M.Ch. in Cardiac Surgery is a doctorate degree course, equipping qualified and experienced doctors with an evidence- based approach to healthcare practice and a refined clinical expertise in surgery.
Cardiac Surgery is the surgical treatment of the organs inside the thorax (chest), riddled with diseases related to heart and lungs. The basic criterion of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course is a MS/ DNB degree attained from a university recognized by the Medical Council of India.
The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 1 and 6 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.
Successful postgraduates of the course in India are offered an average annual salary within the range of INR 20 Lacs, increasing with experience and expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Doctorate Degree|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||MS/ DNB degree from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Counseling after entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 6 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 20 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Colleges, Universities, NGOs, Private Clinics etc.|
Cardiac Surgery is the division of medical science that deals with the surgical treatment of diseases infecting the thorax/ chest, and all the sophisticated treatment techniques that are vital for in addressing critical conditions affecting the heart.
The course is a combined study of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeries, which are two different streams in terms of specialization. Enrolled students are afforded a vast exposure to both these streams, and offered the option to select the specific parts in the heart and lungs that the aspire to attain specialization in.
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each are listed below.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)||New Delhi||INR 2000|
|Christian Medical College (CMC)||Vellore||INR 1,17,000|
|Madras Medical College (MMC)||Chennai||INR 56,500|
|Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)||Pune||INR 69,400|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)||Pondicherry||INR 8,205|
Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility that candidates aspiring to pursue the course need to fulfil.
Eligible candidates aspiring to pursue the course need to clear an entrance examination, followed by rounds of group discussion and personal interview. Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in the test, group discussion, and personal interview.
Some of the major medical entrance examinations conducted in the country for admission to the course are PGIMER, JIPMER, AIMS PG, AIIMS PG, BHU, etc.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Emergency Room Procedures|
|Minor O.T Procedures|
|General Surgical Operative Procedures|
|Post Operative Care|
|Major Operating Room Techniques|
|Specialty Procedures for Cardiothoracic Surgery|
A degree in M.Ch. (Cardiac Surgery) is treated equivalent to a Ph.D. in India, and offers various job opportunities in hospitals, colleges, NGOs, government healthcare centers, private practices etc., besides research options.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Cardiac Surgery Consultant||To perform surgery on the heart, lungs, esophagus, blood vessels and other organs in the thoracic cavity. These medical professionals conduct tests on patients to determine whether they have any conditions within the heart or vessels that need treatment.||14 to 20 Lacs|
|Lecturer/Professor||To teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department and to supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate (Masters) or research graduate (MPhil/PhD) students.||4 to 7 Lacs|
|Surgery Coder||To help facilitate a smooth billing process by checking doctors' notes, tests, images, and patients' medical records, and then assigning codes which represent every step of the patient's experience with the physician to confirm what services were provided.||2.5 to 5 Lacs|
|Demonstrator (Surgery)||To demonstrate the use of practical equipment, experiments, exercises, techniques and/ or processes that may form an element of an undergraduate course of study in line with specific learning objectives, set by others.||2 to 3 Lacs|
|Researcher||To discover new methods of enhancing human health and to perform research on specimens, such as bacteria and viruses, and regularly perform reviews.||5 to 6 Lacs|