Top 6 PG Medical Courses after MBBS

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Students often get confused between MD/MS and DNB. This article will help you to find the specialties that fall under these courses.

Feb 2
Mudra Brahmbhatt
Course Administrator

There are plenty of opportunities one can pursue in the medical field after completing his/her MBBS. Most people aren't aware of the different specialties and subspecialties which one can pursue. The general perception among folks is to end up getting an MD or MS or if that isn’t available then go for DNB. However, there are several other options that a student can pursue. Below is the list of all the specialties from which you can choose the one you find suitable for you.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctor of Medicine or commonly referred to as MD is the most popular post-graduate degree that students can pursue after completing their MBBS. During MD students get in-depth knowledge and hands-on training about General Medicine and Anatomy. The duration of this course is 3 years.

MD Specializations

Master of Surgery (MS)

MS or Master of Surgery is a post MBBS degree that helps you to get a deeper knowledge in the field of Surgery. This field includes taking care of patients and getting hands-on training in performing different types of surgery, based on your choice of specialty.

MS Specializations

Diplomate of National Board (DNB)

Diplomate of National Board or DNB is a 3-year post-graduate program that a student can pursue after MBBS. The DNB course focuses on specific medical skills. There are various specifications available for students who wish to be skilled doctors in a specific field.

There is a provision where a person who has completed their MD/MS in accordance with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and affiliated to a university recognized by the respective State Medical Council can apply for a primary DNB. But one thing that should be kept in mind is that you get to study the same discipline or branch of DNB in which you’ve completed your MD/MS.

DNB Specializations

PG Diploma

The PG Diploma course is a group of courses that a student can apply for after finishing his/her MBBS. The diploma courses do not provide the same recognition as MD/MS or DNB, but it helps to boost students’ knowledge about the particular subject.

Diploma Specializations

  • Anesthesia
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy
  • ENT
  • Health Education
  • Hospital Administration
  • Immunohematology
  • Microbiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Occupational Health
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiotherapy
  • Sports Medicine

Master of Chirurgiae (MCh)

Chirugiae is a Latin term, which means Surgery. Master of Chirurgiae is a post-graduate degree that helps the student to get a Surgeon designation. It is a 5 years degree for MBBS graduates and 2 Years degree for those who have finished their MS.

MCh Specializations

  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology &
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Neuro Anesthesiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Cardiothoracic Vascular
  • Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

There are multiple options for students to pursue their calling after MBBS. The above-mentioned degrees and courses are primarily focused on enhancing one’s medical knowledge. Many students opt for MBA or work in a research field after completing their MBBS, it totally depends on one’s individual interest.

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