|Course Type||Post Graduation|
M.S. Plastic Surgery is a 3-year postgraduate course in medicine. The eligibility for which is MBBS degree with minimum aggregate marks as required by the institute.
Top institutes offering this course are:
Average tuition fee charged by institutes ranges from INR 3k to 25 Lacs.
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 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.
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.|
MS Plastic Surgery extends the advanced level knowledge in various aspects of plastic suregery and related fields. The students obtain learning in ward procedures, ICU procedures, emergency room procedures, pre-operative workup, minor OT procedures, general surgical operative procedures, post operative care, major operating room techniques, and speciality procedures for plastic surgery.
Some of the main objectives of MS Plastic Surgery course are:
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. Plastic Surgery.
|COLLEGE/INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)||New Delhi||1,944|
|CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE||Vellore, Tamil nadu||1,26,000|
|ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE||Pune, Maharashtra||64,400|
|Kasturba Medical College||Karnataka||15,10,000|
|LADY HARDINGE MEDICAL COLLEGE||New Delhi||10,000|
|MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||20,500|
|GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||40,833|
|SRI RAMACHANDRA UNIVERSITY||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||14,00,000|
|SETH GS MEDICAL COLLEGE||Mumbai, Maharashtra||29,600|
|GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Amritsar, Punjab||15,000|
|LOKMANYA TILAK MUNICIPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE||Mumbai, Maharashtra||86,825|
|OSMANIA MEDICAL COLLEGE||Hyderabad, Telangana||66,666|
|BYRAMJEE JEEJEEBHOY GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Pune, maharashtrs||72,650|
|BANGALORE MEDICAL COLLEGE AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE||Bangalore, Karnataka||2,45,000|
|B. J. MEDICAL COLLEGE||Ahmedabad, Gujrat||3,000|
|GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Nagpur Maharashtra||64,400|
|GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE||Surat||14,000|
|JAWAHARLAL NEHRU MEDICAL COLLEGE||Ajmer, Rajasthan||7,225|
|THRISSUR GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE||Thrissur, Kerala||50,000|
|UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES||Delhi||10,000|
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.
For admission to MS Plastic Surgery 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.
A section- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Section 1 Procedures||Section 2 ICU Procedures||Section 3 Emergency Room Procedures|
|Abdominal Paracentesis including Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage||Insertion of Arterial lines||Application of Splints for Fractures|
|Ability to teach UG’s and Interns||Insertion of Central venous lines||Arterial and Venous Lines|
|Blood sampling - venous and arterial||Insertion of Endotracheal tubes||Assessment and initial management of Poly trauma|
|Bone Marrow Aspiration||Insertion of Peritoneal Dial Catheters||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation|
|Burns dressing||Intercostal Drainage||Management of Airway Obstruction|
|Communication skills with patients, relatives, colleagues and paramedical staff||Suprapubic Puncture/Stab Cystectomy||Management of Shock and Cardiac/Respiratory failure|
|Ordering of the requisite laboratory and Radiological investigations and Interpretation of the reports in light of the clinical findings||Tracheotomy||Recognition and Initial management of Surgical Emergencies|
|Performing common ward procedures||Working Knowledge of ventilators||Suturing Techniques|
|Skills for Per-rectal examination and Proctoscopy||and various Monitors||-|
|Thoracocentesis||Interpretation of Arterial blood gases Correction of Electrolyte disturbances||-|
|Universal precautions against communicable diseases||Prescribing Parenteral & enter nutrition||-|
|Section 4 Pre-operative Workup||Section 5 Minor O.T. procedures||Section 6 General Surgical Operative Procedures|
|Circumcision under local Anesthesia||Ability for adequate pre-operative preparation in special situations like Diabetes, renal failure, cardiac and Respiratory failure etc. and risk Stratification||Appendicectomy|
|Drainage of Abscesses||Communication skills with special reference to obtaining Informed Consent||Appendicectomy|
|PNAC||Proper pre-operative assessment and preparation of patients including DVT prophylaxis. Blood transfusion and Antibiotics||Cholecystectomy|
|Major dressings||Removal of simple subcutaneous swellings||Closure of Colostomy|
|Minor Anorectal Procedures (Hemorrhoids-Banding, Cryo- therapy, suturing etc.; Anal dilatation and Fissures),||Sigmoidoscopy and Upper G.I. endoscopy (preferable in an endoscopy room)||Closure of peptic ulcer/under-running bleeding ulcer/vagotomy|
|Lymph node, ulcer, swellings etc.-Biopsies||Suturing Techniques||Colostomy|
|Reduction and plaster application of simple fractures and dislocations||Vasectomy||Cysts and sinuses of the neck|
|Opening and closing the chest||Wound debridement||Diagnostic laparoscopy|
|Laparotomy for intestinal obstruction/Bowel resections/bowel anastamosis||Parotidectomy||Drainage of breast abscess/Excision breast lump|
|Management of complex wounds||Release of bands and simple adhesive obstruction||Groin Hernia repair|
|Opening and closing the abdomen||UGI endoscopy/Flexible sigmoidoscopy||Haemorrhoidectomy/Fissurectomy/simple fistulectomy See Monor OT Procedures Hemicolectomy|
|-||Ventilation||Herniotomy/Orchidopexy in children|
|-||Wide excision of breast tumors/mastectomy||Laparotomy for abdominal trauma/splenectomy|
|Section 7 Post-operative Care||Section 8 Major Operating room techniques||Section 9 Specialty Procedures for Plastic Surgery|
|Airway management||Instrument arrangement and trolley layout||Burn resuscitation|
|Basic Physiotherapy||Skills in Sterilization techniques, O.T. Layout and Asepsis||Lip surgery|
|Management of epidural analgesia||Skin preparation-painting and draping||Local blocks in anaesthesia|
|Management of Fistulae||Technique of scrubbing and gowning||Minor hand injuries (specify)|
|Management of postoperative hypotension||-||Nerve repair|
|Management of postoperative hypertension||-||Post excision reconstruction|
|Postoperative pain control||-||Re-implantation of digits|
|Skills for Nutritional rehabilitation of patients||-||Skin flap surgery|
|Skills for proper Fluid & Antibiotic||-||Split skin graft|
|Stoma care||-||Stitch craft|
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|