Pathology is a very interesting branch of medical field and there are good career options in it. In layman's terms it deals with the study of change in the population of certain cells and other markers in the diseased body and correlating them with the suspected aliments. A student will have to learn microbiology, haematology, immunology and clinical pathology to complete a bachelor degree course of Pathology. Pathology is such an important area that the doctors do not prescribe any medicine till some required pathological tests are carried out to identify the probable ailment in the human body.
After completing class 12 you can go for B.Sc. in Pathology or full fledged MBBS course choosing the pathology as your main area. For getting admission in B.Sc. your performance in class 12 will be assessed for the merit for admission while for MBBS you will have to appear in the competitive exam called NEET. If you want to become a qualified Pathologist, a B.Sc. degree will suffice for the purpose but if your aspirations are to become a doctor cum Pathologist then you will have to go through the longer route of MBBS.
Pathology is a branch of Medical Sciences and it is understood that it requires a lot of hard work and efforts to understand and practice this subject in the career. Those who have a liking for this field should only take this career stream for becoming a successful Pathologist.
After completing B.Sc. in Pathology one can pursue career in various areas like Pathologist in a hospital, Data Analyst in medical institutes, Research Analyst in Medical colleges or research institutions, Lab Technician in hospitals, Drug manufacturing and public health, Biochemist in pharmaceutical industries and Research Scientist in Medical institutions.
There are number of Medical colleges in Gujarat which are offering Pathology course with MBBS stream but I could not locate any good college which is giving a B.Sc. degree in Pathology. So, you may have to opt for the colleges in other states which are offering this course. Some of such top colleges/ institutions for B.Sc. in Pathology are - Magadh University, Gaya, Bihar; Rama Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh; Rama University, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh.
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