MS may be a academic degree generally surgery while MD may be a academic degree generally medicine. Both of the above are postgraduate courses and you can take admission in any of these courses only after completing the MBBS course.
Generally, the study area of MD consists of non-surgical branch whereas MS covers only surgical studies. Simply put, if you want to become a heart surgeon or neurosurgeon, after completing the MBBS, you should enroll in an MS course. But, if you want to become a General Physician, you should enroll in an MD degree course.
There are many branches of study in MS and MD. MBBS graduates can choose their study subject according to their choice and hobby. After successfully completing the MD or MS course, you can apply for employment in public and private sector hospitals. In addition, you can open your own clinic, nursing home or hospital. Another option for medicine graduates is to join the medical college as a teaching faculty.
Future prospects for MS and MD
The possibilities for MS and MD courses vary in terms of job roles, profiles and salaries. The one that has done MS will become a surgeon and therefore the one that has done MD course will become a physician. It is common knowledge that the responsibilities of a surgeon are always greater than those of a physician. In addition, a surgeon earns more than a general practitioner.
However, the incubation period in the MS course is longer than in the MD course. A surgeon can work as a general physician with a good knowledge of medicine, but a physician can never become a surgeon.
However, it depends entirely on the ability, passion and choice of the candidate or student to do the MS course or MD course. Career prospects in both the above mentioned fields are very good and with the passage of time you get more and more rewards.
Duration to complete MS and MD courses
Often, the MS or MD course is completed in 3 years but, for the master specialization course, the candidate has to spend another 2 years after completing the MS or MD course.
Top Institute for MD / MS courses
The following are some of the advanced medical institutes for MD or MS courses.
* AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi
• CMC (Christian Medical College), Vellore
• SGPGI (Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences), Lucknow
IP JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research), Pondicherry
PGI (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh
* St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
Chennai Stanley Medical College, Chennai
• AFMC, Pune
* Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
Popular career options after MBBS
Hospital management has emerged as the career choice for MBBS graduates. This is an ideal career option for candidates who do not want to work as a physician or surgeon, but as a manager.
In addition, hospital management is a rewarding career choice and does not involve hard work and duties that are often included in the roles of a general physician or surgeon. The salary package is also very good in hospital management. IIMS (Indian Institute of Management) offers this course, which guarantees 100% on-campus placement. The duration of this course is 2 years.
Clinical practice courses are becoming very popular nowadays among MBBS graduates who do not want to pursue higher studies but want to open their own clinics.
Clinical practice not only gives you financial freedom, but also allows you to work at your own pace. After completing MBBS, you can open your own nursing home or hospital according to your budget, workforce and skilled set.