Medical Certificate Requirements


The medical field is a vast field which basically deals with the art of healing or of applied science. The term ‘medical’ is derived from ‘medicine’ which is used to refer to maintaining and restoring the health by prevention of infections and diseases. The medical field can have categories such as health science, biomedical research and medical technology all of which are related to diagnosing of illness and treatment of injuries.

Any person who wishes to enter the medical field must satisfy certain requirements and to become a doctor or physician, there are other set of certificate requirements which need to be fulfilled.

The following are the major requirements which are required by a person to enter the field of medicine after completing high school education:

  • The first and foremost requirement is that the candidate must have opted for the ‘medical stream’ at senior high school level and must have studies Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at this level.
  • One must have a high school passing certificate and must have scored a set number of marks (the number can be different for different medical colleges) which is decided by the college he/she wishes to take admission into.
  • Apart from this, there are medical entrance examinations held at national or state level, which too must be passed by the candidate with a certain score. These examinations may be followed by personal interviews or other rounds as well.

After getting admission into a recognised medical school, a candidate has to study and pass a set number of subjects so as to get a bachelor’s degree in medicine. The bachelor’s degree is a 5 year program. The following is a list of the subjects, year wise:

The first year of medical school basically examines the human body and its functioning. The course includes the following subjects:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Embryology
  • Neuroanatomy

In the second year of medical school, a student has to learn about pathology (disease) and treatment. The course includes the following subjects:

  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • In the second year, students also need to be trained to work with patients.

The third year of medical school includes rotations which mean that a student has to work with different specialities so to gain experience of working with patients with different illnesses.

The fourth year of medical school includes more rotations and more responsibilities and duties are put on the shoulders of the students.

The final year also involves more of practical work along with subjects like Paediatrics, ENT,  Radiology and Surgery.

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