MBBS

9 Important Medical Career Paths After Neet 2017 Results

Posted By : Mr Anand Dhillon/Posted on: Jun 20, 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to declare the results of NEET 2017 by June 26th, 2017.

NEET 2017 entrance exam is held for all India admission to MBBS and BDS courses. This year more than 11,30,000 candidates have appeared for exam as compared to the last year number of around 6,50,000. So this year the cut off may be higher than last year.

Before the results are announced, you should be prepared with the career path that you want to pursue. Different careers in the medical field have different admission requirements. We are listing below some of the important career paths with their eligibility.


M. B. B. S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

B. D. S. (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

B. H. M. S. (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)

B. A. M. S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)

B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)

B.Sc Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

B.P.T (Physiotherapy)

B.O.T (Occupational Therapy)

BMLT (Bachelor of Medical Lab Technicians)


Career Option No. 1:
M. B. B. S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

Course Duration: 5.5 years (Including 1 year Internship)

PATHWAY 1: M.B.B.S. admission in India

MBBS is the most desirable course amongst medical aspirants in India. Admission for an MBBS seat in India is only via centralized admission process based on merit and your performance at the medical entrance exams.

This year total number of seats available all India for MBBS via NEET 2017 are approximately 63,000 including government, private and deemed. 707 seats via AIIMS 2017 and 200 seats via JIPMER 2017.

It is advisable not to apply directly to any private college as seats will be allotted only via centralised counselling.

Eligibility:

The student shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

Indian students from Open or General Category: Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the 12th standard board examination.

Indian students from SC/ST and OBC category: Minimum 40% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the 12th standard board examination.

Seat Allotment as per NEET 2017 Cut Off. Expected Cut Off for general category is more than 380


PATHWAY 2: M.B.B.S. admission to MCI listed Universities Abroad

In India the need of MBBS graduates is on the rise. Every year thousands of Indian students go abroad to pursue their medical studies.

You can consider this option as a backup. Rather than wasting years in multiple attempts to crack the entrance, you should plan for your future, as MBBS is just the first step towards your medical career.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has enlisted the universities where an Indian candidate can study MBBS. You can follow this link to see the MCI listed Medical Colleges: http://edificeeducation.com/mci-listed-universities-2017

It is mandatory to fill and submit MCI eligibility form at MCI Office in Delhi and take the acknowledgement receipt or NOC.

The government of India is also planning to implement uniform national exit test (NEXT) for all medical institutions at the undergraduate level. NEXT will replace the uniform entrance exam at the postgraduate level and the MCI screening exam i.e. FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination)

This means that a graduate doctor wanting to practice medicine in India, irrespective of having a qualification from India or abroad will have to pass the licensure exam and the score of which will also be considered for admission to PG medical courses.

So if MBBS is your dream career, then studying MBBS abroad is a transparent and affordable process. Though ensure that you choose a suitable country and a university to get good education.

You can contact EDIFICE EDUCATION for a FREE CONSULTANCY regarding M.B.B.S. admission in India and M.B.B.S. abroad.


Career Option No. 2:
B. D. S. (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

Course Duration: 5 years (Including 1 year Internship)

It is an undergraduate degree program to be a doctor in the field of dental surgery. After MBBS this is the most preferred course of medical aspirants.

Aspiring candidates learn about various forms of treatment including Surgical Procedures, Dental materials, Dental anatomy & Oral histology, Oral Pathology, Community Dentistry, Pedodontics, Oral Medicine & Radiology etc. which are some of the topics that are generally taught.

Eligibility:

The student shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

Indian students from Open or General category: Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the 12th standard board examination.

Indian students from SC/ST and OBC category: Minimum 40% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the 12th standard board examination.

Seat Allotment as per NEET 2017 Cut Off.

If both the above options are not available to you based on your score in NEET 2017 or not your choice of medical career, then you can consider entering Paramedical courses.

Eligibility for admission to Paramedical courses:

Admission this year will be via score in individual state exams like MHT-CET 2017, EAMCET 2017 etc. Some states and colleges may also consider NEET 2017 score. From 2018, all admissions will be only as per NEET score.

The student shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

Indian students from Open or General category: Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the 12th standard board examination.

Indian students from SC/ST and OBC category: Minimum 40% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the 12th standard board examination.


Career Option No. 3:
B. H. M. S. (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)

Course Duration: 5.5 years (Including 1 year Internship)

B.H.M.S. is a bachelor degree in Homeopathic Education in India regulated by the National Institute of Homeopathy. Homeopathy is an alternative form medicine which has gained popularity in India and abroad.

Though allopathic medication is accepted globally and continuous research is being carried out, homeopathic medication is preferred for many long term disorders. Thus B.H.M.S. is an excellent alternative to study and make a career.

Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) controls homeopathy education in India; any institution desiring to grant a qualification in homeopathy is required to apply to the Council, which prescribes course curriculum and maintains central registers of homoeopaths.


Career Option No. 4:
B. A. M. S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)

Course Duration: 5.5 years (Including 1 year Internship)

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) is graduate degree awarded after the study of five and a half years duration, including 1-year internship.

The curriculum includes studying and teaching of modern anatomy, physiology, pathology & diagnostic procedures, principles of medicine, preventive and social medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic medicine, ENT, principles of surgery, etc. along with corresponding Ayurvedic subjects such as Rachana Sharira, Kriya Sharira, Dravyuaguna, Svasthavritta and Yoga etc.

This qualification holds value in India; is accepted and practiced only in India. This limits the career scope of an individual. Ayurveda has seen lot of advancement and research in recent times so individuals can get opportunities even in pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.


Career Option No. 5:
B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)

Course Duration: 4 years

A Bachelor of Pharmacy (abbreviated B Pharma) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy.

The degree is the basic prerequisite for registration to practice as a pharmacist in many countries and its about understanding the properties and impacts of medicines and developing the skills required to counsel patients about their use.


Career Option No. 6:
B.Sc Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Course Duration: 4 years

The bachelor's degree in Nursing prepares nurses for a wide variety of professional roles and graduate study.

Course work includes nursing science, research, leadership, and related areas that inform the practice of nursing. It also provides the student with general education in math, humanities and social sciences.

An undergraduate degree affords opportunities for greater career advancement and higher salary options. It is often a prerequisite for teaching, administrative, consulting and research roles.


Career Option No. 7:
B.P.T (Physiotherapy)

Course Duration: 4.5 years (including 6 month internship)

Physiotherapy also known as Physical Therapy, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that, by using mechanical force and movements, remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. It is performed by physical therapists known as physiotherapists.

In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. Physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.

Employment opportunities are found in clinics, hospitals and even as freelance personal physiotherapists.


Career Option No. 8:
B.O.T (Occupational Therapy)

Course Duration: 4.5 years (including 6 month internship)

Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession performed by occupational therapists. OTs often work with people with disabilities, injuries, or impairments

This therapy is used to enable people in their everyday life and treats the emotionally and physically challenged people.


Career Option No. 9
BMLT (Bachelor of Medical Lab Technicians)

Course Duration: 4 years (including 1 year of internship)

Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology program aims to provide the aspirant with sufficient knowledge and skills to carry out routine laboratory diagnostic procedures and some sophisticated laboratory diagnostic procedures. Course deals with new advances in Management of Laboratories, instrumentation etc.

Job opportunities include laboratory technologist at hospitals, Pharmaceutical laboratories, Public Health laboratories, research & product development, Supervisor in laboratory, as consultant to laboratory medicine industry, Quality assurance companies, sales & marketing, as a tutor in laboratory medicine graduate program.


Employment opportunities and growth is available in all of the above mentioned careers. Choose a profession based on your interest and your abilities.

You can contact EDIFICE EDUCATION for a FREE CONSULTANCY and CAREER GUIDANCE if you have any queries or confusion regarding you career path.


Author : Mr. Anand Dhillon [M.B.A.]


Anand Dhillon loves to write & share knowledge on Education in India, Career choices & Studying Abroad; helping Students in need of relevant information. He is a Mechanical Engineer & an MBA by qualification. He keeps himself updated with the constant changes in the Education arena & provides answers on Quora, Shiksha.

Anand has been involved in Counselling Students, Professionals about various career paths in India & Overseas for over 6 years. EDIFICE EDUCATION is his endeavour to provide FREE CONSULTANCY for courses like MBBS, Engineering, MBA, Hospitality & Tourism.


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