“Saving lives for a living”, well, I cant think of a job description cooler than that”
How to become a DOCTOR – the first step is getting into MBBS. Better known as Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery, is one of the most sought after courses in India. According to popular reports, the job of a surgeon or physician is one of the very few jobs that will survive the artificial intelligence onslaught. Being a doctor is as much a responsibility as it is a privilege.
How to become a doctor? Step by step guide
Becoming a good doctor is a long journey of more than 10 years, the first step being UG PMT.
There are currently only three exams conducted for entrance into MBBS courses in India.
- NEET UG
- AIIMS UG
- JIPMER UG
|Organizing authority||NTA (National Testing Agency)|
|Website||National Testing Agency|
|Tentative date||First Sunday of May|
|Aspirants every year||More than 10 lac|
|Total no. of MBBS seats||40K – 50K across govt and pvt institutions|
|Scoring pattern||+4 -1|
|Subjects Tested||Physics, Chemistry, Biology|
Cracking the NEET UG is a very tedious task. It requires consistent and extensive efforts. The three subjects make you feel like you are simultaneously fighting a war on three fronts. Coaching is deemed necessary almost by everyone but there are exceptions always. Some aspirants get selected in their first attempt. But, this extremely rewarding job makes a candidate try again and again.
Experts believe that a student should start preparing soon after completing high school or equivalent because this vast syllabus (almost 100 chapters) requires extensive learning and practice. Concerted efforts for 2 years are sure to bear fruits.
NCERT books (for all three subjects) are considered BIBLES for preparation. NCERT books, though necessary, are not an end in themselves. Extensive MCQ solving and solving previous year papers are also essential components of preparation.
An extremely low selection ratio (approximately 0.04) makes this exam a very difficult task. And luck as a factor cannot be ruled out. However getting disheartened won’t get you anywhere. As we all know that fortune favours the brave, resignation to fate is not an option at all.
|Website||AIIMS examinations website|
|Aspirants every year||More than 1 lac|
|Total no. of seats||700|
|Duration||3 hours 30 min|
|Scoring pattern||+1 -1/3|
|Subjects Tested||Physics, Chemistry, Biology, GK, Reasoning|
|Tentative Date||Last Sunday of May|
The seven AIIMS established as INSTITUTES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE are THE premier colleges for studying medicine and surgery. But it comes with its own set of difficulties.
Getting into AIIMS is a harder nut to crack because of many reasons –
- No previous year papers available, those available are based solely on memory of appeared candidates.
- Assertion Reason questions have ambiguous answers.
- No court of appeal.
- The odd pattern adds to confusion
- The online pattern makes those without computer experience very uncomfortable.
The basics of AIIMS preparation are same as NEET preparation, “hard work, hard work, and hard work. ” but AR solving and developing special faculties for task accomplishment are also very necessary.
AIIMS, though hard to crack, once cleared can literally skyrocket your career in medicine and surgery.
All the best for UG exams preparation
How to become a doctor? – well there can be no guide to that. It is in fact a life long journey of gathering degrees and more importantly experience. After getting through MBBS, you must clear the PG entrance exam to get into a post graduate course. Subsequently, you should qualify the super speciality entrance examination to get into a super specialization course. And then gather years and years of experience to be good, better and eventually best at what you do.
“Work hard until the day you can say – scalpel please”