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Career In Allopathy

The increasing and complicated lifestyle is giving birth to a variety of ailments and the demand for medical professionals is tremendously increasing day by day. In this episode, Ms. Mugdha Shetye discusses on how to become an allopathic Doctor.

Allopathic medicine treat disease using remedies that will produce symptoms different from the disease treated. Allopathic treatment is based on symptoms, and is based on ‘cause and effect’ It focuses on what physical being causes the ailment and what can be done to cure it.

To become a Doctor, One must complete graduation programme i.e. MBBS. MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. It is a 5 ½ Years program, post class 12th. One needs to study 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. One needs to clear relevant entrance exams i.e. NEET. Though MBBS Degree is enough to practice as a Doctor in India, it is not the end of the road. It is necessary to pursue and complete Postgraduate courses such as – MD or MS.

After completing MBBS, Students are required to qualify PG-NEET for further higher education in a specialized field of medicine. Course duration for Post graduate course is 3 Years.

Some of the specializations which one can pursue at the MD or MS Level are General medicine, Anaesthesiology, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Gynaecology, Neurology, Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Radio Therapy, ENT and so on. Once you have completed your specialization, you have an option to go for Super specialization which is for 2 years. One can pursue super specializations like Clinical Haematology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neuro Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, and Plastic Surgery and so on.
Along with the required qualification it is important to understand the personality traits to be successful in the field of medicine. Medical professions need to possess good stamina, keen & quick observation, good memory & recollection ability, good judgment, logical & analytical mind, decision making ability, service mentality, stamina, patience, good power of concentration, emotional stability and self-confidence.

After completing the course a person can start working in his/her own clinic, government/private hospitals, serve in the armed forces, work as a consultant and resident doctor in medical colleges and research institutes, can also work with railways, pharmaceutical and medical companies, biotechnology companies, work in government and private organisations, start teaching or working in research centres.

With the world moving forward in such a fast pace, people are becoming increasingly negligent towards their health. While being constantly surrounded by technologies and leading a work-oriented lifestyle, the Gen Z is even more vulnerable to ill health. Owing to the fact that increases in diseases and present lifestyles, the need of good medical professionals is constantly increasing. So, if you intend to make a mark or get the difference in lives of people then you can surely consider allopathy as a career option.