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Medical field is a highly reputed and respected profession throughout the world. Those who want to fulfil their dreams of working in the healthcare industry can opt for medical courses that will add wings to their career. Find here a list of them along with other details.


Overview

Serving humanity is said to be the noblest of all activities. A nurse, doctor or those engaged in medical research are doing a noble job through their profession. Medical field is a very broad based one. It is not only about doctors. Other than the usual MBBS degree, a range of other diploma, postgraduate, short term certificate and laboratory technician courses are available in this field. A number of universities and colleges in the country offer a variety of medical courses. The demand for such courses is very high compared to their availability.

Eligibility

For admission in the entry level courses, a student must have passed class 12th in Science stream with Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Admission in most medical schools is through entrance exams like those conducted by CBSE. For clearing the entrance exams one needs to be very well versed in the Science subjects. Some state universities and institutes conduct their own entrance exams.





Medical Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Medical courses in India.


1. AFIH Certification
2. B.A. Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
3. B.A.M.S Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
4. B.Sc Audiology & Speech Language Pathology
5. B.Sc Biomedical Science
6. B.Sc Medical Imaging Technology (BScMIT)
7. B.Sc Medical Technology
8. B.Sc MLT
9. B.Sc Physiology
10. B.Tech Biomedical Engineering
11. B.Tech Medical Electronics
12. Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology
13. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
14. Bachelor of Medical Record Science
15. Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (B.S.M.S.)
16. Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
17. Certification Diabetology
18. Certification Hearing
19. Certification HIV and Family Education
20. Certification Laboratory Assistant
21. Certification Maternal and Child Health Care (CMCHC)
22. Certification Medical Laboratory Technician
23. Certification Medical Laboratory Technology
24. Certification Newborn and Infant Care (CNIC)
25. Certification Public Health and Nutrition
26. Certification Radiology Assistant
27. CRA Certification in Radiology Administrator
28. CVINR
29. D.M. Cardiology
30. D.M. Endocrinology
31. D.M. Gastroenterology
32. D.M. Neonatology
33. D.M. Nephrology
34. D.M. Neurology
35. Diploma Anaesthesia (DA)
36. Diploma Anaesthesiology
37. Diploma Anesthetics
38. Diploma Bio-Medical Engineering
39. Diploma Clinical Pathology
40. Diploma Community Medicine
41. Diploma Dental Hygienist
42. Diploma DGO
43. Diploma Health Administration
44. Diploma Health Science in Acupuncture
45. Diploma Health Science in Diabetology
46. Diploma Health Science in Family Medicine
47. Diploma Health Science in Medical Cosmetolo
48. Diploma Health Science in Medical Law
49. Diploma in DMRD
50. Diploma in Maternity and Child Welfare (DMCW)
51. Diploma in Medical Radiation Therapy
52. Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)
53. Diploma Medical Radio diagnosis (D.M.R.D.)
54. Diploma Medical Record Science
55. Diploma Medical Virology
56. Diploma Obstetrics & Gynaecology (DGO)
57. Diploma Operation Theater Techniques
58. Diploma Orthopaedics
59. Diploma Public Health (D.P.H.)
60. DMLT
61. M.A Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
62. M.A. Hospital Administration
63. M.B.B.S
64. M.ch Neuro Surgery
65. M.Ch. Cardiac Surgery
66. M.Ch. Pediatric Surgery
67. M.Ch. Plastic Surgery
68. M.Ch. Thoracic Surgery
69. M.Ch. Urology
70. M.D
71. M.D Preventive and Social Medicine
72. M.D Agadhtntra
73. M.D Anatomy
74. M.D Anesthesiology
75. M.D Bio-Chemistry
76. M.D Biophysics
77. M.D Community Medicine
78. M.D Dermatology
79. M.D Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy
80. M.D Forensic Medicine
81. M.D GENERAL
82. M.D General Medicine
83. M.D KayaChikitsa
84. M.D Microbiology
85. M.D O.B.G
86. M.D Obstetrics and Gynaecology
87. M.D Ophthalmology
88. M.D Pathology
89. M.D Pediatrics
90. M.D Pharmacology
91. M.D Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
92. M.D Physiology
93. M.D Practice Of Medicine - Homoeopathy
94. M.D Public health
95. M.D Radiodiagnosis
96. M.D Radiology
97. M.D RadioTherapy
98. M.D TB & Chest Medicine
99. M.D. Psychiatry
100. M.D. Psychological Medicine
101. M.D. Skin & V.D.
102. M.E Medical Electronics
103. M.Phil Endocrinology
104. M.Phil Hospital & Health Systems Management
105. M.Phil Optometry
106. M.S. Medical Statistics
107. M.Sc Anatomy
108. M.Sc Biomedical Genetics
109. M.Sc Medical Biochemistry
110. M.Sc Medical Informatics
111. M.Sc Medical Surgical Nursing
112. M.Sc Physiology
113. M.Sc Physiotherapy
114. M.Sc Reproductive and Sexual Medicine (M.H.Sc)
115. M.Sc. Medical Statistics
116. Master of Health and Social Sciences (MHSS)
117. Master of Optometry
118. Master of Pharmacognosy
119. Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T)
120. Masters in Public Health (MPH)
121. MS E.N.T
122. MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology
123. MS Ophthalmology
124. MS Shalya Tantra
125. P.G.D. Geriatric Medicine
126. PDCC Anaesthesia
127. PDCC Surgical Endocrinology
128. PDCC Vascular Surgery
129. PG Diploma E.N.T
130. PG Diploma Ophthalmology
131. Ph.D Medical Statistics
132. Ph.D Pathology
133. Post Graduate Diploma Community Cardiology
134. Post Graduate Diploma Developmental Rehabilitation
135. Post Graduate Diploma Early Intervention
136. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Accident and Emergency Care
137. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Acupuncture
138. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Adolescent Health Care
139. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Diabetology
140. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Echo-Cardiography
141. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Family Medicine
142. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Medical Cosmetology
143. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Medical Law and Ethics
144. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Public Health
145. Post Graduate Diploma Health Science in Ultrasonography
146. Post Graduate Diploma Hospital Billing
147. Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Cosmetology
148. Post Graduate Diploma Maternal & Child Health
149. Post Graduate Diploma Medical Informatics
150. Post Graduate Diploma Medical Microbiology
151. Post Graduate Diploma Physician Assistant


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Course durations

Duration depends upon the course. The undergraduate courses for obtaining a MBBS degree lasts five years, followed by a period of compulsory internship in hospitals for one year. Postgraduate degree courses are of three years, whereas the postgraduate diplomas of two years. Further super specialization can only be done after gaining the postgraduate degree or diploma.

Some of the subjects the students study in their initial years are anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology and microbiology. Graduate and postgraduate programs are available in the following healthcare fields:
  1. Medicine
  2. Surgery
  3. Dental
  4. Physiotherapy
  5. Occupational therapy
  6. Pharmacy
  7. Nursing
  8. Nutrition
  9. Speech therapy

Alternative medicine courses can be done in:
  1. Ayurvedic medicine
  2. Naturopathy and yogic sciences
  3. Unani medicine
  4. Siddha medicine
  5. Homeopathy

Job prospects

Medical field is a fast growing sector. Every year more and more money is being invested by both the government and the private sector in setting up hospitals and in medical research. The threat of new diseases and epidemics is forcing governments all over the world in spending more on healthcare. Lot many new jobs are opening up in medical aid and research. Irrespective of speciality or field, jobs in plentiful are available for medical personnel in hospitals, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, private practice and so on. There’s a heavy demand for Indian professionals trained in this field, all over the world, including West Asia, Europe and America. Medical jobs are among the highest paid jobs.