Become a doctor and change your life and people around you. Perhaps, there is no other career which commands such a respect and awe as medicine. The power to heal has placed the medical profession several rungs above all others. A doctor’s profession involves a lot of hard work with a good degree of dedication and at the same time, it also brings with it the satisfaction of having cured people suffering from illness, disease and trauma.
A simple degree in medicine is however not enough for making a successful and a satisfactory career. One needs to do specialization in any of the branches of medicine or surgery to become a specialist of certain kind e.g. Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neonatology etc.
Medical Apex Bodies
These are the apex Bodies that governs the Medical Profession and allied services in the country.
Medical Council of India (MCI)
Dental Council of India (DCI)
Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
National Board of Examination (NAT Board)
Basic Pattern of Medical Courses
Super Specialty Courses
M. B. B. S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
This program is a 5 ½ years course divided into three professionals of three semesters each. A semester comprises of 18 months. A wide range of subjects like anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, forensic medicine, general medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, ENT (ear, nose, throat), gynecology, orthopedics as well as preventive and social medicine are taught. The last 1 year is devoted to compulsory rotating internship.
B. D. S. (Bachelor of Dental Sciences)
This program is of 4 years duration followed by 1 year compulsory rotating internship. A wide range of courses like basic anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and microbiology are taught. Specialization in dentistry and hands-on-practice are during the two final semesters.
B. H. M. S. (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
This program is of 5 ½ years duration including one year compulsory internship. The Homoeopathic Education in India is presently monitored by the National Institute of Homoeopathy, which is a statutory Central Government body.
B. A. M. S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
This program is of 5 ½ years duration. The Ayurvedic Education in India is presently being monitored by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), which is a statutory Central Government body.
This question can only be answered by you. You want a profession that you will be happy doing so you might want to look up the different types of doctors and than once you have a idea of what you want to do either volunteer in a local hospital so you are able to view first hand how things are actually done.