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Research options after MBBS
There are two ways to switch over to research leading to Ph.D. for meritorious MBBS graduates. The main option is to get admission to a three – year medical postgraduate programme ( MD or MS ). Thereafter one can go for medical research leading to Ph.D.
Besides this, a few research institutions admit meritorious medical graduates directly for research programmes. For example, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology under the Government of India functioning at Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, offers major research programme in disease biology and molecular medicine as well as plant biotechnology and discovery.
First class ( with 60 percent marks ) MBBS degree holders are also eligible for admission www.rgcb.res.in. This Ph.D. programme is affiliated to the University of Kerala.
After MBBS, one can go for medical postgraduate studies ( MD or MS ) through an entrance test. At the postgraduate level, aspirants can specialize in medicine and surgery. PG programmes ( MD or MS ) are usually of three – year duration. The major specializations include general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, ENT ( ear, nose and throat ), psychiatry and anesthesiology.
Those with post – graduation ( MD or MS ) can further go for Ph.D. in any specialized area of medicine. MD or MS degree holders can complete the doctoral programme in two years. Postgraduates in medicine with 60 percent marks are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Selection will be on the basis of an entrance test and interview.
Candidates who have an MBBS degree, one – year internship and a medical council registration are eligible for admission to MD, MS programmes.
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