How to Become a Doctor

 The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS, which is of five and a half duration including one year internship. 

 

Professional occupations, such as general physicians/surgeons, dentists, registered nurses, and physical therapists, usually require at least a bachelor's degree in a specialised field. The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS, which is of five and a half duration including one year internship.

Some of the common areas of specialisation in medicine and surgery are general practice, paediatrics, neurology, gynaecology, dermatology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), anesthesiology, psychiatry, pathology and adiology etc.  These areas demand further super specialised studies of three to five years after MBBS. 

A pathologist should have a degree of DMLT (Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology), while medical representative’s need any one of the pharmaceutical qualifications - diploma, bachelor’s or master’s in Pharmacy. Besides, one can opt for other paramedical diploma or degree course in subjects like X-Ray technology and radiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, opthalmic technology, orthotic engineering and audiology and speech therapy. Also, one can take up Dental Mechanic Certificate (DMC) course, Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology (DOTT) course and Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technician (DCVT).

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Health technologists and technicians such as medical records diagnostic, medical sonographers, radiologic technologists and technicians are typically one year or two post secondary diploma graduates. Besides, people like health insurers, computer programmers, medical photographers, accountants, may not have education typically in the healthcare field, but learn different aspects of their respective subjects vis a vis medicine and healthcare industry with time and experience.