Stream: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Duration: 2 Years
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.
Listed here are some of the principle objectives of the course.
Listed here are the main highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||M.S. in Cardiothoracic Surgery|
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Duration||2 years, full- time|
|Admission Process||Based on performance in entrance examination|
|Average Course Fee||INR 3K to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 12 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Fortis 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.|
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.
|SR.NO.||INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1.||ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES||New Delhi||1,944||Candidates 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 COLLEGE||Tamil Nadu, Chennai||1,26,000||Candidates 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 COLLEGE||Pune, Maharashtra||64,400||Candidates 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 COLLEGE||New Delhi||10,000||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test.|
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.
|Master of Surgery in Uttar Pradesh||Master of Surgery in Andhra Pradesh||Master of Surgery in Rajasthan||Master of Surgery in Orissa|
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:
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.
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.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Surgery Coder||They 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|
|Lecturer||They 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|
|Demonstrator||They 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|
The major subjects of study that form part of the curriculum are listed here.
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