MD Gastroenterology is a 3 years full time graduate course which is divided into 6 semesters. It is a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases in the digestive tract. These course students should acquire an overall knowledge in the topic from monographs, standard text books, and peer reviewed journals with Gastroenterology, Pancreatology, Herpetology, and related Basic Sciences and Epidemiology.
This course provides an intensive review of gastroenterology and herpetology through the lens of successful test-taking. This is targeted to candidates preparing for both initial certification and maintenance of recertification and those in clinical practice who want a high-paced intensive review of the field. This course will allow students to gain an in-depth knowledge of gastrointestinal conditions that are commonly seen in practice, and rare but classic clinical vignettes that are tested during board type exams.
The average annual course fee ranges anywhere between INR 17,000 to 3 lakhs depending upon the institute offering the course. The average salary offered for this course in India to successful graduates of the course ranges between INR 2 lakhs to 20 lakhs depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Shown below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking Entrance Examination|
|Top recruiting organizations||Hindustan, Oregon, Integro|
|Top recruiting areas||Colleges and Universities, Health care network, Hospitals|
|Top job profiles||Gastroenterologist, Marketing head, Area sales manager, Medical Gastroenterologist|
|Course Fee||INR 17,000 to 3 lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 20 lakhs|
Gastroenterology is to create scientific discoveries relevant to gastrointestinal and liver diseases and translate those discoveries into clinical practice. This course supports and maintains fundamental and laboratory-based research programs as well as clinical research programs focused on pathophysiology, an epidemiology and the conduct of clinical trials. This study supports robust career development opportunities for its investigators to ensure future success of its mission of providing the best care to every patient.
Research topics include the study of treatments for liver and pancreas disease; investigation of new technologies used in the identification and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome and other motility disorders; development of a new generation of endoscopes to perform incision-free procedures; and much more. This course provides excellent facilities for the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases of the digestive tract and liver.
Gastroenterology and Herpetology performs Bariatric surgery as a specialized treatment for obesity. Surgery is performed if other forms of fat reduction methods like exercise or diet control do not produce the desired results. Surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach, which leads to lesser food intake and gradual weight loss
Some of the institutes or colleges offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE IN INR|
|Kasturba medical college||Manipal||INR 17,04,000|
|Government kilpauk medical college||Chennai||INR 29,950|
|Directorate of medical education||Thiruvananthapuram||INR 52,500|
|Amrita school of medicine||Kochi||INR 12,00,000|
|Chettinad hospital and research institute||Chennai||INR 15,00,000|
|MS Ramaiah medical college||Bangalore||INR 36,00,000|
|NIMS medical college and hospital||Jaipur||INR 2,40,000|
|Shri ramachandra university||Chennai||INR 2,46,000|
|Government medical college||Kottayam||INR 1,80,000|
|Government medical college||Kozhikode||INR 40,000|
|JSS medical college and hospital||Mysore||INR 6,63,000|
|Kurnool medical college||Kurnool||INR 11,400|
|Madras medical college||Chennai||INR 20,000|
|Maharashtra university of health sciences||Nasik||INR 60,000|
For seeking admission to this graduation course, candidates must have completed their MBBS course from an institution approved by the Medical Council of India and they should also have completed one-year internship program.
Most of the reputed institute’s intake students on the basis of NEET PG entrance exam scores. There are few institutes which conduct their own entrance exam for the PG admissions. One can apply through online or offline mode
A Year - wise syllabus of the course is tabulated below.
|YEAR I||YEAR II||YEAR III|
|Immune system||Upper lower gastrointestinal bleeding||GI radiology|
|Molecular biology||Gastrointestinal tuberculosis||GI pathology|
|Genetic diseases||HIV and GIT||Endoscopic training|
|Gene therapy||Liver in systematic diseases||-|
|Tumor biology||Vascular diseases of the GIT||-|
Gastroenterology offers a varied mixture of patients and day to day work. Gastroenterologists have treated all comers but a change in training schedule means that this will no longer be the case. Additional training for specialist registrars in herpetology means that this is now a separate specialty from gastroenterology. In a district general hospital, they still manages viral hepatitis and in patients with acute liver problems.
The training structure is changing once again so trainees will be able to choose luminal gastroenterology functional bowel disease or endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, or academic gastroenterology. They will still be trained in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy but will not undertake endoscopic retrograde (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and the more technically difficult aspects of upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Some of the top professional positions open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Gastroenterologist||A gastroenterologist is a doctor whose specialty is treating diseases related to the digestive system, which includes the oesophagus, intestines, pancreas, and colon as well as their accessory glands.||INR 3,67,000|
|Medical Gastroenterologist||Medical Gastroenterologists often run their own practice or are involved in a smaller one with just a few other doctors. They are the one type of physician specialized in the field of the digestive tract, they must perform necessary surgeries that are required to fix any problems within this area of the body.||INR 3,56,000|
|Consultant||Healthcare business consultants contact and identify the problem they wish to have fixed. They does some preliminary research and examines the existing data available related to the problem. This can involve revenue, analysing employment numbers, and interviewing various employees and managers.||INR 10,80,000|