A student who has uncertain passion of making their career in hospitals and clinics should definitely go for MBBS which stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery. It is a five year program and people who have done this degree are called DOCTORS. There are total 238 credit hours in MBBS and it is considered as one of the toughest degree in the whole world. After the completion of 5 years degree, 1 year of house job and getting registered with PMDC are also mandatory for working in different hospitals or being eligible for opening own clinic. For being a successful and skillful doctor MS, MD and FCPS are most recommended qualifications.
If someone wants to serve humanity then it must be a dream qualification for such people. It is a sacred profession and one should not opt this just for earning a handsome amount. Our beloved homeland has shortage of good doctors so it is my advice for all female doctors that they should marry a person who allow them to practice as a doctor and serve humanity. Usually people in Pakistan select the short cut to be successful and fly to Middle East or European countries. They have no right to waste the money government has spent to make them doctors.
When a doctor guides his patients and tells them about the counter measures to prevent diseases then his role here is more than a doctor and we can consider him as a social worker or social mobilizer. I have seen many of the doctors who become agents of pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic lab and earn black money and it does not suit to a person with such sacred and noble degree. In Pakistan after doing MBBS you can become either a surgeon or a physician and it is totally up to you.
A person who wants to be in this field should have aptitude to serve the humanity. He should have control over his nerves because he has to deal with emergency situations. He should have a good stamina because doctors have to give duties for more than 24 hours. They should be team player and abilities of a team player. They should have a good moral character and they should be mentally and emotionally stable.
Frankly speaking, now getting admission into a medical college is not easy and only cream of Pakistan gets admission is medical. You should have more than 80% marks in FSC pre-medical and MCAT. There are also many private colleges and they have their own eligibility criteria.
Major subjects being taught in Pakistan in MBBS are:
Anatomy, Islamic studies, Pakistan Studies, Biochemistry, ENT, Obstetric and gynecology, Medicine, Physiology, Clinical conference, Community medicine, Radiology, Pharmacology, Surgery, Forensic medicine, Pediatrics, Nuclear medicine, Pathology, Ophthalmology and General Practice.
Following fields can be selected after MBBS:
General Surgery, ENT, Psychiatry, Radiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pathology, General Medicine, Cardiology, Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Future of none is as secure as of a MBBS student. They can have following jobs:
Government Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Private Clinics, nursing Homes, Medical Stores, Medical Labs, Health Departments, Medical Service of the Armed Forces, Surgical Equipment Business, Charity Institutions and Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Companies and Teaching Institutions.