How to Become a Doctor?

Medicine is noble profession which has been there since ages. The field of medicine has come a long way to specialised areas which are intense, exhaustive and crucial to the understanding of the human body. Being a doctor is not only a job of extreme responsibility, but it also requires intense hard work and dedication coupled with the desire to help mankind heal in the best possible.

With Changing lifestyles and high stress levels there has been an increases in the diseases and aliments affecting the large population of India thereby making the role of a doctor even more important and multifarious in today’s context.

There are several common entrance examinations for the selection of candidates for the seats of MBBS in medical colleges all over India. Of these, the prominent ones are the NEET, AIIMs and JIPMER.

To start with, one has got to have a strong commitment, when one decides to become to become a doctor as there is not only a lot of competition but also the number of seats are far lesser than the number of students who want to pursue it as a career. With around 1.6 million students vying for a few thousand seats the competition is tough but it’s worth all the toil. Through understanding of subjects like physics, chemistry and biology at class XII level is a must.

A regular course in MBBS from any recognised medical college is of four and half years in duration, followed by an internship for a year or six months. During the course of these four and a half years students who gets selected for an MBBS course have to study several subjects which include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Anaesthesiology, Community medicine, Medicine, Ophthalmology, orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery.

A course in MBBS prepares you not only to be an eternal healer, but also paves your way to the specialisations that you might take in the future for your MD or MS.

The road to becoming a doctor is a challenging but rewarding one – not only monetarily but also in terms of jobs satisfaction and the help you extend to the ill. So take on the journey, if you are a warrior of the healing powers.