Medical Education is one of the top fields which are having various courses related to medicine. A Survey released a few months ago stated that, Medicine topped the list of popular careers for 65,000 children aged three to 12 in a seven-city. With evolving aspirations and attitudes as well as wider career choices, many aspirants are now open to treading the non-allopathic or non-clinical path.
Allopathy remains a major choice among healthcare providers as well as explorers. The scope in this sector is still significant as India has a severe shortage of doctors, nurses, technicians and healthcare administrators.
While the basic aim of medical education is the same, there have been a few changes over the years said by the retired dean, All India Institute of Medicine Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and head, department of anatomy, NDMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital.
The profession involves a long process of learning right till the end. Graduates can choose to be basic doctors but even then, they need to learn frequently with new changes in the field. If an individual is interested to continue study and to specialise the options for them are limitless.
Homeopathy is one of the best treatments as it contains small small pills. Little homeopathic pills now have many takers in India. The central government has adopted the complementary and alternative medicine system for an integrated approach to achieve health for all.
Homeopathy, a major participant in Complementary and Alternative Medicine has wide acceptance among the people. It is a Low-cost treatment, easy palatability and no side effects have popularized it. Homeopathy medical education is less expensive compared to other medicine courses. It is hard to believe that an increasing number of meritorious students are opting for the BHMS degree as their first preference. After graduation, Students can do practice individually. Many of them become medical officers under the central or state governments.
Careers in Homeopathy
The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has maximized the career opportunity for homeopathic medical graduates as medical officers. The options include higher studies like an MD (homeopathy), which makes one eligible for a teaching position while the research-oriented can work as junior senior research fellows and assistant research officers, research officers and scientists at various grades in research councils and homeopathic teaching institutions. They join insurance and medical tourism sectors as well.
Ayurveda is one of the 3000-year-old traditional healthcare systems which is gaining popularity. This generation is more attracted towards the Indian system of medicine.
The reason for the development is public acceptability and awareness such as through the Arogya fair the government has been organizing for several years now. Allopathic medicine has several side effects that are why people are looking at the Indian system of medicine.
Career in Ayurveda
The job prospects are good, even though they may not be comparable with other medical systems. Graduates can join the central and state government hospitals dispensaries, ESI and the private sector. The maximum number of doctors opts for private practice.
Admission to medical programmes in India is generally through common entrance test that is organized by CBSE or specific ones by the top institutes. Commonly, a student should have a strong base in biology, chemistry and physics as well as have studied English.