MD in Anaesthesiology is a 2- year full- time course divided into 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. Anaesthesiology emphasises the positive aspects and scope of the speciality outside the operating room, like trauma, critical care and pain management.
An anaesthesiologist is essentially a skilled pain specialist in the domain of medicine.
The average course fee in India ranges between INR 10,000 and 8 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 1 and 12 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in science.|
|Admission Process||Counselling after qualification of entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 8,00,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 1,00,000 to 12,00,000|
Anaesthesiology today is a vast speciality in medicine, with its subspecialties ranging from pre- operative patient care to critical care, trauma care, pain management and palliative care.
The subject has vital implications in national workforce planning and future recruitment strategies. It is also an important input for academic bodies and government agencies to formulate and decide the number of postgraduate students to be allotted to the speciality.
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE FEES|
|Andhra medical college||Vishakhapatnam||INR 1,00,000|
|L.H.M.C||New Delhi||INR 39,000|
|Manipur university||Imphal||INR 11,024|
|Sri balaji vidyapeeth university||Puducherry||INR 8,00,000|
|Christian medical college||Vellore||INR 3,51,000|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility for admission to the course, aspiring candidates need to have attained the MBBS degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India, besides a one-year compulsory internship program.
|ANAESTHISIA COLLEGES IN Uttar Pradesh||ANAESTHISIA COLLEGES IN Gujarat||ANAESTHISIA COLLEGES IN Andhra Pradesh||ANAESTHISIA COLLEGES IN Telangana|
Admission to the course is based solely on academic merit. Academic merit is determined by universities/ institutions by means of one of the following procedures, both for degree and diploma courses:
On the basis of merit as determined in the competitive test conducted by the State Government or by another competent authority appointed by the State Government or by the concerned university/ group of universities in the same State.
On the basis of merit as determined in a centralized competitive test held at the national level.
On the basis of the individual cumulative performance at the first and second aforementioned levels and in the MBBS examination, if such examinations have been passed from the same university.
A year - wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Human anatomy and physiology|
|Critical care practice|
|Safety in anesthesia|
|Ethics in anesthesia|
|Principles of evidence based medicine|
A career in anaesthesiology is one of the most beneficial areas in the field of healthcare. Anaesthesiologists are physicians who administer anaesthesia prior to a surgical procedure.
They are only needed during the operations and are not required to stay in the hospital for long hours. The course is ideal for candidates who even though uninterested in become doctors, have an interest in work in a surgical setting.
CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist) is an advanced practicing nurse who also controls anaesthesia for patients before and after the surgery in the absence of the Anaesthesiologist. CRNAs perform essential duties of Anaesthesiologists, but are needed to work at a facility where an Anaesthesiologist is on- staff and can offer supervision such as quality control or emergency back-up when needed.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Anesthetist||Anaesthetists provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of situations, including preoperative evaluation, consultation with the surgical team, creation of a plan for anaesthesia- administering, tailored to each individual patient, airway management, intraoperative life support and provision of pain.||INR 11,00,000|
|Critical Care Specialist||Critical Care Specialists are responsible for evaluating, resuscitating, and managing critically ill patients including those with vital organ and system failures. They are also adequately learned in Pharmacology, Physiology, Cardiovascular System, Renal System, Body Fluids and Electrolytes, Nervous System, Musculoskeletal System, Haematological System, Nutrition and Metabolism, Thermoregulation, Immunology and Host Defence, Endocrine System, Obstetrics, and Gastrointestinal System.||INR 3,11,000|
|Consultant Anesthesia||Consultants in Anesthesia inform and entertain both laypeople and medical specialists.||INR 11,84,000|
|Senior Resident||A Senior Resident is a volunteer who must be a registered student at the medical facility in question, performing the regular responsibilities of an Anaesthetist.||INR 1,05,000|
|Professor||Professors are responsible for teaching large classes of several hundred students, take seminars, or laboratories where students practice the subject matter. Professors keep up with developments in their field by reading scholarly articles, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. To gain tenure, they must do original research, such as experiments, document analyses, or critical reviews, and publish their findings.||INR 2,40,000|