Is biology your favourite subject, and the feeling of working in a hospital excites you? Do you love reading about human anatomy, physiology, and hormonal compositions? If yes, then this is your go-to article for opportunities in medicine and allied medicine programs. This article talks about the top colleges, courses, entrance exams and career opportunities for medical courses after 12th.
Pursuing these courses will make you eligible to work either as a doctor, or work in medicine related areas. Becoming a doctor is not an overnight task, it requires tremendous dedication, love and empathy for people, resilience and a thick skin. The eligibility to apply for the various courses is a 45-60% (each college has its own criteria) in your class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. You should be at least 17, and not more than 25 at the time of the application, if applying through the general category.
Doctors are responsible for maintaining health and fitness, primarily by diagnosis, and apt treatment of illnesses/injuries of patients. A doctor may work with patients of all age groups, or choose to specialize in a particular domain like cardiology, or neurology.
Education: After selecting a PCB subject combination, majority of the students dream of becoming a doctor. The first step is a degree in MBBS which is of 4.5 years and followed by an internship (1 year). During the degree you will study various subjects such as anatomy, physiology, allied medicine, community me
dicine, pediatrics, microbiology, etc. During these years you will learn not only to diagnose and treat patients, but also the ethics to practice, various national level heath programs, and the skills to succeed in the precise career of medicine.
If you want to specialize in a particular area, you can pursue post-graduation (MD). Cardiology (deals with the abnormality and function of heart), clinical pharmacology (study of drugs and their application), psychiatry (Treatment of mental illness, disorders and behavior), etc. are few areas of specialization which you may consider.
Professional opportunities: After completing your MBBS, you can work in hospitals, clinics, etc. as a general physician.
Entrance Exams: NEET
Top Medical Colleges: AIIMS, Armed Force Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Kasturba Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College, Christian Medical College etc.