Eligibility criteria to pursue a course in medicine
What is the eligibility criteria to pursue a course in medicine?
- The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery)
- Selection for MBBS is through an All India Entrance Examination. (Details in Entrance Details & Syllabus).
- The qualification required for the entrance is 10+2 or equivalent with Science subjects.
- After MBBS, candidates can go for post graduate level studies (MD or MS) through another entrance.
- At the post graduate level, there is specialisation in Medicine and Surgery.
- Post Graduate Programmes (MD or MS) is usually of 3 years duration.
- Those with Post Graduation (MD or MS or M.Sc in Medicine) can further opt for super-specialisation. i.e. they can go for Ph.D in any specialised area of medicine.
- MD or MS holders can complete the Doctoral Programme (Ph.D) in 2 years and M.Sc Medicine holders in 3 years.
- For practicing as a physician or surgeon, an individual needs to have completed the MBBS course from a recognised medical college and must possess a license from the State Medical Council to practice.