NEET UG 2022 result will soon be declared, and you will get busy with the admission process. We know the process is a bit stressful but believe us, it’s rewarding. You must be confused as to what to expect from a medical school. We are here to help you with that.

MBBS in India is a 5.5-year-long degree including a one-year mandatory internship. You will be learning 19 subjects in 4.5 years of your college. The subjects are –

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) or Otorhinolaryngology
  • Preventive & Social Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Anesthesia

Along with these major subjects, there will be minor subdivisions within your subjects like Embryology, Histology, Neuroanatomy, and Parasitology.

We hope we haven’t scared you. This looks like a lot but you will eventually get a hang of it. Let’s break some more misconceptions –

  • A lotttt to study!!

This is a very popular opinion that in medical school everyone is submerged in books and we are aware our list of subjects above isn’t helping our cause. We won’t lie to you. It’s true but it’s manageable. There are people who have survived medical school before you and you definitely won’t be the last. Toss that worry out the window.

  • No social life?!

This is an extrapolation of the previous point. Studying doesn’t mean you have to put a stop to your social activities. Medical school is all about learning how to juggle your responsibilities.

  • You have to mug everything up!

DO NOT DO THIS! We can not stress enough how wrong and misguided this piece of information is. Medicine is nothing to mug up. You need to understand what you are learning and apply them in your practice. Mugging never helps you when a patient comes to you for treatment.

  • NEET PG preparation must start from your first day!

Absolutely not! Your medical school is for you to learn medicine. Though there is no perfect time for you to start your NEET PG classes/ preparation, you have to navigate your way through medical school.

  • You have to decide on a specialization in your first year!

No! Medical school is for you to explore all fields and acquire an in-depth knowledge of them. Do not go with a blinkered mindset. Our glorified version of domains might not be the reality. You might lose on golden opportunities to learn in other fields. Theoretical and practical interest is different in medicine. You probably will understand this better once you are in your internship.

Some pearls of wisdom for you:

  • Read daily, do not skip. Make YOUR notes and revise them.
  • Reference books are THE greatest source of medical knowledge but do not rush towards them just because everyone else is. Find books that you are comfortable with and that you do understand.
  • Do not miss your practicals. Develop your examination and soft skills.
  • Do not undervalue your minor subjects like Embryology, Histology, and Neuroanatomy in the first year.
  • Make use of YouTube and the vast knowledge that it provides.
  • Medical school can be and will be brutal. You could give your best and still not get the desired results but be patient. What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger!
  • Pursue your hobbies. Find time for yourself. Medical school gets overwhelming, and we understand that, but this is your first major college experience, and make the most of it.

All the best!

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter