WHAT IS RHEUMATOLOGY ?

Courses taught in Rheumatology entail the study of internal medicine meant to diagnose and treat rheumatic diseases. Budding physicians aspiring to be successful rheumatologists are trained to deal with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis and heritable connective tissue disorders. Many of these are disorders of the immune system. Rheumatologists are also tasked with conducting research to determine the cause and identifying better treatments for these diseases which at times even become fatal. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a 5.5-year programme. Furthermore, coursework covers ways of treating arthritis, autoimmune diseases pain disorders affecting joints and osteoporosis. Close to 200 types of such diseases are covered including gout, lupus, back pain, tendinitis,osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis etc. You can pursue Doctor of Medicine in General Medicine after finishing MBBSafter which you become eligible to enroll for the 3-year Rheumatology program.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for UG programme (MBBS) are conducted by various state, central and private universities.

PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) along with MD (Medicine) to become eligible for the 3 year DM (Rheumatology) program.

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SCOPE OF RHEUMATOLOGY

  • There are opportunities for Rheumatologists in both governments as well as private hospitals.
  • They get to head the Rheumatology department and even become medical directors once they have the relevant experience.
  • Rheumatologists can also open their own clinic and start a private practice. Besides, they get to teach the subject in medical colleges across India.

Some of the avenues where employment can be found include:

Consultant Rheumatologist

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Physician - Rheumatology

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COURSE SUBJECTS

  • Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
  • Infection and Arthritis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Metabolic, Endocrine and Other Disorders
  • Neoplastic Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis and Related Conditions
  • Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Spondyloarthropathy

COURSE LEVEL DETAILS

  • Academic performance of Students
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    Degree Offered in UG
    M.B.B.S.
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 0.35 Lakhs Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
    Minimum Fees 0.35 Lakhs Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
    Academic performance of Students
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    Degree Offered in PG
    M.D.
    M.S.
    M.Sc.