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Career as a Doctor in India

Career as a Doctor In India

The doctor is the only professional that is considered next to the God by the patients he cures. A doctor treats and interacts with patients on a daily basis. A career as a doctor provides one an opportunity to cure patients, thus bringing happiness into the lives of the people. To enter into this profession, one must have patience, compassion, concentration, emotional strength, quick thinking, and an eye for detail.


Now the big Question is which of the following way of treatment one believes and wants to follow as his profession.

Allopathic Doctor  

Allopathy is considered one of the fastest ways to cure an ailment and followed religiously worldwide. A practitioner of this method of treatment is known as Medicine doctor, MBBS doctor or Allopathic doctor.

Course: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Ayurvedic Doctor 

Ayurveda is highly acclaimed and considered as the oldest to be used in the treatment of the human body at least in some of the world’s oldest civilizations like India and China. A practitioner of this method of treatment is known as an Ayurvedic doctor, Vaids or Ayurveda.

Course: Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

Homoeopathic Doctor 

Homoeopathy is considered to be the best for uprooting the chronic ailments and that too till the concluding end i.e. forever. This is the only way of treatment which is considered to be free from any kind of side effects. Although considered to be a slow process of treatment by some it is totally a fallacy according to its practitioners. Infect they considered it as one of the fastest if administered properly. A practitioner of this method of treatment is known as Homeopaths or Homeopathic doctor. Although there are couples more ways to treat the human body like “Unani” etc these three are most prevalent in the world with all their pros and cons.

Course: Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
             DHMS Diploma of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

How to become a Doctor In India?

One has to follow below-given subjects to become a Doctor In india -

Step 1 to Become a Doctor In India

Interested candidate has to appear in an entrance test conducted by the various state and Independent bodies like PMT, taken by Punjab Government and CBSE-PMT (pre-medical test) taken by the Central board to admit candidates in various medical institutions attached with it according to the rank of the candidate in the entrance exam.

CBSE PMT, conducted by the CBSE, is a highly-coveted national level entrance exam. It is conducted in two stages, the preliminary and the final exam. The exam is objective type and tests you rigorously in subjects like physics, chemistry and biology. Since negative marking is the rule here, the test is extremely competitive.

A separate test is conducted by some of the highly rated medical institutions like AIIMS, PGI, GMCH, AFMC Pune etc.

These exams are generally held in the month of May-June and consist of Objective type questions on the subject of English, Physics, Chemistry; Biology through a number of questions and pattern may vary from test to test.

The results of these exams are generally out by June/July

Step 2 To Become a Doctor In India

After completing this four and half years of MBBS Degree course in which one has to study (subjects which include anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, dermatology, obstetrics and gynaecology, forensic medicine and toxicology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, anesthesiology, community medicine, medicine, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, psychiatry and surgery) and one years and six months compulsory training one can opt. for some job is private or state-run hospitals as a junior doctor, go for privates practice after obtaining the necessary affiliation with respective medical councils or go for higher specialised studies in the respective fields. 

Fees and Other Expenditures: Although varying from college to college, the total course fee for an MBBS degree ranges from anywhere from few thousands at a government college to around Rs 20 Lakhs and even higher in private institutes.

Doctor Career Prospects

A Doctor has good career prospects both in private sector and government sector. Starting from a Junior Doctor in a small clinic he can go up to the rank of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and even to the post of Director of as reputed Hospital as PGI.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Family Physician / Doctors?

An entry-level Family Physician / Doctor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹605,765 based on 50 salaries. An early career Family Physician / Doctor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹617,709 based on 141 salaries. A mid-career Family Physician / Doctor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹825,675 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Family Physician / Doctor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,011,304 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹900,000.

Source - https://www.payscale.com/