Medical education in India is considered to be the largest medical education systems in the world and comprises about 535 medical schools across the country. These medical schools have a capacity of producing 70,978 MBBS graduates at present. The recent expansion of the number of medical schools over the last few years from 2014 to 2019 in government and private sector has improved doctor-to-patient ratio of 1:1457 at present. These figures are encouraging and reflect the efforts of our politicians to provide health care to the 1.3 billion citizens of our overpopulated and large country. Unfortunately, however, the medical education standards prevailing in these generally new and private medical schools have not been adequate. Medical education in India is in a static phase at present and needs immense and radical reforms to meet the demands of its population and also match international standards. There exist big lacunae in the system and multiple factors may be responsible for the present situation.
Primary Details of MBBS Degree :
|Full form||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery|
|Eligibility||Minimum 50% in 12th PCB and Must Qualified in Neet|
|Duration||4.5 Years Study + 1 Year Compulsory Internship|
|Tuition Fees||50k to 25 Lakhs p.a|
|Starting salary offering||8 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs|
|Advance Courses||MD, MS, DNB, PG Diploma, CPS, FCPS|
|Similar Course||BAMS, BDS, BUMS, BHMS, BPT|
|Employment opportunities||Junior Doctor, Junior Physician|
About MBBS Program :
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) is the most popular and designated program of doctors. These are the two bachelor degrees in one domain as the Bachelor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Surgery. This is the tradition of United Kingdom and many universities in various countries are following this tradition. Medical Line is quite tough as compared to Engineering sector. A Medical Degree has been never easy.
The MBBS is a 5.5 year (4.5 years study + 1 year compulsory internship) UG degree program leading to the two degrees as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The MBBS is one of the most sought courses after 12th science in medical field. There are so many colleges and universities from across the countries which are offering the MBBS course.
MBBS Eligibility Criteria :
Candidate must have passed 10+2 Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects, from a recognized board. Note: Minimum marks criteria may vary (usually around 50% marks). Candidate must also have taken part in medical entrance examination organized by State or Central Government. Some of the well known entrance tests are- State wise CETs (Medical), AIIMS Entrance, AIPMT, PGIMER, JIPMER, NEET UG and AFMC. Minimum aggregate marks required in PCB subjects- 50%. Minimum marks scored in Biology subject- 50%. Note: There exists even more medical entrance tests. Some Private Universities have their own entrance tests (example- Manipal University).
Scopes for MBBS :
The medical students, throughout their tenure, are made completely aware of the entire anatomy of human and the surgery practices, inclusive of sub-fields such as human cytology, chemistry, human anatomy, medicine, drugs formulation, pharmaceutical chemistry & effect and the method of surgery. As far as career opportunity goes, while the obvious choice is to get employed as a medical professional (having attained the right to carry the prefix ‘Dr’ with the name) in a private or Government-aided hospital or even establishing one’s private clinic, there are other options available as well. In case, one doesn’t want to start practice as a doctor, medical students today can go for choices such as public health, hospital administration, medical transcription or even medical publishing among others.