Endocrinology:Course & Eligibility, Admission Procedure, Syllabus

Endocrinology is the study of the medical aspects of hormones, including diseases and conditions associated with hormonal imbalance, damage to the glands that make hormones, or the use of synthetic or natural hormonal drugs. An endocrinologist is a physician who specializes in the management of hormone conditions. He/she has thoroughly studied hormonal conditions and knows the best possible treatments, even when conventional treatments do not work well. Unlike a family doctor or general practitioner, an endocrinologist studies hormones and hormonal diseases in-depth, and this specialist will be able to provide the best possible treatment.


Highlights:

  • Adrenal Gland
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gonads
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Miscellaneous Topics in Endocrinology
  • Multiple Endocrine Disease and Miscellaneous Endocrine Disease
  • Parathyroid Gland
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Thyroid


Courses and Eligibility:

Course DurationEligibilityEntrances
Master Course2  years

1. Candidates must have an MBBS degree from a well recognised University certified by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

2. Candidates have to qualify for the postgraduate entrance exam.

1. AIIMS PG

2. NEET PG


Top Recruiters:

  • Government Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Health Cares
  • Research centres
  • Medical Health Centres


Admission Procedure:

Endocrinology is the postgraduate level of education and can be pursued only after the completion of MBBS.

  • Take an MBBS degree from a well-recognized medical institution.
  • Appear the entrance tests like JIPMER PG, AIIMS PG, NEET PG for taking admission in MD/MS course.
  • Choose Endocrinology branch as a specialization in MD/MS.
  • Candidates get admission in doctorate level course, are selected on the basis of performance in the qualifying entrance exam. There are certain Institutions who conduct their own entrance test for admission doctoral-level courses even after qualifying NEET.
  • Students get admission after counselling followed by personal interview.


Syllabus:

Some basic topics deal with Endocrinology are as follows: 
  • Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary Disease
  • Growth and maturation
  • Adrenal gland and Adrenal Hormones
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Sexual Function in both males and females
  • Parathyroid Gland, calcitropic Hormone and Bone Metabolism
  • Endocrinology of Pregnancy 
  • Endocrine Tumor Syndromes
  • Cardiovascular Endocrinology
  • Immunology and Endocrinology
  • Endocrine involvement in other medical disorders and management of the relevant disorders
  • Relevant theoretical aspects of Surgical endocrine procedures


Skills Required:

  • Ability to work long hours, often under 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 a career.
  • Analytical ability.


Career and Job Prospects:

Job Post

Job DescriptionAverage Salary per annum
Physical Therapist
Responsible for helping people with physical injuries or illnesses in regaining a range of movement and control their pain. They also help people who have lost their motor functions due to accidents, age or illness.
5 lakhs to 6 lakhs
Biological Scientist
Responsible for investigating and diagnosing patients’ illnesses such as HIV, cancer, diabetes, food poisoning, hepatitis and meningitis.
3.5 lakhs to 4.5 lakhs
Dental Hygienist
Responsible for promoting dental health by completing dental prophylaxis, providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies.
3.5 lakhs to 4.5 lakhs
Surgical Technologist
Responsible for sterilizing the operating room and setting tools out on the tables for operation procedures. Before the operation, Surgical Technologists may also position the patient on the table, cover them with drapes and prepare medications and sterile solutions.
2 lakhs to 3 lakhs
Respiratory Therapist
Responsible for helping patients accomplish treatment plans and administering treatments such as administering inhalants, operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
3.5 lakhs to 4 lakhs
Medical Scientist
Responsible for discovering new methods of enhancing human health. They perform research on specimens such as bacteria and viruses, then regularly perform reviews, clinical investigations and write technical reports during research processes.
3 lakhs to 4 lakhs


FAQs:

Q: What diseases does an endocrinologist treat?
A: An endocrinologist can diagnose and treat hormone problems and the complications that arise from them. Hormones regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement.


Q:  What are some common endocrine disorders?
A: Stress, infection and changes in your blood's fluid and electrolyte balance can also influence hormone levels. In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes.

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