One of the most respected of all career options, Medicine is the study that deals with identifying, treating and preventing diseases. It doesn’t need an explanation as to why the profession of a Doctor is one of the most respected and desired profession. Doctors carry out the most important job of ensuring that diseases are prevented or cured.
Although a career in medicine may imply many other professions, the one of the Doctor is the most prominent of all. To become a Doctor, one has to complete MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Although it may imply two degrees to a layman, it is in reality a single degree that educates an aspiring doctor in the intricacies of health problems and their cure.
Students, who complete the MBBS course successfully, prefix the title Dr. to their names. Though the MBBS degree was considered qualification enough for practicing medicine, today, most doctors pursue a post-graduation course in medicine and healthcare to excel in their profession.
In order to be eligible for the MBBS or BDS course, students should have passed their 10+2 exams with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English, individually with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together.
MBBS is one course which requires a lot of patience. The In India, the course takes 5½ years to complete, comprising of 4½ years of classroom study followed by a year of a rotating internship). The 4½ years of class room study is divided into 4 phases. In each phase, there are semesters. At the end of each phase, a special exam is held.
With an MBBS degree, you can work at:
- Government or private hospitals
- Nursing homes/clinics/health departments
- Medical services of the army, navy and air force, under the Ministry of Defence
- Charitable institutions
The positions you can work as include:
- General Practitioner, Physician
- General Surgeon
- Anesthetist or Anesthesiologists
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles. It is the art or science of preparing and preserving drugs, as well as compounding and dispensing medicines according to a physician’s prescription.
Pharmacy is an important component of the medical and healthcare system. The pharmaceutical industry as a whole is concerned with the manufacturing, preparation, and marketing of drugs. It is of vital importance to the economy and employs a large number of scientists, technicians, and blue-collar workers.