In this episode, Mugdha Sheteye talks about the most respectful field of Medicine (Medicine as a career option). If one likes to help others, understand others pain, like sciences and taking challenges and under how the body works and are fascinated by how medicines are used to improve life; then one can consider medicine as a career.
Medical science is the study where one learns to diagnose, treat and prevent any disease. We are familiar with treatment patterns like Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, and Siddha. Dentistry and Veteinary sciences are also part of medical sciences. To enter the medicine field one needs to be from the science background and should have compulsorily studied Physics Chemistry and Biology subjects in 11th and 12th. One needs to clear relevant entrance exams which are conducted at all India level.
Medical courses take minimum of five and a half years to complete graduation and three years for masters. Therefore one must be mentally and physically ready to face the challenges and put in the required amount of efforts. One gets various specializations at the master’s level like Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, and Heart specialist, Pediatrician, Neurologist, Orthopedic, Gynecologist and Anesthesia and so on. Entry to the Master’s courses will be based purely on the Entrance Exam. One also needs to update oneself in the technology and skills related to the advancements in the related field. One needs to be good in decision-making skills, observation skills and have a good amount of patience to understand the patient’s requirement. Job wise one can always start their own clinic but it always advisable to gain experience under working professional. One can work with the government or private hospitals or in clinics, Defense, Multinational companies, Co-operate or get into teaching and research field.