirants use to search for all the other options which they can go through after MBBS. The best courses after MBBS include specialisation in MD (Doctor of Medicine), MS (Master of Surgery), and other diploma programs. Careers360 brings this article on what after MBBS for aspirants to get a clear idea.
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Other questions cropping up are what kind of degree or specialisation they should pursue after MBBS? Once candidates decide on what to do they still have various sub-questions coming up. The degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) has a lot of career opportunities to offer. These opportunities can be grabbed by medicos on the basis of their interests and life goals. Aspirants wither can opt for a private or government job after pursuing an MBBS degree or can choose from various courses after MBBS.
"It's easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options". a quote by Robert Half. So keeping that in mind candidates can go through the article below to know the wide variety of choices that they can opt for after completing their MBBS degree. This will help them answer their question, What after MBBS? Aspirants will find both the answer to pursuing higher studies after MBBS and other job opportunities. While a plethora of opportunities exists in terms of courses after MBBS, a varied list of opportunities also are available in terms of employment across varied sectors. Health care is one vital sector that is rapidly growing thus bringing in a huge requirement of qualified professionals.
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What after MBBS? - Pursuing Higher Studies
The common choice of medicos after completing an MBBS degree is to continue with their higher studies. What is uncommon here is whether they opt for traditional specializations or new age specializations that are still upcoming; whether they wish to pursue post-graduation courses after MBBS in India or abroad. In the points given below some of these options are specified.
Traditional Specializations after MBBS
The most common choice among candidates, while deciding on what to do after MBBS, is pursuing a specialization in their area of interest. At this stage too, medicos' most preferred course is an MD/MS or a Diploma in Medicine. As for India, admissions to MD/MS are conducted through a few common PG entrance exams which include NEET PG, INI CET. The specializations offered under MD, MS, and other diploma programs are listed below in the table.
The list of PG Specializations available are as follows
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Upcoming courses in Medical Sciences and Technology
Masters in Medical Sciences and Technology is an upcoming stream. It imparts skills that combine sciences and engineering to doctors to train them for the state-of-the-art medical research in Medical Imaging and Image Analysis, Biomaterials and Implants, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Medical Statistics, Telemedicine, Biomedical Instrumentation, Early Detection of Cancer, Immuno-technology, Clinical Biomarkers, Biosensors, Recombinant DNA Technology, regenerative medicine, Biomedical Simulation.
Medicos can also opt for foreign studies to pursue higher education in different countries. The process to study medicine abroad is different. For instance, PLAB is for pursuing higher studies in the UK while the USA has USMLE for PG aspirants and Australia Medical Council has AMC exams. All of these facilitate the process of higher studies in the respective countries as well as job opportunities after course completion.
What after MBBS? - Other Opportunities
Government Jobs in health services departments
MBBS graduates can be recruited in government job profiles in central as well as state health service departments. The most opted for job opportunities in central government is through Combined Medical Services (CMS). UPSC conducts CMS to recruit doctors to a number of central government institutions like Railways, municipal corporations, government hospitals and dispensaries. The jobs are permanent in nature and subsequently offer administrative work in government health services. There are also several state-health-service exams offering job opportunities to medicos within respective states.
Defence Services: Jobs in Army, Navy, and Air Force
Defence services are not just for engineers or other graduates, they are equally possible and in demand for medicos. The Indian Defence Ministry recruits MBBS graduates for infantry units, army hospitals, and emergency services. Such medicos who are recruited by the Ministry are trained in military camps and appointed for a permanent position. This is done to make them work in sync with the army personnel and understand the emergency situations where the army and other defence personnel step in to provide relief efforts.
Employment in Hospital Chains
Hospital chains operating in the private sector provide great opportunities to medicos who have just completed their MBBS degree and have not yet decided upon what to do further. The topmost hospital chains in the aforementioned category are Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Hospitals, and Max Hospitals. In addition, they offer hefty salaries to the doctors they work with.
Opportunities in Research and Academics
For people with an inclination towards research, it is a very satisfying choice to pursue it and join academia towards training and guiding budding medical professionals. Top pharmaceutical firms offer lucrative opportunities to MBBS graduates in their research and development units. Not just that various renowned medical institutions including AIIMS, PGIMER, JIPMER, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), etc offer excellent opportunities for research and academics.
Career in Health Administration/Hospital Management
Medicos with management skills can opt for Hospital Management career options to enhance their knowledge of medicine as well as their inclination towards management roles. It is a well-known fact that if the day-to-day services at hospitals are managed well then their services become more organized and functional. There are many hospitals that recruit doctors in such management roles where they deem fit. Doctors who can understand the problem areas, tackle challenges, and find ways to enhance the efficiency of processes and administration are highly in demand. Generally, doctors who have completed additional management programmes after their MBBS degree are offered these roles. Master-level programs like Health Administration and Hospital Management impart crucial skills to the doctors for managing multi-specialty hospitals, special clinics, insurance companies to name a few.
Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Another specialized field, where medicos who have an interest in machines and their mechanisms, can try their luck in developing machines and instruments for use in health services. Such courses intend to develop engineering strategies to advance inventions in the medical field to improve healthcare and patient care.
Self-employment through private practice/ Public health
The most sought after choice of MBBS aspirants is to set up a clinic or start practising medicine at a private firm. However, it is easier said than done, as this comes in with a lot of challenges. This choice is being opted by medical graduates far and wide to gain hands-on experience and earn money.
There is a huge demand for doctors in the public health sector and it is ever increasing. Career opportunities in this field include medical social workers, research consultants, entrepreneurs, counsellors, trainers,s, and Psychiatric. Apart from these, medicos can for NGOs keeping in mind that not all NGOs offer unpaid jobs. Prominent among them are WHO, UNO, Médecins Sans Frontières.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - What after MBBS? - Diploma/MD/MS Courses & Other Career Options
Question: What is the career opportunities after MBBS?
The degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) has a lot of career opportunities to offer.
Question: How to grant MBBS admission in India?
Aspirants will be granted MBBS admission only on the basis of NEET exam.
Question: What are the various medical entrance exam for granting admission after pursuing MBBS?
As for India, admissions to MD/MS are conducted through a few common PG entrance exams which include NEET PG and INI CET.
Question: What are the various specialization offered for MBBS graduates/
The various specializations offered are MD (Doctor of Medicine), MS (Master of Surgery) and other diploma programmes.
Question: What are the opportunities after MBBS?
The various opportunities after MBBS are:
- Government Jobs in health services departments
- Defence Services: Jobs in Army, Navy and Air Force
- Employment in Hospital Chains
- Opportunities in Research and Academics
- Career in Health Administration/Hospital Management
- Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
- Self-employment through private practice/ Public health
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can any one plz tell when will neet 2021 andhra state counseling will start
Till now NTRUHS, Vijaywada has not started the NEET UG Counselling for state quota seats but it is expected to start soon so you have to wait for some more time. Neither they have released any notification nor announced any schedule for NEET UG counselling 2021 so at this point of time it is little bit difficult for us to guide you accurately with the schedule.
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NEET 2021 Cut-off goes like :-
-->>> General - 50th percentile - 720-138 marks
-->>> SC/ST/OBC - 40th percentile - 137-108 marks
-->>> General-PwD - 45th percentile - 137-122 marks
-->>> SC/ST/OBC-PwD - 40th percentile - 121-108 marks
******* Only those candidates who have scored marks according to the above qualifying cut-offs in NEET UG 2021, would be eligible for counselling.
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I got 491 in neet 2021 in general ews category can I get admission in shri krishna ayurved university kurukshetra
Dear aspirant hope you are doing well. It's difficult to predict because cut keep changing every year depends on various factors.
1. No of seat available.
2. Difficulty level of exam.
3. No of student appear in exam.
Eligibility criteria for neet ug exam.
- :--->Minimum age of the candidates should be 17 years as of December 31, 2022...
- :--->Candidate should passed the class 12th exam from any recognised brard with physics, chemistry, biology (PCB) or (PCMB) with English is the compulsory subject...
- :--->Minimum aggregate marks: General category candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with 45% marks, while for SC/ST/OBC the minimum marks should be 40%..
- :--->Reservation policy for pwd (handicap) : 3% of the reservation will be provided to the Person with Disability (PwD) candidates.
Marks wise cut off for neet ug exam is following
- For General candidate-> 720-138
- For OBC/SC/ST candidate -> 137-108
- For Gen PwD candidate -> 137-122
- For (OBC /SC / ST ) PwD candidates -> 121-108
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after scoring 520+ marks in neet what will be my fees in hitech medical College, bhubaneswar,Odisha?
The fee structure for Hi-Tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, Orissa is as following -
• At present the tuition fees per annum for Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital is Rs. 6,50,000/- w.e.f. academic session 2018-19 until further orders.
• The other fees to be paid at the time of Admission are College Caution Money Deposit (one time – refundable), Examination fee, Sports & Cultural fee, Transport fee and fees for uniform and blazer.
• Examination Fees - Rs 5,000 per year
• Sports and Cultural Fees - Rs 3,500 per year
• Transport Fees - Rs 6,500 per year
• The following types of Hostel accommodation are available in the hostels for both boys and girls.
• AC accommodation: Single / Double Sharing / Triple Sharing
• Non-AC accommodation: Single / Double Sharing / Triple Sharing
The charges will be as prevailing at the time of admission as they are modified periodically
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in Maharashtra, neet counselling cap round 1 is going on... it is written that it is for mbbs and bds... i want to pursue bhms... then am i supposed to fill preference form right now or will they give another preference filling link for bhms in future??
No, you have to fill separate preference form for BHMS in your state
Counseling preference forms for BAMS/BHMS in Maharashtra will be released soon.
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Which tc should I subbmit to neet 12 or bsc to neet counseling
Documents required at the time of NEET PG counselling :
- NEET PG admit card
- NEET PG. Rank letter
- Class 10th marksheet/ birth certificate
- Marksheet of MBBS
- MBBS degree certificate
- Internship completion certificate
- Permanent /provisional registration certificate issued by MCI/ SMC
- Valid, non-expired and authentic photo ID proof ( PAN CARD, driving licence, voters ID, passport, Adhar card)
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Non creamy layer certificate (if applicable)
- Disability certificate (if applicable)
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