M.D. General Medicine is a postgraduate course in medicine in India. The eligibility for which is MBBS degree with minimum aggregate marks as required by the institute. General Medicine is the medical specialty involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Enrolled students are familiarized on an advanced level with the field of medical science, through experimentation, observation, theoretical knowledge, and practical exposure.
The average tuition fee charged by institutes for the MD General Medicine courses ranges from INR 10k to 15 Lacs.
MD General Medicine focuses on studying diagnosing as well as treating common health problems or disorders such as nausea, cold and cough. Subjects covered in the course’s curriculum include Genetics, Social Science, Health Education, General Medicine applied to the Field of Public Health, Occupational Health, Maternal and Child Health Rehabilitation, and Public Health Administration, etc.
The average monthly salary offered to successful MD General Medicine postgraduates of the course varies between INR 1 and 12 lacs. The fast-evolving health insurance market, pharmaco-vigilance, telemedicine sector, pharmaceutical industry, and clinical research offer lucrative opportunities to such professionals.
M.D. General Medicine: What is it About?
MD General Medicine course focuses on imparting theoretical and practical knowledge of advancement in the technology of diagnosing and treating diseases. They are also taught diagnostic investigation procedures, counseling of patients, monitoring patients, and handling of medical equipment.
The course aims to prepare candidates to efficiently:
- diagnose and treat common medical illnesses, rare diseases, advances, and technologies in medicine.
- manage medical emergencies and carry out research and undergraduate medical teaching.
- perform early disposal, prompt diagnosis and management of emergencies, update knowledge, teach and guide undergraduate (M.B.B.S.) students.
- carry out research and publication.
M.D. General Medicine: Eligibility
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, aspiring candidates need to have completed MBBS/BAMS with a minimum aggregate score of 50%, with a 1-year compulsory internship. Also, a minimum aggregate score of 60% at the level of graduation.
Often, candidates are required to qualify for an institute, State, or national-level entrance test for admission to the course.