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




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

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    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.  

      Top Colleges for Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Pulmonary Medicine)

      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
      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:

      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
      Social & Preventive Medicine

      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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      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

      Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Pulmonary Medicine) Fee Structure in India

      7.13 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.03 CR (Maximum Fee)
      23.99 L (Average Fee)
      11.43 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES2.16 CR (Maximum Fee)
      51.35 L (Average Fee)

      Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Pulmonary Medicine) Fee Structure by State

      Andhra Pradesh

      5.57 L
      41.69 L


      1.32 CR
      34.8 KPRIVATE COLLEGES43.2 L
      20.18 L


      2.01 LPUBLIC COLLEGES2.01 L
      2.01 L
      42 L



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