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All about MBBS Degree


All about MBBS Degree

Last updated: 11 May 2020

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Are you interested in becoming a doctor?

Are you passionate about becoming a doctor?

Does an MBBS degree attract you?

Read this article till the end to know more!

What is the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBS?

The MBBS is the 5.5-year (4.5-years academic education +1-year internship (House surgeon ship)) degree programme that can be done after the completion of PUC/12th or equivalent by the students. The students should have studied PCB/CBZ in their PUC/12th or equivalent to get admission to MBBS degree. The MBBS degree allows the students to pursue a career in the doctor’s field. After the completion of the 4.5-year course, the students should mandatorily undergo 1-year internship (house surgeon ship) in the field of surgery, medicines and hospitals to become eligible and certified doctors.

The MBBS degree gives the students a tag of “doctors” and is the most respected profession in the whole world. Doctors are the only source of help and healing and treatments for the diseases that humanity suffers in their lives. So, doctors are the best individuals that can heal any of the diseases that are present on this planet and help humanity to lead a healthy life. The MBBS course comprises of two professional degrees i.e. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The MBBS degree is practised or studied to become the doctor in allopathic medicines. After the completion of the MBBS degree, the students can join for MD or MS degrees. MBBS graduates can join hospitals or start individual practice in clinics.

Eligibility for MBBS courses

The students who have completed their PUC/12th or equivalent from the recognised central or any state board across India and abroad are eligible to apply for MBBS courses. Further, the students should compulsorily possess 50% aggregate in all the subjects of PUC/12th or equivalent. The student should mandatorily clear the NEET exams to get admission to MBBS degree in the medical colleges.

Admission Process

The students who are interested to join MBBS degree should mandatorily clear the NEET 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 PUC/12th or equivalent. There are two types of counselling for the MBBS students

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 MBBS 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 MBBS programmes.

Skills required to become MBBS doctor

The students who are interested in becoming doctors by doing an MBBS degree are required to exhibit many skills and qualities. Some of the qualities and skills required for the 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 good stamina
  • They should possess a responsible attitude
  • They should have a lot of patience and compassion towards the patients
  • They should be open for learning and should constantly update the skills and knowledge
  • They should have mental alertness at all times
  • They should be flexible with timings and should be available 24/7 365 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 be empathetic towards the patients
  • 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 the diseases and treatments available for that.

Why join the MBBS course?

MBBS degree is for those students who have a keen interest in learning about the human body and serve the people suffering from diseases. The course makes the student develop the mindset towards the feelings of the service and ailment of sufferers suffering from various diseases and ailments. The doctors are considered as living gods by the people. The doctors have the capacity and ability to save patients suffering from dangerous diseases by treating them.

Some of the aspects that make MBBS the best degree are:

  • It is one of the most coveted medical degrees in the world
  • The MBBS degree allows serving humanity at its best
  • The MBBS degree gives the ability to the students to heal the diseases
  • The MBBS degree provides the widest range of opportunities
  • The MBBS doctors act as health care worriers in the gloomy situations of pandemics such as Covid-19 (Corona Pandemic), SARS Pandemic, Ebola Pandemic, Spanish Flu Pandemic
  • The MBBS students are considered as gods because they keep their lives at risk to treat the patients suffering from pandemics like covid-19.

Career Scope for MBBS students

MBBS students have ample job opportunities across nations. They are hired in hospitals, diagnostic centres, research labs, medical colleges, government health bodies, community health centres etc. They can even start their practise in their clinics. Day by day the demand for the health professionals is increasing due to unfortunate upsurge in diseases and ailments. The career for MBBS is extremely rewarding and MBBS students can join to Master of Surgery (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD) etc

Some of the job roles available after MBBS are:

  • Physician
  • Junior Doctors
  • Doctors
  • Duty Doctors
  • Junior Surgeons
  • Medical Professors or Lecturers
  • Medical Officer
  • Private Practitioners
  • Private Consultants

Salary Package

The average MBBS student will be easily earning around 5 lakhs to 12 lakhs per annum. The average fresher MBBS graduate will be earning about 5 lakhs per annum. The salary is relatively more for the specialists. The salary increases according to the skills gained and experience counted in the career.

Placement Opportunities

The MBBS doctors have ample placement opportunities across the nations. They are hired in government hospitals, private hospitals, nursing homes, super-speciality hospitals, multi- speciality hospitals, health care centres, NGOs, rehabilitation centres, medical colleges, diagnostic centres, research labs, medical research companies etc.

Some of the top recruiters hiring the MBBS doctors are:

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Max Hospitals
  • Metro Hospitals
  • Columbia Asia
  • Aster Healthcare
  • Fortis healthcare
  • AIIMS
  • Jayadeva Institute of Cardio- Vascular Sciences
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya
  • NIMHANS
  • KIDWAI Institute of Oncology
  • Sparsh Hospitals
  • Hosmet Healthcare

Conclusion

The MBBS degree is the most preferred professional degree by the students. There is a huge demand for specialized doctors across different sectors. The changed lifestyle has resulted in the development and emergence of new diseases and ailments in the community. So, the requirement is also large for doctors. The increased number of hospitals has resulted in creating demand for doctors and specialised surgeons. The doctors are considered as gods or medical warriors by the people. In some of the situations like pandemics, the doctors treating the patients act as the first line of defence. The corona pandemic is the best example where the doctors played a major role in eradicating the community casualties due to a pandemic situation.

The doctors kept their lives in danger to treat the patients suffering from corona pandemic. Many students become doctors to serve people suffering from different ailments and diseases. The students who have passion towards the medical field and have service bent of mind can choose to join MBBS degree and become doctors.

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