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 pulmonary medicine is a 3-year long postgraduate medical program which is focused on areas like prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases and related areas. MD pulmonary medicine course is certified by the Medical Council of India. This course is perfect for students who want to work as a pulmonologist.
After completion of the course, individuals also go for higher studies in the same field. This field is expected to expand in future as the number of patients is increasing because of conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis etc.
Currently, in India, there are various private/government colleges/institutes where MD pulmonary medicine course is available. The fees in private colleges are usually higher than the government ones. The tuition fees for MD pulmonary medicine can go from INR 10,000 to INR 8, 00,000 per annum. After course completion, graduates can earn a salary of INR 4 lakhs to 14 Lakhs per annum.
The duration of MD Pulmonary Medicine:
An MD pulmonary Medicine course is a 3-year-long postgraduate course in medicine. During this course, students study various lung-related diseases and their diagnoses, and treatments.