Every student remains in the same confusion and dilemma of choosing the right career options for themselves after completing MBBS. Some of them start their preparation for NEET PG but some have different plans. There are few who take a gap in order to prepare for exam and get branches of their choice and some of them prefers to go for internships.

 Most people think that no options are available for MBBS graduates other than clinical and teaching practices. The entire field of medicine is vast and there are many options available.

So, in this blog aspirants are exposed to WHAT AFTER MBBS?


After MBBS candidates who wish to continue their career in medical, they choose MD/ MS/Diploma.  The candidates of post-graduation can opt for branches like internal medicine, general surgery, etc.

If candidates wish to do MS/MD/Diploma from India they have to clear NEET entrance exam, PGIMER, JIPMER PG, and AIIMS PG.


If you wish to continue your medical degree from abroad there are various sets of entrances you have to sit for.

The candidate is required to have MBBS degree or any equivalent degree from recognized university. For example, for taking course in USA, aspirants have to appear for USMLE. For U.K. you have to appear for PLAB, whereas for Australia the AMC test is necessary.

After this you can pursue MD Specialization, MS Specialization, or a diploma course from these countries.

3) Diplomate of National Board (DNB)

For an MBBS graduate, the best-recommended option is to pursue a career in the field of medicine.

National Board of Examinations offers and MCI recognizes this 3-year postgraduate degree course.

Few drawbacks of DNB must also be highlighted. DNB passing rate is very low, less preference is given to DNB candidates in comparison to MS/MD in many hospitals, and also mostly the DNB course exposure is less.

4) Combined Medical Services (CMS)

 UPSC is the sole body that is responsible for conducting this exam. Through this exam medical officers are recruited in government sector.

Candidates can appear after clearing the final year of their MBBS degree.

If you wish to do permanent government job can go for this.

5) M.Sc

M. Sc after MBBS is also an option. After MBBS, one can go for various Master’s courses like Aerospace Medicine, Anatomy, Anesthesia, Biochemistry, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Forensic Medicine, Geriatrics, ENT, and many more.

6) MBA

The demand of doctors that have an MBA degree is increasing daily.

There are various colleges that are taking candidates with MBBS on the basis on CAT. Institutes like IIM's, FMS Delhi, IBS Hyderabad, MDI Gurgaon, XLRI Jamshedpur take doctors.

7) Clinical Research

 India is growing and developing when it comes to the field of research. Therefore, the demand for clinical researchers is increasing day by day.

Institutes like ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research), CIMAP, CCMB (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology), St. John's Research offer research opportunities. Various institutes that offers Ph.D. degree are AIIMS, PGI, NIMHANS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (TIFR). The candidates can also join the WHO.

8) Masters in Health Administration (MHA)

MHA is basically a 3-year post-graduate degree (M.D.) in Health Administration after MBBS. The candidates can go for this course if they wish to acquire skills that are required in managing big specialty hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, etc. because these skills are required by medical students.

9) M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences

One more option available for candidates is M. Tech.  This is the course which is different from attending patients.

10) Masters in Medical Science and Technology (MMST)

This is also an option available for candidates. IIT offers MMST and it deals with Bioinformatics, medical biotechnology, healthcare imaging, etc.

Other than the above-mentioned courses, they can also do Masters in Public Health and can Work with Primary Health Centers.

Completing MBBS is not just an end. The medical field is vast. After MBBS, there are versatile opportunities available.