About the course:
It is not surprising that medical degree is a tough walk given how demanding this field can be given its implications on our society and its health.
You will need the following two skill-sets to ace in this line:
- A strong interest in the sciences
- A passion for helping others
These two factors will help you wade through the many years of hard work and training required to become a fully qualified doctor.
- For admission in Indian Universities, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grades) from a recognized university in any discipline.
- While applying to foreign universities as an international student whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.
- While applying in foreign Universities, you shall be required to give a Statement of Purpose mentioning why you want to join this course and why you must be chosen for the same. In this highly competitive time, your SoP must be of high-class quality with impeccable English.
At the time of admission, you will require the following self-attested documents along with their originals. These documents are especially asked for by Indian Universities:
- Class X Board Examination Certificate
- Class X Marksheet
- Class XII Marksheet
- Class XII Provisional Certificate/Original Certificate
- Character Certificate (recent)
- SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority
- OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by the competent authority
- Transfer Certificate from school/college
- Migration Certificate from Board /University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
- Self-attested passport-size photographs.
You can choose to specialise in the following courses deepening upon the choice of your medical school and your field of interest:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- General practitioner (GP)
India: Two to five lakhs
Abroad: $50,000 to $150,000
- University of Sydney:
- University of Notre Dame, Australia:
- King’s College London Undergraduate Scholarships in UK:
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Migrant Medicine at University of Oslo in Norway:
- Adrian Research Fellowship in the History of Science Technology and Medicine, UK:
- Masters Scholarships for Rwandan Students at University of Manchester in UK:
- Children with Cancer UK Scholarship at LSHTM in UK:
Undergraduate: Four to five years
Post-graduate: Two to three years
Job prospects, future and industry overview:
Fields you can explore after your medical education:
- General practice doctor
- Hospital doctor
- Physician associate
- Healthcare scientist, genetics
- Health service manager
- Health promotion specialist
- Research scientist (life sciences)
- Management consultant
- Science writer
- Skin Specialist