Becoming a Doctor in India

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Are you the one who is inquisitive about human bodies and how it functions? Were you the kid who absolutely adored biology and dream of a future in a lab coat? Have you always thought about saving lives and making a difference?

Well then becoming a Doctor is the best thing you can do. This is one of the most respected of professions. So if you are keen and dedicated enough to give your life to this profession, work hard to become a Doctor.  

What does becoming a Doctor Mean?
  • Hard Work:Being a doctor means giving your life to this profession. You cannot say that ‘you don’t feel like doing something’. Your profession would come before your own family. It is all about making that difference.
  • Long Hours:Being in the medical professional means you have no time boundaries. You might end up working for 72 hours in a stretch if there is a crisis. Be prepared for little or no sleep.
  • Rewarding Work:After so much of hard work, the rewards that you get are beyond this world. You are truly saving lives, there isn’t anything more rewarding than that. Your patients treat you like God and you are truly their savior.
  • Amazing Pay:At the end, money does matter. As a doctor, you are in one of those profession that has a great pay from day one. You salary is above and beyond the rest.
Top 10 Medical Colleges in India There is plethora of medical colleges in India; these colleges are in the top 10.
  1. AIIMS, New Delhi
  2. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  3. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  4. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
  5. Armed Forces Medical Colleges, Pune
  6. Maulana Azad Medical college(MAMC), Mumbai
  7. Grant Medical College(GMC), Mumbai
  8. Madras Medical College(MMC), Chennai
  9. University College of Medical Science and Research Centre (U.C.M.S), New Delhi.
  10. St John's Medical College, Bangalore
Medical Specializations and Courses One of the main things as the student you have to decide with medical course you want to pursue into the future. These are the few courses that are offered by the various medical colleges.
  1. Cardiology:This specialization deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the heart.
  2. Obstetrics and Gynecology:This specialization deals with the reproductive system of women, especially pregnant woman and child berth etc.
  3. Neurology:This deals with the treatment and diagnosis of the human nervous system. The brain, spinal cord, nerves etc. come under this section.
  4. Pediatrics:This deals with anything to do with children and their health issues.
  5. Dermatology:This deals with the anything that has to do with skin, mouth, hair, nails and also the various sexually transmitted diseases.
  6. Otolaryngology (ENT):This deals with the various diseases pertaining the ear, nose and throat region.
  7. Oncology:This primarily deals with the treatment of cancer.
Basic Eligibility of a Doctor
  • The applicant must have passed 10+2 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and should have at least scored 60% marks aggregate and 50% for SC/ST.
  • Students who are yet to give their boards can also give the entrance exams, but eventually the admission would be based on their marks.
  • Candidate must be an Indian National with 17 years of age on 31st of December of the year of admission
Medical Entrance Exams India has a variety of medical entrance exams. Some are common state tests, while others are specific to the college. These are few of the top entrance exams in India:
  • AIIMS – All India Medical Science
  • AIPMT – All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exams
  • AFMC – Armed Forces Medical College Entrance Exams.
  • CET – Common Entrance Exams. (Most states hold their own common entrance exams)

Author Bio: Trisha is a professional writer and adviser on education and career. She is an ardent reader, a traveler and a passionate photographer. She wants to explore the world and write about whatever comes across her way. Google+:

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