Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, or in Latin: Medicinae Baccalaureus Baccalaureus Chirurgiae, are the two first-professional degrees in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school by universities in countries that follow the tradition of the United Kingdom. The historical degree nomenclature states that they are two separate undergraduate degrees; however, in practice, they are usually treated as one and conferred together, and may also be awarded at graduate-level medical schools. In countries that follow the system in the United States, the equivalent medical degree is awarded as Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) (the latter in the United States only).

In India, the full form of MBBS is Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. It is a 5-year course here are some Medical colleges in India in which one can prepare for MBBS. Accredited by the Medical Council of India, all titles the degrees as MBBS. A medical college offers graduate degree “Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery” (MBBS). The college may teach Post Graduate as well as Paramedical courses. The admission to government MBBS programs is highly competitive because of the high subsidy and extensive hands-on experience.

The MBBS course starts with the basic pre and Para-clinical subjects such as biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, pathology, forensic medicine including toxicology and pharmacology. The students simultaneously obtain hands-on training in the wards and out-patient departments, where they interact with real patients for five years. The curriculum aims to inculcate standard protocols of history taking, examination, differential diagnosis, and complete patient Management. The student is taught to determine what investigations will be useful for a patient and what the best treatment options are. The curriculum also contains a thorough practical knowledge and practice of performing standard clinical procedures. The course also contains a 12-month-long internship, in which an intern is rotated across various specialties. Besides standard clinical care, one also gets a thorough experience of ward management, staff management, and thorough counseling skills.

The degree awarded is “Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery”. The minimum requirements for the MBBS course are 50% marks in physics, chemistry, biology, and English in the ’10+2′ examinations. For reserved category students, the requirement is 40%. MBBS admissions are not centralized. The admission requirements differ across universities. Generally, students who attain higher marks in the qualifying examinations and in the Medical Entrance examinations conducted by various agencies are accepted onto the MBBS course. The government is planning to come up with new medical colleges in 58 districts of India. The new colleges will add 5,800 more MBBS seats in the country.

Entrance examinations are conducted by the following agencies:

  • JIPMER – Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research

  • NEET- National Eligibility Entrance Test (For any private as well as a public university in India) is conducted by NTA from 2019.

  • AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences