M.D. Doctor of Medicine

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Doctor of Medicine is a Post Graduate Degree awarded for a course or program
in the field of Medicine. Doctor of Medicine is also known as MD which is a
Latin word 'Medicin� Doctor' meaning 'Teacher of Medicine'. This degree is based
on gaining an advanced study of one's chosen field of specialisation. The
duration of the Doctor of Medicine course is 3 years of study including the
successful completion of an exam that covers both theoretical and practical
elements. The examination for M.D. is held at the end of 3 academic years which
includes 6 academic terms. The course Curriculum includes Lectures, Thesis,
Theory Papers, Clinical / Practical, Oral examinations, Seminars, Journal Clubs,
Group Discussions, Participation in laboratory and experimental work, and
involvement in research studies in the concerned speciality and exposure to the
applied aspects of the subject relevant to clinical specialities. M.D. degree is
more practical oriented and research based as compared to M.B.B.S. Medical
Council of India is the authority which approves and recognises various
Institutes to provide Doctor of Medicine Degree. The MD degree is granted by
Medical Schools and Colleges all over India.


Eligibility for the MD course is restricted to those holding the M.B.B.S.
degree. Training is attained in medical disciplines which are non-surgical in
nature such as Internal Medicine, Radiology, Pathology etc. Rank obtained in an
entrance examination forms the basis for admission. Some institutions may
conduct a personal interview of the candidate.

Doctor of Medicine Subjects

Subjects vary according to one's choice of specialisation.

Doctor of Medicine Specialisations

  • MD - Cardiology.
  • MD - Clinical Haematology.
  • MD - Clinical Pharmacology.
  • MD - Endocrinology.
  • MD - Gastroenterology.
  • MD - Medical Gastroenterology.
  • MD - Medical Oncology.
  • MD - Neonatology.
  • MD - Nephrology.
  • MD - Neurology.
  • MD - Neuro Radiology.
  • MD - Pulmonary Medicine.
  • MD - Rheumatology.

Who can and Who should pursue Doctor
of Medicine Degree

It is not easy to become a Doctor of Medicine as it will involve even more
deeper study of relevant subjects. So one needs to be prepared for mind boggling
study. Those who want to reach new heights in Doctor career are the one's who
should pursue this Doctoral degree. High Medical Doctor Salary is one of the
reasons why this field is pursued by medical graduates.

Advantages or Benefits of Doctor of Medicine Degree

  • A Medical Doctor degree is a higher postgraduate degree which is
    representative of one's speciality training. Speciality in one's own field
    is more beneficial both in terms of money and fame.

  • Students who have cleared their MD course can opt for further
    sub-specialization in their area of interest by opting for courses called
    D.M. or DNB (Doctorate of Medicine), or M.Ch. or DNB (Master of Chirurgery/
    Surgery) which is of 3 years duration as well.

Doctor of Medicine Jobs

With the alarming rise in occurrence of various diseases, the doctor of medicine
salary is also on the rise. The Internet has also increased the earning capacity
of MD's as they can also provide online doctor consultation. One can work in a
number of Hospitals at one time apart from his/her private practice.

Employment Areas

  • Biomedical Companies.
  • Health Centres.
  • Hospitals.
  • Laboratories.
  • Medical Colleges.
  • Medical Foundation / Trust.
  • Non-Profit Organizations.
  • Nursing Homes.
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies.
  • Polyclinics.
  • Private Practice.
  • Research Institutes.

Job Types

  • Anaesthetist or Anaesthesiologists.
  • Bacteriologist.
  • Cardiologist.
  • Chiropodist.
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Dermatologist.
  • E.N.T. Specialist.
  • Enterologist.
  • Gastroenterologist.
  • General Practitioner.
  • General Surgeon.
  • Gynaecologist.
  • Hospital Administrator.
  • Medical Admitting Officer.
  • Neurologists.
  • Nutritionist.
  • Obstetrician.
  • Orthopaedist.
  • Pathologist.
  • Paediatrician.
  • Radiologist.
  • Physician.
  • Physiologist.
  • Psychiatrists.
  • Resident Medical Officer.



MD Courses India

  • M.D.
  • M.D. (A.M.)
  • M.D. (Accident & Emergency Medicine)
  • M.D. (Agadtantra)
  • M.D. (Anaesthesia)
  • M.D. (Anaesthesiology)
  • M.D. (Anatomy)
  • M.D. (Bio-physiology)
  • M.D. (Biochemistry)
  • M.D. (Blood transfusion & Immunohaematology)
  • M.D. (Chest and Tuberculosis)
  • M.D. (Community Health Administration)
  • M.D. (Community Medicine)
  • M.D. (Dermatology)
  • M.D. (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
  • �M.D. (Endocrinology)
  • M.D. (Family Medicine)
  • M.D. (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology)
  • M.D. (Forensic Medicine)
  • M.D. (General Medicine)
  • M.D. (Geriatric)
  • M.D. (Hospital Administration) M.D. (Kaumarbritya) M.D. (Kayachakitsa)
    M.D. (Kayachikitsa) M.D. (Leprosy) M.D. (Medicine) M.D. (Microbiology) M.D.
    (Midwifery) M.D. (Nuclear Medicine) M.D. (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) M.D.
    (Ophthalmology) M.D. (Paediatrics) M.D. (Panchkarma) M.D. (Pathology) M.D.
    (Pediatrics) M.D. (Pharmacology) M.D. (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
    M.D. (Physiology) M.D. (Prasuti Tantra and Stri Roga) M.D. (Preventive and
    Social Medicine) M.D. (Psychiatry) M.D. (Pulmonary and Critical Care
    Medicine) M.D. (Radiodiagnosis) M.D. (Radiotherapy) M.D. (Rasa Shastra) M.D.
    (Respiratory Medicine) M.D. (Roga Nidan) M.D. (Rognidan) M.D. (Samhitas)
    M.D. (Sharir Kriya) M.D. (Sharir Rachana) M.D. (Sharira Kriya) M.D. (Skin
    and V.D.) M.D. (Sports Medicine) M.D. (Swasthya Vritta) M.D. (T.B. and
    Chest) M.D. (Transfusion Medicine) M.D. (Tropical Medicine) M.D.
    (Tuberculosis & Respiratory Medicine) M.D. (Unani) M.D. (Venereology) M.D.
    (Yoga and Rehabilitation)

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