The earliest life-changing decision as a student is when you have to choose a stream after class 10th. This decision basis of your profession in the future. So, you have to be aware of your passions and capabilities at that time. If you find yourself interested in medicine, finding cures for diseases, fixing teeth, replacing organs to save lives, helping people in leading a healthy life, fixing eyes, or simply explaining the functioning of living organisms, then the medical stream might be the right choice for you.
As a medical stream student, you will be presented with a lot of career options that span across disciplines. So, it is always better to review all the options and make a calculated choice. When you select the Medical stream, you will be studying physics, chemistry, and Biology as the main subjects and some optional subjects like maths, computer science, economics, etc.
Medical science is a discipline that covers many subjects which are aimed at explaining the working of the human body and other organic phenomena. The fact that the life processes are so complex, makes medical science a field including many subjects. The field of medical science has always been a novel and broad career choice. As a result, there are many roles you can play as a medical aspirant.
This includes being a surgeon, neuroscientist, cardiologist, molecular biologist, dentist, and many more. Because this is related to daily life and needs, medical jobs never go out of demand. For example, because people always fall ill and accidents also occur all the time. Also, in the case of situations like COVID-19, it is the medical science that can save the lives of people.
Because of the vast scope of medical science, it perhaps has the most diverse branches. Some of them are listed below
Upon comparing scopes of medical science and engineering, you will find that medical science has more variety. This is both a positive and a negative point. Clearly, because there are many options, you will find less cluttering in any one field. This is unlike engineering fields. Besides this, there is much more variety of roles in medical science. On the other hand, these many options can also make it difficult to pick one. Because all of them are great options with good future scope. If you take a well-thought decision, you can be very successful. We lay down some of the medical fields alongside their area of focus in the table below. Note that this is a rough categorization, as sciences, all the fields below coincide somewhat when you examine closely.
The medical field has some of the highest paying jobs, the salary also increases with your skills and experience in the field. Although there are many, let us now look at some of them below,
This is one of the most interesting of medical science. Here you apply scientific tools to solve a crime. You will be working on and off-field. Where you will be looking at data and collecting samples of evidence from the crime scene. So, if you have a detective sense and an eye for clues, this is for you.
For this, You must have passed class 12th with Phy, Chem, and Bio as subjects and at least a 55% score from a recognized educational board such as CBSE, ICSE, etc. Then, You can do a B.Sc. (F.S.). If you have a Bachelor’s degree in some other but related field you can do M.Sc in this field.
This is one of the most famous of medical science. Here you will study human and behavior with scientific tools. As a very new science and most of the progress has happened over the last 150 years. The first aim is to describe and explain the laws of the behavior. This helps in predicting future behavior. Moreover, you can change or control the behavior if the laws are sound. According to NCMH India is the most depressing country in the world, so the number of patients is high here, what this means is there are more mental patients here than in any other place. As a result, this is a promising field choice.
For this, You must have passed class 12th with Phy, Chem, and Bio as subjects and at least a 55% score from a recognized educational board such as CBSE, ICSE, etc. Then, You can do a B.Sc/B.A. (Psy.). If you have a Bachelor’s degree in some other but related field you can do M.Sc in this field.
This medical field is closely related to psychology but their methods are different. As a psychologist, you will focus more on treating emotional problems with mental treatment of patients by interacting with the patient. But as a psychiatrist, your job is to give medicine to the patient to help with their mental problems. According to NCMH India is the most depressing country in the world, what this means is there are more mental patients here than in any other place. As a result, this is a promising field choice.
For this, You must have passed class 12th with Phy, Chem, and Bio as subjects and at least a 55% score from a recognized educational board such as CBSE, ICSE, etc. Then, You can do a B.Sc./B.A. (Psy.). If you have a Bachelor’s degree in some other but related field you can do M.Sc in this field.
Medicine Industry is huge in India. This is because India is ranked 3rd in producing medicine. It follows that, if you become a pharmacist you have a large market to cover. Here, you will dispense and manage medicines and make the patient aware of how to use medicine in the right way, and also tell them about its side effects.
For this, you need to have a D.Pharma or B.Pharma degree and a 6 months internship. As an intern, you will get a salary of about Rs.25000-Rs.30000 per month, and depending on your location and as you gain experience it may go up to Rs.80000-90000 per month.
This medical field will be of interest to you if you enjoy working in the lab and doing research. Here your job will include looking at the structure and functions of molecules, which includes DNA, RNA, proteins, etc. So if you like to study the building blocks of life itself, you must have a look at this. These programs are offered at the Postgraduate level.
For this, you must have Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Microbiology, Botany, or Zoology.
For plant and environment lovers, this is the ideal career choice. It is defined as the science and art of development, production of high-value plants. This also contributes to increasing the quality and beauty of our environmental condition. Here you will get a chance to spend time in a natural setting.
For this, you can do B.Sc (Horticulture) and then M.Sc in same.
This is the medical field has one of the highest paying opportunities. Here you will be trained to be a heart doctor. This means that you will be treating diseases related to the heart, like CAD, heart failure, VHD, electrophysiology, etc. As a result of the modern lifestyle, there are more heart patients than ever and are in high demand.
For this, you must have an MBBS or equivalent degree after which you need to do an MD in cardiology, which is a doctorate level degree.
Let us now take a look at some of the courses which can be the entry door for a student into the magnificent field of medical science. Apart from being novel career options, they also lead to some of the most stable job markets in the world.
This is the most popular medical branch. Here you will be studying and training to become a doctor, who can observe and treat patients. Because medicine is a large field, you will get many choices. For example ophthalmology, general medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, dermatology, ENT, etc. For this, you must do MBBS and MD.
MBBS is a professional UG degree for becoming a doctor. As an MBBS student, you need to study for 5 years and 6 months, which includes 1 year of internship at a hospital, NGO, Health center, etc. MBBS graduates have great job security. As an MBBS you can become a practicing doctor, research scientist or you can also do higher studies such as MD or MS. If you choose to become a practitioner your job will be to observe, diagnose and treat patients. Besides, you can also perform some of the general surgeries.
For getting admission to the MBBS program you must have scored at least 50% (40% for reserved category) in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as main subjects. Also, you should have completed the age of 17 years before registering for admission to the MBBS program. After this, you have to sit in the NEET exam. This is the only entrance exam through which medical colleges in India accept admission for MBBS.
Your work will require team ethics since you will be working in teams, so you should be a good team player. Another quality you must have is good stamina, and a lot of patience, because many times an unpleasant patient might come to you, and also since doing surgeries last very long periods and requires continuous attention along with patience.
If you decide to go for higher studies, then you can do MS or MD. This is a program which is 2 years to 3 years long. For getting admission in it you must have an MBBS degree with minimum marks which are required by the institute you are applying to. Here you will be expanding your knowledge and expertise in the field you choose to specialize in. For example, if you chose MS the possible specializations are biochemistry, pathology, physiology, etc. Whereas if you choose to do MS you can choose from branches such as general surgery, Ear-Nose-Throat, Optometry, etc.
For admission to MS/MD program, you should have an MBBS/BAMS degree with a minimum of 50% score and a compulsory one-year internship. After meeting the minimum requirement you have to qualify for a state or national level entrance test. Although some institutes conduct their own entrance exam for admission to MD/MS.
An MS/MD you must be able to remain focused and retain theoretical and practical knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This program requires you to be efficient in diagnosing and treating medical illnesses, manage medical emergencies, and perform research and UG medical teaching. Besides, you should also know about counseling the patients, how to monitor them, and handling medical equipment.
Admission to medical courses in India is granted based on the NEET exam. NEET is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test conducted by NTA for admission in various medical courses, such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc. The NEET score is accepted by government institutes as well as private institutes. The admission to the MBBS program is based on the NEET score which is conducted offline. If you meet the cutoff, you will be called for the counseling process based on NEET merit rank.
To be sitting in the NEET exam you must have passed the 10+2 examination and scored a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized board. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Botany/Zoology must have been your main subjects in class 12th. A 10% relaxation (40% in class 12th) is provided to candidates of the reserved category. There is no upper age limit for sitting in this exam, but you should have completed 17 years when applying for NEET (this is being discussed in the supreme court until further decision there is no limit on age).
If you have completed your education from outside the country then you must fulfill the NEET minimum requirement. The last examination in which you have appeared should be equivalent to the Class 12 qualification in the country you appeared for the exam. Also, you should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and must have passed the theory and practical test in each of these subjects as well as English.
In 2018, the limit on the number of attempts for the NEET examination was removed. So, there is no limit on how many times you can appear in NEET.
Age limit is one of the main concerns of every student appearing for any examination, be it medical or any other. As of the year 2021, there is no age limit for appearing in the medical entrance test NEET. Given that you have completed 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2021, you can then sit in NEET. This decision over the age limit is being challenged in the Supreme Court. The judgment is pending, so until the decision comes, you can appear for the exam without any age limit.
While filling NEET application form, you will have to select NEET qualification codes for the examination, which we discuss below,
If you are appearing for your Class 12 board exam in applying year and waiting for your board’s result then you have to choose this code. At the time of admission, you must have qualified for class 12 as per the specified criterion.
If you are studying from the higher/senior secondary examination or Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE) which is equivalent to the Class 12 examination and comes after 12 years of study have to choose this code. According to the (NCERT), the last two years of this study period must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English as a core subject. If you have passed Class 12 in the year 2020 or before and have not done any other course after the completion of Class 12 then you have to choose this code.
If you have passed your Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as core subjects, then you should select this code. The course should have a practical test in science. If you have passed class 12 or its equivalent examination from a state board must also choose this code.
If you have passed a Pre-medical Examination after passing either the HSE or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English then you must select this code. The Pre-medical examination must have practical tests in these subjects and also English.
If You are doing a three years degree course from a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology as core subjects, and you have passed the first year including practical tests in each subject, in that case, you have to choose this code. Note that the qualifying exam here must be a University Examination and you must have passed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology with English as a core subject.
If you have qualified for the BSc from an Indian University with not less than two of the subjects being Physics, Chemistry, Biology then you have to choose this code during the filling of application. Furthermore, you must have passed class 12 with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
If you have passed any other examination which is equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, then you have to choose this code. Also if you have passed the qualifying examination from a foreign country you should fill in this code.
The NEET exam is an offline test. This exam is 3 hours long and has 720 multiple-choice questions. You are given an OMR sheet on which you have to mark the correct answer to each question. For every right answer, 4 points are awarded and if the answer is wrong you will lose 1 point. A subject and section-wise table of marks is given below,
|Subjects||Sections||No. of questions||Section-wise Marks|
|Language||NEET Exam Centres|
|English and Hindi||Conducted at all exam cities and centers|
|English and Urdu||Conducted at all cities and centers|
|Assamese||Conducted only in exam centers in Assam|
|Bengali||Conducted only in exam centers in West Bengal|
|Gujarati||Conducted only in exam centers Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli|
|Marathi||Conducted only in exam centers in Maharashtra|
|Tamil||Available only in exam centers in Tamil Nadu|
|Telugu||Conducted only in exam centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|Oriya||Conducted only in exam centers in Odisha|
|Kannada||Conducted only in exam centers in Karnataka|
Students opting for a language medium other than English will be provided with a question paper in both, English and the language of their choice, and in case of confusion in content, the English text would be treated as final.
Before sitting in the exam it is better if you know how to fill the NEET OMR sheet to avoid any kind of problem in the exam.
|University Name||Average Fee Structure||NIRF Rank|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences- (AIIMS), New Delhi||Rs. 1,628 (1st Year Fees)||1 out of 40|
|Christian Medical College-(CMC), Vellore||Rs. 48,330 (1st Year Fees)||2 out of 40|
|Banaras Hindu University-(BHU), Uttar Pradesh||Rs. 1,3410 (1st Year Fees)||6 out of 40|
|Jawahar Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research-(JIMPER), Pondicerry||Rs. 4,970 (1st Year Fees)||8 out of 40|
|King George’s Medical University-(KGMU), Lucknow||Rs. 54,900 (1st Year Fees)||10 out of 40|
|Sri Ram Chandra Institute of Higher education and Research, Chennai||Rs. 22 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||13 out of 40|
|St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore||Rs. 6.28 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)
|14 out of 40|
|Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh||Rs. 1.28 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||15 out of 40|
|Maulana Azad Medical College-(MAMC), Delhi||Rs. 15,400 (Total Fees)
|17 out of 40|
|Kasturba Medical College- (KMs), Mangalore||Rs. 1.44Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||21 out of 40|
After MBBS, DS is the most desired medical career. This is because the field has lucrative job offers as dentists, researcher lectures. A bachelor’s degree in this is known as a BDS, which is a 5 year UG course including s 6-month internship. In this program, you get to study oral pathology, dental histology, public health dentistry, etc. After completing the degree you can either start practicing in government/ private hospitals, or you can also do higher studies, i.e. MDS which can improve future prospects.
The process of applications is similar to that of the MBBS as discussed above. Like MBBS, admission to BDS is based on NEET rank.
|College Name||Average Fees structure||NIRF Ranking|
|Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS BHU||Rs. 1.5 Lakhs||30|
|Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences||Rs. 25,000 per year||1 out of 30|
|Faculty of Dental Sciences King George’s Medical University||Rs. 54,900 (1st Year Fees)||10 out of 30|
|Manipal College of Dental Sciences||Rs. 27 Lakhs (Total Fees)||2 out of 30|
|Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science-(PGIMS), Rohtak||Rs. 50000 (first-year fees)||15 out of 30|
|College of Dental Sciences-(MCODS), Mangalore||Rs. 7 Lakhs (first-year fees)||6 out of 30|
|Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai||Rs. 71000 (first-year fees)||8 out of 30|
|A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science-(ABSMIDS), Mangalore||Rs. 5.5 Lakhs (first-year fees)||5 out of 30|
|Bapuji Dental College Hospital-(BDCH), Davanagere||Rs. 1 Lakh (first-year fees)||16 out of 30|
|Jamia Millia Islamia University-(JMI), New Delhi||Rs. 31,000 (first-year fees)||19 out of 30|
|Siksha’O’ Anusandhan University-(SOA), Bhubaneshwar||Rs. 4 Lakhs (first-year fees)||12 out of 30|
BPT is one of the most rewarding career choices. Here you will be learning skills like manual therapy, applying the electro-physical mode of treatment to cure a variety of illnesses and disabilities. You can also specialize in geriatrics (medical care for older adults), pediatrics(medical care for older children), orthopedics, neurological disorder, and sports medicine. Being a physio involves not only being professional but also being humble and emotional. This is because you will meet patients going through a crisis, like a family crisis. So if you are patient and caring towards other people and also like helping them in recovering from mental and physical illnesses personally, then BPT is a good choice. Besides, if you have a liking for sports, then you can also become a sports physiotherapist. You can choose to work with any institution such as school, company, government, hospital, or your own clinic.
BPT is four years long UG program including one year of compulsory clinical internship. For getting admission into this, you must have passed class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects. Admission to BPT is generally granted based on entrance exams, both national and state levels like IPU-CET, VEE, BCECE, etc. Although, many institutions admit directly to the court on a first come first serve basis.
You need to have a sound understanding of clinical methods and practices carried out for clients. Your duty is going to be to make sure that the client understands each bit of information and carries them out with minimum difficulty. So, therefore, you need to be well versed in the English Language, you must learn persuasive speaking. More than anything, being a doctor is more about Empathy, confidence, supporting skills, good presentations.
Unlike MBBS and BDS there so no single national entrance test for admission to BPT, many state boards, universities conduct their own entrance exam to enroll students into their BPT program. We are going to discuss some of them below,
BCECE stands for Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. this is conducted by Bihar Board for admission to various professional courses like Agriculture, management, engineering, and medicine.
This exam is conducted in online mode and 1.5 hours are given for testing each subject through Multiple Choice Questions.
You can also get admission to BPT through NEET, although it is not the only exam for BPT as is the case with MBBS and BDS.
If you are looking for admission to BPT at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, then you need to appear for the IPU CET entrance exam. For this, you must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in class 12 with physics, chemistry, and biology as core subjects along with English. The admission is given based on performance in IPU-CET written test.
If you wish to get admission in MTIMS, Cochin then you should have passed Class 12th of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in Biology and 50 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology took together.
The minimum requirement for admission to the BPT program of SRM, Chennai is that you must have scored a minimum of 50% in class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects along with the English language. You should also have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year in which you are applying. If you successfully meet these requirements then you have to sit in SRM Joint Entrance Examination for Health Sciences (SRMJEEH). Upon clearing SRMJEEH you will be admitted to SRM’s BPT program.
|College||Average Fees||NIRF ranking|
|Christian Medical College-(CMC), Vellore||Rs. 23000 (First-year fees)||3 out of 40|
|Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore||Rs. 2.3 Lakhs (First-year fees)||21 out of 40|
|Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi||Rs. 1.7 Lakhs (First-year fees)||15 out of 40|
|Shri Ramchandra Institute of Higher education and Research, Chennai||Rs. 1.25 Lakhs (First-year fees)||13 out of 40|
|Christian Medical College-(CMC), Ludhiana||Rs. 95000s (First-year fees)||18 out of 40|
|M S Ramaiah Medical College Bengaluru||Rs. 1.16 Lakhs (first-year fees)||30 out of 40|
|Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences-(SVIMS), Tirupati||Rs. 33,000 (first-year fees)||38 out of 40|
|KS Hegde Medical Academy-(KSHEMA), Mangalore||Rs. 1.18 Lakhs (first-year fees)||36 out of 40|
|Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth-(MGMCRI) Pondicherry||Rs. 0.75 Lakhs (first-year fees)||40 out of 40|
Pharma. is the medical field of production of medicine and drugs. You will require knowledge of drugs, how they work and their side effect also. As a pharmacist, you will be a healthcare professional whose duty is to perform various roles, to make sure the best interest of patients by maintaining the quality of medicine. If you want to make a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry or research, then you should consider this option. This
You can get admission to B.Pharma by clearing various entrance exams conducted y Universities. Some Universities give admissions based on merit as well.
|College Name||Average Fees||NIRF Ranking|
|Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi||Rs. 1.45 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||1 out of 101|
|Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh||Rs. 25000 (1st Year Fees)||2 out of 101|
|Institute of Chemical Technology(ICT)-Mumbai||Rs. 70,750 (1st Year Fees)||4 out of 101|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani||Rs. 4.45 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||6 out of 101|
|Manipal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), Manipal||Rs. 3.13 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||7 out of 101|
|JSS College of Pharmacy- (JSSCOP), Udagamandalam||Rs. 75,400 (1st Year Fees)||9 out of 101|
|JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore||Rs. 5.78 Lakhs (Total Fees)||10 out of 101|
OT is a branch of medical care that helps people with sensory, physical, or emotional challenges. One question may arise in your mind how is this done? OT focuses on adopts according to the needs of the patient. This is done in the hope to make them independent human beings. This means that OT tries to teach its patients the skills they require to perform daily activities. As a result of this, the patient can take his life into his own hands and try to improve the quality of his life. As an OT you will have to deal with people who are facing physical challenges in their life or others who might be mentally disturbed. So, to be a successful OT you need to be humble, emotionally strong, and must have good physical and mental strength.
OT is a 4 year UG course, which will train you to be an effective OT. This offers some really good job options at Rehab Centers, Hospitals, NGOs, Government health centers, etc. Most of the institutes offering this course accept admissions based on an entrance test and counseling session. The counseling session, in this case, has two rounds one is a personal interview and the other is a group discussion, which is conducted to check your general aptitude.
The admission process is different from college to college because every college takes its own entrance exam.
Institutes conduct their own entrance test, based on which they give admission in B.OT course. Some of them are listed below,
|College||Average Fees||NIRF Ranking|
|Christian Medical College-(CMC), Chennai||Rs. 85,000 (first Year Fees)||3 out of 40|
|Sri Ramchandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai||Rs. 1 Lakh (Firs Year Fees)||13 out of 30|
|Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi||Rs. 1.65 Lakhs (First Year Fees)||15 out of 30|
|Saveetha Medical College, Chennai||Rs. 1.3 Lakhs(first Year Fees)||25 out of 30|
In Global Ranking the best university for medical study is Harvard University. Getting admission to Harvard Medical School is a tough nut to crack. The admission is granted on the overall character and academic record of the student. This includes integrity, maturity, leadership potential possessed by the student. Besides this, the Harvard Medical Admission Committee evaluates academic records, essays submitted by the applicant, MCAT score, Letter of Evaluation, Extracurricular record, internships, research work, community work
In medical universities, All India Insitute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi tops the charts with rank one. It is a government college with fees of about Rs.2000 per year. The NIRF score for AIIMS New Delhi is given below,
|Teacher, learning, and resource||Research and professional practice||Graduation Outcomes||Outreach and Inclusivity||Peer Perception||TOTAL|
Admission to AIIMS, New Delhi is based on the NEET score.
In NEET there are two cutoffs, one is called Admission cutoff and the other is Qualifying cutoff. The first cutoff i.e. Qualifying cutoff is the minimum score that you need to score to be eligible for applying for admission. Whereas the second cutoff, i.e. Admission cutoff is the actual cutoff that is announced by each college based on which it gives admission. The qualifying cutoff for the year 2020 is given below,
The seats in medical colleges are divided into two categories, the first one is the All India Quota and the second one is State Quota. The marks required for admission on both type of seats depends on many factors. For example number of candidates that have written the exam, what was the difficulty level of the test and what is the total number of seats available. Roughly speaking, to get admission on All India Quota seat in Government medical colleges you should look for marks greater than 600 in NEET and if you wish to secure a state quota seat then you should roughly aim for marks greater than 550 in NEET.
South Indian states have about 17 of the top 40 medical colleges of the total number of medical colleges in India. But if you go by individual numbers, Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of Government medical colleges and Karnataka has a maximum number of private medical colleges. In the top 40 medical colleges, these two states have a maximum of 7 colleges each. They are listed below,
|Institution Name||NIRF ranking|
|Christian Medical College||3|
|Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital||12|
|Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research||13|
|PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research||27|
|S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology||31|
|Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences||34|
|Institution Name||NIRF ranking|
|National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences||4|
|Kasturba Medical College, Manipal||9|
|St. John’s Medical College||14|
|JSS Medical College||20|
|Kasturba Medical College||21|
|M. S. Ramaiah Medical College||30|
|K. S. Hegde Medical Academy||36|