All about MD - To excel in the field of medicine, experts highly recommend candidates to opt for Doctor of Medicine or MD degree for specialization in post graduation. Job of a MD is not easy, and thus, it is obvious that course of study will not be easy as well. MBBS degree holders can opt for MD as their course and they will then be offered 'n' number of specializations to choose from. These specializations include Radiotherapy, Anatomy and General Medicine. It must be noted by candidates that admission to MD course in most of the colleges is through National level Eligibility cum Entrance Test, commonly known as NEET PG, except for some colleges who do not come under the ambit of aforementioned exam. As per MCI, 220 medical colleges of the nation, both government and private, offer a total of 17950 seats for MD course. Aspirants seeking admission in MD course should be familiar with the details of the aforesaid course like fee structure, eligibility, admission process, etc. Read this article by Careers360 to know more about MD admission procedures and requirements.
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Course duration of MD is 3 years and the curriculum of the said course id competency-based. It must be noted that as per PG Medical Regulation Act, 2000, Medical Council of India, the below mentioned points will also be followed while teaching the course at colleges:
In order to pursue MD course, candidates are required to fulfill a set of eligibility conditions as specified by the authorities for admissions. These conditions are a mix of educational qualification, registration, internship requirement, etc. Also, candidates who seek admission through NEET PG will have to fulfill NEET PG eligibility criteria 2020 in order to qualify. Whereas those who seek admission through AIIMS, JIPMER or other institutes who do not accept NEET PG scores will have to fulfill institute-wise eligibility conditions.
The admission process of most of the medical institutes, for post graduate courses, functioning in the country is going to be based on the scores of NEET PG 2020. National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts NEET PG which is an eligibility cum entrance exam. The exam is conducted for admission to MS/MD/PG Diploma courses
MD aspirants must go through the table below for category-wise NEET PG 2020 qualifying score. Candidates must keep in mind that admission to MS will be granted to candidates who qualify NEET PG 2020 by securing the below-mentioned cut off
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It is commonly MBBS graduate's dream to pursue MD or MS after completion of their graduation. There are multiple reasons for the same, some consider this as an opportunity to gain more knowledge and be more qualified , others find this to be a higher revenue extracting course. Here, the role of colleges and their rankings highly matter. Candidates who complete their MS specialization from renowned and highly sought for colleges have a higher chance of becoming successful in their future endeavors as it matters a lot. Institutes like LHMC or CMC, Vellore are such colleges who have really high brand value and post graduates from these colleges are always eyed by hiring teams and other people in the society
The MD course fee can vary widely depending on the type of institute - private or public. Also, within these two groups as well the fee may vary from one institute to another; the variation is more pronounced in private colleges than in public colleges, as could be expected.
Speaking of fee charged by public colleges, the premier medical institute in the country, AIIMS Delhi and the other AIIMS charge an annual tuition fee of only Rs. 702. Other components of fee structure include pot money, electricity, Gymkhana Fee, and caution money. The total annual fee after adding all the components is less than Rs. 2000. Also, AIIMS doesn’t charge any hostel fees from its students. While some. of the other government medical colleges may charge a bit higher, still it is far less than what is charged by private institutes.
For example, CMC Vellore, which is a private institute, charges Rs. 1200 an annual tuition fee, Rs. 15,000 as one time establishment fee, and Rs. 1,20,000 as university fee. The total annual fee comes out to be around Rs. 1,42,000. This fee is probably on the lower side for a private institute, as some institutes charge much higher.
Given the disparity in fee structure between government and private colleges, it is no surprise than most students would ideally like to take admission into a government institute. But the consequence of this is that the competition for a government seat is higher, and the candidate would need a good rank, whatever the exam may be - NEET PG, AIIMS PG, or JIPMER PG.
Career is not a very easy choice and is not easily made for any of us. It takes in endless toiling and hard work and if you have pursued MD then its harder. Thus, a few career options are mentioned below to give candidates a fair idea of how to go about with their future plans.