What to do after MD General Medicine?


Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a degree awarded to physicians after they have successfully completed their course. The physicians with MD in General Medicine can detect and treat the most common diseases and also rare diseases. They can handle patients in emergency and can even teach the candidates pursuing undergraduate course. There is a lot of scope for aspirants after MD General Medicine. The physicians after MD General Medicine can do other specialty courses. The aspirants have equal opportunity to take up a job if they are interested in the same.

Higher studies after MD General Medicine

After successful completion of MD course in General Medicine, a doctor can opt for super specialty course i.e. DM. There are different super specialty streams in DM. The following are the list of different streams in DM course.

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical hematology

There are many colleges in India offering DM courses. Some of the colleges offering DM course is listed below.

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Dr. NTR University of Medical Science
  • Government Medical College, Calicut
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical ¬†Education and Research, Pondicherry
  • M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
  • Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai
  • Chennai Medical College, Chennai
  • National Institute for Mental Health and Neurological Sciences, Bangalore
  • Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

The doctors can do Diplomate of National Board ( DipNB) in various streams. Some of these streams are Cardiology, Neurology, Immunology, Radiology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, and Endocrinology.

Government Jobs after MD General Medicine

There are a lot of opportunities for doctors who have completed MD General Medicine in the public sector. The doctors can write exams of UPSC and find job opportunities in government sector firms. The doctors can find job opportunities in railways, State PSCs, State medical Colleges, etc.

Private Jobs after MD General Medicine

Large number of opportunities is available for doctors after completing MD General Medicine in private sector. There are many private hospitals in India. The doctors after completing MD General Medicine can opt for good job opportunities in these hospitals. The physicians can set up a private clinic and work independently also.

Job opportunities abroad after MD General Medicine

The physicians can find numerous job opportunities abroad. There are lots of opportunities in hospitals in United Arab Emirates. The physicians can opt for residency programmes or fellowship programmes in hospitals in USA after clearing USMLE. To find opportunities in the United Kingdom the physicians need to pass PLAB exam.  The physicians can find job opportunities in Australia after writing the test conducted by Australian Medical Council.



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2 Responses to “What to do after MD General Medicine?”

  1. 2

    sir,due to some arguments with d H.O.D i was passed in my M.D GENERAL MEDICINE after 4 failures i.e in 5th chance,m i eligible to appear anywhere 4 D.M entrance test or not ??

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    Prakamya Singal:

    I am a I yr mbbs student at vardhman mahavir medical vollege & safdarjung hospital. What career options do I have after mbbs?