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What is/define medical profession- Medicine is an ancient and established profession though the style and form of practice may have changed over the years. It encompasses the prevention, treatment of diseases and rehabilitation of humans so as to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

Medical science is a branch of science deals with health which keeps the disease at bay.

Details of medical profession
Class 12 exams are over and you are planning for your further studies. If you have Physics, Chemistry and Biology in class XII then medical studies is apt and appropriate for you because it is considered as one of the hot and demanding career after 10+2.
The medical field has been the coveted field in professional world for a long period of time and the people’s sentiments have changed a bit in contemporary scenario as well. The surge in the number of medical schools is the apparent proof for the existence of this conception in the contemporary professional world.

Before selecting medicine as your career please assess certain thinks
What kind of future appeals to you? Do you want challenges, opportunities, a chance to make a difference? Do you have an inquisitive mind? Are you interested in science and how the body works?
In addition you think yourselves 

  • Do you care deeply about other people, their problems, and their pain?
  • Do you enjoy helping people with your skills and knowledge?
  • Do you enjoy learning, gaining new understanding?
  • Do you often dig deeper into a subject than your teacher requires? Do I understand the value of learning beyond just making good grades?
  • Do you interested in how the human body functions?
  • Do you intrigued by the ways medicine can be used to improve life?

Human body is most complicated machine in the world and you should know how to handle it care.
If you answered "Yes" to most of these questions, chances are you have the right kind of personality for a medical career.

Eligibility Criteria for Medicine

Details of the Medicine


Course  Title

Professional course of MBBS/BDS, and other related course


Entry Qualification

  • 12th – Physics, Chemistry and biology/ (Botany and Zoology) (Min-60%)
  • For entering central college need to write entrance exam conducted by CBSE, AIIMS, Armed Forces Medical Colleges (AIFMC)
  • Tamil Nadu Only cut off marks (Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ (Botany and Zoology) are considered


Course Duration   

MBBS, BDS – 5 year , other courses are 3 to 4years


Course structure

Semester system

If you do not get into MBBS course then need not to worry. Various other options are available for you such as dentistry, Ayurvedic, homeopathy and other allied branches of medical science.

Various Branches of Medicine

General Practice (GP) - A General Practitioner or GP must have a good working knowledge of common conditions in all branches of medicine, to make the preliminary diagnosis and institute treatment, as patients usually see them first. General Practice is also known as Family Practice as the entire family not only gets treatment for their illnesses but also gets most of their advice regarding all aspects of health from them.

GPs are used to working on their own, in single-handed practices, for long hours in isolation with little time for either themselves or their families. Realizing this, many GPs have now formed partnerships to work together in polyclinics and this will probably be the trend in the future.

General Medicine (GM) - A doctor who works in General Medicine (also known as Internal Medicine) is called a Physician. General Medicine encompasses a wide spectrum of diseases, which need drug treatment as opposed to surgical treatment. In bigger hospitals, the Physicians usually have a special interest and experience in a particular field or subspecialty. The common subspecialties being a Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology and Dermatology

Surgery - Surgeons are doctors who perform operations on patients to rectify a disability or cure illnesses, as part of their treatment. Surgery has now become highly specialized and Surgeons only deal with a particular kind of surgery, neuro surgery, orthoapaedic surgery, eye surgery, ear, nose and throat surgeries or urological surgery.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology - The Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology looks after women in pregnancy and diseases related to the female reproductive organs.

Paediatrics - A Paediatrician provides medical care for children from birth till their early teens.

Psychiatry - Psychiatrists treat the mentally ill and mentally handicapped with the use of medication, behavioural and psychotherapy. The method of treatment is changing rapidly because of new treatments, reducing the need for long hospital inpatient care.

Anaesthesia - Anaesthetists are primarily involved in providing pain relief or anaesthesia during operations. They also look after the critically ill patients in intensive care work and are involved in the treatment of chronic pain.

Radiology - Radiologists perform investigations using many imaging techniques including X-rays,
Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to establish diagnosis and to document progress of treatment

Pathology - Mainly focusing diagnostic services and includes the sub-specialties of clinical microbiology, pathology, bacteriology, virology and haematology.  The laboratory services help to confirm diagnosis and help in choosing appropriate treatment.

Public Health Medicine - Doctors working in public health are involved in health education, disease prevention, planning and implementation of health programmes.

Academic Medicine - Those working in academic medicine look after patients, doing research and teach
Occupational Medicine - Doctors working in this specialty are involved in advising management and employees on the prevention of medical hazards of occupation.

Pharmaceutical Industry - The pharmaceutical industry employs doctors mainly in clinical research and sometimes in advisor capacity.

Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy is the treatment of disease, bodily defects, or bodily weaknesses by physical remedies, as massage, special exercises, etc., rather than by drugs



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