Master of Surgery [MS] (Cardiothoracic Surgery) - Course Overview




    2 YEARS




    Post Graduation

    Master of Surgery in Cardiothoracic Surgery Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

    Pranjal Singhal Pranjal Singhal
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    Stream: Cardiothoracic Surgery  
    Duration: 2 Years

    Course: M.S.

    Course Type: Post Graduation

    M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 2- year long postgraduate course in medicine involving the surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest), and generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease).

    The specialty is dedicated to treating heart conditions. Aspiring candidates are expected to have demonstrated competence in all aspects of the discipline.

    The curriculum is designed to focus on building in eligible candidates the requisite skills required to practice cardiac surgery at secondary and tertiary care levels with capability in the basic and applied clinical sciences, basic cardiac surgical care, cardiac intensive care, emergency medicine and complementary surgical disciplines.

    M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Course Objectives

    Listed here are some of the principle objectives of the course.

    • to develop the requisite technical skills in surgery with optimum efficiency while developing other surgical qualities including a commitment to lifelong learning, research, teaching, ethics and professionalism.
    • to impart sub- specialist expertise in in cardiothoracic surgery to surgeons who have completed cardiothoracic specialist training.
    • to train residents to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field so that they can become good teachers, researchers and clinicians in their specialty after completion of their training.
    • to prepare expert, Board-certified surgeons specializing in care and treatment of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels.

    Top Colleges for Master of Surgery [MS] (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

    M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Course Highlights

    Listed here are the main highlights of the course.

    Name of the courseM.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Course LevelPost Graduation
    Duration2 years, full- time
    StreamCardiothoracic Surgery
    Examination TypeYearly
    Admission ProcessBased on performance in entrance examination
    Average Course FeeINR 3K to 5 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 12 Lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesFortis Healthcare , MAX Healthcare, Care Hospitals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Apollo Hospitals, Kailash Hospital, Adecco India Private Limited, Jaypee healthcare limited, Meditrina Hospitals Private Limited etc.

    Top Institutes Offering M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    The average tuition fee charged in India for M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery ranges between INR 3,000 (government institutes) to 5 lacs (private institutes).

    Listed below are some of the best institutes in India that offer M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

    1.ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCESNew Delhi1,944Candidates need to have completed MBBS or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test.
    2.CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGETamil Nadu, Chennai1,26,000Candidates need to have completed MBBS or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test.
    3.ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGEPune, Maharashtra64,400Candidates need to have completed MBBS or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test.
    4.MAULANA AZAD MEDICAL COLLEGENew Delhi10,000Candidates need to have completed MBBS or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test.

    Eligibility for M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.

    Typically, to pursue an MS degree, candidates need to have obtained an MBBS Degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

    Indian nationals can apply under the General category. Foreign nationals or Non- Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under the Foreign/ NRI Category.

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    M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Admission Process

    At the MS level, most State government- affiliated programs accept 50% of students based on the national level examination and 50% based on the State- level examinations. As per the Indian constitution, seats are also reserved for physicians belonging to the economically impoverished sections of the Indian society. Along with regular candidates, foreign nationals are also required to appear in the entrance examinations as a few institutes only admit candidates based on performance in the qualifying examinations.

    A few recognized entrance examinations held in India for admission to the course are:

    • NEETPG

    M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Academic Options

    Successful postgraduates of the course interested in higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing Ph.D. in M.S., or pursue fellowship in a topic of choice thereupon, such as Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplantation, And Adult Acquired Heart Disease.

    M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Career Prospects

    Cardiothoracic Surgeons are lucratively employed in hospitals in Cardiothoracic Department, Cardiac Rehabilitation Centers, Medical Labs, Surgical Equipment, and clinics testing patients for heart problems, or in hospitals on hourly, weekly and monthly basis. Private practice or self- employment in the subject can also be pursued, aside from practice in defense services, research work, and lectureship in medical colleges.

    Although Cardiothoracic is a specialized area in medical science, several sub-specialties have developed within it too, such as Nuclear Cardiothoracic Surgery which focuses on the pumping functions of the heart, or Electrophysiology, which specializes in the electrical function of the heart, or Interventional Cardiothoracic Surgery which includes invasive procedures such as stent insertion and angioplasty, or Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery which involves treatment of abnormalities and diseases of the heart in children who are still in- utero up to adulthood

    Listed here are some of the popular job positions offered to successful postgraduates of the discipline with the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered.

    Master of Surgery in Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Job TitleJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
    Surgery CoderThey 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.1,20,858 – 4,88,849
    LecturerThey plan, prepare, and research contact and teaching time with students, check and assess students' work, encourage personal development via tutorial or pastoral work, and invigilate examinations.1,46,662 - 7,31,263
    DemonstratorThey demonstrate the application of practical equipment (including where relevant, software packages), experiments, exercises, techniques or processes that may form an element of an undergraduate course of study in line with specific learning objectives, set by others.1,86,000 – 5,59,343

    M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Syllabus and Course Structure

    The major subjects of study that form part of the curriculum are listed here.

    • Procedure
    • ICU Procedures
    • Emergency Room Procedures
    • Pre-operative Workup
    • Minor O.T. procedures
    • General Surgical Operative Procedures
    • Post-operative Care
    • Major Operating Room Techniques
    • Specialty Procedures for Cardiothoracic Surgery.



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