MD in anatomy: Click here to know about the course, duration, syllabus, eligibility criteria, entrance exam, top universities, career opportunities and more

Career Goals: After their MD Anatomy degree, individuals can work as Medical coders, Public health specialists, Anatomy readers, Medical transcriptionists, Lecturers/Professors etc.

By- Akanksha Yadav

About the course:

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) course is a postgraduate medical degree for MBBS students who want to study and specialize in a certain field of medicine. The eligibility criteria for MD are an MBBS degree. After completing an MBBS degree, students can go for an MD program. MD in anatomy is a 3-year long post-graduate medical program for students who want to work as become specialists or researchers in the anatomy field.

Anatomy is a field where individuals study living structures whether humans, animals or plants by dissecting them. Anatomy is divided into two words ‘Ana’ and ‘tome’, which means ‘a cutting’.  This course provides knowledge about different categories like embryology, histology and anthropology etc.

Currently, in India, there are various private/government colleges/institutes where an MD anatomy course is available. The fees in private colleges are usually higher than the government ones. The tuition fees for MD anatomy can go from INR 10,000 to INR 8, 00,000 per annum.

The duration of MD anatomy:

MD anatomy course is a 3-year postgraduate course. During this course, students get a thorough understanding of all the body’s organ systems’ ontology as well as the important stages of human growth and development.

The eligibility criteria for MD anatomy:

MD anatomy aspiring students can check the eligibility criteria for the course below.

  • The student should have an MBBS degree from an institute/college recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidate should have completed his/her 1-year mandatory internship after completing his/her graduation.
  • The candidate should have qualified for NEET-PG or the required entrance examination.
  • Admission is usually based on merit in the entrance exam. It is given on the basis of a merit list which is based on marks obtained in the entrance exam and counselling process.

Subjects in MD anatomy:

During MD anatomy, students study various subjects related to anatomy. During 3 years of MD anatomy, students study different subjects. The list of subjects is given below.

  • Embryology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Radiology, surface marking
  • Gross anatomy
  • Cytogenetics
  • Principles of genetics
  • Mycology
  • Osteology
  • Applied anatomy
  • Histochemical methods
  • Neuroanatomy

Documents needed for MD Anatomy admission:

  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Migration certificate
  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheet
  • SC/ST certificate (if any)

Famous entrance examinations for MD anatomy:

Medical colleges take students through various entrance examinations. Some of the top entrance examinations are

  • NEET PG- The full form of this exam is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate). It is conducted by the National Board of Examinations.
  • AIIMS INI CET- The full form of this examination is the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test. This exam is conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi. Through this examination, students get admissions in various PG courses like Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Doctorate of Medicine (DM)

Career opportunities after MD anatomy:

After finishing the post-graduation degree in the anatomy field, individuals can work in trauma centres, hospitals and research centres etc. Graduates can work in both the private and public sectors after the completion of their post-graduation degree in anatomy.

After their MD Anatomy degree, individuals can work as

  • Medical coder
  • Public health specialist
  • Anatomy reader
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Lecturer/Professor

Individuals can earn from INR 4, 00,000 to INR 14, 00,000 per annum based on their experience. After MD Anatomy, students can also go for higher studies.

Top employment areas:

  • Army
  • Private/government hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Research institutes

Top recruiters:

  • Apollo hospitals
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital
  • Max Healthcare
  • Sri Ganga Ram Hospital

Top institutes/colleges offering MD anatomy:

MD anatomy course is offered in various colleges in India. The top institutes/colleges are

  • AIIMS, Delhi
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  • JSS Medical College and Hospital
  • Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
  • Amrita institute of medical sciences and research, Kochi
  • BHU, Varanasi
  • Sanjay Gandhi Post graduate institute of medical sciences, Lucknow
  • Jawaharlal institute of postgraduate medical education and research, Pondicherry
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • King’s George Medical College, Lucknow
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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