MBBS Full Form : MBBS represents ‘Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.’ Though the name stands for two degrees, in practice, however, they are awarded together and are considered as one degree. With an MBBS degree, the professionals are referred to as ‘Doctor’ title and they use “Dr” as a prefix.
The British equivalent degree is M.D. Medicinae Baccalaureus in America it is abbreviated as MBBS or MBChB, MB BChir, MB ChB, BMed, BM, etc. However, in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan, the British tradition is followed.
The degree qualification is basic for being qualified as MBBS in this medical profession. It is 5 ½ years with the inclusion of internship for 1 year. The MBBS selection is done through All India Entrance Examination.
The required qualification is 10 + 2 or anything equal having Science subjects. The students should have passed 10 + 2/pre-university or higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Botany/Zoology. It is also expected to have English as the main for the qualifying exams. The age of a student should be 17 years at the admissions time.
The private medical colleges conduct individually the entrance examinations. Every student has to undergo 4 ½ years of academic qualification and it is divided into 9 semesters. It also has a rotating internship for one-year as mandatory. The Medical Council of India regulates Medical education and it is at four levels:
- First degree- MBBS
- Postgraduate diplomas in particular areas such as DCH (Child Health), DGO
(Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics), and there is broad specialities postgraduate
degree such as MS and MD (Master of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine).
- Super Specialities (Postgraduate degree)- DM (Doctor of Medicine) and MCh
(Master of Chirurgiae).
- M.Phil and PhD, Research degrees.
MBBS is a medical course that is predominant and the competition is intense. Doing MBBS involves a readiness to do unending hard work, immense dedication, and clarity of thought.
How to pursue MBBS?
There are several ways that a student can seek MBBS course admission. However, in India, a necessary condition is the NEET. In India, MBBS course is for 5 years. Medical Council of India has strict guidelines about the MBBS course curriculum.
Studying abroad an MBBS course is also a way of pursuing the medicine field course. Qualifying the NEET exam is not very easy. So, the next best is studying in foreign countries. There are similar MBBS course offering countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal.