Doctors are responsible for the diagnosis, care and treatment of illness and disease. They also have a role in protecting and improving people well-being.
A doctor may work in a variety of settings, such as in a hospital or as a family doctor (GP), in government or industry. Hospital doctors can go on to specialise in particular areas such as pathology, psychiatry and paediatrics, or various branches of surgery.
Learning to be a doctor involves a long and demanding course of study. It can take a minimum of 10 years to train as a general practitioner (GP) and at least 12 years before a doctor is suitably qualified to practise as a consultant.
Within the practice of medicine, there are over 60 different specialties. Your medical training will give you the opportunity to discover which appeals to you most.
The grades required are likely to be AAA at A Level plus A at AS level. A level subjects should include Chemistry plus one from Biology, Maths or Physics. Only one mathematics subject will be counted at A level and General Studies is not acceptable.
A maximum of six VCE units will be counted.
At AS Level Biology is required and a non-science is recommended.
At GCSE Mathematics and either Physics or Double Award Science is required if not offered to AS or A Level.
The GCSE threshold varies from year to year according to supply and demand.
You should contact the university directly for up to date information on entry requirements.
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As a Doctor, you have to make a very humble beginning once you pass your MBBS. You will have to work as an intern (what they call a rotating intern meaning that you will be assigned duties in multiple departments) for a year to get your registration with the Medical Council of India. As an intern, you'll earn a stipend in the range of Rs 3,500-4,500 a month. Registration is a must; otherwise you will not be able to practice.
Then you will have to be a House Staff/Junior Doctor in a hospital or other health care establishment with a salary ranging of Rs 6,000-8,000 a month. If you get a job in a medical college as a Clinical Assistant, then you can expect to get Rs 10,000 a month.
But after this period is over, you can look forward to a rising income curve. After completing MD/MS, you can get a job as a Medical Officer/Senior House Staff/ Senior resident. This again depends on whether you are just doing a job or enrolled in a super specialisation course like DM/M.Ch. Salary in these jobs will be about Rs 15,000 to 20,000 gross per month to start with.
A job in a medical college as a Clinical Tutor will fetch you about Rs 18,000 per month. In corporate hospitals and other private healthcare establishments, you can expect a higher salary after your MD/MS. If you are a Surgeon, you will get allowance for conducting surgery or assisting a senior surgeon. After your super specialisation, your salary will shoot up to Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 a month.
Of course, corporate and private healthcare establishments pay you much more depending on your specialisation and years of experience. You can expect anywhere between Rs 40,000 - 70,000 a month.
Thereafter, everything depends on your performance and reputation. If you build up a reputation, your earnings will be substantial. A senior doctor in a corporate hospital can get anywhere between Rs 10 - 12 lakhs a year. In a government hospital, you will get about Rs 20,000-35,000 a month.
The minimum, a good specialist (with a few years of experience) working with a club team would earn is Rs. 50,000/- to 60,000/- a month.
In a pharmaceutical company your pay will be in the range of Rs 25,000-60,000 or more a month.
After you make a name for yourself you will be working in several establishments and your gross earning can be more than Rs 1,00,000 a month. A super speciality surgeon can mint as much as Rs 1,00,000 or more in a single day and build a few crores a year!
The specialities fall into the following groups:
This area covers most of the conditions for which people are admitted to hospital. Roles range from acute medicine to clinical genetics. Many specialties focus on particular organs such as the heart (cardiology) or disease processes such as cancers (oncology).
Surgeons operate on particular parts of the body, or address specific injuries, diseases or degenerative conditions where operative treatment may be necessary.
GPs are the first point of contact with the health service for most people. They provide a complete range of care within the local community. They deal with problems that often combine physical, psychological and social elements. They increasingly work in teams with other professions, helping patients to take responsibility for their own health.
Paediatrics and child health:
Paediatricians diagnose and provide treatment for babies, infants, children and adolescents who have medical problems. They are also experts in normal child growth, development and feeding.
Obstetrics and gynaecology:
Obstetricians and gynaecologists give specialised medical treatment and advice related to the female reproductive system. Obstetrics involves caring for women during pregnancy, particularly if there are complications.
Pathologists specialise in the detection of disease through the use of a variety of investigative techniques. Their work is vital in finding an accurate and timely diagnosis for patients, which increases the chance of treatment being successful.
Psychiatrists specialise in mental ill health. This is a priority in today's health service, with new services being developed to support acute and community care.
Radiologists specialise in the detection of disease through the use of different imaging techniques.
Anaesthetists are essential members of the surgical team. They are also involved in developing treatments to relieve chronic pain and offer intensive care support to very sick patients.
Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat disorders related to the eye, orbit and visual system.