Gastroenterology Syllabus, Eligibility, Admission Process.

Gastroenterology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the related organs, are focused on, in this branch. Gastroenterologists can treat everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to hepatitis C. Gastroenterologist or GI doctors are specialists in digestive systems. A gastroenterologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by problems related to gastrointestinal organs (also known as digestive system) like small intestine, gallbladder, colon, Bile duct, pancreas, stomach, and other related parts. They specialize in treating and possibly curing all forms of digestive diseases. These specialists treat a number of conditions affecting the GI system. This includes acid reflux, ulcers, IBS, hepatitis C, polyps, or growths, which typically occur in the large intestine, jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, hemorrhoids, bloody stool, pancreatitis, or a rare disease-causing inflammation of the pancreas, colon cancer.

Areas of Specializations      

  • GI physiology/functional bowel specialist
  • Gastrointestinal oncologist
  • MCH in Gastroenterology.
  • General gastroenterologist
  • Hepatologist
  • Nutrition specialist
  • Laboratory scientist
  • Clinical trialist

Personal Attributes:

Human values and humanities don’t come with educational degrees. Though these doctors deal with humans at their most crucial stages so they should possess certain qualities like patience, politeness, ability to build a harmonious relationship with their patients, strong ethics, service mentality, self-motivation, understanding, etc. In addition to these, a good doctor should have the ability to deal with young patients ( children) with love and the ability to understand their behavior, Good communication skills, and keen observation and playful manner around children.

 Some of the Best Books for Gastroenterology

  • Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9TH Edition
  • Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition



  • Although Gastroenterology is related to gastrointestinal organs yet one can sub-specialize on other aspects such as treatment of bile duct, Liver and Pancreas problems

Courses and Eligibility:

Bachelor's course (MBBS)5 and half-yearShould have passed 10+2 with 50% mark in Physics, Chemistry, and BioAIIMS, CET, AIMEE, NEET
Postgraduate courses (M.D-Doctorate in Medicine)3 yearsmust have completed MBBS course with a one-year internshipNEET PG, AIPGDEE,

Top Recruiters:

  • AIM Consultants
  • Kendall and Davis
  • Linde Healthcare
  • Health care network
  •  Hospitals

Admission Process:

  • The candidates can get admission into the Gastroenterology course with the NEET PG score. 
  • After the completion of MBBS, one can apply for the PG course of Gastroenterology with a qualified NEET PG score. Some of the institutes conduct their own entrance exam to take admissions



  • Immune system
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic diseases
  • Gene therapy
  • Gastrointestinal tuberculosis
  • Gastrointestinal hormones
  • Embryology
  • Liver in systematic diseases
  • Vascular diseases of the GIT
  • GI radiology


  • Excellent Communication
  • Multi-tasker
  • Self-motivation
  • Patience
  • Research and teaching
  • Compassion and Empathy

Top Entrances:

Career and Job Prospectives:

Job PostJob Description Salary

GI Physician

diagnoses and treats disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, intestines, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas.
2 lacs to 3.5 lacs


Deals with the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas
6 lacs to 12 lacs


examines the patients, makes the diagnosis and prescribes medication or recommends surgery, depending on the disorder
4.5 lacs to 9.5 lacs


study of the aging process and the problems that elderly individuals might encounter
11 lacs onwards

Consultant Pulmonologists

Managing the care of chronic respiratory diseases, use therapies to treat diseases, including antibiotics, steroids and other medications, delivered in pill or injection form or through the familiar inhalers, or "puffers."
3.5 lacs to 6.5 lacs


treat a variety of conditions such as fractures and dislocations, arthritis, and damage to tendons, muscles, and ligaments.
1.5 lacs to 3 lacs


 involve in the safe administration of anesthesia and other pain killers to their patients both before, during and post-surgery, and other major medical procedures
5.5 lacs to 10.5 lacs

Ortho Surgeon

 perform surgery and examinations on the musculoskeletal system of the human body.
1.5 lacs to 3.5 lacs


1-What is a gastroenterologist test?

Ans: Gastroenterology involves the diagnosis and treatment of digestive system disorders affecting the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

2- What is the difference between a Gastrologist and a gastroenterologist?

Ans: gastroenterology refers to a branch of medicine that focuses on the digestive tract whereas, gastrology deals with the study of the stomach and stomach related diseases.

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