By- Akanksha Yadav
Are you among those who are confused about choosing between postgraduate medical courses MD and MS? Here are the differences and similarities between these two courses. You can read this article for a better understanding of MD and MS courses.
Every year the National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the NEET PG examination for the students to get admission in MD and MS courses in India. A large number of students appear in this examination every year but only 10 to 12,000 students manage to get their desired seats. NEET PG exam can only be given after completing an MBBS degree. After he/she sits for the NEET PG exam, he/she needs to clear the exam to go to the next step which is NEET PG counselling registration.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS) both are the most famous medical post-graduation courses. MD/MS can be done once graduation from an MBBS is over. The choice of choosing MD or MS depends upon the student’s interest.
What are Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS)?
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a postgraduate programme for students to do their masters in the medical field and the MS (Master of Surgery) is also a similar programme. MBBS degree holders are eligible for both these degrees but for admission to these courses, students need to qualify for the NEET PG examination. MD course is for students who want to become a physician while the MS course is for students who want to become a surgeon.
The basic differences between the Master of Surgery (MS) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) are given below.
- MD is for the aspirants who want to become a physician while MS is for the students who aspire to become a surgeon.
- MD is a non-surgical programme while MS is a surgical programme.
- In MD, No tool or equipment is required to treat patients whereas individuals who do MS use tools and equipment to treat the patients.