MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) is an undergraduate course in medicine and surgery. It is a five and half year (4.5 years academic education + 1year mandatory internship) UG degree course leading to the two degrees as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The MBBS is one of the most desired courses after 12th in medical field. It is a professional program for which the students are conferred with the degrees in medicine and surgery upon successful completion of the course.
The course aims at imparting the quality education and training to students to help contribute to the growing health sector and medicine. MBBS course is controlled by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and is spanned for four and a half years divided into semesters, followed by a compulsory internship for a year.
The minimum eligibility for the MBBS course is 10+2 with the subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Different medical colleges have different cut off marks however the selection is made on the basis of the entrance exams held either on the national level or by individual institutes.
Medical school graduates are only entitled to use the courtesy title "Doctor" upon registration as a medical practitioner with the relevant regulatory body in their respective country. Medical graduates are eligible to sit postgraduate examinations, including examinations for membership and fellowship of professional institutions. Among the latter are the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, postgraduate master's degrees (such as a Master of Surgery or Master of Medicine), and a postgraduate doctorate in medicine (such as Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Science, if earned in Ireland, the UK or Commonwealth nations, and board certification examinations).