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Endocrinology

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.

MAJOR SECTIONS OF ENDOCRINOLOGY-

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

FUTURE PROSPECTS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

Career opportunities for Endocrinologist are quite good in near future and that’s really great news for those rising doctors who are planning to move in this field of medicine. As more and more people are getting caught with problems related to endocrine system like thyroid disease, diabetes, infertility, hypertension, cholesterol disorders, osteoporosis and cancers in the endocrine glands, greater demand is created for the professional medical practitioner specialized in the field of Endocrinology creating more job opportunities for young Endocrinologists.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Endocrinology is the postgraduate level education and can be pursued only after the completion of MBBS. So the steps involved in the process of becoming an Endocrinologist are as follows-
  • First of all students are required to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
  • To take admission in MBBS programme, students are required to appear the entrance test namely NEET
  • Earn 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 as a specialization in MD/MS.
  • Candidates seeking admission in doctorate level course, are selected on the basis of performance in the qualifying examination and entrance exam. Various Institutions conduct their own entrance test for admission doctoral level courses.

COURSE DURATION

Bachelor Courses (4 year):

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Master Courses (2 year)

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 harmonious relationship with their patients, strong ethics, service mentality, self-motivation, understanding etc.

JOB AREAS

  • Government Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Own Health Care
  • Research centres
  • Medical Health Centre
  • Medical Shop

TOP MEDICAL COLLEGES FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY

  • Christian Medical College : Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Vellore
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College -Department of Endocrinology , Mumbai
  • Topiwala National (TN) Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital : Department of Endocrinology , Mumbai
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) - Department of Endocrinology, Chandigarh
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) : Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Edappally
  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research, Kolkata
  • Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) : Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tirupati
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) : Department of Medical Endocrinology-Center for Endocrine Sciences, Lucknow
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

BEST BOOKS FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY

  • Handbook of Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Fna
  • Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones -- How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser
  • Recent Developments in Graves' Ophthalmopathy
  • Thyroid Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Second Edition
  • A Time for Metabolism and Hormones