Why to choose: MBBS or BDS?


Now that  the results of NEET-UG 2021 exam are out and many candidates aspiring to MBBS will be confused after getting their rankings during the counselling sessions. The candidates will be confused while choosing the course and college. The candidates aspiring to become doctors will be looking out for MBBS seats. For the given competition available in the MBBS, the students will be in a complete dilemma between courses and colleges.

Last updated: 15 Mar 2022

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Eligibility

Both MBBS and BDS are undergraduate courses available after the completion of PUC or Class 12th from a recognised board for the aspiring students. The students who have studied science subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology in their PUC or Class 12th are eligible to apply for both MBBS or BDS courses. 

Further, in both the cases the students have to mandatorily qualify the NEET-UG Exam and attend counselling to choose their MBBS or BDS seats in the medical colleges or dental colleges respectively across the country.

MBBS: Course Overview

  • The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is one of the most aspirated degree across the globe
  • The aspirants with an MBBS degree are termed as doctors and are eligible to practice allopathic medicine and surgery and are qualified to practice as physicians
  • The MBBS course is a 4.5 years long undergraduate course, they are also required to undergo 1-year mandatory internship in registered hospitals, clinics, primary health care centres, etc 
  • The MBBS course trains the students on wide topics related to human health, medical science and surgery

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BDS: Course Overview

  • The Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS is one of the most promising career options in the field of medical science
  • The BDS course is a 4-years duration followed by the one-year mandatory internship programme in dentistry education that is to be done in registered dental clinics, dental hospitals, nursing homes, etc
  • The candidates completing the BDS degree are known as dental doctors and are qualified to practise as dentists. 
  • The BDS students are trained in detail about the dental treatments, dental medicine and dental surgery. 
  • The candidates who are interested to pursue a career as a dental doctor, then he/she has to complete BDS degree

Career & Job Scope

Both MBBS and BDS have excellent career opportunities for the candidates. In both the cases the candidates can find ample job opportunities at both national and international levels. They are largely hired in middle east, european & african countries for excellent pay scales.

What to do after MBBS?

  • After completion of MBBS, the candidates can join as junior doctors in hospitals and clinics for a decent salary
  • They can even start small clinics in neighbourhood and practice medicine and can have decent earning
  • If they are interested, they can join to MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MS (Master of Surgery) courses, they can choose from wide variety of specialisations such as Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, etc 
  • The MD or MS candidates can easily earn handsome salaries that ranges from 10 lakhs to 30 lakhs per annum

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What to do after BDS?

  • Once a student completes his/her BDS course successfully, they can start working as a dentist. 
  • The BDS students have always had better edge over MBBS students as there is no severe competition from MBBS students especially at the setting up of the clinics in the neighbourhood
  • The BDS students can even start their clinics in the neighbourhood to earn better due to less competition
  • It is also found that BDS degree students earn better when compared to MBBS students in the clinical atmosphere 
  • After completion of BDS, the students can join to MDS by choosing his/her interested specialisations such as: Dental Surgeon, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist, Oral Surgeon, Orthodontics and more
  • The MDS students can easily earn about 15 lakhs to 25 lakhs per annum

Conclusion

There is a huge demand for both MBBS and BDS courses across the globe. The interest of the students always matters for taking up either MBBS or BDS.

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