Enquire Now
Enquire Now
Galaxy Educational Services logo

All about Doctorate of Medicine (MD) or Master of Surgery (MS)


All about Doctorate of Medicine (MD) or Master of Surgery (MS)

Last updated: 13 May 2020

APPLY FOR FREE COUNSELLING

Subscribe to our YouTube

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Now that you have completed your MBBS course, are you worried about what next?

Are you confused about choosing which postgraduate course?

Are you interested to know more about the MD/MS course available after MBBS?

Read this article to know more

What is the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course?

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is the 3-year post-graduate programme that can be done after the completion of the MBBS degree. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is one of the specialities under the medical stream that teaches and prepares future doctors. The main aim of the course is to prepare the students with the various techniques about the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases in the patients. The students of Doctor of Medicine (MD) will develop an in-depth knowledge of the field of medicine and medical science. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) students will become experts by studying about the medicines and treatments. They will develop the expertise to classify various medicines by carrying out various experiments and observations in the laboratories.

What is a Master of Surgery (MS)?

The Master of Surgery (MS) is the 3-year post graduate programme that can be done after the completion of the MBBS. The Master of Surgery (MS) specialises in surgical sciences that are associated with the human body. Some of the specialisations available in Master of Surgery (MS) are General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Cardiology etc. The main aim of the course is to train the MBBS students on various surgical techniques and help them to develop expertise in surgical skills in their chosen specialisations. The MS students will be studying about the advanced surgical skills and operating techniques that are related to the specialisations.

Eligibility for Doctor of Medicine (MD)/ Master of Surgery (MS)

The basic eligibility for the Doctor of Medicine (MD)/ Master of Surgery (MS) is that the students should have completed the MBBS degree. The students can apply for the various specialities available in the MD/MS after the completion of MBBS. The MBBS students should apply and qualify the NEET-PG exam to get admission to MD/MS programmes.

Admission Process

The students who are interested to join the MD/MS postgraduate degrees should mandatorily clear the NEET-PG exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The medical college merit seats are allotted to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their MBBS degrees. There are two types of counselling for the Doctor of Medicine (MD)/ Master of Science (MS) courses

1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the government medical colleges and other medical colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for the MD/MS postgraduate programmes in their chosen colleges. The medical colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).

2. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the private medical colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) are required to apply for the MCC counselling procedures. The students should qualify the MCC counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private medical colleges or deemed universities for Doctor of Medicine (MD)/ Master of Surgery (MS) postgraduate programmes.

Skills required to become MD/MS doctor

The students who are interested to join the Doctor of Medicine (MD)/ Master of Surgery (MS) course are required to exhibit many skills and qualities.

Some of the qualities and skills required for the MD/MS doctor are:

  • They should have the ability to work in a team
  • They should have a deep interest in being a helping professional
  • They should have a caring personality and humble attitude
  • They should possess a responsible attitude
  • They should have a lot of patience to hear the patient’s side of the story that proves helpful to provide the exact treatment
  • They should be open for learning and should constantly update the skills and knowledge
  • They should have an excellent eye and hand coordination
  • They should be flexible with timings and should be available at all days
  • They should have the excellent analytical ability
  • They should have excellent communication skills
  • They should have excellent interpersonal skills
  • They should have excellent decision-making skills
  • They should have an eye for detail
  • They should always stay motivated
  • They should have excellent will power and confidence
  • They should have outstanding expertise in the surgical techniques and capabilities
  • They should have excellent knowledge of managerial skills
  • They should have the ability to plan purposefully and open for learning and skill development
  • They should be a problem-solvers by nature
  • They should have excellent researching habits for finding solutions for difficult issues

Specialisations available in Doctor of Medicine MD/ Master of Surgery (MS)

The Doctor of Medicine (MD)/ Master of Surgery (MS) courses are divided into various specialisations. The MBBS students are free to choose their desired specialisations according to their interests. Both the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS) have wide areas of specialisations.

Some of the specialisations available in Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS) are:

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Master of Surgery (MS)
MD in General Medicine MS in General Surgery
MD in Paediatrics MS in Cardiology
MD Anaesthesiology MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MD in Forensic Medicine MS in Neurology
MD TB & Chest MS in Orthopaedics
MD in Psychiatry MS in Nephrology
MD in Radiology MS in Oncology
MD in Family Medicine MS in Plastic Surgery
MD Emergency Medicine MS Otorhinolaryngology-ENT

Salary Package

The average MD/MS doctors will be earning around an average of 8 lakhs to 15 lakhs per annum. The average MD/MS fresher will be earning around 7 lakhs per annum. The salary also varies according to the specialisations. The salary also varies according to the location and recruiter. The salary increases exponentially according to the skills gained and experience gained in the career.

Placement Opportunities

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS) students are having excellent job opportunities across different sectors of the health industry. They are hired in government hospitals, private hospitals, super-speciality hospitals, multi-speciality hospitals, nursing homes, polyclinics. They are also hired in administrative positions in government health care agencies etc. They can join as professors in medical colleges and get paid handsome salaries. If they are interested in medical research, then they can join the global research organisations. They can also start practicing in their clinics in the communities and earn handsome money.

Some of the top recruiters hiring MD/MS doctors are:

  • Medanta Health City
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Fortis Hospitals
  • Columbia Asia Hospitals
  • Aster Healthcare
  • Hosmet Hospitals
  • KIDWAI
  • NIMHANS
  • Jayadeva Institute of cardio-vascular sciences
  • AIIMS
  • Wockhardt Hospitals
  • Manipal Hospitals
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya
  • Sparsh Hospitals

Conclusion

The MD/MS doctors are in great demand in the medical industry. They gain in-depth knowledge of the specialisations and are highly-skilled professionals. The value of the MBBS students increases exponentially soon after the completion of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Master of Surgery (MS) programmes. The students who are interested to learn in-depth about the medicines and surgical techniques can choose to join the MD/MS postgraduate courses. The MBBS students will gain a lot of insights by joining the MD/MS courses and can land in highly-paying positions and jobs across the different organisations of the medical field across the globe.

speaker_notes Discussion Forum

Start your discussion

Type your message

Recent discussions

Our Services

  • Career Counselling
  • Admission guidance
  • Aptitude testing
  • Personality testing
  • Application assistance
  • Updating notifications
  • Assistance for competitive exams
  • Interview training
  • Interview tips
  • Details about fees structure
  • Arranging college visits
  • Comparison of colleges
  • Direct admission under management quota