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

Career Goals: After their MD general medicine degree, individuals can work as physicians, General medicine consultants, bacteriologists, gynaecologists, Associate 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 specific 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 general medicine is a 3-year long postgraduate medical program focused on areas like prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. MD General medicine course is certified by the Medical Council of India. This course is perfect for students who want to remit their services in the preoperative setting, pain management and critical care units.

Currently, in India, there are various private/government colleges/institutes where MD general medicine course is available. The fees in private colleges are usually higher than the government ones. The tuition fees for MD general medicine can go from INR 10,000 to INR 15, 00,000 per annum. After course completion, graduates can earn a salary of INR 2.5 lakhs to 20 Lakhs per annum.

The duration of MD General Medicine:

An MD General Medicine course is a  3-year long postgraduate course in medicine. During this course, students are taught diagnostic investigation procedures, counselling of patients, monitoring patients and handling medical equipment. They are also taught how to manage medical emergencies and how to teach undergraduate medical students.

The eligibility criteria for MD General Medicine:

Students wanting to pursue an MD General Medicine course can check the eligibility criteria of the course below.

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

Famous entrance examinations for MD General medicine:

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 complete 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)

Subjects in MD General Medicine:

During MD General Medicine, students study various subjects related to the General medicine field. The list of general medicine theory subjects and practical subjects is given below.


  • Applied Basic Science Knowledge
  • Diseases concerning general medicine
  • Recent advances
  • Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology


  • Ward/OPD Patient management
  • Long and short topic presentations
  • Ward rounds, case presentations and discussions
  • Clinic-radiological and clinic-pathological conference
  • Journal conferences
  • PG case presentation clinics
  • Research review
  • In-house and guest lectures
  • Conferences, symposia, seminars, and CMEs
  • Partition in workshops, updates, conferences
  • Teaching undergraduate
  • Use and maintenance of biomedical equipment

Skills required to be an MD general medicine specialist:

Here is a list of skills which are required for being an MD general medicine specialist.

  • Decision making
  • Diagnostic investigation and procedures
  • Monitoring seriously ill people
  • He/she should know how to counsel patients and relatives.
  • He/she should be able to teach undergraduates.
  • He/she should be able to carry out research.
  • Good communication abilities
  • Good time management skills
  • Good management and leadership skills

Career opportunities after MD General Medicine:

After finishing the post-graduation degree in the General Medicine field, individuals can start their clinic and practice privately or they can also join any hospital. They can expect a salary of INR 6, 00,000 to INR 10,00,000 per annum.

Some specializations in MD general medicine are cardiology, neurology, critical care medicine, gastroenterology, medical oncology etc. After their MD general medicine degree, individuals can work as

  • Physician
  • General medicine consultant
  • Bacteriologist
  • Gynecologist
  • Associate professor Etc.

MD general medicine graduates can work in the following sectors after completion of their degree.

  • Railways
  • State PSCs
  • Educational institutes
  • Biomedical companies
  • Medicine manufacturing companies
  • Research institutes
  • Military services etc.


Some of the top MD general medicine graduates’ recruiting organizations are

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Fortis Medical Research Institute
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
  • Max Hospital
  • Medanta Hospitals
  • Meditrina hospitals private limited
  • Jaypee healthcare limited
  • Care hospitals
  • Adecco India Private Limited and many more.

Top institutes/colleges offering MD General Medicine:

An MD General Medicine course is offered in various colleges in India. The top institutes/colleges are

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi
  • Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai
  • Grant Medical College (GMC), Mumbai
  • King’s George Medical College, Lucknow
  • Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  • Seth GS Medical College (GSMC), Mumbai
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Osmania Medical University (OMC), Hyderabad
  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC), Mumbai

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