The right specialty as a career? It is a question that pops up in every medicos life. Mind as he finishes his mbbs and gets stronger and stressful as pg entrance gets over? As we are in such a noble profession each specialty is as respectful as the other. As we differ only in the fact that we serve different sections of the same field.
So which is the best for you? Still people are pondering over what suits each of us? Just a glance thru each specialties and eligibility for super-specialty from each Specialties / Subjects in which Postgraduate Degree and Diploma can be awarded by the Indian Universities and the eligibility requirements.
M.D. (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE) for which candidates must possess recognized degree of MBBS (or its equivalent recognized degree)
Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy
Immuno Hematology and Blood Transfusion
Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
Tuberculosis & Respiratory Medicine or Pulmonary Medicine.
M.S. (MASTER OF SURGERY) for which candidates must possess recognized degree of MBBS (or its equivalent recognized degree).
Obstetrics & Gynecology
D.M. (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE) for which candidates must possess recognized degree of M.D. (or its equivalent recognized degree) in the subject shown against them.
2. Clinical Hematology
3. Clinical Pharmacology
6. Medical Gastroenterology
MD/MS in any subject
8. Medical Oncology
M.Ch. (MASTER OF CHIRURGIE) for which candidates must possess recognized degree of M.S. (or its equivalent recognized degree) in the subjects shown against them.
1. MCh Cardio vascular & Thoracic Surgery
2. MCh Urology
4.MCh Paediatrics Surgery.
5.MCh Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
6.MCh Surgical Gastroenterology
7. MCh Surgical Oncology
MD (Obst. & Gynae.)
8. MCh Endocrine Surgery
MS (General Surgery)
9.MCh Gynecological Oncology
MD/MS (Obst. & Gynae)
10.MCh Vascular Surgery
Ph.D. (DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY)
Ph.D. Degree may be instituted in all subjects wherever recognised postgraduate qualification in medical subjects are awarded by the concerned Universities subject to fulfillment of the following guidelines :
Ph.D. shall be awarded only upon completion of M.D. or M.S. or P.G. Diploma or M.Sc. in medical subjects.
The period of training for Ph.D. shall be two years for candidates who possess M.D./M.S/P.G./ diploma in three years for candidates with M.Sc. (medical subjects).
For starting Ph.D. course, the institution concerned shall have the following facilities namely :-
Adequate facilities for experimental medicine and experimental surgery ;
Ancillary Departments, adequately equipped and well staffed as prescribed for Postgraduate departments;
Adequate facilities for advanced research work and laboratory investigations in the departments of Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Histopathology, Radio-diagnosis etc.
A guide for the Ph.D. degree shall have not less than fifteen year?s teaching and research experience after obtaining his postgraduate qualification and shall also have not less than ten years postgraduate teaching experience as an faculty member
DIPLOMAS for which candidates must possess recognised degree of MBBS (or its equivalent recognised degree).
Clinical Pathology (D.C.P.)
Community Medicine (D.C.M.)
Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy (DDVL)
Forensic Medicine (D.F.M.)
Health Education (D.H.E.)
Health Administration (D.H.A.)
Immuno-Haematology & Blood Transfusion (D.I.H.B.T.)
Marine Medicine (Dip. M.M.)
Obstetrics & Gynecology (D.G.O.)
Occupational Health (D.O.H.)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (D.Phy. Med. & R.)
Public Health (D.P.H.)
Radiological Physics (D.R.P.)
Sport Medicine (D.S.M.)
Tropical Medicine & Health (D.T.M. & H.)
Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases (D.T.C.D.)
Radiation Medicine (D.R.M.)
DIPLOMAS for which candidates must possess recognised postgraduate degree (or its equivalent recognised degree).
Neuro-pathology (DNP) (with the prior requirement of M.D. (Pathology)