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MEDICINE IS A CAREER DRIVEN BY PERSEVERANCE, DEDICATION AND THE WILL TO SERVE. KNOW THE S
Almost every child while growing up is presented with a doctor set and a lab coat. Stethoscope plugged into their ears and notepad in hand, it is at a young age that children are introduced to one of the most demanding and lucrative career choices—recommended, and often imposed, strongly by their parents. And, it is for these reasons, among others, that India is one of the largest producers of doctors in the world. Over the years, the medical profession has evolved to envelope within its fold several specialisations, all of which are now taught at the leading universities. Whether it’s traditional systems of medicine such as unani and ayurveda, or more recently introduced fields such as occupational therapy and everything else in between—dentistry, nursing and pharmacy, the space is as diverse as it is rewarding.
However, very little is known about the content of the curriculum, the top colleges to consider, the best postgraduate courses, how to tackle funding woes and the answer to the eternal public-versus-private-institution conundrum. We shed some light on all of these.