Community Medicine; Top Colleges, Eligibility, Admission, Syllabus, Job Prospects.

Community Medicine is a non specialty course that deals with the health of the members of a particular community, municipality, or region. The main aim of this course is to identify the health problems of the members of a particular community and ensure that the issues are taken care of with accordance to the national health policy of the country, and work ethically, and efficiently.

Course Highlights

Course Level

Post Graduation

Duration

3 years

Examination Type

Semester Type

Eligibility

MBBS or an  equivalent degree in Science

Course Fees

55,000 to 40 lakhs (in INR)

Courses and Eligibility

COURSE

DURATION

ELIGIBILITY

ENTRANCE

Post Graduation Degree 3 years Students should pass in MBBS or its equivalent degree recognized by Medical Council of India Eligible NEET PG Score as prescribed by MCI.  AIPGMEE

Top Recruiters

  •  Cura
  •  Doctors Recruitment
  • Technisearch Consultancy House (P) Ltd
  • G & R Management Consultancy Pvt Ltd
  • Pioneer Consultancy Services
  •  7Skyee Consultancy Pvt Ltd

Admission Process

Admission for this course is selected strictly on the basis of merit, as determined by a competitive test, as per the centralized entrance test held at the national level (AIPGMEE) and also as per the guidelines of MCI.

Syllabus

YEAR I

  • History in Public Health
  • Concepts in Community Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Methods
  • Epidemiology for specific diseases

YEAR II

  • Health Management
  • Health Economics
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety

YEAR III

  • Population Science
  • Genetics
  • Mental Health
  • Medical Sociology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Pedagogy

Skills Required

  • Ability to work long hours under intense pressure
  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Communication skills, compassion, and a good bedside manner.
  • Drive to continue learning throughout career
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management

Career and Job Prospects

JOB PROFILE

JOB DESCRIPTION

AVERAGE SALARY (in INR)

Public Health Manager Public health managers are in charge of maintaining healthcare standards, coordinating treatment programs, managing finances, and providing an efficient healthcare operation. They are in charge of human resources within a healthcare system, and marketing new treatments and health care policies to the public. 8 lakhs
Physician General physicians treat, diagnose, and manage a wide range of conditions, infections, and the flu, including sprains, and they will determine if the condition warrants a specialist or more intensive care. 5.8 lakhs
Epidemiologist Research epidemiologists study diseases to find ways to cure or prevent them and treat HIV, researching diseases that affect the whole human body, or focusing their research on illnesses that target one region of the body, such as the lungs or heart. They typically work at research facilities, some universities and colleges, or for the federal government. 7.6 lakhs
Internal Medicine Consultant Branding consultants provide solutions, analysis, and general marketing expertise to help companies successfully sell their products. They work for management consulting firms or advertising agencies and interact with a client company's brand managers or marketing executives. 24 lakhs
Research Officer Professionals in this position, they may also be called research managers, they supervise research projects from the early planning stages to project completion. They will communicate with team members and verify that all projects and tasks are on schedule. 4 lakhs

FAQ'S

Q: What are the career prospects after MD in Community Medicine?
A: 
They can continue on to master's degrees in public health to pursue a job in health education or health promotion. Getting a graduate degree can lead to an employee becoming a doctor, a supervisor, a researcher, an epidemiologist, or a professor. This has course options for a degree in public health can include biostatistics, behavioral science, epidemiology and environmental health. Students interested in working directly with patients can become doctors of osteopathic medicine. Based on educational background, co-workers in this sector can be employed as physicians, consultants, health educators, health interns, epidemiologists and researchers; a few of them are possibilities. There is just a sample of possible career choices you have in community health and preventive medicine.

Q: How is MD Community Medicine course beneficial?
A:
It is beneficial to develop need based teaching and training programs and teaching materials for various health programs including its implementation and evaluation for the desired change in knowledge and skill. It is also important for further study, such as PhD. Apart from this, students opting for this course can also become professors or lecturers in various colleges and universities after taking certain courses like B.ed or qualifying exams like UGC- NET. 

Q: What are the areas one can find employment in after completing MD Community Medicine?
A:
Here are some areas where a student can find employment after completing MD Community Medicine-

  • Health Care and Health Maintenance Organisations
  • Health Services
  • Medical Colleges and Public Health Schools
  • Medical Research Organisations
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Research Organisations
  • State or Central Health Services
  • UN and NGO's

Q: What are the skills that are needed to work in the Community Medicine field?
A: 

  • They must have good communication and interpersonal skills as it is extremely important for them.
  • They should have a liberal mind and a well- faring nature.
  • Those who want to prepare for becoming a planner, manager, researcher, teacher, and philosopher in health issues ( specifically prevention, primitive, and rehabilitation health ) of individual, family, community, nation and cross- nations are suitable for it. 

Q: What are the top colleges that provide Community Medicine?
A:
The top colleges providing Community Medicine are:

Q: Who are the top recruiters in Community Medicine?
A:
The top recruiters in Community Medicine:

  •  Cura
  •  Doctors Recruitment
  • Technisearch Consultancy House (P) Ltd
  • G & R Management Consultancy Pvt Ltd
  • Pioneer Consultancy Services
  •  7Skyee Consultancy Pvt Ltd

Q: What are the important skills required in Community Medicine?
A: 
The important skills required in Community Medicine 

  • Ability to work long hours under intense pressure
  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Communication skills, compassion, and good bedside manner.
  • Drive to continue learning throughout career
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management

Q: What are the most sorted out job profiles for community medicine?
A:
The most sorted out job profiles in this field are as follows:

  • Public Health Manager
  • Physician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Internal Medicine Consultant
  • Research Officer

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