Exploring Medical Degree Options for Students After Completing 12th Grade

by Akansha Khandka | Dec 16, 2022

The medical industry is one of the world’s most lucrative and respected industries. It is a service-oriented industry that requires professionals to put others’ interests ahead of their own. Therefore, many students dream of pursuing medical courses after completing their 12th-grade physics, chemistry, and biology coursework. This article provides information about some of the best medical courses after the 12th.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

MBBS or BMBS is the abbreviation for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. It is a professional undergraduate medical degree that requires a rigorous curriculum. After completing an MBBS from a reputed medical school, a person is recognized as a medical practitioner. The course duration in India is five years, and students must undergo a one-year internship.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a four-year undergraduate program focusing on using physical forces to help the body heal itself. Physiotherapists do not administer drugs; instead, they use techniques such as heat, pressure, and electricity to treat patients. Physiotherapists are in high demand in India, where many patients require rehabilitation after accidents, operations, or chronic illnesses.

Diploma in Nursing

Nursing is a crucial profession in the healthcare industry. Students interested in pursuing a career in nursing must have certain skills and traits that will make them proficient in the field. The diploma in nursing is a three-year full-time program that lays the foundation for future studies in nursing. It teaches candidates about patient care, healthcare services, public policy analysis, and the cost of services. A diploma in nursing requires passing the 10+2 examination in any relevant stream with a minimum overall grade of 50 per cent.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

BDS is an undergraduate degree program in dentistry that is highly sought after. The course duration is five years, including the internship year. The Dental Council of India regulates BDS, and all dentists must register with them to practice. The BDS course teaches students about dentures, dental issues, and surgery. After receiving a license from DCI, they can practice dentistry and use the prefix “Dr.” before their names.

Several medical courses are available after the 12th, and the ones listed above are some of the most popular. Pursuing a medical course is a challenging but rewarding task. It requires hard work, dedication, and a passion for helping others. Students who pursue medical courses after 12th have a bright future, with a wide range of employment options available in public and private hospitals, pharmaceutical industries, and private practices.

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