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