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Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Pulmonary Medicine) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    MEDICAL

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Pulmonary Medicine

  • COURSE TYPE

    Doctorate/M.Phil

Updated On - May 9th 2018

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in Pulmonary Medicine Eligibility, Top Colleges, Syllabus, Duration, Salary

MD in Pulmonary Medicine is a 2-year postgraduate degree program, the minimum eligibility is MBBS from a recognized school board or its equivalent exam. Admission to M.D. in Pulmonary Medicine depends on the basis of candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, and ensuing round of counseling.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to M.D. in Pulmonary Medicine are as follows:

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 8 Lacs, for a span of 2 years.

MD in Pulmonary Medicine is a study of medical science that deals with the prevention, cause, and treatment of problems in lungs and its related area. During the program, the candidates learn about diagnostics and treatments, for example, bronchodilator, inhalers etc. 

    The course is beneficial to train pulmonary physicians, physician-scientists, and pre- and post-doctoral basic scientists in physiology, cell biology, and molecular biology of the respiratory system. MD in Pulmonary Medicine course helps to train outstanding specialists for careers in academic medicine tailored to the diverse interest of trainees. Candidates can find jobs in public and govt. sectors or in universities for teaching 

    Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Doctor, Consultant, Pharmacist, Public Health Specialist, Researcher, Teacher, Lecturer, Homoeopath etc. A fresh graduate in this field can earn an average salary of INR 4 to 14 Lacs per annum.  

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine: Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course:

    Course LevelPost Graduate
    Duration of the Course2 years
    Examination TypeSemester and Annual
    EligibilityB.H.M.S.
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 10,000 to 8 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 4 to 14 Lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesNEET PG, AIIMS PG, PGIMER Entrance Test, CMC Vellore PG, JIPMER PG, UPSEE, etc.
    Top Job AreasGovernment Hospitals, Military Services, Private Clinics, Private Hospitals, Medical Colleges & Universities, NGOs, and suchlike.
    Top Job PositionsRespiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Function Technologist, Neonatal-Pediatric Specialist, Medical & Health Services Manager, and such.

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine: What is it all About?

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine program focus on interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, heart-lung and lung transplantation, and non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease. It also provides pre-operative evaluations and comprehensive pulmonary function testing.

    The course includes the whole range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures associated with the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine: flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy with all ancillary procedures, endotracheal intubation, arterial and central venous line placement, thoracentesis and closed pleural biopsy, bedside pulmonary artery catheterization as well as chest tube placement.

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine course is suitable to provide optimal clinical care and apply basic, clinical, and translational research discoveries to understanding the pathogenesis of lung diseases and improving treatment. The program provides the highest quality training in clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine, and to provide experience in the fundamentals of clinical and basic science research.

    After finishing this program, doctors may work in public healthcare institutes, medical colleges, and involuntary firms. They also have a choice to start a private practice.Interested candidates can do other PG programs, for example, MBA, PhD etc.

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine: Top Institutes 

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course:

    NAME OF INSTITUTECITYAVERAGE ANNUAL FEES
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)New DelhiINR 1,944 
    Christian Medical College (CMC)VelloreINR 1,17,000 
    Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)PuneINR 64,400 
    Maulana Azad Medical CollegeNew DelhiINR 10,000
    Madras Medical College (MMC)ChennaiINR 13,667 
    Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)PondicherryINR 6,200
    Lady Harding Medical College (LHMC)New DelhiINR 10,000 
    Grant Medical College (GMC)MumbaiINR 82,400
    King George’s Medical University (KGMU)LucknowINR 39,047 
    Sri Ramachandra UniversityChennaiINR 14,00,000 
    Seth GS Medical College (GSMC)MumbaiINR 29,600 
    Government Medical College (GMC)AmritsarINR 11,000 

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine: Eligibility 

    Students who wish to apply for admission to this course must have qualified MBBS degree from a recognized board or institution. There is also entrance test for various colleges, universities, and institutions. Admissions will be done according to the performance in the entrance exam.

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine: Admission Process

    Generally, most of the institutes and colleges offering MD in Pulmonary Medicine program, provide admission based on the applicant’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, conducted at any of State level and national levels, followed by a subsequent round of counseling. The round of counseling incorporates two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

    Some of the major entrance examinations conducted in India for admission to MD in Pulmonary Medicine course is listed below.

    • NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for Post Graduate Courses
    • AIIMS PG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Post Graduate Entrance Exam
    • CMC Vellore PG (CMC Vellore Post Graduate Entrance Exam)
    • PGIMER Entrance Exam (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research)
    • JIPMER PG (JIPMER Post Graduate Entrance Exam)
    • COMEDK PG Medical Admissions
    • UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam)
    • AIPGMEE (All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam)

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Subjects of Study
    General Medicine
    Cardiology
    Radiodiagnosis
    Anesthesiology
    Pediatrics
    Social & Preventive Medicine
    Radiotherapy

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine: Career Prospects

    If a candidate interested in the sector of Pulmonary Medicine and finding jobs in Pulmonary Medicine or careers in Pulmonary Medicine health, one may opt from a wide range of education, skill, and income levels.

    MD in Pulmonary Medicine candidates can look for a career in public as well as in private sector. They can be employed as doctors in hospitals or lecturers in medical colleges. Those who are willing to do research work related to the heart can also do the same and become scientists in Pulmonary Medicine.

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    Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in (Pulmonary Medicine annual salary
    JOB POSITIONJOB DESCRIPTIONAVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
    Respiratory TherapistRespiratory Therapists are in charge of conducting respiratory therapy treatments on patients by executing bronchopulmonary drainage.INR 4 to 15 Lacs
    Technical AssistantTechnical Assistants are in charge of observing, monitoring, and recording patients' conditions by taking a pulse, temperature etc. They are also in charge of infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene, and overall reassurance, comfort, and safety.INR 6 to 9 Lacs
    LecturerLecturers responsible for teaching and administrative duties within a specialist subject area.INR 3 to 5 Lacs
    Junior Research ScientistJunior Research Scientists are responsible to prepare articles, reports, and presentations, and perform routine clerical works as instructed.INR 5 to 7 Lacs

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