Duration: 3 Years
Course: Plastic Surgery
Course Type: Post Graduation
M.S. in Plastic Surgery is a postgraduate course in medicine. Plastic Surgery is the process of reconstructing or repairing parts of the body, especially by the transfer of tissue, either in the treatment of injury or for cosmetic reasons. It incorporates many sorts of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, etc.
The duration of the course is typically 3 years, varying across institutes.
|Master of Surgery in Karnataka||Master of Surgery in Tamil Nadu||Master of Surgery in Kerala||Master of Surgery in Uttar Pradesh|
The pay scale of a surgeon varies across specializations and industries. Successful postgraduates of the course in India earn an average monthly salary ranging between INR 30,000 and 80,000.
Listed here are some main objectives of the course:
To enable eligible candidates to diagnose illnesses in adults based on the analyses of history, physical examination and investigative work up.
Given here some of the major highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||M.D. in Plastic Surgery|
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Duration||3 years, full time|
|Examination Type||Yearly/ Semester System|
|Eligibility||MBBS degree recognized by the Medical Council of India|
|Admission Process||Based on performance in the relevant entrance test (NEET) and additional personal interview in some cases|
|Average Course Fee||INR 3K to 25 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 1 to 15 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Apollo Hospitals, National Institute of Health, Armed Forces Institute of Plastic Surgery, Food and Drug Administration, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences etc.|
The course lasts for 3 years, spread over 6 academic terms, including theoretical sessions and laboratory visits.
The average tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges around INR 25 lacs for private institutes, but is as low as INR 3,000 for AIIMS.
Listed below are some of the best institutes in India that offer M.S. in Plastic Surgery.
|SR.NO.||COLLEGE/INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1.||All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)||New Delhi||1,944||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the MCI.||Based on the candidate’s performance in an entrance test organized by AIIMS. The selection is made entirely on the basis of merit obtained in the entrance test and the choice of discipline allocated on the basis of personal counseling.|
|2.||CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE||Vellore, Tamil nadu||1,26,000||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the MCI.||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|3.||ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE||Pune, Maharashtra||64,400||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the MCI.||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|4.||Kasturba Medical College||Karnataka||15,10,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|5.||LADY HARDINGE MEDICAL COLLEGE||New Delhi||10,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|6.||MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||20,500||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|7.||GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||40,833||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|8.||SRI RAMACHANDRA UNIVERSITY||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||14,00,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|9.||SETH GS MEDICAL COLLEGE||Mumbai, Maharashtra||29,600||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|10.||GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Amritsar, Punjab||15,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|11.||LOKMANYA TILAK MUNICIPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE||Mumbai, Maharashtra||86,825||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|12.||OSMANIA MEDICAL COLLEGE||Hyderabad, Telangana||66,666||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|13.||BYRAMJEE JEEJEEBHOY GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Pune, maharashtrs||72,650||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|14.||BANGALORE MEDICAL COLLEGE AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE||Bangalore, Karnataka||2,45,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|15.||B. J. MEDICAL COLLEGE||Ahmedabad, Gujrat||3,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|16.||GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Nagpur Maharashtra||64,400||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|17.||GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Surat||14,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|18.||JAWAHARLAL NEHRU MEDICAL COLLEGE||Ajmer, Rajasthan||7,225||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|19.||THRISSUR GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE||Thrissur, Kerala||50,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|20.||UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES||Delhi||10,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
The minimum eligibility for admission to the course is an M.B.B.S. degree with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Some of the top universities, institutes and colleges across the country conduct entrance examinations for admission.
All candidates are needed to have at least 12 months of clinical rotation in Plastic Surgery in a locally approved training program recognized by the Division of Graduate Medical Studies.
|Master of Surgery in Gujarat||Master of Surgery in Andhra Pradesh||Master of Surgery in Rajasthan||Master of Surgery in Madhya Pradesh|
For admission to the course, eligible candidates would hold a Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery or equivalent qualification, and would have been a registered trainee on the relevant surgical training program of MCI (Medical Council of India) or equivalent, or would have been employed as a Resident Medical Officer in a recognized hospital, with satisfactory references, and approval by the Head of Department.
In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without the aforementioned credentials, but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed to be equivalent.
Besides general surgery, there are other specializations of surgery such as cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery and dental surgery, and in such areas, eligible postgraduates may seek employment. Individuals and high socialites undergo cosmetic surgeries such as face, breast and body surgeries to enhance and retain looks.
Such surgeons can work in private clinics, government hospitals, healthcare centers, medical Institutes, nursing homes and research institutes etc., or even pursue private practice.
Some of the popular employment areas for successful professionals of this field are:
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Burns & Plastic Surgery Doctor, Dermatologist, Plastic Surgery Reader, Clinical Support Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Regional Sales Manager, Product Specialists/Medical Representative, Clinical Application Specialist, and Assistant Professor etc.
After obtaining the first postgraduate degree, i.e.MS/MS/DNB, one can go for further specialization in medical or surgical fields. Candidates can additionally proceed with research in a specialization related to their postgraduate degree, such as Ph.D. in the subject. They are needed to complete a 3-year M.Ch. in Plastic Surgery after that.
Some of the popular professional avenues open for postgraduates in the course are mentioned below along with the basic duties and salaries associated with each job profile.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Dermatologist||Dermatologists provide medical and surgical treatments to people with problems such as bacterial or fungal infections, aging, acne, allergic reactions, unwanted hair, benign skin growths, and uneven skin pigmentation.||380,320 to 1,171,098|
|Plastic Surgeon||Plastic Surgeons shape and form locales of the body like the ears, confront, trunk, hands and different furthest points. They additionally repair intrinsic issues, for example, distorted bone structure in hands or feet. Corrective surgery reshapes ordinary body parts for tasteful reasons, while reconstructive surgery repairs or replaces body parts harmed by mishaps, sickness or abnormality.||550,000 to 1,120,000|
|Clinical Support Specialist||Clinical Support Specialist doctors Plan, direct, or facilitate clinical research ventures. They coordinate the exercises associated with clinical research activities to guarantee consistence with conventions and general clinical targets. They may additionally assess and dissect clinical information.||450,343 to 1,080,670|
A section- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Ward work forms an important part of the training of a surgeon, for the purpose of examination of the patient with proper recording of findings, and diligent practice.|
|Abdominal Paracentesis including Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage|
|Ability to teach UG’s and Interns|
|Blood sampling - venous and arterial|
|Bone Marrow Aspiration|
|Communication skills with patients, relatives, colleagues and paramedical staff|
|Ordering of the requisite laboratory and Radiological investigations and Interpretation of the reports in light of the clinical findings|
|Performing common ward procedures|
|Skills for Per-rectal examination and Proctoscopy|
|Universal precautions against communicable diseases|
|Insertion of Arterial lines|
|Insertion of Central venous lines|
|Insertion of Endotracheal tubes|
|Insertion of Peritoneal Dial Catheters|
|Suprapubic Puncture/Stab Cystectomy|
|Working Knowledge of ventilators|
|and various Monitors|
|Interpretation of Arterial blood gases Correction of Electrolyte disturbances|
|Prescribing Parenteral & enter nutrition|
Emergency Room Procedures
|Application of Splints for Fractures|
|Arterial and Venous Lines|
|Assessment and initial management of Poly trauma|
|Management of Airway Obstruction|
|Management of Shock and Cardiac/Respiratory failure|
|Recognition and Initial management of Surgical Emergencies|
|Circumcision under local Anesthesia|
|Drainage of Abscesses|
|Minor Anorectal Procedures (Hemorrhoids-Banding, Cryo- therapy, suturing etc.; Anal dilatation and Fissures),|
|Lymph node, ulcer, swellings etc.-Biopsies|
|Reduction and plaster application of simple fractures and dislocations|
Minor O.T. procedures
|Ability for adequate pre-operative preparation in special situations like Diabetes, renal failure, cardiac and Respiratory failure etc. and risk Stratification|
|Communication skills with special reference to obtaining Informed Consent|
|Proper pre-operative assessment and preparation of patients including DVT prophylaxis. Blood transfusion and Antibiotics|
|Removal of simple subcutaneous swellings|
|Sigmoidoscopy and Upper G.I. endoscopy (preferable in an endoscopy room)|
General Surgical Operative Procedures
|Closure of Colostomy|
|Closure of peptic ulcer/under-running bleeding ulcer/vagotomy|
|Cysts and sinuses of the neck|
|Drainage of breast abscess/Excision breast lump|
|Groin Hernia repair|
|Haemorrhoidectomy/Fissurectomy/simple fistulectomy See Monor OT Procedures Hemicolectomy|
|Herniotomy/Orchidopexy in children|
|Laparotomy for abdominal trauma/splenectomy|
|Laparotomy for intestinal obstruction/Bowel resections/bowel anastamosis|
|Management of complex wounds|
|Opening and closing the abdomen|
|Opening and closing the chest|
|Release of bands and simple adhesive obstruction|
|UGI endoscopy/Flexible sigmoidoscopy|
|Wide excision of breast tumors/mastectomy|
|Management of epidural analgesia|
|Management of Fistulae|
|Management of postoperative hypotension|
|Management of postoperative hypertension|
|Postoperative pain control|
|Skills for Nutritional rehabilitation of patients|
|Skills for proper Fluid & Antibiotic|
Major Operating room techniques
|Instrument arrangement and trolley layout|
|Skills in Sterilization techniques, O.T. Layout and Asepsis|
|Skin preparation-painting and draping|
|Technique of scrubbing and gowning|
Specialty Procedures for Plastic Surgery
|Local blocks in anaesthesia|
|Minor hand injuries (specify)|
|Post excision reconstruction|
|Re-implantation of digits|
|Skin flap surgery|
|Split skin graft|
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