What to choose after 12th standard is the biggest question that runs in every student’s mind. After 12th standard, the course a science student chooses defines his or her career. Medical courses can be pursued by students after completing their 12th class with PCB (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) subjects. The PCB subjects are together called the ‘Biology Group’ or ‘B Group’.
Students aspiring to make a career in the field of medical science can appear for competitive exams like NEET Exam to get admission into the best medical institutes in the country for MBBs and BDS courses. But apart from MBBS and BDS courses, there are other fields in medical science which students can apply. Some such courses are – homeopathy, nursing, unani, ayurveda, science courses (B.Sc.), paramedical courses, teacher training courses, and other diploma courses.
Following is the list of the best medical courses available in India that medical aspirants can apply for. These courses can be taken by students after completing 12th standard science with the Biology Group.
MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is one of the most popular medical courses available in the country. It is a 5 and half years long course where the academic program is for 4 and half years and there is a 1 year long internship period at the end. The internship program is for practical application of the theoretical concepts. Medical aspirants can get into a good medical college that offers MBBS course by giving the competitive exam NEET Exam.
BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. It is a 5 years course and follows the similar pattern of MBBS. To become a dentist, an aspirant must complete this medical course.
Students can become a Registered Nurse (RN) with the help of this course. There is a high demand for qualified nurses in the medical sector. The duration of the course is 3 to 4 years which includes practical training and classroom lectures.
To become a licensed chemist, one must hold a B.Pharm Degree. The duration of the course is 4 years and it deals with pharmaceuticals. The subjects that are mostly focused in B.Pharm are chemistry, pharmacy, healthcare, and biology.
BAMS or Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery deals with the concepts of Ayurvedic and Ayurveda medicines. The duration of this course is 5 and half years with one year of internship at the end.
Pharm D is a different course when compared to B.Pharm. Pharm is the short form for Doctor of Pharmacy. The course has a long duration of 6 years. Pharm D is a more advanced course than B.Pharm and holds a high value in many countries outside India.
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery shortly known as BHMS is the medical course that deals homeopathic medicines. The course has a duration of 5 and half years.
Various colleges in India offer these courses for Biology students. Aspiring students should make sure that the institute is recognized by the authorities before getting admission into one. NEET Exam is the best platform for students who want to make a career in medical science. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to prepare for NEET in a more engaging and interactive way.