MD -Paediatrics

MD (Paediatrics)

A Master of Medicine (MD) in Paediatrics’ is a postgraduate degree in medicine that requires three years to complete and focuses on the medical conditions that affect infants, children, and adolescents. A degree recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) as equivalent to a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery is required to be eligible to enrol in the program. This degree is the first (undergraduate) level of education that must be completed to be licensed as a physician and pursue the MD degree.

The division is specifically responsible for managing medical care for children and teenagers. People younger than 18 years old are eligible to receive paediatric care, as defined by the American Academy of Paediatrics’ criteria.

The MD paediatrics programme covers the following topics:

  • Basic science principles
  • Etiopathogenesis
  • Neonatology
  • Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory

Scope of MD Paediatrics

Candidates pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in paediatrics must have a strong desire to learn about, analyse, and diagnose children's mental and physical health.

Career Options of MD Paediatrics

In India, one of the most promising fields of work is pediatrics. The lack of skilled professionals in the field of pediatrics guarantees a large number of job openings for qualified medical professionals. A person who has completed postgraduate training in pediatrics can work as a pediatrician or Child Specialist in one of the nation's many private or public hospitals. Alternatively, they can establish their private clinic and work as independent practitioners.

The Areas of Employment are as follows:

  • Schools
  • Clinics and Health Departments
  • Nursing homes
  • Orphanages and nursing homes
  • Military
  • Hospitals
  • Training Institutes as educators
  • Industrial houses and factories
  • Railways and public sector medical departments

Programme offered at

  • GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, GIMSR Campus

Duration of the programme

  • 3 Years

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Curriculum and Syllabus