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Medicine Career

Medicine is the art of healing. The increasing unhealthy lifestyles giving birth to a variety of diseases have made it impossible for General Physicians with an MBBS degree to handle all ailments. It is one of the most rewarding career for those interested in Science and dealing with sick people. There is great scope for medicine as a professional career. Over the years, the field of medical studies have undergone various stages of development, it has become so vast that specializations within are increasing day by day. The major Specializations include General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry, Anesthesiology etc. There is also Super Specialisations which require a further 3-5 years of study in areas such as Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardio-thoracic surgery, Conito-urinary surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Clinical Haematology.

Eligibility for Medicine

Educational Qualifications:
The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery) which is of 5 1/2 years duration (including 1 year internship).

Personal skills:
Good memory and recollection ability Service mentality Stamina and patience Power of concentration and emotional stability Logical and analytical mind Willingness to learn throughout their career

Job Prospects for medical specialists

There is a extensive job opportunities in Hospitals, polyclinics, diagnostic laboratories, dental and opthalmic clinics in the government and private sector. They can also take up research and development work in institutional laboratories or with pharmaceutical companies. Doctors and paramedics are always get a demand in the rural and urban areas of the country, and abroad also. Despite the advances in medical sciences and protective health care, urbanization has increased in diseases and subsequent requirement for medical specialists. There is also a Growth in medical specialization.