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MD - Doctor of Medicine

MD Medicine is a two-year postgraduate course. It is also called MD in General Medicine. This is one of the strengths under the medical stream that teaches and prepares future doctors.  MD or Doctor of Medicine is a postgraduate specialised course that can be pursued after completing MBBS. It enables the pursuer to obtain in-depth knowledge and hands-on training on a change of subjects including Anatomy, Radiotherapy, General Medicine, etc. It helps in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning of diseases. This course studies the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of certain diseases.

The degree is aimed at those candidates who are interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge of the field they have chosen. Students will be researching and conducting experiments and developing different medicinal solutions and other treatment processes for certain diseases.

Skill Set:

The job of an MD demands responsibility, sincerity, self-confidence and distinct skills and only by perfecting and honing those skills in everyday work, one can establish oneself as a successful medical practitioner. 

Diagnosis Skill

Ability to diagnose disease on the basis of its symptoms

Interpersonal Skill

Ability to develop a relationship with the patients, and build their faith and trust

Communication Skill

Strong verbal and listening skill to communicate with the patient and his family

Time Management Skill

Punctuality, ability to work for long hours and handle the pressure

Perseverance and Endurance

Possess patience to listen and devote hours to the patients

Team Working Skill

Ability to work in a team along with other physicians, experts and technicians

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skill

Ability to handle a critical case and apply the remedial measure to provide relief to the patient

Use of modern treatment techniques

Must be acquainted with the modern treatment techniques and medical innovations

Course Highlights:

Course Level



3 years

Examination Type

Yearly System


MBBS from a recognized University

Admission Process

Direct admission to colleges. However, some colleges may check student's skills through an entrance test.

Course Fee

INR 1-2 Lac

Average Starting Salary

INR 3-6 Lac

Top Recruiting Organizations'

Medanta Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Kokilaben Hospital, Ranbaxy, Sun Pharma, Amway, Nutrilite, etc

Top Recruiting Areas'

Research and Educational Institutes, Hospitals and Clinics, Military Service, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical companies, etc.

Top Job Profiles

General Practitioners, Bacteriologist, Anesthesiologists, Obstetrician, Chiropodist, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

Admission Process:

All candidates first are required to sit for a NEET-PG examination.As per the NEET-PG selection process, the applicants will be offered admissions to MD courses through the NEET-PG Counselling Process. Students will be asked to select the course and the college at which they would wish to pursue the course. Depending on the merit list for NEET PG and the vacancies available in the respective course and college, the candidates will be allotted colleges and courses.

Entrance Exams:

Top Institutes:




Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research


Rs. 11,000

Armed Forces Medical College


Rs. 6,000

Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research


Rs. 10,000

Lady Hardinge Medical College

New Delhi

Rs. 13,000

Madras Medical College


Rs. 20,000

Osmania Medical College


Rs. 65,000

Grant Medical College


Rs. 80,000

Government Medical College


Rs. 13,000

Motilal Nehru Medical College


Rs. 20,000

Government Medical College


Rs. 45,000

Syllabus and Course Description:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Applied basic science knowledge

Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology

Diseases with reference to General Medicine

Diagnostic investigation and procedures

Recent advances in Medicine


Semester 3

Semester 4

Monitoring seriously ill patients

Ability to carry out research

Counseling patients and relatives

Ward patient management

Ability to teach undergraduate students

OPD patient management

Semester 5

Semester 6

Long and short topic presentations

Journal conferences

Ward rounds, case presentations and discussions

PG case presentation skills

Clinico-radiological and clinico-pathological conferences

Research review


Career Options and Job Prospects

After completing an MD degree in one of the specialisations, the job options in MD will only increase. While there are many MBBS graduates, there is a dearth in the number of skilled and qualified professionals specialising in different fields of medicine.

Some of the sectors, under which an MD graduate will be able to complete their course.

Job profiles:

Job Position

Job Description

Average Annual Salary

General practitioners

General practitioners (GPs) cure a broad range of illness. They treat patients of all kinds and ages. They provide patient consultations at home. They conduct physical examinations and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses/ailments.

3-6 lacs


They are responsible for studying various kinds of bacteria that are constantly changing, growing and evolving. They do research in a laboratory, either for government or pharmaceutical agencies. They are a professional trained in the subject of bacteriology which is a subdivision of microbiology. The duties of a bacteriologist include prevention, diagnosis, and prognosis of certain bacteria in food samples, blood and other sources.

2-4 lacs


They are the physicians who administer anesthetics to patients. They provide anesthetics prior to, during, or after the surgery. They monitor the patient before and after anesthesia to figure out the patient's recovery time. They also Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities. It's the job of an anesthesiologist to administer anesthesia to a patient if he is undergoing a surgical procedure.

2-4 lacs


They are medical doctors who specialize in women care during and after pregnancy. They also work avidly in gynecology, which is the general diagnosis and treatment of women's diseases.

3-5 lacs