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8 Medical Specializations to Consider after MBBS

When we walk to a good hospital, clinic or nursing home, at the reception there is a huge board that shows the names of doctors available and their areas of specialization. In the tough competition that runs in the medical industry, there is no scope for only MBBS doctors who don’t have specializations. After MBBS, it is important to specialize in a medical steam in order to shine as a medical professional as well as learn about one aspect of the human body in details.


As the count of medical students is niche, after MBBS they spend a long time wondering which specialization to opt for. To help them to decide the right stream of medical specialization after MBBS, here is listing eight lucrative options. These eight medical streams require planning to study after MBBS but return a healthy career in future. Pediatrics If you are a child lover, then this is your cup of tea. Pediatricians deal with children and infants maximum till their teenage. This modern science medicine has further four branches namely general pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, neonatology and community pediatrics. To become a pediatrician, start fro taking science stream in plus two level, followed by MBBS and MD (Doctor of Medicine) in pediatrics. Psychiatry In this, doctors specialize in treating mental, emotional and behavioral disorders of their patients. You have to diagnose panic attack, long-term sadness, hopelessness, frightening hallucinations, suicidal tendency in your patient. One can take up psychiatry in post graduation after MBBS, which takes three years. To lessen the time span, diploma in psychiatry is an option that takes 2 years. Gynaecology Till humans are on earth, the profession of gynaecology can never go dull. This branch of medical science deals with the female reproductive system and specially helps women to give birth. After MBBS, to become a gynaecologist one has to take up a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Over degrees and certificates, real life experiences allow one to excel better in gynaecology. Orthopaedics When you specialize in the study and treatment of bones, muscles, ligaments, joints, and nerves - then you are called an orthopaedic surgeon. This is counted among the highest paid medical job roles and respectful one as well. Orthopaedics needs to recertify in every seven to ten years gap. Plastic Surgery One of the Super Specializations that you can go for after MBBS is Plastic Surgery. Dysfunctional body parts are rectified through plastic surgery. Examples of plastic surgery include hand surgery, scar revision surgery, breast reconstruction, scar revision surgery, lower extremity reconstruction and so on. After MBBS, to become plastic surgeon one has to do M.S. Plastic Surgery Course. Endocrinology Endocrinologists deals with glands in human body. They treat patients who suffer hormonal imbalance like thyroid. They are also of help during menopause, infertility, osteoporosis, cholesterol, ovary disfunctionalities and more. Post MBBS, to specialize in endocrinology one has to do a 2 years course. Ophthalmology Medical treatment surrounding the eyes form the ophthalmology department. Ophthalmologists aim to become expert in using laser therapy, intraocular, periocular and botox injections around the eyes. They also conduct retinal screening and biopsy of tissues. MBBS followed by specialization in ophthalmology, is the first step towards the profession. Anaesthesiology Medical professionals trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine belongs to the department of anaesthesiology. Under the head of anaesthesiology, there are further branches like cardiac anesthesia, neuro anesthesia, pain management, pediatric anesthesia, liver transplant, anesthesia, critical care and solid organ transplant anesthesia.   Image Source: Freepik


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Silambarasan 16/10/2018

Hi,There are two options -Orthopaedic
Another one is dermatology, you have to do cosmetology as a separate course.

Asha 04/07/2018

To shine in the medical profession which specialisation is better and convenient but according to new trend the rate of accidents is increasing day by day, and skin diseases are too increasing day by day because of growing population huge impurities in the atmosphere.

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