Top 10 Medical Courses

Medicine is the science of disease diagnosis and its cure by treatment. It has many specializations like Medical, Biomedical, Pharmacy, veterinary science, nursing, health and fitness etc. These courses are further divided into graduate, postgraduate, diploma and doctorate degrees. Students can pursue the medical course after 12th class. The admission in medical colleges is based on an entrance examination called NEET which is the main exam for admission in MBBS. Admission to these colleges is offered on the basis of the marks scored by the student in the NEET entrance exam. Along with NEET many other entrances are also conducted at state level and national level for admission in specialized courses.

Medicine has many specializations so students can choose the specialization for graduate and for post graduate courses based on his/her area of interest. Many institutes offer diploma and certificate courses too. For diploma and certificate courses the eligibility criteria are different from the graduate and PG courses. The time duration is also different in all these courses. Below is the list of the top ten courses of Medical science in India.

List of Top Ten Medical Courses in India

  • 1. MBBS

    MBBS is the main course for becoming a Doctor. It’s a five-year course. Students can apply for it after 12th class. NEET is the entrance examination to apply for an MBBS course. Students will be allotted the college based on the marks scored in the entrance exam. MBBS stands for Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery.

  • 2. MD

    MD stands for Doctor of Medicine. It’s a 3 years post-graduate course and it is done by the doctors who have qualified the MBBS degree. Students in the final years of MBBS can also apply for the MD entrance examinations. MD is done in one of the specializations of Medicine. Medicine has many specializations like Anatomy, Forensic Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Pathology, General Medicine etc.

  • 3. BDS

    BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. It’s a 5-year Bachelor course. Students have been taught about the injuries and problems of teeth, jaw and gums. If you want to be a dentist then this is the course for you. This course is regulated by the Dental Council of India. Admissions in BDS is also done by the result or the marks of the student scored in NEET entrance examination.

  • 4. B-Pharma

    Bachelor of Pharmacy is a 4-years Bachelor degree course. It’s a mandatory course to be a pharmacist in India. Without this course no one can become a pharmacist in India. Pharmacy Council of India is the regulatory body of Pharmacy courses in India. Many entrance examinations like BITSAT, MHT-CET etc. are conducted at state level and national level. Students interested in Pharmacy can apply for the entrance examinations.

  •   5. BSc Nursing

    BSc Nursing is a 4 years course. To apply for this course students should have passed the 12th class with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These are mandatory subjects that students should have in 12th class who are applying for this course. BSc Nursing is regulated by Indian Nursing Council. Several Institutes conduct entrance exams for the admission of this course. Students can apply to these entrance examinations who are interested in this course. AIIMS Nursing, JIPMER Nursing, BHU Nursing, Jamia Hamdard Nursing and many more entrance exams are conducted every year.

  •   6. BVSc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science)

    If you are an animal lover and you want to be their Vet then this is the course for you. It is a 5.5 years Bachelor course with an internship which is mandatory in this course. Twelfth pass students can apply for it. Several entrance examinations are conducted at national and state levels. Students interested in it can apply for it. All India Common Entrance Examination, All India pre veterinary Test, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Entrance Exam etc. are a few entrance exams that students can apply for.

  • 7. BHMS

    BHMS stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. Homeopathic treatment is quite different from the allopathic treatments. Homeopathic treatments are primarily based on a patient’s natural body healing power. Many students today prefer to be homeopathic doctors than allopathic. Many institutes conduct state level and national level entrances exams every year. NEET, BVP CET, IPU CET, KEAM, and PUCET are a few exams that students can try for.

  • 8. BPT

    BPT stands for Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Physiotherapists are in very high demand nowadays. Physiotherapists are required in sports, for caring aged peoples as aged people usually face muscle problems, and for minor injuries like knee bent, sprain, muscle spasm etc. It’s a 4.5 years course. NEET, IPU Physiotherapy, JIPMER and many other entrance exams are conducted every year. So, if you want to be a Physiotherapist then this is the course for you.

  • 9. MS

    Master of Surgery is a postgraduate degree course. It’s a specialized course in Surgery. Doctors who are interested in Surgery and want to be a surgeon then MS is mandatory for them. It’s a three years course and students who have completed MBBS and become a doctor can opt this course. Final year students of MBBS can also apply for the entrance. To join this course doctor has to pass through the entrance examination. NEET PG is the main entrance exam for this course.

  • 10. BAMS

    Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is a 5.5 year undergraduate course with one-year mandatory internship which is the last year of this course. Ayurvedic medicine science is different from homeopathic and allopathic medicine. The medicines are different and the way of treatments is also different. NEET is the entrance exam if you want to be an Ayurvedic Doctor.

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