“Medicines cure diseases, but only doctors can cure patients.” – CARL JUNG Doctors are medical professionals who examine, diagnose, treat and counsel patients. They would prescribe treatments and medications or even surgeries accordingly. Doctors work in large hospitals to offer treatment in all branches covered under the medical specialties, in multi-specialty hospitals, clinics, nursing homes. They can also offer services for the Ministry of Defense or for government hospitals. They also work towards educating and spreading awareness in public to prevent spreading of various diseases and illnesses.
|MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)|
|Duration||5 ½ years|
|Eligibility||10+2 (PCB [Physics, Chemistry & Biology]/Bio-technology & English) with aggregate of 50% to 60% marks (40% to 50% in case of reserved category); Applicants from NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) can also apply with the same criteria, Class XII candidates whose result is awaited can also apply, Age: 17-25 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC), Medical entrance test is mandatory|
|Average Course Fee||Govt. colleges: INR 1,00,000 to INR 3,00,000, Private colleges: INR 20,00,000 to INR 50,00,000|
|Goal||General Physician, General Surgeon, General Practitioner, Junior Doctor, Medical Services under the Ministry of Defence, Higher Studies, Junior Resident, Teacher|
Suniti Solomon (1938 or 1939 – 28 July 2015) was an Indian physician and microbiologist who pioneered AIDS research and prevention in India after having diagnosed the first Indian AIDS cases in Chennai in 1985 along with her student Sellappan Nirmala . She founded the Y R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education in Chennai. The Indian government conferred the National Women Bio-scientist Award on her. On 25 January 2017, Government of India announced "Padma Shri" award for her contribution towards Medicine. In her earlier career life abroad, Solomon had worked as a junior physician at King’s College Hospital, London. After returning to India, Solomon worked as a microbiologist at Madras Medical College and rose to the rank of professor.