Varun RSJan 23, 2013
1.how do i become an orthopaedic surgeon? 2. can i join the indian army medical corps if i am a ...
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YoungBuzz Counselor - Dear Varun RS,

1.] Eligibility to become an Orthopedic Surgeon :-
Educational Qualification : Aspiring Orthopedic Surgeon must possess a 5½ years MBBS degree followed by 2- 3 years MS (Orthopaedics)
- Aspiring candidates have to follow the below given steps to become a Orthopedic Surgeon
Step I
Science (with Medical Stream) students who have appeared or are appearing in +2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects) have to appear in an Medical Entrance Like NEET
Step II
After completing this four and half years of MBBS degree course and one years and six months compulsory training one has to go MS (Ortho) – a specialization - must to work as a Orthopedic Surgeon. Aspiring MBBS doctors have to appear in Post Graduate Medical Entrance Tests like All India Post Graduate Medical/Dental Entrance Exam , and Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research Entrance Exam. However some institutes also provide admission on the basis of marks obtained in MBBS course and work experience of the aspiring candidates.
Step III
After the completion of two to three years of MS (Ortho) course and getting the requisite registration from Medical Council of India the young Orthopedist can get jobs in reputed Government Hospitals like AIIMS and PGI, Corporate Hospitals like Fortis, Apollo. Orthopedist can also open their own Clinic and provide services to the patients.

2.] Post Graduate Medical Education

Plenty of opportunities exist in AMC for post graduation and super-specialisation. Almost half of the permanent cadre of the corps consist of specialists (A list of specialists is attached as Appendix 'B'). Even non-specialists are given opportunity to do post graduation in subjects like Hospital Administration, Community Health Administration, Sports Medicine and Hospital Informatics.

PC Officers with four years of service are eligible for selection for advanced specialist course conducted at Armed Forces Medical College which are recognised for MD/MS/MCR degree of the Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nasik and the Medical Council of India. Such trainees get full pay during the training period and are eligible for becoming specialists and getting specialists pay on successful completion of studies for holding specialist's appointments.

Officers with four years of service as graded specialist are also eligible to be selected for study leave with full pay upto two years in India or abroad for advances training. In addition, they get additional study allowance for 1 year out of the two years.

Officers are also sent on deputation abroad for specialised training of short duration at Government expenses based on service requirement.

10 of our hospitals are recognised by the National Board of Examination for major specialties for appearing in the DNB Examinations conducted by the Board.

24 of our major hospitals are recognised by Medical Council of India for housemanship. 5 years service in Armed Forces is also equivalent to 1 year housemanship.

Medical Education in AMC is a continuing process. This is done by organising various in service courses like MOBC, MOJC, MOSC. Besides officers are also encouraged to participate in various workshops/seminars/conferences in India as well as abroad at Government expense.

There is a full-fledged Medical College at Pune for the Armed Forces. This College provides under-graduate and post graduate medical education. In 1964, a College of Nursing was added to prepare students for B.SC(Nursing). The Armed Forces Medical College Pune is also affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nasik for under-mentioned Postgraduate Degrees/Diplomas:-

(a) Ph. D. - In Medicine, Surgery, Preventive & Social Medicine, Pathology, Obst & Gynecology, Anaesthesia, Radiology and Physiology.

(b) M. Ch. - In Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Surgery and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, DM Cardiology.

(c) M. D. - In General Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, Preventive and Social Medicine, Midwifery and Gynecology, Paediatrics, Radiodiagnosis, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, Tuberculosis, and Chest diseases, Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Aviation Medicine and Hospital Administration.

(d) M. S. - In General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Oothalomology and Anatomy.

(e) M. Sc. In Physiology.

(f) Diploma in Hospital Administration and DPH, DCP, DA, DRD, DCH, DLO, DVD, DIH DPM, DCD, DGO DOMS.

Specialists are required to work as graded specialist, classified Specialist, Advisers & Consultants. The opportunities for professional advancement and fulfilment are many and varied.

Wishing you all the best!
Feb 05, 2013

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