What to do after MBBS?


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree course is the most popular course among the undergraduate aspirants in India. As the doctors gain high salary and reputation in the society, this course has got a higher scope than any other undergraduate course.  Wide range of job opportunities is available for the MBBS graduates apart from the huge diversity available in the higher studies options. Scope of this course is discussed below.

Higher Studies Options after MBBS

Wide range of higher studies options is available after MBBS. Different Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses and Master of Surgery (MS) courses are available to study after MBBS. Some of them are listed below.

  • Doctor of Medicine in Anesthesiology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Aviation Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine in Community Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine in Dermatology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Forensic Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine in General Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine in Microbiology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Nuclear Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Ophthalmology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics
  • Doctor of Medicine in Radiology
  • Master of Surgery in Anatomy
  • Master of Surgery in General Surgery
  • Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology
  • Master of Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Different diploma courses are also there in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Neurology and General Medicine. There are also super specialty degree courses available for the post graduates such Doctorate in Medicine (DM) courses and Master of Chirurgical (MCh) courses. Apart from these popular courses, MBBS graduates can apply for M.Pharm, or MBA courses related to the medical field.

Job Opportunities for MBBS graduates

MBBS graduates can find lot of opportunities in public and private sector health care organizations. They can work in hospitals, health centers, laboratories, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and research institutes with good salary and reputation. They can work as junior medical officer in various hospitals. They can also work in defense department as military doctors. Non profit organizations also need the services of doctors. Another opportunity available for them is in Medical Foundation or Trust. They can give advice for various activities conducted by those foundations or trusts. They can also teach in various medical institutions. Candidates who have completed MBBS degree can apply for Hospital Administrator job.

Short Term Courses for MBBS graduates

MBBS graduates can do many certification courses to excel in their career. Some of the certification courses are listed below.

  • Certificate course in Medical Tourism
  • Post graduate Diploma in Hospital Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management is one year course. Certificate course in Medical Tourism is a six months certificate course.



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4 Responses to “What to do after MBBS?”

  1. 4

    what should i do after mbbs? i am confused either i should do usmle or fcps?

  2. 3
    dr. mehul:

    sir, any part time cours after mbbs?

  3. 2
    yasmin ansari:

    tell me how to do hospital mangement studie after MBBS

  4. 1
    yasmin ansari:

    how to do MBA related to medical field after MBBS