MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
What is it?
Biology group students have the dream of becoming a Doctor. One can become a Doctor after completing MBBS ( Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery). MCI (Medical Council of India) is the statutory body responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of medical education in India.
Doctors are capable of diagnosing, treating and monitoring of patients. Doctors learn the methodology of treatment during MBBS studies & various methods are used by Doctors to improve the condition of a patient. Some of the methods are- administering medicines, surgery, therapy and counselling.
MBBS is an undergraduate level medical course with the duration of 5.5 years. Academically, it is 4½ years & the remaining 1 year is spent on internship.
Once you complete MBBS , you can use the prefix of ‘Doctor (Dr)’.
Minimum age: 17 years
- Students must have passed 10+2 Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects, from a recognized board.
- Minimum aggregate marks required in PCB subjects- 50%.
- Admission to the MBBS is entrance based. Students have to appear in entrances like AIIMS Medical entrances, AIPMT, PGIMER, JIPMER ,AFMC etc.
- Post qualifying entrance exams, admission will be done basis the merit list.
Scope: After completing MBBS, one can start working as medical practitioner under supervision of senior doctors.
Generally, after completing MBBS, students prefer to go for specialization as there are few may go for the below mentioned traditional PG courses-
MS (Master of Surgery)- 3 years long
- MD (Doctor of Medicine)- 3 years long
- PG Diploma- 2 years long
- DNB (Diploma of National Board)
With an MBBS Degree, one may practice as a General Practitioner in Government or Private hospitals/clinics. After pursuing PG courses, one’s chances of landing a good job will increase!